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How to Connect ASIAIR to Your SkyWatcher Mount?

Since its release in 2018, the ASIAIR has been very well received. One of the things people enjoy the most is the GOTO accuracy. As long as your equatorial mount is one of the many that is supported then you to will have simple and accurate GOTO.

As one of the most popular mount brand in the world, SkyWatcher mount is widely used with ASIAIR. But how to connect these 2 devices?


There are two ways to connect your SkyWatcher mount to the ASIAIR.

1. Connect via serial port.

Connect the RJ – RJ232 (supplied with the mount) to the hand controller and the RS232 – USB cable supplied with the ASIAIR. This method does not require the purchase of any extra cables. In the ASIAIR App select SynScan when choosing your mount.

The EQ8 and other newer mounts do not require an adapter but can instead be connect via the hand controller straight to the ASIAIR with the cable supplied with mount.

ASIAIR_SkyWatcher_Mount_Connecting_22. Connect via EQMOD.

If you prefer, you can connect from the SkyWatcher mount, straight into the ASIAIR, bypassing the hand controller. To use EQMOD, you need to purchase a third party, EQMOD dedicated cable. Another advantage to using EQMOD is you can skip the star alignment and go straight into plate solving.


In the ASIAIR App, select EQMOD when choosing your mount.


And how to connect SkyWatcher AZ-GTi Mount with ASIAIR?

The AZ-GTi is a great portable mount and works with the ASIAIR via not just EQMOD but also wireless EQMOD.


You can check the whole tutorial here for how to connect SkyWatcher AZ-GTi Mount with ASIAIR:


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