Now any Orion GoTo telescope or mount that operates using the SynScan handset can be controlled wirelessly via your iOS or Android smartphone or tablet instead! The thumb-sized SynScan Wi-Fi Adapter plugs into the hand controller port of your mount with one of the two short cables provided. For the Atlas EQ-G just use the hand controller cable that came with the mount. After downloading the free SynScan Pro app from the App Store (for iOS) or Google Play (for Android) onto your device, you join the SynScan Wi-Fi network on your phone or tablet and hit “Connect” on the app’s opening screen. And voila! You’re now ready to control your Orion GoTo telescope with your mobile device!
The SynScan Wi-Fi Adapter creates its own Wi-Fi network, so you don’t need internet access or Wi-Fi hotspots to use it in the field. The SynScan Pro app’s intuitive touchscreen menus are nicely organized and easy to navigate. What’s more, the current time and location are synced from your phone, making star alignment faster. Once you’re aligned, you just select an object from one of the menus, tap the “Go To” button, and the telescope will slew to the object. Advanced functions are also easily accessed right from the app, including periodic error correction (PEC), auto home, polar alignment, camera control, meridian flipping, and more. The SynScan Wi-Fi Adapter is compatible with all Orion GoTo mounts and GoTo telescopes, including:
• SkyQuest GoTo Dobsonians
• SkyView Pro GoTo
• Sirius and Atlas EQ-G
• Sirius Pro and Atlas Pro AZ/EQ-G
• HDX110 EQ-G
The SynScan Pro app is not a planetarium program, but simply replaces the SynScan hand controller!