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#1 39.1N84.5W

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 07:36 AM

I have an Android galaxy 9 phone and a AZEQ6GT. I'd like to run Sky Safari to control the mount, in a wireless setup. My skywatcher mount does not have rs232 plug, it has the clip plug that you see on old telephones.
Questions:
1)What wifi dongle do I need?
2)Which version of Sky Safari do I need?

Thank you:)

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#2 nikulsuthar

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 09:52 PM

I would buy this WiFi adapter that hooks where the hand controller hooks in:

 

https://www.highpoin...-adapter-s30103

 

There is a demo of this product for the Orion brand mount (which are essentially identical as the SkyWatcher mounts but just are black in color) as in following YouTube video link:

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=38Zdbc95IIc

 

For it any SkySafari version 5 or 6 and any package (regular or plus or pro) this adapter should work. I'll myself buy a new SkyWatcher EQ6-R Pro mount with which I'll use this adapter in stargazing events.



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Posted 23 May 2019 - 05:20 AM

"This adapter should work." That's my main concern... I'm reading conflicting stories that skyscan does/does not work with skysafari. Have you successfully linked these two with android? Has anyone on CN?

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 06:29 AM

Moved from Mounts to AC&S as a better fit.


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Posted 23 May 2019 - 09:54 AM

I have a skywatcher AZEQ5 with skywatcher wifi adapter and this works with Skysafari 5 pro.



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Posted 23 May 2019 - 10:44 AM

Ok great


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