Astro-Smart

Astro-Smart's Computerized Sky Master Pro System (SMP)  StandAlone and or Remote Controller Capability  for any telescope.

(Model: SMP-PRO, SMP-R)

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Typical Configurations for the SMP-PRO, SMP-R  are shown below used with a generic observatory with a role off roof or Dome control from remote computer with various sensor control such as rain, cloud, barometer,GPS and sky quality sensors.

 

The SMP-PRO, SMP-R  can be setup with your home observatory or telescope mount for trouble-free operation controlled by the user supplied computer interface. Various sensors can be used with the SMP-PRO, SMP-R such as Cloud and Sky Quality Meter Sensors, Rain Sensors, Barometric Sensors with combined Barometric Pressure, Temperature and Humidity, GPS location Sensors along with Relay output control to operate an Observatory Dome or Custom Dome Closure Relay with a variety of sensor and control line lengths available including custom lengths upon request. The main difference between SMP-PRO and SMP-R is the SMP-PRO comes with a 8 line OLED for standalone display of sensor and relay information along with remote control capabilities where the SMP-R has the same capabilities as the SMP-PRO minus the display. The imaging sensors such as the SQM meter sensor is used to determine if imaging, visual or technical work is appropriate. The SQM featuers of the  include a graphical reporting system on the software GUI which graphically maps NELM(Naked Eye Limiting Magnitude)  and MPSAS (Magnitude Per Square Arc Sec) over a programmable measurement scale as low as 1 sample every 3 seconds. The Cloud Sensor is IR based and informs the user whether cloud formations or clear conditions are present necessary for imaging or visual work. The other sensors are self explanitory and add to the overall SKY Master Product Capability. The relay option out has two options for the SMP-PRO, SMP-R  familiy based on the needs of the user. If the user already has a relay output for Dome control, option 1 includes a +5V output when relay activated due to sensor readings using a 3.5mm audio jack output along with a LED output. If a relay is required, option 2 provides a +12V relay 10Amp output using a +/- AR binding posts along with LED output when activated. The basic configuration is to mount your sensor configuration to the location desired on your observatory or telescope mount. Then, connect to your PC with the USB cable and power supply provided and launch the GUI interface provided to read sensor readings and the user can let the system control when the dome should close based on user rules or sensors equipped or can be done manually by the user using the GUI interface.


Astro-Smart is the innovator of this elegant and convenient sky master sensor and control system solution to your telescope mount or observatory needs . The Computerized Sky Master System Controller Pro  (Model:
SMP-PRO, SMP-R) is a economical yet superior Automation solution made available to the amateur or professional Astronomer. The Computerized Sky Master System Controller Pro  (Model: SMP-PRO, SMP-R) is designed to be used with any make or model observatory and or telescope mount where the user needs information of the night sky.

The Computerized Sky Master System Controller Pro  (Model: SMP-PRO, SMP-R) by Astro-Smart shown below are the product signalling break out features.








Since, the inception of this unique product at Astro-Smart, the  SMP-PRO, SMP-R was many years in the making, over long periods in astronomy using existing products on the market  identifying their weaknesses and limitations making the product you see before you.  The SMP-PRO, SMP-R  is finally here!!! The Astro-Smart Computerized Sky Master Pro System Controller Pro  (Model SMP-PRO, SMP-R  designed to be user friendly, serviceable, elegant and reliable and include the following  features  shown below:

