Re: RAPAS Polar Alignment App No Longer Available in Apple App Store


I have been using the AP Polar Align for years and it works great.
A few years ago I downloaded Polar Scope Align (PSA) (free version) for the skywatcher star adventure pro (for a hawaii trip).
I did not realize PSA also handles the RAPAS, but there it was in settings!

I just downloaded the "pro" version.. imo well worth the $3. 
Best of all (I think) PSA Pro has a "daytime polar alignment" where it uses the smartphone accelerometer / gps / compass for rough alignment Az and Alt.
It is probably not very precise, but I suspect better than what I've been getting with a compass and level !
I'm looking forward to using it for the summer public programs for finding the planets before sunset....  I polar align during the daytime and use resume-from-park to be able to do a goto to Jupiter and/or Saturn.
PSA Pro looks like it will make the task much much simpler (and probably more foolproof).


On Sat, Jan 16, 2021 at 11:01 AM Don Anderson via <> wrote:
I still have it on my older Ipad and it still works.

Don Anderson

On Saturday, January 16, 2021, 11:58:47 a.m. MST, Kent Kirkley via <> wrote:

I assume if we have Astro Physics PolarAlign AP 2.7 we can continue to use it?
Kent Kirkley

-----Original Message-----
From: Marj Christen <marj@...>
To: <>
Sent: Sat, Jan 16, 2021 12:42 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] RAPAS Polar Alignment App No Longer Available in Apple App Store

Hello Don, Dale and all,

George Varros has retired and was no longer able to continue upgrading the app. We are now recommending Polar Scope Align by Dimitrios Kechagias available in the App store. There are free and Pro versions.

Links to the various apps for Windows, Android and Apple can be found in the product section for the RAPAS.

Clear Skies,

Marj Christen
Astro-Physics, Inc
11250 Forest Hills Rd
Machesney Park, IL 61115
Phone: 815-282-1513
Fax: 815-282-9847

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Dale Ghent
Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021 11:00 AM
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] RAPAS Polar Alignment App No Longer Available in Apple App Store

The A-P polar alignment app was made and maintained by George Varros, whose personal site ( also appears to be offline. Google and DuckDuckGo still point to it in relevant web search results, so it must be only recently that it went offline. I hope he's ok.

> On Jan 16, 2021, at 00:03, Don Anderson via <> wrote:
> I got an notification on my Iphone that the AP polar alignment app has been pulled from the App store. Does anyone know what's happening with this?
> Don

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