EQDIR-USB EQ Direct USB Cable for Synta EQ-6 and Orion Atlas (ASCOM)
The EQDIR-USB (EQDIRECT for EQMOD) cable is designed to interface a PC or laptop directly to the latest generation of Synta EQ-6 mounts which use the SynScan handcontroller. These also include the Orion Atlas EQ-G.
The cable replaces the factory hand controller and allows direct control of the mount's stepper motors. More information on the EQ Direct method can be found in the Yahoo EQMOD Group or on the EQ Mod website.
Please note that an additional adapter (EQDIR-HEQ5) can be used to convert to the RJ45 connector used on the Synta HEQ5 and the Orion Sirius mounts.
– Finer control over your mount than the Synscan hand controller
– Consistent port numbering, regardless of the USB port used
– Replaces a damaged or lost Synscan controller at a fraction of the cost
– Works with all ASCOM compatible software