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SynScan mount driver

Supported devices

Any SynScan protocol compatible mount (SkyWatcher; Celestron; Orion; ...) connected over serial port or network.

Single device is present on startup (no hot-plug support).

Supported platforms

This driver is platform independent.


INDIGO Astronomy open-source license.


indigo_server indigo_mount_synscan

Status: Stable

Driver is developed and tested with:

  • SkyWatcher NEQ6 Pro
  • SkyWatcher EQAZ6
  • SkyWatcher EQ8
  • SkyWatcher AZ-GTi


Use URL in form synscan://host:port to connect to the mount over UDP (default port is 11880). Use just synscan:// for autodetection.

A non-standard switch property "Guider rate" is provided by this driver.