1. Worry Free Warranty Program For Life Of Product Sale.
2. Full Computerized Sky Master PRO System Solution With Standalone Controllable and or USB Remote Control Software Solution GUI.
3. Support for SQM Sky Quality Meter Sensor to measure Star Magnitude Per Arc Sec(MSPAS) and Naked Eye Star Magnitude(NELM). 0.2 mag/square arc sec accuracy.  3.5mm jack style interface. User specified or standard length of sensor cable available.
4. Support for IR Cloud Sensor to measure Cloud Sky Conditions.  4 pin DIN Aviation Plug with Twist Screw Bezel Locking Ring style interface. User specified or standard length of sensor cable available.
5. Support for BAROMETER Pressure measurement in mbars or inch of Mercury, Temperature and Humidity Sensor to measure Atmospheric Conditions. +/- 1% accuracy for all measurements. 4 pin DIN Aviation Plug with Twist Screw Bezel Locking Ring style interface. User specified or standard length of sensor cable available.
6. Support for GPS Sensor to measure precise location(Lat,Lon,#Satellites,Date,Time and Altitude) to 1 meter displaying Geo Location Data plus NEMA output option for 3rd party programs.  4 pin DIN Aviation Plug with Twist Screw Locking Bezel Ring style interface. User specified or standard length of sensor cable available.
7. Support for Rain Sensor.  3.5mm jack style interface. User specified or standard length of sensor cable available.
8. Support for Relay Output Dome Roof Control and LED indictor.  Option 1. +5V to user relay on activation with 3.5mm jack style interface. Option 2. +12V 10Amp relay on activation with +/- AR terminal post style interface. User specified or standard length of sensor cable available.
9. Alarms and Relay Control Rule Sets for Sky and Atmospheric Conditions.
10. Data Logging Capability with Parameter Setting Flash Storage And Retrieval.
11. 8 Line OLED Display or 4 Line LCD Display On SMP-PRO ONLY
12. Free Firmware Updates For Life Of Product Sale.
13. Support for Wireless remote control interface options available for telescope or observatory. The SMP-PRO, SMP-R interface supports Wireless Bluetooth(200 feet) and Wireless ISM RF(650 feet) backhauls
14. Input Requirements: 12VDC – 3Amps.
15. Overvoltage, Overcurrent and  Reverse current Protection.
16. High quality design employs multi-layer PCB form factor and only the best quality components with conformal coatings for outdoor use.
17. Price point set below development cost for such a system while providing more features.
18. Dimensions (5.2"Length x 3" Width x 1.9" Height)



As part of the
SMP-PRO, SMP-R  package,  includes the standard PC SW remote interface tested across multiple PC operating system platforms which controls and monitors your SMP-PRO, SMP-R  with remote activity of all parametric values, virtual keypad and various graphs to track your SMP-PRO, SMP-R  system.  As part of the  SMP-PRO, SMP-R package purchase, get the PC SW remote platform for free. Please, contact us for any questions.


The super professional version upgrade of the software increases the capability of your SMP-PRO, SMP-R  to even a higher level.   This includes a data acquisition and processing suite for Multi-Channel Real Time Data Acquisition, Variable Acquisition Rate, Flash Memory Storage Of Critical Sensor Calibration Data, File Storage and Plot Retrieval for Extended Regression Data Analysis including .csv, .txt, .png file formats for easy interface to Office Products(Excel, etc) and a Simulator Trainer Mode. Snapshot shown below.This product upgrade software is available for a nominal  lifetime subcription fee on our purchase page.


In the following pictures you can see the
SMP-PRO, SMP-R software GUI interface snapshots.  The first snapshot below shows the standard GUI interface which captures all SMP-PRO, SMP-R sensor data along with formulating results of sky condition information to user and the state of open/close dome relay based on GUI set rules and sensor input. The second snapshot shows cloud sensor configuration preset saves and setpoints along with the ability to save a user log as per third snapshot.




























































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The  Computerized SMP-PRO Sky Master Pro System Controller  for any Telescope, Roll Off or Dome Observatory!

The
SMP-PRO
 package contents are shown below:



1. SMP-PRO or SMP-R Controller Wtih USB interface Cable.

2. 12V 3 Amp AC/DC Power Supply And Cable.

3. One CD with Computer GUI interface, Videos, Tutorials and Astro-Smart Sales Brochures


Optional Accessories:



Another convenient accessory that Astro-Smart offers is a right angle mounting brackets (RAMB-DM).This allows your SMP-PRO, SMP-R controller to be mounted securely on a variety of surfaces.


