I have a new iOptron mount and have not yet used the iPolar. At my usual site (in my driveway), depending on where I put the telescope, the tree line either is right below Polaris or blocks Polaris itself (but shows the stars above it).
I understand the iPolar can still work in these situations. And I see in the instructions a procedure for blocking out rectangles to be ignored. In fact, the instructions show a lot of rectangles.
Do I actually need to block out rectangles for everything the trees are blocking? Or is that only for situations where there might be lights or something else confusing the software?
Also, I understand SharpCap supports the iPolar. How does it compare to the iPolar's own software?