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SkyRoof

The SkyRoof system is a hardware based PC control designed for roll-off roof observatories. The system consists of a microprocessor controlled relay board, desktop software, an ASCOM driver and magnetic sensors. SkyRoof will interface with most roof control motor systems* and is specifically designed to connect to an Aleko Motor System. SkyRoof can process standard one-line weather data files (i.e. “Clarity”, “Weather Data”, etc.) generated by most weather monitoring systems (including SkyAlert) and issue weather alerts and roof closure commands based on weather conditions. With the included SkyRoof ASCOM driver, SkyRoof can interface with most imaging automation software to facilitate roof closure based on automation software settings and commands. The system also includes automatic dew heater control and user adjustable weather alerts and actions along with optional text message and email alerts.

SkyRoof desktop control screenshot

SkyRoof relay control board

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SkyRoof settings page screenshot

SkyRoof Users Guide

*For proper operation, SkyRoof requires a magnetic sensor set to provide current roof position logic to the controller. Magnetic sensor sets are manufactured with custom cable lengths for your observatory.

Be sure to specify cable length when ordering.


SkyRoof controllers can be configured to operate a standard motor or a garage door/gate opener motor. Please specify motor type when ordering.


Call 510-495-7932 to inquire regarding garage door motors with Security+ 2.0

A SkyX x2 plug-in for SkyRoof is available here.

Click here to see roof model video