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
Not dependable. Don't bother ordering and WAITING for US delivery - I wasted time waiting for US shipment - ended up days later they responded they didn't have it in the warehouse - further delaying shipment even more time.
In the past, it took me quite a while to align Polaris and fine tune the reticle view. On the first night I tried the new laser MSM kit to align, I got completely aligned in less that 2 minutes and was able to take 3'30" photos with NO star trails. Fantastic product.