Sky-Watcher SynScan WiFi Adapter

Sky-Watcher SynScan WiFi Adapter

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Model:  sw_synscan_wifi
Part Number:  20318

Sky-Watcher's SynScan Wifi adapter enables all their Go-To mounts and telescopes to be operated wirelessy from a smartphone or tablet using the SynScan or SynScan Pro app or, from a PC via ASCOM.

Easily connects to the mount’s hand control port via one of the supplied RJ12 -> RJ45 or RJ45 -> RJ45 cables.

No batteries are required as the operating current is provided by the mount. (Please note the EQ6 PRO should be connected to the Wi-Fi Adaptor Module using the hand control cable originally supplied with the mount).

Creates it’s own Wi-Fi network, so the mount can be used anywhere without reliance on other Wi-Fi or mobile networks. After entering your coordinates into the relevant Synscan App and following a simple alignment procedure - you are ready to explore the universe using the App’s intuitive touchscreen menus.

Also supports the SkySafari Plus/Pro mobile planetarium App for Android and iOS (Please note that iOS connectivity at time of writing is currently limited and two devices are required).

The SynScan App and SynScan Pro App now support ASCOM for slewing, GOTO and Pulse Guiding. The Sky-Watcher ASCOM telescope driver can be downloaded from

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Saturday, 14 September 2019  | 

Great next day delivery from FLO.
Brilliant piece of kit works brilliantly. Just a few things that took time to works out . When you connect to your mount using the WiFi make sure that you switch off moblie data on your phone . Also make sure that sunscan app knows your location if it doesn't you will need to go into the app settings ( on your phone not through the app) and enable location in your phones app settings .

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Proper armchair astronomy?
Saturday, 23 March 2019  | 

I'll be honest, I bought this more out of curiosity than expecting great things from it ó it's a gadget after all. It worked well for a while, then decided to go feet up. FLO lived up to their deserved reputation, took it back, checked it over and replaced it. The replacement has worked flawlessly ever since I'm pleased to say.
I digress. My wife likes gadgets and astronomy, but not the discomfort of cold. So, I set this up on the little tabletop Skwatcher Mak and controlled it from her Galaxy S6 phone (so much easier operation than the handset). I took the next step and added her old Galaxy S3 to an adapter on the eyepiece of the Mak, having previously installed the Android Bluetooth Remote Camera app on the S3 and her Android tablet. Result: Full remote control of both 'scope and camera in the warmth of the house. Happy wife! Not only that, but the same arrangement works on my mounts right up to the 300p goto Flextube, just in case you wish to indulge your other half and trust them in control.
Go for it. You won't be disappointed.

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SkyWatcher WiFi adaptrer
Saturday, 19 January 2019  | 

Nice small unit with cables to fit all scope mounts. Used initially on an Sky-Watcher AltAz GoTo mount and it fired up straight away. Have yet to try in on my NEQ 6 Pro as it is packed ready for an imminent house move, I don't however envisage any problems.

Instructions could be a little clearer but after a little bit of fiddling and reading the SGL forum, I had it up and running in about 15 Mins. Now need some clear skies to put it fully to the test.

One thing not clear is the scope starting position when using the click and go feature. I am assuming it needs to be facing North and at 0 degrees inclination to get in the region of the target.

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Fundamentally good
Wednesday, 12 December 2018  | 

The adaptor is great but let down by the poor Sky-Watcher app. Itís a little tricky to get working with the likes of SkySafari but once thatís up and running itís great!

Good hardware - poor software.

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Great bit of kit - Does what it says on the tin.
Friday, 10 August 2018  | 

No more long serial wires across the garden to trip over !

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Simple to use and with comprehensive App
Friday, 29 June 2018  | 

I'm using this with my NEQ6 and iPhone SE and have found it to be very simple to use with the app which itself is intuitive once you start using it. It's very easy to set up using time and location data in the phone and you're ready to start observing very quickly. With iPhone a separate iPad or computer is required for planetarium software but as a ready to use solution for observation this unit is ideal.

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Time Saver
Thursday, 28 June 2018  | 

I had a few issues getting it connected to my devices but now sorted it's so easy to use. I have downloaded the App on an iPhone, a Samsung tablet and a W10 laptop and it works perfectly on all three. I like the fact that I can look through the finder scope and centre an object at the same time.

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SynScan WiFi
Tuesday, 15 May 2018  | 

Jeff J Exeter
Best thing since "Quick Soak Peas"! Easy to set up and use on my HEQ5 pro mount, especially when used with "Sky Safari 5 Plus" (running on Android). Best of all it makes the handset redundant! And it's a great price for the improved functionallity. Thanks as ever to First Light Optics for great service.

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Sky-Watcher SynCan Wifi Adapter
Monday, 2 April 2018  | 

Set up was very straightforward and I downloaded the Synscan Pro onto both an Android Tablet and a laptop running XP. Both ran without a problem. The set up instructions are very clear and once everything is connected the adaptor runs seamlessly eliminating the need for another cable from the mount to the laptop.

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SynScan Wi-Fi Adapter
Thursday, 15 March 2018  | 

The unit works fine on an Android tablet after a bit of a false start. (Thanks to info gleaned from members of the SG forum) I have only given it four stars since I can not use it with Sky Safari on my iPad. The two devices mentioned in the ad. should be read as two iOS tablets or phones. An expensive approach! And however I try I can not make it work with Windows 10 although I note others have done so. This unit is an excellent replacement for the handset and, dare I say it, some aspects of EQMOD which I use at the moment.

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