We’ve been here since 2002 with a datalogging weather station and visual observatory and have been adding equipment and functionality ever since. We have had some serious data flowing around here (Starlight Cascade Gardens & Observatory) with our astronomy projects. This is a fairly live and uptodate display of the SIDs, Allskycameras, RadioJove radio telescope, webcams, and weather station:

Allsky1 Camera System

(since 2019 Dec with V3, since 2007Jan with V2, since 2002 with V1)

V3: ZWO ASI 120MC and a Raspberry Pi 3b

Allsky2 Camera System
(aka UWO allsky camera 10) (since 2012 June) is a low light video camera grabbing and digitizing 10-20 fps. Dusk to Dawn only.
UWO cam 10
Allsky2 latest image
Radio Jove Radio Receiver (Since 2011 April 29)
A Radio Receiver tuned to 20.1 MHz attached to a dual dipole antenna will receive radio signals from Jupiter and the Sun. Runs 24/7

VLF 20-40KHz SuperSID (since 2016 January) Sudden Ionospheric Disturbance receiver.


Data logging with windows supersid v1.2.2, transitioned to Raspberry Pi 3B 2021 April.

Weather WebPage
Weather Underground Station IONTARIO51 since 2002 October 31Runs 24/7 Acurite Pro (2019 Nov 27).Current WeeWX generated Pagesince 2016 september
Uploading data to: Weather Underground and PWSweather.com
Sky Quality Meter (SQM) readings (taken manually, hoping for a data logging SQM soon!) (high=darker):

    • Sunday 2020 Aug 16 22:30 EDT no moon, SQM=21.40
    • Saturday 2020 Aug 15 22:30 EDT no moon, SQM=21.39
    • Friday 2020 Aug 14 22:30 EDT no moon, SQM=21.40
    • Saturday 2018 Sept 15 03:30 EDT no moon SQM=21.48
    • Saturday 2017 December 16 18:05 EST SQM=20.59 after moonset
    • Monday 2014 August 25 21:30 EDT SQM=21.25 after moonset
    • Saturday 2013 April 27 unknown time SQM=20.91 after moonset
Latest image from the Jupiter Image Gallery (UT):
Latest image from the Sun Image Gallery (UT):
Kingston earthquake seismogram (not ours)