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PolarAlign

PolarAlign is used as a reference to help polar align an equatorial telescope mount that has a Polar Alignment scope

PolarAlign is used as a reference to help polar align an equatorial telescope mount that has a Polar Alignment scope

PolarAlign

by George Varros
PolarAlign
PolarAlign
PolarAlign

What is it about?

PolarAlign is used as a reference to help polar align an equatorial telescope mount that has a Polar Alignment scope. It is only intended to be a reference to the position of Polaris. It is not a teaching tool. Please Do Not Purchase this app unless you are an experienced amateur astronomer that needs a reference to the exact position of Polaris.

PolarAlign

App Details

Version
6.6
Rating
(5)
Size
5Mb
Genre
Photo & Video Education
Last updated
May 21, 2020
Release date
May 24, 2010

App Screenshots

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App Store Description

PolarAlign is used as a reference to help polar align an equatorial telescope mount that has a Polar Alignment scope. It is only intended to be a reference to the position of Polaris. It is not a teaching tool. Please Do Not Purchase this app unless you are an experienced amateur astronomer that needs a reference to the exact position of Polaris.

PolarAlign includes reticle for several Takahashi alignment scopes, the Astro-Physics RAPAS corrected right angle polar finder, a Sky-Watcher reticle and a generic general purpose reticle.

PolarAlign uses iPhone's Location Service to obtain your current latitude and longitude. They can be entered manually if needed.

The screen shows the position of Polaris if you are in the northern hemisphere or Sigma Octanis if you are in the southern hemisphere. It also displays your latitude, longitude, altitude and universal time, along with the local sidereal time (LST) and hour angle (H.A.) of Polaris.

The view can be zoomed by double tapping the screen. The PolarAlign generic reticle can be set to inverted, corrected, or right angle, to match the polar finder. Alternatively, three different Takahashi reticles or the Astro-Physics RAPAS reticle can be selected.

PolarAlign has an "augmented reality" capability which allows an iPhone to be mated to a polar finder scope, if you build a simple adapter.

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