I'm strongly considering the purchase of a QHY PoleMaster to help cut down the time required for polar alignment (and increase the accuracy) for imaging. My research so far has been really positive but I have some questions that I hope some of you who are using it can help me with.
First, QHY says leveling of the mount is NOT required to get polar alignment with the PoleMaster. Can users confirm this? Are people still leveling anyway? I guess that makes sense but just want to be sure. And this may be a stupid question, but once you have polar alignment completed, how does that translate to your mount's GoTo system? Not that it matters but I have both a SkyWatcher EQ6-R Pro & an Orion SkyView Pro mount and plan to share the PoleMaster between the mounts. I'd assume one you have polar alignment, you'd only have to do a 1-star alignment to get the mounts GoTo system in-sync. And then you should be able to use SynScan GoTo system to move to any objects you'd like to view. Has anyone does this after polar aligning with the PoleMaster? Is this the method to use? Is there a better way?
What about EQMOD? Has anyone used EQMOD after polar aligning with PoleMaster? Any issues? Again, my assumption is that once you have polar alignment, it should be relatively easy to sync up with whatever GoTo system you're using. Interested in what people are finding. Thanks for any guidance.