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  1. How do I purchase a CloudWatcher System ?
  2. Is this a proven system ?
  3. How will CloudWatcher work with DDW?
  4. Who is going to provide support and future repairs?
  5. Will CloudWatcher work with other observatory automation programs?
  6. Can CloudWatcher be used as a "standalone" device?

How do I purchase a CloudWatcher System?

Contact Technical Innovations directly to pre-order the CloudWatcher Model 2 cloud detection and sky monitoring system. We can be reached b phone or email to process the order. Systems will be shipped as soon as our initial inventory is received - hopefully mid to late October.

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Is this a proven system?

The proto-type, (CloudWatcher Model 1), was installed in more than 40 observatories earlier this year for extensive tests is "live" environments for several months. This "beta test" was successful beyond expectations and received a resounding endorsement from the astronomers using on a daily basis.  The input from these test users have led to even more features in both hardware and software. As a result of effort, Model 2 has been developed along with version 5 of the software.

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How will CloudWatcher work with DDW?

The CloudWatcher and Digital Dome Works software have been modified and optimized for seamless integration. The DDW version 5.1 software requires only a simple configuration check box to attach to the CloudWatcher software and begin using its data in real time. Other configuration fields (weather interlocks) in DDW provides the basis for automatic control of the observatory.

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Who is going to provide support and future repairs?

technical Innovations is currently building the staff and infrastructure needed to provide complete technical support and repairs, should they be required, throughout North America.

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Will CloudWatcher work with other observatory automation programs?

Yes. The CloudWatcher software is ASCOM compliant and designed to interface programs like ACP and CCDCommander.

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Can CloudWatcher be used as a standalone device?

Yes. The software has a sophisticated data display with graphical and historical elements. It also offers an "alarm" notification option, through a cell phone if you wish. Astronomers without an automated observatory will find the CloudWatcher system the perfect "early warning" system to protect their equipment.

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