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Orion Telescopes
Orion SynScan V5 Computerized GoTo Hand Controller for EQ
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  • Provides computerized, automated GoTo object location for any Orion GoTo mount or telescope.
  • V5 version adds USB port for controlling mount via a laptop running optional astro software, and for updating firmware.
  • Compatible with Orion Atlas, Atlas Pro, Sirius, Sirius Pro, and HDX110 mounts, and more.
  • Contains a database of over 42,000 celestial objects including galaxies, nebulas, star clusters, double-stars, variable-stars, and more.
  • Includes bracket for attachment of controller to tripod and two mount attachment cables.

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Item #  07947

The V5 version of our Computerized GoTo Hand Controller for object-locating Orion GoTo mounts and telescopes features an extensive database of over 42,000 interesting celestial objects to explore. What's new is addition of a USB port for controlling a USB-compatible GoTo mount from a computer, or for updating firmware when newer versions are released. (It still has an RS-232 serial port as well, like the V4 version.) V5 also adds some new languages, including Chinese (simplified), Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Croatian, Hungarian, Romanian, and others.

Once attached to a compatible Orion telescope mount and aligned, the V5 Computerized GoTo Hand Controller will accurately point the mount and attached telescope at any visible object selected from its database. On any clear night, the GoTo hand controller will lead you and your telescope on an exciting tour of galaxies, star clusters, nebulas, double-stars, variable-stars, planets, and more.

The SynScan V5 Computerized GoTo Hand Controller is compatible with Orion HDX110 EQ-G, Atlas Pro AZ/EQ-G, Atlas EQ-G, Sirius Pro AZ/EQ-G, Sirius EQ-G, and SkyView Pro GoTo mounts. The Controller includes a bracket and hook-and-loop strap for attachment of the controller to a tripod leg, as well as cables to connect the hand controller to your mount.

(For Orion StarSeeker IV telescopes, SkyQuest GoTo Dobsonians, and the StarBlast AutoTracker mount, we recommend the #7942 SynScan GoTo Hand controller, which includes the correct cable for those telescopes.)

NOTE: The V5 does NOT include a USB or RS-232 serial cable. These can be purchased separately from stores that carry electronic goods. The USB cable you will most likely need is a USB-A (male) to USB-B (male), which is the type usually used for printers. The USB port on the SynScan hand controller is a B-type port; computers usually have A-type ports.

All telescope mounts sold separately.


Limited Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship for one year from date of purchase. This warranty is for the benefit of the original retail purchaser only. For complete warranty details contact us at 800-447-1001.


Please note this product was not designed or intended by the manufacturer for use by a child 12 years of age or younger.

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Orion AZ/EQ Computerized GoTo Hand Controller
GoTo hand controller cable for Sirius EQ-G
GoTo hand controller cable for Atlas EQ-G
GoTo hand controller bracket
Wire clip

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