Designed to mount externally, the iOptron iPolar Electronic Polar Scope installs on an array of mounts using optional adapters to give you the ability to use the iPolar even if your mount doesn't have a polar scope port in the RA axis.
The iPolar brings the ubiquitous polar alignment scope into the 21st Century by utilizing a digital camera and the downloadable computer software for your Windows PC to provide accurate polar alignment anywhere on earth, even if your pole stars aren't visible or the night is cloudy or suffers from light pollution. Simply follow the on-screen alignment instructions and you'll be properly and accurately polar aligned for your observation or astrophotography sessions. Power for the iPolar comes from the included 24" USB cable that tethers it to your computer, and since it's plug-and-play compatible there are no drivers that need to be installed before your computer recognizes it. This version of the iPolar is designed to replace the stock AutoAlign illuminated polar axis scope that came installed in your SkyGuider, fitting into the mount's right ascension (RA) axis port so it is seamlessly integrated into your tracking system and won't interfere with your gear. To maintain the SkyGuider Pro's aesthetics, iOptron includes a new polar scope base plate that has a larger opening to accommodate the iPolar's housing and to give you access to its USB port.