This interface cable is designed to get the most out of the HEQ5 Goto mount in conjunction with the EQMOD open project. It also fits directly to all mounts with an RJ54 port for the hand box, such as Skywatcher EQ8, AZ-EQ6, AZ-EQ5, EQ6-R, NEQ5, NEQ3 and ORION Sirius.
This interface allows to connect a PC with USB port instead of the hand control box with the equatorial mount. In this way, the motors of the mount are controlled directly from the PC. This allows not previously possible functions: ultra-precise Goto, direct autoguiding (via ASCOM), satellite tracking, N-star alignment, synchronization, GPS support, etc ...
Note: Skywatcher and Orion also distribute "Goto-compatible" HEQ5 mounts (Skywatcher designation "Syntrek") that do not have the Goto hand control box. These mounts are still fully compatible with EQDir RJ45 Interface, since the built-in electronics and mechanics are exactly the same as those in the Goto models, only the hand control box is different.
Compatible Software: All ASCOM compatible, Cartes du Ciel, Stellarium, Astrosnap, etc.
Skywatcher EQDir RJ45
- Product Code: EQDir RJ45
- Availability: In Stock