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[Officially Released] How To Connect And Control Your Scope Via Native Support & SynScan WiFi (iOS Only)

6.6.5.1 of SkySafari Plus is available via iOS TestFlight beta testing app.

This version offers "SkyWatcher SynScanLink" as one of the mount options. If you choose this option, you can control their SkyWatcher (or compatible mount) through their SynScanLink wifi module.
 
1. In iOS (iPhone/iPad) Settings > Wi-Fi > connect to the SynScan WiFi network by selecting the module name which is usually something like:
 
SynScan_WiFi_xxxx.   
 
2. In SkySafari 6 Plus > Settings > Telescope > Setup  > ScopeType > select:
 
SkyWatcher SynScanLink
 
3. In SkySafari 6 Plus > Settings > Telescope > Setup > Communication Settings > IP address & Port number

 

4. To get your IP Address:

In iOS (iPhone/iPad) Settings > Wi-Fi > choose the Info Button on the right side of the SynScan_Link wifi network, like this:

 

Get you IP Address from here:

 

5. Enter your IP Address like this:

6. Use Port Number: 11882

7. Then SkySafari > Main Menu > Scope > Connect

 

 

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    Keiron Smith

    Please try the following.

    1. Choose ScopeType > SkyWatcher SynScan > return to Setup
    2. Enter your IP and Port numbers
    3. Choose ScopeType > SkyWatcher SynScanLink > return to Setup
    4. Done.
    5. Connect.

    Does that work?

     

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    Luis Trumper

    Test Flight ask for a code   Could you share it?

     

    thanks

    Luis

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    Keiron Smith

    Hi Luis,

    Please attach a screenshot of the code request.

    Thanks!

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    Luis Trumper

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    Tamás Fehér

    Same here. Testflight needs a code or a web link to enter the beta testing.

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    Keiron Smith

    All your email addresses have been submitted to TestFlight, and it looks like the SkySafari 6.6.5.1 beta is now under 'review' again - I'm not sure why.  

    I think when the beta is approved by Apple you will all receive an email notification regarding TestFlight, access to the beta, and instructions on how to download.  

    Let's see what it looks like tomorrow.

    Thanks for the screenshots.

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    Tamás Fehér

    Ah, yes, this could be a possible reason indeed. I heard that due to coronavirus and less available workers, both Google and Apple app reviewing got slower on their side.

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    K

    Noted, will sit tight.

    TestFlight installed.

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    Jay Sottolano

    Keep us posted.. Keiron..  Nothing here yet.  

    Jay S.

     

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    Peter Woolliams

    Could you re-invite me to testflight, seem to have dropped off and keen to trial this

     

    PEter

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    Keiron Smith

    The SS6 Plus beta has just been approved by apple.  Let's get this party started ;)

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    Jay Sottolano

    Keiron..


    Not in Testflight yet..  Do you need to do one for iPhone and one for iPad?

    Jay S.

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    Luis Trumper

    ok. I can t connect the telescope.

    I follow all the procedure (IP, port slect the telescope) but when I want to connect the telescope it says Connection Failure... see the screenshot Sky Safari 6 Plus version 6.6.5

    IOS Version 13.3.1

    Telescope:AZ-GTi WiFi

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    Keiron Smith
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    Jay Sottolano

    Still not seeing it in TestFlight here.  :-(   Do you need to double check email address?

    Jay S.

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    Keiron Smith

    Nevermind, yes, you did,  Thanks!  Stand by.

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    Luis Trumper

    Update: I changed the ip Direction (192.168.4.2) for the Router IP address (192.168.4.1) and now is working! I did this because this is the Ip when I connect the telescope trrough the native app SynScan. More later...

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    Luis Trumper

    Keiron, I just did. Sorry for the mess. Is the quarantine enthusiasm :)

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    ChulsanKim

    SkySafari 6 Plus and Az-gi are in use. Please invite me to participate in the beta test.

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    Keiron Smith

    The beta is over.  The ScopeType option for SynScan_Link is now available in the public release version of SkySafari 6 Plus/Pro.

    Thanks!

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    Don Leonard

    Just to confirm, I can now control my SynScan Orion Starseeker IV WiFi Mount with the public release of SkySafari 6 Plus or Pro?

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    Keiron Smith

    Excellent, Don!  Happy to see you found the relative info to get you setup!

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    Don Leonard

    Fabulous! Here’s my money!!! :D

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    Albut
    Keiron Smith August 05, 2020 03:53

    The beta is over.  The ScopeType option for SynScan_Link is now available in the public release version of SkySafari 6 Plus/Pro”

    But it doesnt work properly. It’s impissible to sync the mount using 1 iOS device. Both real world and mount directions are out and cannot be corrected. Well I haven’t found a way. When the handover is done on 1 device connected via synscan link the offset is there. When using 2 devices it is t and both real world and mount are virtually bang on. Also it seems synscan pro app dies not run in background. If you look in settings-general-background app refresh, it’s not there.

     

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    Keiron Smith

    Albut,

    Are you following the instructions at the top of the post?

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    Albut

    Where are those options shown in that post. I have the latest version of SS and using synscan link setting the options are not shown for ip or port. So only able to connect via synscan pro app which gives offset between mount position and real world tats not syncable. Here’s my options again.

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    Lior Amar 777

    Hi
    Like the last massage above by ‘Albut’, I also can’t see any ip nor port settings under ‘SynScan link’.
    It does show those settings under ‘SynScan’, but it doesn’t connect to the mount.
    With ‘SynScan link’ settings it does connect but crashes after the SynScan app is being suspended in the background.
    Any help and instructions will be much appreciated.

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    Albut

    These instructions are out of date and should be removed.

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