From Lunático we have been playing around a little bit with Node-RED – as they say “…a programming tool for wiring together hardware devices, APIs
With recent Windows 10 “updates”, and the treatment Microsoft is giving to all computers and networks, as if all were in a “high risk” zone,
Autoguiding is one of the most challenging tasks to master in astrophotography; nowadays, with digital cameras (CCD or CMOS), manual guiding makes no sense, as it is almost impossible to keep the required accuracy, even more with the ever-increasing exposure times everyone is using.
Cloud detection is, unfortunately, not straightforward. Nobody has yet found a fail-proof way to determine the degree of cloudiness of the sky, other of course
If you have a simple roof automation, maybe a garage-door system, there is an effective way to close the roof in case of unsafe weather, including sunrise, with no risk of opening it again (unless manually, for the next session).