Horizon analysis in seconds

With the Horicatcher you can digitize the local horizon and shadowing situation efficiently and precisely. Import the horizon into Meteonorm for even more precise results.

The Horicatcher tool within the Meteonorm software calculates the sun's orbit, which is put in relation with the horizon. Meteonorm takes into account the reduced solar energy input, the sunshine duration and sun exposure.

Meteotest also provides individual sunshine exposure analyses with Horicatcher. Ask us for a quote!


A horizon mirror, the camera and the mounting device are attached to a regular photographic tripod. The built-in circular level allows a precise leveling of the device. The following components are included in the delivery:


  • digital camera
  • camera mounting device and horizon mirror
  • new: analysis software included in the meteonorm software (since version 7)