The laser kit works great, helps a lot. Only problem was the large amount of time it took to get here.
Definitely recommend this little gadget. Watch the video on the website, you really can find polaris and set up the tracker in a very quick time. No more hunting around for an hour (and I have done that!!), it works like a charm
Tried the laser with the my Iptron Skugiuider Pro. Made aligning with the North Star quite easy. For the type of photography I was doing that night I didn’t use the rectical for absolute alightment. My tracked images of the Milky Way turn out great. This is a very helpful product, juswt screw onto the IOptron and line up. Do be careful and look for airplanes.
This really simplifies polar alignment. I also use it to point to my object, and finding that spot with a 500mm lens is really efficient.
I bought this based on reviews and You Tube videos to help to polar align my Star Adventurer 2i and it does a great job to help fine tune the procedure.
I recently purchased a Sky Watcher Star Adventurer 2i and the addition of laser alignment makes the polar alignment process as easy as with the MSM laser/polarscope process. Very easy to set up, and greatly speeds up getting a rough alignment on Polaris.
It saves me a lot of time!
Great laser, time saver. Makes polar alignment tons easier.
Polar alignment has always been a pain...this laser fixes that and makes it super simple. I have the iOptron Skyguider Pro. I screw it in, shoot the laster, and point to Polaris. It gets me to where Polaris is in the polar scope 100% of the time, on the first try. No going back and forth, hunting, wondering if I have the right star. It's visual, it's simple and it's quick! I then make fine adjustments from there, and I'm off and running. I can't recommend this enough. It's the best $50 I've spent on improving my enjoyment of astrophotography bar none!!!
This is a cracking piece of kit. Take the time to accurately align it and it will put the pole star right in the centre of the grid. All you then need to do is the final fine alignment with the polar scope. For a wide lens 14 or 21 I found the just the laser align was just fine at 90secs exposure