QHY Universal Polemaster AdapterThis adapter is used to mount the Polemaster to any common 1/4 20 mounting point commonly found on small portable mounts such as the Astrotrac. The real value of this adapter is that it can be adapted to any mount with a little DIY effort. This adapter is ideal for both those utilizing smaller mounts it will innately fit to and those who are using unusual mounts that don't have a pre-existing adapter.
Manufacturer Product Number: PM-UMCA
Great for Alt/Az mounts with a wedge.
I needed this adapter to attach to the lid of an 8” SCT on an Alt Az mount with a wedge. It worked perfectly because it jas a nice smooth back surface making it very easy to attach it to a flat surface with a double sided sticky tape. I was able to achieve very accurate polar alignment and nearly perfect tracking on PHD2.
This allows me to move my Polemaster around between three different telescope mounts.
Polemaster Adapter Works Like A Charm!
As you can imagine, Polemaster makes a variety of adapters to attach its video camera to particular brand mounts. However, there are many mounts that they do not make a specific adapter for. That’s where the Universal Polemaster Adapter comes in handy. With a little imagination and handiwork, you can use this adapter to attach the Polemaster camera to your mount and bring the accuracy and ease-of-use of the Polemaster system to your astronomical endeavors! In several applications, I have made a simple round aluminum spacer with a 3/8” threaded hole on one side, and a 1/4”x20 threaded hole on the other. The Polemaster adapter uses the 1/4”x20 hole, and the 3/8” threaded hole screws onto the bolt used for a tripod head or mount base. Perfect!