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iPolarTM Electronics Polarscope
iPolar<sup>TM</sup> Electronics Polarscope
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List Price: $248.00
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Product Code: 3339


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Introducing iOptron iPolarTM - a high precision, easy to use electronics polarscope (e-PS).

What makes iPolar unique?
1. Can be easily installed inside the RA shaft on all iOptron equatorial mounts (except SmartEQ Pro).
2. Can be used on any mounts with adapters either internally or externally.
3. USB plug and play (no driver needed)
4. Works globally, no need to set northern and southern hemisphere.
5. No visible Polaris (north) or Sigma Octantis (south) necessary.
6. No need to rotate the mount during polar align.

iPolar is a smart electronic polarscope for everyone.
Features
  • Fast and easy to use
  • High precision (30 arcsec)
  • No need to see the Pole Star
  • No need to rotate the mount during alignment
  • Unique imaging enhancement technique
  • Smart plate solving
  • On screen instruction during alignment
  • Capable under poor sky visibility condition
  • Compatible to most equatorial mount with a proper adapter

Currently Supported Mounts:
Please select the correct mount from pull-down manual when ordering.
Need help? Please check this iPolar Compatibility Chart.
  • CEM120/CEM120EC/CEM120EC2
  • CEM70/CEM70G
  • CEM60/CEM60EC (Will it fit my CEM60 internally?)
  • CEM40/CEM40EC/CEM40G
  • GEM45/GEM45EC/GEM45G
  • CEM25/CEM25EC/ZEQ25
  • iEQ45Pro/iEQ45
  • iEQ30Pro/iEQ30
  • SkyGuider Pro
  • SkyGuider
  • SkyTracker Pro
  • SkyTracker
  • AVX mount (#3339-AVX)
  • CGEM/NEQ6/AZEQ6 mount (#3339-CGEM)
  • HEQ5 mount (#3339-HEQ5)
  • Takahashi mount (#3339-TAK)
  • Other mounts
Average Rating: Average Rating: 3 of 5 3 of 5 Total Reviews: 24 Write a review »


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1 of 5 Disappointed November 21, 2021
Reviewer: Nicholas Kefalas from Milford, CT United States  
I had read so many good things about this, but i was utterly disappointed. The alignment was always off. And not by a little. By a lot. I could senter better with my scope. I am using a CGEMII mount.
I ended up sending it back and invested in a ASIAIR PRO. I now use the ASI120mm on my guids cope and use the polar align routine in the ASIAIR (which is not so user friendly either !). That does not giveRealtime adjustment images. It samples with images it takes every 1 to 2 seconds, which is VERY annoying, but at least i am  aligned. Maybe something was wrong with my unit ? who knows.

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1 of 5 iPolar on Mac M1 October 1, 2021
Reviewer: David J Kreiton from Ocala, FL United States  
Prior to the M1 chip, the Mac iPolar app ($10 on the Mac App Store!) worked fairly well except for annoying green flashes while polar aligning. With the M1 chip and Mac OS Big Sur v11.6 when double clicking on the app I get the message "Cannot use iOptron iPolar". If you Show Package Contents and double click on the app in the MacOS folder it will connect, but there is constant screen flashing making polar alignment difficult, at best.
    Why would I buy an iE5100, which apparently has a MacOS driver and software, when iOptron can not make the iPolar work flawlessly?

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5 of 5 iPolar - iPad / IOS June 29, 2021
Reviewer: Steven Gross from Tampa, FL United States  
Works great! I use both the Windows and Mac software. Prefer the Mac version - BUT - would be GREAT to have an iPad version!! Come on iOptron!!

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5 of 5 Great But Needs Mobile Device Support!!! June 24, 2021
Reviewer: Joe Geiger from Clinton, MA United States  
I have iPolar in my SGP and it makes setup a snap. The onscreen display guides you to get perfect polar alignment in only a few minutes. I use my SGP as a portable imaging platform along with my 80mm refractor. It would be much more portable if I didn’t have to lug around a PC laptop. I talked to someone at iOptron who said a wifi adapter was in the works that would allow iPolar to be controlled from mobile devices but after a year still no such product.

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4 of 5 Needs polar alignment app for smartphones June 12, 2021
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from United States  
I own two and they work well under Windows 10. The Windows software installs a DirectShow camera driver. Some 3rd party imaging software such as SharpCap Pro incorporate polar alignment routines so you no longer have to rely on the iOptron software. There is also an INDI driver for Stellarmate and Astroberry but the recent user reports are hit or miss. We need more users to test and report so that the situation improves. Since these products allow for the main imaging camera to be used for polar alignment, it raises the question of whether you still need a separate polar alignment camera. Maybe you want to verify polar alignment without disturbing your main camera settings? There are many other usage scenarios where it would be handy to connect iPolar via USB OTG to a smartphone and it would be nice to have an official Android app from iOptron. And please, at the very least use a darker red and darker yellow for the interface. :)

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