ASI camera as a polar alignment tool

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laheller
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ASI camera as a polar alignment tool

Post by laheller » Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:26 pm

Is there any adapter for ASI cameras to attach them over the EQ mount polar scope front hole?

Like for the QHY Polemaster camera on the below photo:
https://astrobackyard.com/wp-content/up ... review.jpg

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WeBMartians
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Re: ASI camera as a polar alignment tool

Post by WeBMartians » Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:37 pm

I have a QHY PoleMaster on my Vixen Sphinx mount. I had difficulties with the PoleMaster application but resolved them by using the SharpCap application. Subsequently, I discovered that just positioning my scope to polar declination and right ascension (as if aiming at the pole), using a ZWO ASI120MC-S with a 12mm lens, and running SharpCap's polar alignment was more than adequate. I'll keep the PoleMaster mostly because I can no longer find the original, Vixen cap, but I obviously don't need it.
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Re: ASI camera as a polar alignment tool

Post by Katherine.Tsai » Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:34 am

Sorry we did not test it, maybe others have used the camera like this?

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