Skywatcher Synguider

The revolutionary, stand-alone auto guiding tool, Skywatcher SynGuider!

Equipped with Sony CCD image sensor and the real-time star image display screen, SynGuider can work independently without a computer or calibration software.

You will be saving significant power while working in the stargazing field with a limited electricity power pack.

The SynGuider is adaptable to main telescopes with T-ring (M42) and 1.25" eyepiece holder, and can control EQ mount with a standard auto guider interface.

SynGuider is ideal for Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) users, while saving you the trouble and need for a computer to control your imaging system.

You will soon discover that it is very different from the majority of systems in so far that is a stand alone system.

This gives it an immediate advantage over other autoguiders as it doesn't require guiding software or a PC, thereby making it more portable as there is less equipment to haul around.

The built in display screen has an extensive set of options for controlling the camera.

It will greatly improve your efficiency and productivity during astro-photography sessions. SynGuider will allow you to obtain pin-point stars during long exposure process to make your work simple and fun!

Skywatcher Synguider

Main Features

  • Stand-alone unit, guiding the equatorial mount without a computer
  • Sony CCD image sensor enabling the tracking of fainter stars
  • LCD display of real-time star image
  • Upgradable firmware
  • Large chip coming with more area for locating and keeping guided star on chip
  • Standard auto guiding port
  • Adaptable by T-ring (M42) and 1.25” eyepiece holder
  • Package comes with:
  • SynGuider auto guider
  • Guiding handset and cable
  • Serial cable
  • 4xD 1.5v battery pack
  • User manual (English)


Image Sensor

  • Type: SONY ICX404AL CCD Sensor
  • Chip Size: 5.59mm(X) * 4.68mm(Y)
  • Number of Effective Pixels: 510(X) * 492(Y)
  • Unit Cell Size: 9.6um(X) * 7.5um(Y)
Power Supply
  • DC 6V ~ 14V, 250mA
  • Power Jack: 2.1mm, tip positive
Exposure Time1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512, 1024, 2048, 4096 mS


Typically, the SynGuider can capture and guide a star with up to the magnitude of 8 under the following conditions: regular 80mm aperture refractor, 2048ms exposure time, and good seeing conditions.

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