Sky-Watcher SynScan WiFi Adapter

Sky-Watcher SynScan WiFi Adapter

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Model:  sw_synscan_wifi
Part Number:  20318

Plugs into the mount's handset port (via one of the supplied RJ12 -> RJ45 or RJ45 -> RJ45 cables) to provide wireless control from a smartphone or tablet using the SynScan or SynScan Pro app or, from a PC via ASCOM.

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

Please note: This WiFi adapter replaces the mount's handset. 

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Thursday, 25 June 2020  | 

Great, works like a charm and very small.
Install downloaded Synscan on a laptop / phone and set app location. Plug this wifi adapter into your turned off mount directly, power on mount, wait a moment, check your polling wifi list for the relevant broadcasting 'synscan' wifi adapter and hey-presto connect to it. Make sure you have Ascom's 'Synscanmobile telescope' downloaded free from Skywatcher site to be able to connect wirelesssly to your mount in Phd2 etc so it's available in telescope chooser as an option. Definately reduces wire usage! 5 Stars.

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Skywatcher Synscan WIFI adapter.
Friday, 19 June 2020  | 

This product was delivered really quickly as usual. Easy to set up, totally speeds set up time. No longer tied to the Synscasn handset, or wired to lengthy cables using ASCOM drivers. (NB you can still connect and operate ASCOM devices/software etc through this adapter.) To date its been cloudy BUT setting up to solar view (with filter) was a breeze. Attached a DSLR for the experiment. Slewed to the sun and was not far off at all. Really looking forward to using this when some darker clearer skies return. You tube videos state that its enhanced the EQ5 mounts performance significantly. Recommend this product- absolutely....even for the fact you're less likely to trip over cables in the dark.....

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Works well with my HEQ5 Pro so far
Friday, 29 May 2020  | 

It seemed like a step backwards when I bought my secondhand HEQ5 PRO and had to use a hand controller! Hence I bought this WIFI device (which I received earlier this week). This gadget enables me to use the mount in a similar flexible way as my AZGTI mount (in EQ mode), which is good.
In addition to your device (an Android phone in my case) with the SynScan Pro App on it I have been simultaneously using a PC with PHD2 and also All Sky Plate Solver running (off the top of my head I think thanks to the ASCOM toolset). This is achieved by connecting to the same WiFi that this gadget broadcasts.
I believe that I could have run the app on the PC too, but chose to have it on a separate device to date.

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Sky-Watcher SynScan WiFi Adapter
Friday, 29 May 2020  | 

Have tried it only twice so far. It seems to be working well, so will not give up. Just the ususal learing curve ! My friends say it brilliant. Thanks. Martin

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Sky-Watcher SynScan WiFi Adapter
Friday, 29 May 2020  | 

Works fine. Allows me to control my mount from well within the house. Well worth it as the Skyscan Pro software is very easy to use, replacing the handset.

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Great piece of kit
Friday, 1 May 2020  | 

Easy to fit and gets rid of the handset and cable that came with your mount. Download the free SynScan app to your phone/tablet and off you go. Using the app with the wifi adapter makes it much easier and quicker to align your telescope. Well worth the money. Once again delivery was super quick from FLO.

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I replaced all my handsets with these!
Monday, 9 March 2020  | 

This makes the whole synscan handset redundant. The app on IOS is so much easier to use IMHO and makes the polar alignment that much quicker and simpler too. I would say the Celestron app is way ahead though but none the less, I bought another one to replace both my synscan handsets as the functionality of the synscan app is all there.

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Very easy, very good product
Wednesday, 15 January 2020  | 

I am new to telescopes but bought a skywatcher with alt-az base as I believed it would help,,,, I was a little wrong and after reading the manual and watching countless videos was a little disappointed, this was until I saw the app for controlling as a pose to using the handset, on discovering this I decided I would purchase the wifi adapter so I could use my phone to control. Soooooo glad I did, very simple to pair them both and alignment is that much easier now, that i actually use the scope more often. I am now looking to purchase the auto focussed so with my lens camera I do not have to touch the scope and can work from indoors. Would highly recommend the wifi adapter.

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Synscan wifi adapter
Friday, 3 January 2020  | 

Very fast delivery,always helpful with technical problems

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Simple to Set Up and Easy to Use. Great with Stellarium.
Friday, 4 October 2019  | 

I purchased this to connect to my Skywatcher Alt/Az Goto mount, replacing the rather clunky original handset. It was very easy to set up and although, owing to cloudy skies, I haven't used it in a live situation yet I do not anticipate any problems. First, I tried it using the free Android app on my Moto G5 and everything appeared to be working fine. As a test I then 'aligned' my scope by connecting it to Stellarium on my pc, it found all the targets chosen and aligned and tracked them without a problem. Then I tried using Stellarium itself to control the scope directly and again no problems. Finally I installed Stellarium Mobile Plus onto my 'phone and attempted to control the scope from the app. After a bit of fiddling to find the correct settings I could control the scope directly from Stellarium's sky view on my 'phone's screen.

As I said, I have not managed to use it in a live situation yet but look forward to great results. Highly recommended!

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