I use the AIR on my rig. In my case with the CEM60, the hand controller has an search home option and it finds home for me. That's the only thing i use the handset for. Once I have the scope in home position the use of the handset ends.
At that point I turn on the AIR. The air will consider ANY position the scope is in as home when its turned on. so if your mount is in a weird position when you turn the AIR on, that's where the air will move your mount go when you "go to home". This has been confirmed by other air users as well that I've imaged with.
I polar align using a polemaster and use the air to move the mount. You don't need it pointing to Polaris. The home position has nothing to do with polaris at all, just that the mount is in the home position.
Either use the handset to find home, or home the mount manually using the numbered dials on the mount which most mounts have.
I use my phone and sky guide to orient the mount towards polaris so I don't have to move it later. I place the phone vertically on the mount saddle and point it towards polaris and get it in the center of the phone using the app by physically moving the entire setup, tripod and all. This always gets polaris in the view of the polemaster camera when I'm ready to align after dark. DO NOT move the mount from home position during any of this process.
Turn on the air. The air will take this position as home.
polar align using whatever method you use using the mount bolts etc as usual.
I get .2 - .5 RMS guiding most nights.
I don't know what method you use to polar align, but the above is a guideline of how its done.
Home is unrelated to polaris. Even if polaris wasn't in the FOV I could move the entire setup slightly to get it in view. the key is to have the mount in the Home position at all times. then begin your PA using whatever method you use. the air will go to the position (home) you had it in then you turned the air on. After your PA, then "go to home" using the air, and then do your star align (3 stars minimum)
Hope this helps
Edited by SkyHunter1, 23 September 2022 - 02:05 PM.