Xagyl EQMOD Serial Cable for HEQ5/EQ6/Atlas/Sirius

Xagyl EQMOD Serial Cable for HEQ5/EQ6/Atlas/Sirius

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The Xagyl EQMOD Serial Cable cable simplifies connecting Sky-Watcher's EQ6 or Orion's Altas computerized equatorial mounts to a PC.

This cable is an all-in-one solution utilizing a computer's RS-232 port, and bypasses the Synscan computerized hand control. It is designed to be used with the EQMOD Ascom driver.


  • Replaces the factory Synscan computerized hand control
  • Finer control over the mount
  • Compatible with all Ascom compatible software

This cable can be used with the optional EQDIR-HEQ5 cable to connect to Sky-Watcher HEQ5 and Orion Sirius mounts.


Required Software

The ASCOM platform can be downloaded here.

The EQMOD EQASCOM telescope driver can be downloaded here.

The EQDIR driver can be downloaded here.

If you want to use Stellarium to aim the mount, you will need:

Stellarium, can be downloaded here.


Set up Stellarium for telescope control

  • Launch Stellarium
  • Select the Configuration icon (left pop-up toolbar)
  • Select the Plugins Tab
  • Scroll down the list till you see Telescope Control
  • Click on Load at Startup
  • Shutdown Stellarium
  • Re-launch Stellarium.
  • Click on the Telescope Control button (bottom pop-up toolbar)
  • Add your telescope
  • Select ASCOM as the interface