This Right-Angle Finder along with the powerful Green Laser attachment make using the Sky-Watcher Adventurer GTI mount more pleasurable when polar aligning. I'm getting too old to be a contortionist!
Great little tool for the polar scope, makes Polaris alignment so much easier.
My first opportunity to use the right angle polar scope viewfinder was polar aligning an iOptron SkyGuider Pro in preparation for recording the Perseid meteor shower with 14mm lens on full frame DSLR tracking the radiant. Accurate polar alignment was a not a necessity in this case, but so easy and pleasant to perform, why not?
Excellent product and shipped very quickly.
Back Saver - Right Angle Viewfinder for Polarscope
I have lower back issues, and crawling down to align my star tracker through the built-in scope was a real challenge at times. The MSM right angle view finder let me polar align my tracker so much more easily -- me and my back are much happier! The finder is easy to use and the focus works smoothly.
Works well, reasonable price. And a must for a polar scope when you are north of latitude 60 degrees.
I have not had many opportunities to use it yet but it works as described once you get it positioned right. I’m using it on Skywatcher mounts with internal polariscopes. For my backyard setup I don’t really need it, it’s easier to just sit down below the mount than fiddle with getting the angle finder positioned right, maybe a parallax issue and I wear glasses - but the 2x magnifier is very useful for more critical polar circle alignment. Perhaps in different environments where getting down on the ground would be a problem then the right angle will be more useful to me.
The polar scope has taken the hard work out of polar alignment for me. It’s easy to use and saves me getting neck and back pain from squatting down and looking up in awkward positions. The luminous component to light up the reticle works well too. An added bonus is that you can use the right angled viewer on your camera eyepiece too using one of the supplied eyepiece adaptors.
This right angle viewer is easy to use and is a real lower back saver. I highly recommend it.