Quick Polar Finder (iOptron Skyguider Pro/Skywatcher Star Adventurer/Skywatcher Star Adventurer2i )
Quick Polar Finder (iOptron Skyguider Pro/Skywatcher Star Adventurer/Skywatcher Star Adventurer2i )
Quick Polar Finder (iOptron Skyguider Pro/Skywatcher Star Adventurer/Skywatcher Star Adventurer2i )
Quick Polar Finder (iOptron Skyguider Pro/Skywatcher Star Adventurer/Skywatcher Star Adventurer2i )
Quick Polar Finder (iOptron Skyguider Pro/Skywatcher Star Adventurer/Skywatcher Star Adventurer2i )
Quick Polar Finder (iOptron Skyguider Pro/Skywatcher Star Adventurer/Skywatcher Star Adventurer2i )
Quick Polar Finder (iOptron Skyguider Pro/Skywatcher Star Adventurer/Skywatcher Star Adventurer2i )

Quick Polar Finder (iOptron Skyguider Pro/Skywatcher Star Adventurer/Skywatcher Star Adventurer2i )

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We ship worldwide. 

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🇺🇸 US warehouse, for our US users, parcel usually arrives in 1-7 days.

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Tips before purchase

For Skywatcher users, 

The adapter will fit the polar scope with a diameter of around 29.03mm. 

For iOptron users, 

Please check the housing around the polar scope of your iOptron before you purchase.
There are 2 versions of iOptron adapters,


1) the first version-threaded part inside


Please choose this version if the housing around the polar scope of iOptron Skyguider Pro has internal threads
Please refer to the example below.

 

2) the second version-threaded part outside

Please choose this version if the housing around the polar scope of iOptron Skyguider Pro has outside threads.
Please refer to the example below.

 
credit to @Oliver Zhang

Check how "Quick Polar Finder" works!

Quick Polar Finder for Skywatcher Star Adventurer/Skywatcher Star Adventurer2i

Quick Polar Finder for iOptron Skyguider Pro

Introduction

Polar aligning with laser pointer is intuitive, convenient and starter friendly, but it's only possible with Move Shoot move star tracker up to now. We want to share the pleasure of laser with other popular star trackers, namely, SkyWatcher Star Adventurer and iOptron SkyGuider pro.

Introducing Quick Polar Finder. Attach it to your equatorial mount, aim the laser beam for Polaris and you've got a fairly close alignment. For Astro-landscape photography, you are good to start shooting right away. For deep space object photography, simply take the Quick Polar Finder off and do an accurate alignment with the polar scope. In either case, you get to shoot the sky in much less time and probably save your back in the long run.

A thank you note

Glen Tillyard's 'loo roll' laser adapter for his SkyWatcher Star Adventurer inspired us to redesign our initial prototype. We appreciate his kind disclosure of this genius work!

Notice

  • Quick Polar Finder only works at locations where Polaris is visible.
  • Quick Polar Finder includes a 520-532nm laser pointer with an output less than 5mw. Please refer to local laws for regulation on laser products before purchasing.

Specification

For iOptron SkyGuider Pro

Material

Aluminum alloy

Color

Black

Dimension(mm)

40*40*31.5

Weight(g)

82.5g(pointer included)

Compatibility

iOptron Skyguider pro



For Skywatcher Star Adventurer

Material

Aluminum alloy

Color

Black

Dimension(mm)

35*37.5*40.5

Weight(g)

107.6g(pointer included)

Compatibility

Skywatcher Star Adventurer


Installation

1) Remove the cap of the pointer

2) Screw the pointer into the adapter

3) Mount the Quick Polar Finder to the polar scope port of Skywatcher Star Adventurer*/ iOptron Skyguider Pro.


Installation done.

Package Contents:

Option 1: For iOptron SkyGuider Pro
Quick Polar Finder x 1


Option 2: For Skywatcher Star Adventurer

Quick Polar Finder x 1
Nylon Screw (M10*15)x 1

*For the Skywatcher Star Adventurer, when properly installed, Quick Polar Finder will not be perfectly aligned with the polar scope. This is normal and it's been tested that the laser beam will go straight through the polar scope, thus not affecting polar alignment.

