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Ipolar Adapter for Non-Ioptron Mounts?

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#1 Hobby Astronomer

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Posted 28 February 2020 - 03:42 PM

Ipolar Adapter for Non-Ioptron Mounts????

 

Well I have been using polemaster for a while. But according to several posts here on CN, the ipolar polar alignment scope can work about 15 to 20 minutes earlier in the evening than the polemaster can start to pick up stars. At night every minute counts.  

 

Has any vendor created and adapter to mount the ipolar on other scopes?

 

Something like the photo below, but for the Ipolar?

 

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Posted 28 February 2020 - 04:18 PM

iOptron offers adapters for the AVX, CGEM, and others:

 

https://www.ioptron....duct-p/3339.htm

 

Click on "Choose your options".



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Posted 28 February 2020 - 06:18 PM

I know this does not relate to the original post, but does the ipolar scope have to be tightly orthogontal to the mount for it to work?

 

With the QHY Polemaster and Sharpcap, you can do a polar alignment with your Polemaster or Guidescope (Sharpcap) having a lack of tight orthogonality with the pointing of the mount's axis to the north pole. 

 

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