New Sky-Watcher SynScan Hand Controller Firmware

1 CommentTuesday, 6 December 2016

Sky-Watcher have released new SynScan hand controller firmware for version 3 and 4 of their handsets.

What's new in this update?

  1. 1. A "Solar Track Mode" is added in the UTILITY menu. 
    •    To use this new function:
    1.    Polar align the equatorial mount or level the base of the Alt-Az mount.
    2.    Finish the initialisation on SynScan. No alignment is needed.
    3.    Activate "Solar Track Mode." Now the mount will start working at solar tracking speed until exiting the "Solar Track Mode".
    4.    Center the Sun in FOV with SynScan hand controller.
    5.    Start observing.
    •    Warning: Your telescope must be capable of observing the Sun safely. Never view the Sun without a suitable Solar Filter! 
  2. 2. Optimise the procedure of restoring from Parking.
  3. 3. Fix minor bugs. 

Download Firmware Updates

SYNSCAN HAND CONTROLLER FIRMWARE V4.39.03 (Version 4 Handsets)

http://www.skywatcher.com/download/software/synscan-v4-hand-controller-firmware/

SYNSCAN HAND CONTROLLER FIRMWARE V3.39.03 (Version 3 Handsets)

http://www.skywatcher.com/download/software/synscan-v3-hand-controller-firmware/

Firmware Update Instructions

Instructions for how to perform an update can be found here.

 


Neil McLean
Sunday, 28 May 2017  |  22:21

Do you ship the HEQ5 PRO with the latest firmware / software updates loaded, and which version of the handset is supp!IED.
Best regards