3.8
110 reviews
10K+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

An app for Astronomy and Astrophotography enthusiasts that use a German Equatorial Mount for your telescope. PolarisView is a useful utility to assist you while you align your GEM or equatorial mount for your telescope for your astronomy viewing session or for your night of astrophotography. PolarisView will place Polaris on the screen display of your device exactly as you should see it in your polar finder scope. Once you adjust your GEM mount so that the view in your polar finder scope matches the screen display, you are polar aligned for viewing the night sky! The alignment will even get you close enough for short exposure astrophotography as well! For your astronomy viewing sessions, your motorized mount should keep your object in the view all night long! Note that while this application will run on devices in the Southern Hemisphere or near the Equator, you will not be able to use the application to align your mount since Polaris will be below the horizon.
Updated on
Mar 9, 2016

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3.8
110 reviews
A Google user
May 8, 2019
I understand that clicking the check box, inverts the polaris star position, but why. most gem and polar finding scopes are inverted. a small instructional disclaimer would save some bad photos. this app has not been updated since 2016 and I'm barking at a off-tracking moon.
9 people found this review helpful
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A Google user
September 12, 2019
Samsung Galaxy S8 Freezes on target screen at about 10 o'clock on the inner ring. The app appears to be incompatible with Android v9 and/or Samsung One UI.
5 people found this review helpful
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Dave L
October 10, 2021
This app is wrong, skywatcher polar scopes show the image inverted and mirror imaged, in other words, rotated 180 degrees, this app doesn't do that. The polar star position is wrong.
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What's new

Bug fix for Android OS 6 - asking for Location Permission
Language support for Deutsche, Italiano, Français, Espanol