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

  • 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
    Removed from service 2020Jan04 – transitioning to Raspberry Pi Model 3B as data logger

    Weather WebPage
    Weather Underground Station IONTARIO51 since 2002 October 31

    Runs 24/7 Acurite Pro (2019 Nov 27).

    Current WeeWX generated Page since 2016 september

    Reporting to: Weather Underground and PWSweather.com

    Sky Quality Meter (SQM) readings (taken manually, hoping for a data logging SQM soon!):

  • 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
  • Latest image from the Jupiter Image Gallery (UT):

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

    Kingston earthquake seismogram (not ours)

    Live event logs: events.log