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Cotts
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iOptron SkyTracker with Polar Scope - First Look new
      #5839055 - 05/03/13 09:02 PM Attachment (53 downloads)

Picked it up today at Astronomics. Seems very solid.

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Re: iOptron SkyTracker with Polar Scope - First Look new [Re: Cotts]
      #5839060 - 05/03/13 09:04 PM Attachment (39 downloads)

Polar scope has a machined flat spot so that it goes in only one way and the reticle is always correctly aligned.

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Re: iOptron SkyTracker with Polar Scope - First Look new [Re: Cotts]
      #5839063 - 05/03/13 09:06 PM Attachment (41 downloads)

The Reticle. Looks confusing but, "there's an App for that..."

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Re: iOptron SkyTracker with Polar Scope - First Look new [Re: Cotts]
      #5839074 - 05/03/13 09:14 PM Attachment (44 downloads)

The App is $1.99 but, with your device's ability to 'use your location' it figures out everything you need to put Polaris where the green dot is.

Attention Mount Manufacturers: This polar scope reticle system is WAAAAAAY better than any other that I have used. You know the ones with a picture of the Big Dipper and Cassiopea which you have to line up as well as those 5.5 mag stars in Cepheus.....

I'm going to find a way to use it with my Mach 1. Maybe the reticle or the entire scope will fit in my AP Mach 1 ....

Dave

Edited by Cotts (05/03/13 09:19 PM)


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Re: iOptron SkyTracker with Polar Scope - First Look new [Re: Cotts]
      #5839237 - 05/03/13 10:36 PM

David,
Sweet looking mount. I agree the iOptron polar scope is awesome. I also use the app with my IEQ45.


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Re: iOptron SkyTracker with Polar Scope - First Look [Re: zjc26138]
      #5843692 - 05/06/13 02:14 PM

Thanks for posting pics of the reticle image and matching app image It gave me a bit of inspiration to try something similar in my own HTML5 app. My assumption is that the larger/outer ring is for 'Sigma Octantis' alignment for southern viewers (?). I read up a bit on it, and it sounds like it is a challenge to use...

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