Sky-Watcher SynScan WiFi Adapter

Sky-Watcher SynScan WiFi Adapter

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About this product

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

Customer reviews

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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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Thursday, 25 January 2018  | 

Works perfectly well. Easy to install. Thank you to First Light Optics for fast shipping. Received the next day in Switzerland


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