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Orion Telescopes
Orion SynScan V5 Computerized GoTo Hand Controller for Altaz
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  • Provides computerized, automated GoTo object location for Orion StarSeeker IV GoTo mount/telescopes, Orion SkyQuest GoTo Dobsonians, and Orion AutoTracker mount
  • V5 version adds USB port for controlling mount via a laptop running optional astro software, and for updating firmware
  • Contains database of over 42,000 celestial objects including 10,000+ galaxies, nebulas, and star clusters, plus double-stars, variable-stars, and more
  • Backlit LCD screen and illuminated buttons for easy access to intuitive object menus and mount controls
  • Includes bracket for holding hand controller on tripod when not in use

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Item #  07942

The Orion SynScan V5 GoTo Hand Controller features an extensive database of over 10,000 deep-sky objects to explore. It includes a connecting cable that makes the hand controller compatible with Orion StarSeeker IV GoTo Mount and telescopes, Orion SkyQuest GoTo Dobsonians, and the Orion StarBlast AutoTracker mount.

NOTE: This is the same controller as the #7947 version, but that one includes cables that make it compatible with other Orion GoTo mounts and telescopes, including the Atlas EQ-G, Sirius EQ-G, and HDX110, and others.

The Orion SynScan V5 GoTo Hand Controller now has a USB port for controlling compatible telescopes 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.) The SynScan V5 also adds some new languages, including Chinese (simplified), Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Dutch, Russian, and others.

Once attached to a compatible telescope, and after an initial star alignment, the SynScan V5 GoTo Hand Controller will accurately point the telescope to any object selected from its database. On any clear night, the GoTo hand controller will let you effortlessly pinpoint galaxies, star clusters, nebulas, double-stars, variable-stars, planets, and more.

The SynScan V5 GoTo Hand Controller boasts a backlit, two-line LCD screen and an illuminated keypad for easy access to intuitive object menus and mount controls. One great feature is the "Tour" button, which serves up a selection of the best celestial objects visible right then, from your location, for you to observe and enjoy.

Included with the SynScan GoTo Hand Controller is a holder for the controller that attaches to a StarSeeker IV tripod leg.

NOTE: The SynScan 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.

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SynScan V5 GoTo Hand Controller
Cable (RJ45 to RJ11)
Bracket/Holder for StarSeeker IV tripod

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