QHY PoleMaster EQ Mount Polar Alignment Camera

  • Field-of-View: 11-degrees x 8-degrees.
  • Resolution: approx. 30 arcseconds.
  • Rough Precision: approx. 5 arcminutes.
  • High-precision electronic alignment scope.
  • Don't forget the proper Adapter for your mount!
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QHY PoleMaster EQ Mount Polar Alignment Camera

The QHY eliminates the frustrating aspects that can happen during polar alignment. Save time with this highly sensitive camera! You can start polar aligning before the night sky becomes truly dark with its high sensitivity.

Simply mount your camera to the front of your RA axis, it will then capture an image of the northern sky and then calculate where true north is based on that image. The information is displayed on a screen, helping you make any slight adjustments if needed.

QHY PoleMaster EQ Mount Polar Alignment Camera-box

The QHY Polemaster is the perfect accessory for your system

Check out its features:

Accuracy: Your best polar alignment can now be achieved with a PoleMaster in the order of a maximum 30-arcsecond range.

Wide-angle view: The PoleMaster's wide field-of-view (11 x 8 degrees) makes it very easy to locate the pole star. 

Easy to install: Easily install it onto any equatorial mount through mount-specific adapters, even on mounts without a polar scope.

Real-time monitoring and adjusting: You can monitor your polar alignment in real-time. If polar alignment is lost, it is now a simple matter to bring it back without having to start from scratch.

Three-star alignment no longer needed: Once you are polar aligned, you will only need to perform a one-star alignment - a real time saver.

Pair it with a single axis mount: When used with a single (RA-only) axis mount, good polar alignment will minimize drift in the DEC axis, therefore maximizing the performance of your mount.


Additional Information:

  • Install Method: Three M3 screws attach to a mount adapter (mount adapter is sold separately).
  • Interface: Mini USB 2.0.
  • High Precision: Max 30 arcseconds.
  • Dimensions: 40 mm Diameter, 50.7 mm tall.
  • Power Consumption: approx 0.35 Watt, 70 mA.



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Warranty1 Year Warranty
Weight115 g (0.25 lb)


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Chuck D.
United States
QHY PoleMaster

My first use of the PoleMaster went very well, quick and easy to learn how to use and it gave me very good polar alignment without having to drift align. Also very happy with OPT as a source to purchase from, all employees that I spoke to were very helpful in answering my questions.

United States United States

Works great no more strained neck

Trish H.
United States United States
QHY polemaster

Very nice instrument. Picks up tons of stars even during twilight. I use it to polar align with sharpcap. Mounted on top of c11 with adm mds rail.

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Robert D.
United States United States
Must have accessory for your astrophotography set up!

The QHY PoleMaster makes polar aligning a breeze and you get almost perfect alignment each time! No more straining your neck looking through a reticle trying to find Polaris! This will be an excellent investment in your gear!

John M.
United States United States
PoleMaster review

I can not give a rating I suspect I would give it a five but I have not been able to use the item because the available software says it will run on OS X but the manual does not say WHICH version of Mac OS X. I have two computers one running 10.9 and one running 10.15. The software does not run on either one. I have sent two email to sales and software support at QHY. I have not heard back yet. I assume that Once I am told which version of Mac OS X it needs it will work quite well. I did an on line search and the only reference I could find was a reference to Mac OS X version 10.11 on cloundynights when the software was in beta. As soon as I know the right version of the software I will let you know it is working.

Mohamed A.
United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
Poor customer service

Qhy polemaster is Excellent peace of equipment and made my astrophotography sessions more easy and less frustrating lol.