 

Another convenient accessory that Astro-Smart offers for your SMP-PRO, SMP-R is the SQM(Sky Quality Meter) Standard  sensor (4SQMS). This sensor informs the user of the quality of the sky conditions for imaging, visual or technical work communicating with the user GUI interface which gives the user immediate feedback on  sky conditions letting the user know if imaging, visual, technical work or a poor night for setting up your telescope.   The SQM standard sensor provides dual graphing of MPSAS(Magnitude per square arc second) and NELM(Naked Eye Limting Magnitude. See the video for this new amazing tool.

Another convenient accessory that Astro-Smart offers for your SMP-PRO, SMP-R is the Cloud Sensor (4SMP-C). This very sensitive IR sensor informs the user of the atmospheric conditions on whether is cloudy, partly cloudy or clear for imaging, visual or technical work communicating with the user GUI interface which gives the user immediate feedback on  sky cloud conditions letting the user know if imaging, visual, technical work or a poor night for setting up your telescope.  

 

Another convenient accessory that Astro-Smart offers for your SMP-PRO, SMP-R is the Rain Sensor (4SMP-R). This sensor informs the user of rain fall when observing remotely.   The rain sensor can be used for informative purposes to close your observatory until rain has abated.




 

Another convenient accessory that Astro-Smart offers for your SMP-PRO, SMP-R is the Barometer Sensor (4SMP-B). This sensor informs the user of barometric pressure, temperature and humidity when observing remotely.  





Another convenient accessory that Astro-Smart offers for your SMP-PRO, SMP-R is the GPS Sensor (4SMP-G). This sensor informs the user of precise location(latitude, longitude, time, data, # of satellites, altitude) and supports NEMA output for 3rd party software applications when observing remotely. 



Another convenient accessory for your  SMP-PRO, SMP-R that Astro-Smart offers is a 12 VDC car adapter for operating your   SMP-PRO, SMP-R needs with your telescope from your car rated at 10Amp 12 VDC. (PC12V10AMP-D).


 

 


Another convenient accessory for your  SMP-PRO, SMP-R that Astro-Smart offers is a Display upgrade to 8 line OLED or 4 line LCD Display.

 




Another convenient accessory for your  SMP-PRO, SMP-R that Astro-Smart offers is the Relay Output Option 1 or 2. Option 1 is a +5V plus LED indicator activated output to a user supplied relay. Option 2 provides a +12V 10 AMP relay activation plus LED indicator for users needing a relay to drive a dome or roof opening.


COMMUNICATION Upgrade Options:


Another convenient accessory add-on that Astro-Smart offers is the USB-3/2 7 Port Astro-Hub optional add on interface specifically designed for the SMP-PRO, SMP-R controller. For dedicated communication distances less than 50 feet with USB-3 equipment and 80 feet for USB-2 equipment to your computer. The Astro-Hub can be used with your  SMP-PRO, SMP-R controller  and other telescope equipment such as cameras, focusers, mount, etc to your computer or other backhaul interface (ie ethernet or wireless options)(USB-3/2-Astro-Hub).






Another convenient accessory add-on that Astro-Smart offers is a RF Bluetooth Wireless interface specifically designed for the
SMP-PRO, SMP-R. For dedicated wireless communication distances less than 200 feet to your computer, the embedded Bluetooth upgrade option is right for you. You just connect with your Bluetooth capable PC or use supplied Bluetooth adapter and enjoy a Wireless connection thats wire free upto 200 feet of unit separation.This add on gives the user ability for simultaneous use of supplied standard serial/USB port interface plus the addition of the Wireless Bluetooth port which can run two remote software applications at once if desired. A video of this feature is coming shortly.




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1. CDAP Pro with Dew Point, Humidity, Ambient temperature sensor and Remote Capability

2. One Differential temp sensor Probe.

3. One Serial to USB interface Cable.

4. One CD with user manual, CDAP PRO Platform Software, Videos and Tutorials.