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iPolarTM Electronics Polarscope
iPolar<sup>TM</sup> Electronics Polarscope
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Price: $248.00

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.

Sale price: iPolar only $248; iPolar with mounting accessory/adapter $268.

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
  • CEM60/CEM60EC
  • CEM40/CEM40EC
  • CEM25/CEM25EC/ZEQ25
  • iEQ45Pro/iEQ45
  • iEQ30Pro/iEQ30
  • SkyGuider Pro
  • SkyGuider
  • SkyTracker Pro
  • SkyTracker
  • AVX mount (#3339-AVX)
  • CGEM/NEQ6/AZEQ6 mount (#3339-CEGM)
  • HEQ5 mount (#3339-HEQ5)
  • Takahashi mount (#3339-TAK)
Average Rating: Average Rating: 3.5 of 5 3.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 6 Write a review »


  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
 
4 of 5 Quite Good but not perfect December 26, 2019
Reviewer: Colin from , United Kingdon  
Well it works but there are a couple of issues one of which has been mention by others elsewhere.
When I take a dark frame it tells me it can't save it. Why not? Presumably it needs to know where to save it but there is nowhere to specify that. Many people have mentioned this with various versions of the software.

The other issue which I am surprised is not mentioned elsewhere is the very short USB cable. Why supply it with a cable that is barely 1M long? Presumably it is assumed that people will take a tall table with them to put the laptop on. For something that costs over £200 I find it surprising that it comes with a USB cable that must immediately be replaced with a longer cable.

However, I have to say it does work and gives good results apart from these little niggles.

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4 of 5 Technical information December 5, 2019
Reviewer: uttila from espoo, uusimaa Finland  
iPolar works very well, is easy install and use and it's fast.
However I need to know iPolar camera's focal length. Can't find that information.
Other information I have found. It helps using iPolar with Stellarmate/Rpi4 system.

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4 of 5 Works well once plate solve settles November 30, 2019
Reviewer: Jim from New Zealand  
Platesolving here in S. Hemisphere always a challenge with stars appearing/disappearing, same with red dot for alignment.  Running latest version 2.04.
Understand that this is a fairly new product and software and hopefully will continue to improve over time.  Would also be good if camera was able to be used by Sharpcap Pro (use it for polar alignment on my telescope) until iPolar software becomes stable.

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1 of 5 Disapointed - still no IOS-Software for iPolar November 29, 2019
Reviewer: PIFLNOKYD from Switzerland  
I am very disappointed.
Since I don't want to take my Laptop with me, I asked by when we could expect an IOS-App for iPolar.
iOptron replied on 8th Jun 2019:
"We will soon release Android App for iPolar, likely in a couple of weeks. iOS will be next although I don't have date yet."
With this answer I felt safe to buy the iPolar.
But almost 6 months later, I can't find an app for IOS and according to other reviewers and the iOptron-Website - still no SmartPhone-App available.
Till now I was not able to use the device.

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5 of 5 Mobile app please ! November 29, 2019
Reviewer: Keith from London, London United Kingdom  
Great product,  very simple and quick to use. However, like other reviewers i think it would be a huge step forward if the controlling software was available for smart phones. Then you’d have a real killer product!!

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