The improved version of our previous PocketCloudWatcher.

The portable solution for cloud detection, measuring sky quality, measuring the temperature, the relative humidity, the dew point, detecting wind, with GPS location, and all of it accessible from the phone and the PC.

LUA inside

Main Features:

  • Able to measure sky quality

  • Includes 2.4 Ghz Wi-Fi

  • Includes GPS

  • ASCOM – Alpaca

  • Indi – Indigo

  • Configurable alarms for each of the readings (1), for the battery level and the data updates (“watchdog” function)

  • With PC connection through USB-C connector

  • Works with an internal rechargeable LIPO battery (*optional)

Pocket Cloudwatcher device. Hot Product 2019 - Sky & Telescope.

PocketCW2 is the improved version of the PocketCW – Sky & Telescope Hot Product 2019

Take the pocketCW2 with you to your favourite dark sky site, and sleep relaxed while it monitors the sky and ambient conditions, waking you up in case of trouble.

✘Not to be permanently installed outside.
✘Not rain resistant.

Technical specifications

  • Portable detector that includes:
    • IR sensor – cloud detection
    • Relative humidity sensor
    • Ambient temperature sensor
    • Atmospheric pressure sensor
    • GPS
    • Wind detection (crude)
    • Light sensor: sky brightness expressed in mpsas (mag/arc.sec2)
    • “Watchdog” function
  • Can be connected to a PC through a USB-C
  • With dichroic UV/IR filter *
  • Power supply:
    • Internal rechargeable LIPO battery (*optional)
    • External through USB type C
  • Measurements: 71x71x27mm.
  • Weight: <85 g.
Dichroic UV/IR filter *

If you are looking for a full feature sky weather conditions cloud detector, choose our CloudWatcher high precision and low-cost system for monitoring the sky conditions and measuring sky quality!

Smartphone apps and permissions

Lunatico's smartphone apps (GNS, GNSFree, Dragonfly and the pocket CloudWatcher, and any future ones) do not require nor use any sensitive data or permission. None at all.

Bluetooth apps request location information - this is an android requirement since BlueTooth 4.0. We don't want that location information, won't use it, but cannot avoid the system asking for it. And it has to be granted to have bluetooth connectivity.

Not only that, but:

• the apps will only use your Smartphone storage to save their own settings
• they won't access your calls, contacts, identity… nothing at all
• the only data they'll know about you is what you configure in the settings
• …and even that won't be shared with anyone. Ever.