Customer Reviews

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TingSern Wong (Singapore, SG)
It works :-) ... except the battery (as usual) - very hard to find spares

I have no issues with the laser itself - but, it will work for "rough pointing" of the Adventurer 2i to the destination star. The exact alignment - still must depend on visual sighting with the polar scope. But for wide angle photography (24mm and wider) - where accurate alignment is not that necessary - it works.

Getting spare batteries and a charger is more problematic - not easy to find.

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Michael McKeag (Seattle, US)
iOptron Sky Guider Pro Initial Polar Alignment Much Easier Now

The MSM tracker with its bracket-mounted laser introduced me to the convenience of laser-assisted initial polar alignment. I then used the MSM laser for initial polar alignment of my iOptron Sky Guider Pro as well, by holding the laser so it beamed through the Sky Guider’s polar scope. It was tricky to hold the laser in the exact position while adjusting mount azimuth and altitude with the other hand, but worth the effort. When MSM announced their Quick Polar Finder I ordered one immediately. It mates securely to the Sky Guider polar scope, leaving both hands free for azimuth and altitude adjustment, and the Quick Polar Finder is a permanent part of my Sky Guider kit. I’m no longer borrowing the laser from the MSM kit. Initial laser alignment ensures that Polaris is within the polar scope field of view, ready for fine polar alignment.

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Larry M. (Wesley Chapel, US)
Quick Polar Finder iOptron Skyguider Pro/Skywatcher

This product makes locking in on the north star so much easier. For the nominal cost of the polar finder it's a no brainer. Makes astrophotography so much more enjoyable.

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Unai (Azpeitia, ES)
Very useful

It makes the work much easier to make a quick approach to the polar star, and it is even perfectly valid to make an approximate polar alignment with my star-tracker.

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Amol Wadwalkar (Issaquah, US)
An absolute neccessity

I don’t usually write reviews, but I had to for this excellent product. I purchased an iOptron Starguider Pro and for the first couple of days, it was very difficult to align Polaris in the small telescope view of the StarGuider as in the dark spots, there are no many stars closer to it. This little tool makes star align so easy even if you reach the spot after it’s dark ( it’s somehow easier to find and align Polaris without this tool if you are at the spot during twilight ).

The customer support is also great as the team reached out to me to confirm my SkyGuider Pro compatibility before shipping the product.

It’s a worthy investment for anyone using Star Guiders without laser guide.

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Moshe Cohen (Tel Aviv, IL)
Very helpfull

It makes the calibration easy

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R.D. (Chippenham, GB)
Skywatcher star adventurer

This pointer fits the skywatcher star adventurer mini as well as its bigger brother, looking forward to trying it out soon, maybe even tonight?

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Werner (Mauthausen, AT)
Perfect

The Quick Polar Finder makes it easy to align the Tracker to Polaris - it fits perfect on my SkyGuider.

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Vince (Port Coquitlam, CA)
Polar align in seconds!

I previously owned the MSM tracker with the laser pointer and loved how quick and easy it was to polar align. When I upgraded to the SWSA, I sorely missed the laser pointer so much that I actually hot glue gunned a cold shoe on the side of the SWSA and used the laser pointer from the MSM.

Fast forward a couple months and they came out with a laser pointer specifically for the SWSA and it has been so worth it! Once I calibrated my laser pointer, I was able to get locked on Polaris in seconds. If I wanted to after, I could remove the ladder and precisely polar align with the scope. This little tool has saved me minutes and the hassle of polar aligning with the SWSA. I highly recommend this item. If you do get this, make sure to calibrate the laser pointer first so that way it is in alignment.

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Florian F. (Geseke, DE)
Great tool

This small gadget makes working with the Star Adventurer a lot easier and quicker, love it!