• SkyRoof.. a straightforward hardware/ software application for automating roof operation.
  • SkyRoof... typically controls relay activated, Reversing, Single Phase, 110 vac Motors.

    SkyRoof... also controls garage and gate openers- Click this link for important details

    Reads text files from these cloud sensors: SkyAlert, Boltwood, AAG, Foster, Aurora

    Direct USB connectivity- No USB-Serial Port adapter needed

    USB powered- No additional power supply needed

    Required OS- Windows XP, 7, 8,10




    Independent-automated roof control with selectable actions:

    Note- A Cloud Sensor is required, ie; SkyAlert, Boltwood, AAG, Aurora, Foster Systems

    > Roof opening by scheduled set time or a dusk report from a weather unit.

    > Roof open retry. Will open after set time delay if conditions improve and report safe.

    > Roof open after roof closure. Will re-open after a set time delay, if conditions report safe.

    > Roof close on unsafe conditions-clouds, rain, wind, humidity, daylight, internet or data loss.

    > Roof close on scheduled set time or a daylight report from a weather unit with a photo sensor.



    > SkyRoof will run your custom scripts, on either roof open and/ or close.


    SkyRoof interfaces with these automated imaging applications:

    ACP, CCDAP, CCD Commander, SGP, MaxPilote, MaximDLv6, PRiSM.

    (An Ascom Compliant Driver is provided within the application.)


    Do not directly connect SkyRoof to hi current motor wiring.

    Connect only to the low current coils of the high current motor control relays.

    Similar to the motor relay control units provided by-

    MVO Controls, LLC






    Weather/ Cloud Detection Information

    SkyRoof interfaces with SkyAlert or other compatible cloud sensors, to display conditions.

    It will close your roof for clouds, rain, high wind, high humidity, too light or data loss.

    SkyRoof works with any cloud sensor that produces a Boltwood one line Text File.


    ASCOM driver is provided for roof automation with any of these applications:

    CCDAP....... ACP....... Maxim DLv6........ CCD Commander........ Sequence Generator Pro........ MaxPilote........ PRiSM






    $395.00... SkyRoof System (includes free shipping in the USA)

    > The SkyRoof Control Software

    > The SkyRoof Control Module

    > Ascom Compliant Driver

    > ABS Plastic Enclosure

    > 16 foot USB Cable


    Interactive Astronomy Order Site

    Note: If ordered with an MVO Motor System your SkyRoof will be installed at no extra charge.


    Software Downloads Here

    Users Guide Here



    Email- jimstar11gps@yahoo.com

    Direct Phone- 510-495-793

    Skype Number- 530-588-7962




    Links to other products:






    Price- $395.00..scroll down for IAA ordering link


    > Text & Emails sent if roof is closed, or closes due to a weather alert.

    > Easy to use settings page for Roof Actions and Alerts.

    The interface clearly & concisley displays

    > Roof position, scope position, weather data, auto mode, Rx Tx and data connectivity.

    Controller Board

    Easy to install and make all of the necessary connections.

    (see typical wiring below)

    SkyRoof is USB Powered........no external power supply is needed.


    Board Configuration & Connections

    If you have an existing system or building up your own motor controls, here are

    some additional items required and the basic SkyRoof board connections.


    Using Arduino Technology


    Roll Off Roof Controller