This Polar Scope is an AccuAlign dark filed illuminated polar scope (Option IEQ) and is compatible with these mounts:
- iEQ30 Series.
- iEQ45 Series.
- iEQ30 Pro Series.
iEQ45 Pro Series.
iOptron's AccuAligning Polar Scope, together with its Quick Polar Alignment process and application, provides an accurate and fast polar alignment for an equatorial mount. The dark field illuminated dial makes the polar alignment simple and easy and it can be done just in minutes.
In order for the iOptron iEQ30, iEQ45, iEQ30Pro, or iEQ45Pro mounts to tracking properly, they have to be accurately polar aligned. This is achieved by making the polar axis of the mount parallel to that of the Earth's axis of rotation. The iOptron AccuAligning Polar Scope makes it easy to polar align your mount so you can get on to the fun of observing or imaging! Before installing the iOptron polar scope onto the mount, face the polar scope to a bright source, such as the sky (but not the SUN) or a lamp that is in the distance. Adjust the eyepiece to focus the reticle pattern to your eyes by turning it. Once the reticle looks sharp, look through the eyepiece. If you can not see the distant object clearly, the polar scope is not focused for your eyesight. Turn the locking ring a few times to loosen it, then urn the objective lens until the image is focused. Re-tighten the lock ring.
Instructions - pdf link