Quote Originally Posted by dmm2208 View Post
I have been using the ipolar for a week week now at the bottom of the North Island and experiencing the same issues. V2 which came out the other day is a lot better but still not perfect but at least the red dot does not jump all over the place but it still disappears on you so you need to wait for a few frames before it reappears. I usually find if I cannot plate solve it is due my dark frame not being correct so sometimes I will take several dark frames until I hit on one which it seems to like and plate solves consistently. Last night I used the ipolar to get me to scp and then used ipolar with sharpcap to do my final alignment.
There is a mistake in my original post - it should read:

I have been using the iPolar for a week now at the bottom of the North Island and experiencing the same issues. V2 which came out the other day is a lot better but still not perfect but at least the red dot does not jump all over the place but it still disappears on you so you need to wait for a few frames before it reappears. I usually find if I cannot plate solve it is due to my dark frame not being correct so sometimes I will take several dark frames until I hit on one which it seems to like and plate solves consistently. Last night I used the iPolar to get me close to scp, could see Octantis in the image and the red dot appeared and then disappeared so I had to use my Polemaster with Sharpcap to do the final alignment.

Update - I then updated to V2.04 and now I cannot even get close to SCP as the arrows keep telling me to move the mount in all different directions, the red dot occasionally appears and then arrows start showing up again. Even when I can see Sigma Octantis in the raw image, the arrows keep telling me to move in the wrong direction. Will wait until there is another update before I try again.