Purchased the Laser Kit to use with the polar scope with my Star Watcher HEQ5 Mount. Also fits on the MSM polar scope attachment. Really appreciate the battery charger. Very easy to use and accurate! Makes polar alignment quick, easy and accurate! The illumination that came with the laser kit is fantastic. Now all I need are a few more clear nights.
Makes it alot easier to polar align
I brought the laser kit to fit my IOPtron skyguider and basically it is a cracking piece of equipment. Finding Polaris is now so much easier than looking through the reticle wish all the various positions you have to get in to view through it. I was skeptical at first but not anymore I love it the setting up time is greatly reduced. I tend to shoot with medium to wide lenses not tried with a long lens but certainly give it a go and if the results are like my wide shots will be seriously impressed.
I bought this product on a lark, thinking I might use it when I take my mount to new locations and need to polar align. I was unsure if it would work with my HEQ5 Skywatcher mount, since it is not advertised as fitting it, but it worked like a charm! The adapter slips right over the polar scope and tightens down securely with a thumb screw. The laser is VERY powerful and shines right through the polar scope optics and up to Polaris in a visible green line (it also looks very cool). You then make the necessary adjustments to the alt-az screws and pop the adapter back off. When I did, polaris was right in the center of my reticle and I completed the alignment adjustments in under 30s. A very helpful and necessary tool if you take your scope to new locations.
Instantly gets the pole star aligned within the polar scope using the laser pointer and adjustments. A simple idea but oh so effective!
A lovely product from MSM. Easy to set up, I yet gave to fine tune using the supplied Allen keys. Gives a good green light to point to Polaris, much better than kneeling in the ground! Well constructed and would recommend.
Great little item, only issue is that does seem to sit very slightly off centre (English spelling) when the screw is tightened leavin a few 'thou' gap on one side, weather so poor for past month I have been unable to try it out but I anticipate it will be good and the tiny gap issue will not be of any consequence. Rgds Gordon
This is a very helpful piece when shooting the night sky. Makes it so much easier to find the north star. Easy setup, very nice piece to add to my camera gear.
Fits perfectly. Made well! Polar alignment is so much easier. Almost perfect for shorter exposures! This is a must have!
Très bonne idée! Beaucoup plus facile d'ajuster le téléscope sur la bonne étoile. Tiens bien et se visse bien. Je l'ai utilisé pour 3 sessions à date et tout va bien. Je possède celui pour ioptron avec filetage intérieur.