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:

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

  • Last 144 images (3 days)
  • Radiojove image archive

    RJ1-   last 30 minutes image

    RJ2-1 day image

    Updated hourly
  • VLF 20-40KHz SuperSID (since 2016 January) Sudden Ionospheric Disturbance receiver.
    Y axis=50
    Y axis=500


    Built 2016 January; online with Stanford 2016 Feb.
    Updated once daily around 00:00 UT
    Removed from service 2019Feb10 – reinstalled 2019April14

    Latest Sky Quality Meter (SQM) readings:

  • Saturday 2018 Sept 15 03:30 EDT no moon 21.48
  • Saturday 2017 December 16 18:05 EST 20.59 after moonset
  • Monday 2014 August 25 21:30 EDT 21.25 after moonset
  • Saturday 2013 April 27 unknown time 20.91 after moonset
  • Kingston earthquake seismogram (not ours)

    Latest image from the Jupiter Image Gallery (UT):

    Latest image from the Sun Image Gallery (UT):
    Coming Soon

    Allsky1 Camera System
    (aka concam) (since 2007 Jan in this setup, since 2002 with older system) is an SBIG ST237A camera with an integrated wide angle lens, taking 60-80sec exposures all night long.
    SBIG ST237AAllsky1 latest image
    Allsky1 WebPage
    starts after local sunset, ends before local sunrise.
    2018 July 01 – camera has failed and system is offline.

    Weather WebPage
    Weather Underground Station IONTARIO51 since 2002 October 31

    Runs 24/7 usingDavis VantageVue (2013 March 17).

    The Davis Vantage Vue has failed (2019 April) after 6 years. We do not know if or when it may be replaced.

    Current WeeWX generated Page since 2016 september

    Reporting to: Weather Underground and PWSweather.com

    Live event logs: events.log