Phone Mount for Polar Alignment & Milkyway Photography
Phone Mount for Polar Alignment & Milkyway Photography
Phone Mount for Polar Alignment & Milkyway Photography
Phone Mount for Polar Alignment & Milkyway Photography
Phone Mount for Polar Alignment & Milkyway Photography
Phone Mount for Polar Alignment & Milkyway Photography
Phone Mount for Polar Alignment & Milkyway Photography
Phone Mount for Polar Alignment & Milkyway Photography
Phone Mount for Polar Alignment & Milkyway Photography
Phone Mount for Polar Alignment & Milkyway Photography
Phone Mount for Polar Alignment & Milkyway Photography
Phone Mount for Polar Alignment & Milkyway Photography
Phone Mount for Polar Alignment & Milkyway Photography
Phone Mount for Polar Alignment & Milkyway Photography
Phone Mount for Polar Alignment & Milkyway Photography

Phone Mount for Polar Alignment & Milkyway Photography

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Hi friends,

Thanks to Mr.Steven who kept pushing us on this, also thanks to Stephen Dyer, he suggested this mount from last year.

Finally, it's ready!

If you are in the Southern Hemisphere, this phone mount is a must-have.

Please feel free to contact us anytime, any questions.

Cheers,

John

Why do I need it?

Actually, there are many cases when laser pointers or polar scopes are not possible in field, so polar alignment with phone apps is quite convenient from this aspect and a phone mount is in need then.

Here are some common situations when you would like to use it:

  • in countries like Australia and Switzerland where laser pointers are mostly banned
  • when buildings, mountains, etc. blocking the sky ahead of you that you could not point to Polaris
  • in locations such as airports and observatories where laser pointers are not allowed

 

For polar alignment with phones, the Phone Mount is adjustable, easy to use, and light-weight, with the phone-holder part free to rotate.

  • free to rotate the phone-holder part
  • extendable grip enabling to adjust the phone-holder part for your phone size
  • soft padding to securely holds your device
  • fit for both 3/8"-16 and 1/4"-20 screws

 

Specifications:

Wide compatibility: 60mm-93mm, 2.36”-3.66”

Max load: 2kg

Item weight: 0.352lbs(0.16kg)

Material: aluminum alloy

 

How to mount it?

Please use the 3/8 screw coming with the tracker to attach the phone mount to the bubble level side.

 

How to do polar alignment with phones?

Please directly check the video guide here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Ycn7IuChTIWYfyvZxAaVLttTkx5GaibM/view?usp=sharing

  1. Set up well your Rotator and camera.
  2. Mount the Phone Mount to the Rotator, your phone to the Phone Mount.
  3. Open a planetarium app and go to its AR feature, look for North/South Pole(depends on the hemisphere you're in) with the app. 
4. Adjust your setup's gesture until your phone is aligned with polar on the app.

    There you go, ready to shoot!

     

     

     

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    Carlos Aragon

    Phone Mount for Polar Alignment & Milkyway Photography

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    Jill Johnson Johnson (Arvada, US)
    iPhone polar alignment.... it's great for the visually impaired

    It it weren't for 'autofocus' and LED screen magnification, my photography hobby/career would be in real trouble. I'm not blind, but I have visual impairment due to macular degeneration and viewing things through a view finder or telescope is challenging. Now, thanks to iPhone polar alignment with PhotoPills, I can actually do some astrophotography of the Milky Way. Using the bracket to attach my iPhone to the MoveShootMove rotator, I can polar align on the phone screen, even if I can't see Polaris due to clouds, trees, houses, mountains, or bad eyes.

    On three different attempts I've been able to get good enough polar alignment to shoot using a 20mm lens with exposures of 1-2 minutes to get nice pinpoint stars. I have not tried longer lenses yet or longer exposure times, so I can't speak to ultimate limitations, but for me, it's been wonderful.

    I actually bought the polarscope and laser pointer along with the iPhone bracket so I have all the options, but it's possible I'll never even bother with those other two methods, at least not for Milky Way and big sky photography.

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    Alvaro Navea (Ovalle, CL)
    Gratamente sorprendido

    Muy buena la compra, me sorprendió los buenos resultados que he obtenido con la MSM. Totalmente recomendable

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    Stuart Buckingham (Hull, GB)
    Brilliant piece of kit!

    So I have spent ages faffing around with the laser, trying to get it calibrated properly only to find on the cold winter nights it's deader than tank tops before I've been able to finish setting up. 'Try the polarscope' I thought, only to find that it isn't that easy to find Polaris under a Bortle 7 sky, and it's awkward to peer through, although the right-angled attachment makes this easier - but if you have trees or buildings in the way it becomes impossible. Step forward the mobile phone holder - it's easy to ensure it's parallel with the MSM, and with an AI app like Photopills the alignment is really straightforward, even if Polaris cannot be seen. I watched some of the videos on YouTube and was set up within a few minutes. It's also great for finding the various celestial targets - again with Photopills (other AI apps are available!!!). The holder is well-constructed and very easy to attach parallel to the MSM, and if you're in the southern hemisphere the phone holder is utterly essential.
    I'm now just debating whether to give the MAK telescope a go...

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    James Laskin (Emiliano Zapata, MX)
    New to Astrophotography and MSM

    I am having so much fun with the MSM. - Milk Way, star trails and soon I’ll try a longer lens for some more distant objects. While to learning cure has been steep, the support from MSM as well as the MSM FaceBook has been incredible. Initially I had some questions regarding my purchase and setup for the MSM people and each time they responded within 24 hours with detailed information, and links to appropriate documentation and videos. Since that time I have been an active member of the MSM FaceBook, the most helpful, safe and supportive FaceBook group that I have ever been a part of. In addition the moderators, respond quickly and with great patience even to the most simple questions.

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    Lorri Adams (Tauranga, NZ)
    Exactly what I was after

    Makes aligning with the south pole a piece of cake, my phone works better than my eyes, LOL.

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    john kilcullen kilcullen (Manchester, GB)
    Star tracker

    I have now purchased several product including Mak 90 telescope . Sky tracker .lens dew heater and a polar scope all are well made and easy to use for the beginner like myself .I would definitely buy from them again and recommend to friends

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    Maciek Malicki Malicki (Harare, ZW)
    Over the moon

    Customer service - I rate 5 hundred stars

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    iain bell (Waterview, NZ)
    MSM phone mount

    This mount is a must have in the Southern Hemisphere, used alongside the PhotoPills app alignment is a piece of cake. Very happy with the ease of setup and use

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    Danny Ambida Ambida (Belconnen, AU)
    MSM Phone Mount

    I live in Australia and being located in the Southern hemisphere i am using MSM phone mount. It was very easy to setup with the tracker. Never had any problem for using it with my phone and Photopills app. Highly recommended.