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QHY PoleMaster EQ Mount Polar Alignment Camera

SKU : QH-POLEMASTER

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  • Field-of-View: 11-degrees x 8-degrees.
  • Resolution: approx. 30 arcseconds.
  • Rough Precision: approx. 5 arcminutes.
  • High-precision electronic alignment scope.
  • Be sure to check for driver updates from the manufacturer's website.
  • Don't forget the proper Adapter for your mount!

Product Details

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    The QHY PoleMaster 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 in the order of a maximum 30-arcsecond range.

    Wide-angle view: Its 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.
  • specifications

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    Warranty1 Year Warranty
    Weight115 g (0.25 lb)
  • included items

    • Field-of-View: 11-degrees x 8-degrees.
    • Resolution: approx. 30 arcseconds.
    • Rough Precision: approx. 5 arcminutes.
    • High-precision electronic alignment scope.
    • Be sure to check for driver updates from the manufacturer's website.
    • Don't forget the proper Adapter for your mount!

Product Reviews

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06/14/2022
Anonymous
United States

time saver

really easy to install and set up. the only thing that wasn't clear was if the camera needed to be aligned w/ respect to the mount, but it figures that all out with it's algorithm during polar alignment. software and driver installation was easy (the link for the driver is NOT in the download for all of the QHY cameras, it's in a separate section below that bit, specifically for the PoleMaster). it took maybe 7 minutes to run through the steps to align my skywatcher eq6r pro for the first time. Polar alignment was dead on, I aligned my guide only using a single star. i'll always use this camera going forward.

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06/14/2022
Anonymous
United States

time saver

really easy to install and set up. the only thing that wasn't clear was if the camera needed to be aligned w/ respect to the mount, but it figures that all out with it's algorithm during polar alignment. software and driver installation was easy (the link for the driver is NOT in the download for all of the QHY cameras, it's in a separate section below that bit, specifically for the PoleMaster). it took maybe 7 minutes to run through the steps to align my skywatcher eq6r pro for the first time. Polar alignment was dead on, I aligned my guide only using a single star. i'll always use this camera going forward.

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05/22/2022
Anonymous
United States United States

Arrived on time, great value.

The item arrived quicker than expected and the price was right.

WP
05/17/2022
William P.
United States United States

Lives up to it's hype

Just as fast as advertised and as easy. The fastest and easiest polar alignment I have ever done. Most precise too. This is an excellent product.

JF
11/30/2021
Joe F.
United States United States

Great improvement over scope

I had already aligned my mount using the polar alignment scope and thought I was very good at it. However, when I used the QHY Polemaster, I had to make a significant amount of adjustments which told me the Polemaster is much more accurate. Also, I did find my mount tracked much better after using the QHY Polemaster. This product is a MUST for serious astrophotographers!!!! Probably the best investment, I have made yet!!

FR
09/22/2021
frank r.
United States United States

Polemaster Purchase

I have purchased from OPT many times. The process remains stress free, shipping is super fast. They area pleasure to deal with