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Orion SynScan Wi-Fi Adapter for GoTo Telescopes
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  • Enables wireless control of Orion GoTo telescopes and mounts from iOS or Android phones or tablets, replacing the SynScan hand controller
  • Use the free SynScan Pro app on your smart device as your control interface
  • SynScan Wi-Fi Adapter plugs into hand controller port on your mount via one of two provided cables
  • Creates its own Wi-Fi network, so no internet connection is needed in the field
  • SynScan Pro app has intuitive touchscreen menus for easy object location, and advanced functions like PPEC, auto home, polar alignment, camera control, and meridian flip.

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Item #  07961e

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! All you need is the free app and the Orion SynScan Wi-Fi Adapter.

The thumb-sized SynScan Wi-Fi Adapter plugs into the hand controller port of your mount with one of the two short cables provided. 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 permanent periodic error correction (PPEC) (only on mounts that support PPEC), 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:

StarSeeker IV (before late 2019 models that began including built-in Wi-Fi)
SkyQuest GoTo Dobsonians (before 2020 models that began including built-in Wi-Fi)
SkyView Pro GoTo
Sirius and Atlas EQ-G
Atlas II EQ-G
Sirius Pro and Atlas Pro AZ/EQ-G

The SynScan Pro app is not a planetarium program, but simply replaces the SynScan hand controller!

Once you try the Orion SynScan Wi-Fi Adapter for wireless telescope control via your smartphone or tablet, you'll never go back to the "old tech" cabled hand controller. So get with the times and get your SynScan Wi-Fi Adapter today!

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SynScan Wi-Fi Adapter
RJ12-to-RJ45 cable
RJ45-to-RJ45 cable
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