SkyRoof is a hardware/ software based PC Controller for automating roll - off - roofs.

SkyRoof interfaces directly with MVO Controls Motor Systems Kits......See this link.

Controls 110 vac gear motors.. See this link for additonal relays and wiring required.

Controls garage door and gate openers..... Click this link for important details

Reads .txt 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

Opens by scheduled set times or a dusk report from a weather unit.

Retry- will open after set time delay if conditions improve and report safe.

After roof closure- will re-open after a set time delay, if conditions report safe.

Closes for unsafe reports-clouds, rain, wind, humidity, daylight, internet or data loss.

Closes on scheduled times or a daylight report from a weather unit with a light detector.




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, TheSky X plugin.

(An Ascom Compliant Driver is provided within the SkyRoof 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.


See this link for relays and additional wiring needed.






Weather/ Cloud Detection Information

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

Closes roof for clouds, rain, high wind, high humidity, too light or data loss.

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 Board

Ascom Compliant Driver

25ft Active USB cable



Interactive Astronomy Order Site





Software Downloads Here

Users Guide Here




Direct Phone- 510-495-793

Skype Number- 530-588-7962




Links to other products:






scroll down for IAA ordering link


* NEW ..Ethernet version coming late Summer 2019

click logo link:


Text & Emails sent-

When roof is closed, or closes due to a weather alert

Weather alerts sent during darkness hours only.

10 additional emails and 10 additional texts.

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.



Board Configuration & Connections

If you have an existing system or building up your own controls for a

standard 110vac reversing motor.........see this link for more details.



Remote Roof Controller

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