Astronomy Specialist



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The SkyWatcher WiFi adapter allows wireless control of your SkyWatcher go-to mount using a smartphone, tablet or a PC.

The dedicated app includes several options for star alignment and a database with 42,900 objects from the most popular catalogues:

  • Planets, moon, sun
  • Named stars
  • Double stars
  • Messier catalogue
  • Caldwell catalogue
  • NGC catalogue
  • IC catalogue.

The app is available for iOS, Android and Windows PC devices. Also, the dedicated ASCOM drivers allow to control your SkyWatcher mount with third party software such as PHD2. 

The adapter can easily be connected to the mount hand control port with one of the supplied RJ12 to RJ45 or RJ45 to RJ45 cables; it is compatible with all SkyWatcher mounts with SynScan:

  • Star Discovery
  • Star Explorer
  • Collapsible GOTO Dobson
  • StarGate GOTO Dobsonian
  • HEQ5 Pro GOTO
  • EQ3 Pro
  • EQ5 Pro
  • Az-Eq5
  • AZ-Eq 6
  • EQ6-R
  • EQ8, EQ8-R, EQ8-R

The WiFi adapter is compatible with the NEQ-6 using the DB9-RJ45 cable provided with the hand controller. 


SkyWatcher WiFi  SkyWatcher WiFi


Output connection

Male RJ45 and male RJ12




The SynScan app can work with third party telescope control software such as Planetarium. In Windows and Android devices you can use the SynScan app and your Planetarium on the same device. For iOS the SynScan app and Planetarium cannot run on the same device. In order to use Planetarium with iOS, you need a device that runs the SynScan app and another device with your Planetarium software.


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