Product Review on the Skywatcher WI FI Adapter

Looking for a cool gadget for your Skywatcher telescope???
Then check this out, this would be an excellent Christmas present to any Astronomer or newcomer.

PLEASE NOTE!!!! All Sky watcher Star Adventurer mount owners, Please do not order this WI-FI Adapter, until I can confirm with Sky watcher, that this product works with those mounts. Looking at Sky watcher details, it does state that it works with all Sky watcher mounts. I will let you know ASAP, when Sky watcher gets in contact with me!!

The Sky watcher Star Adventurer WI-FI mounts already has this module built in and so there is no requirement to purchase this product.

To order the Skywatcher WI-FI Adapter from 365 Astronomy Retailer:

https://www.365astronomy.com/skywatcher-synscan-wi-fi-adapter.html

https://www.365astronomy.com/

To upload Synscan App and Synscan PRO app from Skywatcher Official website:

http://skywatcher.com/download/software/synscan-app/

The ASCOM Driver required to run and control Synscan APP via laptop or computer:

http://skywatcher.com/download/software/ascom-driver/

Download Synscan App for Apple Iphone’s or tablets:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/synscan/id1243086631?mt=8

Download Synscan App for all Android mobile phones or Tablets via Google Play:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.skywatcher.synscanapp

To order upgrade HM5 Polar Alignment scope:

http://www.opticalvision.co.uk/astronomical_accessories-other_accessories/hm5_polar_alignment_scopes.html

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Comments

Адцкой любитель Саш says:

nICE

34CT4149 says:

Hi Martin,  Great video mate as always. Very informative and helpful with plenty of enthusiasm too.  I have ordered my adapter and it should be here soon.  Can’t wait to use it.  When you get the time,  Can you please make a video on how to use and setup the wifi adapter with a laptop.  I can fully see how to use it with a phone or tablet but not quite sure how it would connect with a laptop.  I’m sure myself and many others would really appreciate a video about this.  Many thanks again for another great video and please keep up the good work.  Best wishes and a merry Xmas to you.  Cheers,  Ray.  P.S.  I live in Tenerife and I get some really great clear skies and plenty of great weather here pretty much all year round.  Cheers.

Rider 2013 says:

Hi Martin

Great video & product
Keep up great work

Cheers

Wolfie6020 says:

Great review thank you Martin.  I have the same adapter and it works fine on a Star Discovery Mount and also my AZ-EQ6

I made a short video showing how to set it up via Sky Safari Pro on an iPad.  I’ll post it as a seperate link in case it gets blocked in the spam folder.

Stefan Grecu says:

How do you guide the mount? (How we can use PHD2?)

Graham B says:

I own an HEQ5-Pro, you’re spot-on with that cable *potentially* getting in the way, however, I wouldn’t mind using a small piece of velcro attached to the WiFi adaptor and then to the side of the mount head. It then wouldn’t get in the way when slewing, otherwise yes I agree it would probably be an issue for me.
A side-note, is that Skysafari 5 Pro didn’t ever work very well on an iOS device with Skywatcher mounts – I have been invited to beta-test Skysafari 6 for iOS, yet to do that but it would be interesting to see if this WiFi adaptor actually works with Skysafari on iOS with a Skywatcher mount.
PS – great vids Martin, I do enjoy your channel. Your video about CCD’s was really good mate!

Jim Heli says:

Thanks for taking the time , handy info .

genevieve171 says:

Thanks for all your time and work on your videos….love them and your enthusiasm. Cheers from Canada.

Kokoro SanTV says:

it must have android 7.0 version to make it run the sync apps

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