Polar Scope and Accessories
Polar Scope and Accessories
Polar Scope and Accessories
Polar Scope and Accessories
Polar Scope and Accessories
Polar Scope and Accessories
Polar Scope and Accessories
Polar Scope and Accessories
Polar Scope and Accessories
Polar Scope and Accessories
Polar Scope and Accessories
Polar Scope and Accessories
Polar Scope and Accessories
Polar Scope and Accessories
Polar Scope and Accessories
Polar Scope and Accessories
Polar Scope and Accessories
Polar Scope and Accessories

Polar Scope and Accessories

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Product Information

Overview

In order for any star tracker to work the way it's designed, polar alignment has to be done in the first place. It is the act of aligning the rotation axis of a star tracker in parallel with Earth's self-spin axis. How do you know when your Move Shoot Move Star Tracker's rotation axis is aligned? Well, the Polar Scope we have here does just that!


Polar Scope A Package

If you only have a MSM Star Tracker, which means you don't have a Pointer, a polar scope mount or a polar scope illuminator, this is the go-to package for you. It includes all the accessories needed to do polar alignment on a MSM Star Tracker:
  • Polar Scope A
  • Universal Mount Combo
  • Fluorescent illuminator 

Polar Scope B Package

Similar to Polar Scope A Package. Included are:
  • Polar Scope B
  • Mount For Polar Scope B (without hot shoe adapter)
  • Fluorescent illuminator 

How to use Fluorescent illuminator?

Please use your headlamp or phone light to shine the light first, the paper inside will absorb the light and then glow in the dark. If you want to test it before going out, please test it in a dark room.

This is the example of the lightened image of polar scope A

Polar Scope A/B Mount

  • Compatible both with Polar Scope type A and B
  • Built-in hot shoe adapter. In addition to mounting polar scope to MSM Star Tracker, it can also be used to mount a Pointer to your DSLR camera's hot shoe, making it easier to point your camera to sky area of interest.

Polar Scope B Mount


  • Compatible with Polar Scope Type-B only

Polar Scope A Illuminator (CNC machined)

  • Compact and rugged
  • Compatible with Polar Scope A only

Polar Scope A Illuminator (3D printed)

  • Economic
  • Compatible with Polar Scope Type-A only

Polar Scope B Illuminator (3D printed)

  • Economic
  • Compatible with Polar Scope Type-B only

Right Angle Viewfinder + Adapter

Overview
This Right Angle Viewfinder for polar scope allows a more ergonomic way to view the scope. The eyepiece is at 90 degrees to the polar scope and can be turned 360 degree about the polar scope axis. Just attach it to your polar scope, take your time and do the alignment right and thoroughly.

Features

  • Individual eyesight adjustment with built-in diopter
  • 1x and 2x switchable magnification
  • Multiple click-stop eyepiece positions to provide a variety of viewing angles

    Compatibility

    • MSM Polar Scope A
    • MSM Polar Scope B
    • Any Polar Scope with an eyepiece of a contour of a cylinder that has 
      • a height greater than 22mm
      • a diameter between 27.3 and 30.3mm

    Package Content

    Right Angle Viewfinder + Adapter

    • Right angle viewfinder

    • Right angle viewfinder adapter

    How-tos

    • Polar Alignment with Polar Scope (video)
    • Reticle Calibration (This is not required for beginners. Be sure to read this tutorial before getting started. Applying too much force on adjustment screws may break reticle frame and we will NOT be responsible.)

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 78 reviews
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    Michael Debreceni (Bothell, US)
    Easy alignment, could use clearer instructions

    I recently added the polar alignment scope to my Move Shoot Move kit, in order to get a better polar alignment than is possible with the laser. I also bought the 90 degree elbow adapter so that I wouldn't need to crouch awkwardly while getting my alignment right.

    Once I figured out how to mount the polar alignment scope and rotate the reticle to the correct position, polar alignment was simple. Clearer instructions would have been helpful here. With this said, the MSM community is very supportive and helpful, should you have questions.

    I would have loved to know:
    * Should I get version 'A' or 'B' of the kit? I chose A and it worked, but it was not clear which was best for me?
    * How do I properly mount the scope into the mounting bracket? The scope clamps in nicely but I wasn't sure I'd positioned it properly, or pushed it far enough in to the bracket. A picture or two would have helped.
    * How do I rotate the reticle to match my polar alignment app? I figured this out i the end, but it took a bit of guesswork.

    Having said that, once I had this figured out, my resulting alignment was very good - much better than I achieved with the laser.

    One other recommendation - if you have a choice between the 3D printed plastic LED illuminator or a machined metal one, pay extra for metal. It's much more durable, should you accidentally drop the alignment scope (ask me how I know).

    All in all, I highly recommend the polar alignment scope.

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    nicola lamascese (Padova, IT)
    Very good Polar scope

    I bought the polar scxope and its light as a replacement for a previous model. I found myself very well and the light illuminates the reticule very well. I can only recommend the product.

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    Scott (Abu Dhabi, AE)
    Great product to make it a complete package

    Polar scope and illuminator are great for completing the package. I’d recommend MSM make their own detailed videos on calibration and the many ways if setting up the MSM system. Relying on user YouTube is okay but things like how tight you can tighten a ball head or the science for using the Z bracket from MSM would be great.

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    Terry Robinson (Adelaide, AU)
    cloudy skies

    havent seen a blue or black sky since i purchased the polarscope, its our winter here in south australia at the moment. this year i thought id get into astro alittle more seriously and why i bought the MSM tracker. cant wait for the weather to clear in the coming month or so to get out and get some great shots. thanks, terry

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    Nemo Photographe (Montreal, CA)
    Not so easy...

    At the moment, it is probably one of the most easier and affordable kit to track stars, but it needs patience and hours of practice to get some results. Instructions are only available in English, and it would be easier if they were also in other language like French. Also, online, it could be great to have some pictures and when we select one, we have the process to get a similar result. Thanks.

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    Eugene Keith (Boston, US)
    Polar scope A

    Easier touse than I thought!! It should come with the 99 degree prism to make it easier to use.
    But a great product!!!

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    Moshe Cohen (Netivot, IL)
    I like the spirit level

    Helps to make the caliber in good way

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    Terry Koman (Pittsburgh, US)
    90 degree polar scope

    Make PA much easier

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    Georg Benzer (Berlin, DE)
    Nachthimmel Fotografie für jedermann

    Wunderbar leichtes Gerät für die Sternenfotografie.

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    Toby Young (Konarskie, PL)
    My favourite tracker to date!

    I have used my MSM several times in the field and I am delighted with the results I have obtained with it. The instructions come with hints on how to test your MSM before trying it out in the field and I consider that time well worth spent. I now use my MSM to pohtograph constellations and some deep sky objects. It takes little practice to lean how ot set up, calibrate, and run a set of photographic sequences. The laser pointer is simple to point to Polaris and holds its alignment very well for whots of up to a minute (I have not tried longer yet). I have had success with a Samyang 14mm and a Sigma 50mm Art lens. I will be pushing the boundaries of this little star tracker with longer exposure times and a Samyang 135mm lens. The MSM came well packed, ready to go, and I have not had any trouble with it yet. My main niggle is, that the instructions are rather difficult to make sense of - though it is worth the time and effort to read. Additionally, the laser pointer I received does not see to want to be properly calibrated - it is off center after adjustment. While this has not been a problem with wide field photography, I am concerned about using the 135mm lens as it is. Despite all of that, I heartily recommend the MSM. It is a more than capable travel star tracker and will remain in my collection indefinitely for those grab-and-go moments.