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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: 9 Write a review »


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1 of 5 doesn't work with Linux, Kstars, Ekos, Stellarmate March 22, 2020
Reviewer: Werner Kuballa from San Jose, CA United States  
iOptron does not provide a driver for Linux, i.e., you have to have a dedicated Windows system to run iOptron's application.

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4 of 5 Becoming excellent: has MacOS, needs IOS/Android March 1, 2020
Reviewer: William Shaw from Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire United Kingdom  
I’ve had mine in a CEM40 since May 2019 and the software is now excellent on both Windows and MacOS. A new plate-solving engine is common to both in Win 2.1 and Mac V1.1. Gremlins in early versions have gone and I rarely have problems now. I’ve run it on a MacBook Pro under Parallels until the Mac version appeared in early 2020. They are not identical - Mac wants lat-long in decimal form and still wants 3 positions confirmed. People might need to check their permissions to use the camera or save dark files.

It usually takes me about 2 min to align. The only thing I don’t like is the lack of phone support, even in cabled form, and I hope MacOS support is soon followed by IOS and Android.

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4 of 5 Big upgrade from a small scope February 14, 2020
Reviewer: Morgan Wang from Delta, BC Canada  
I have bought this electronic scope for about 8 months now. It works as advertised and is much easier to align compare using optical scope and try to align by naked eyes especially when past dawn. Normally I can have the alignment done within minutes. I had to buy a windows tablet since I don’t have a laptop and prefer go on field as light as possible. For people wanting iOS support (including myself), I doubt it would happen with current model, to connect with phone or iPad... etc, it needs to be able to communicate via Bluetooth, currently is through USB and can’t even connect to iPad or phone physically.

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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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