The right angle viewer and nylon connecter is a long overdue product with multiple advantages. First, it saves the user from having to stoop to look through the polarscope during celestial alighment. Second, the height of the tripod can be lowered since the user is now looking down into the polorscope. This helps to further stabilize the tripod against wind. The viewer is a nice addition to the MSM package.
Awesome! Haven't been able to field test it yet, but setting it up is easy and it works well to reduce the need to bend, which is helpful for my back. Going to utilize it when the weather permits. If you have back issues, this will be a huge help, especially on those occasions where setting up for a polar alignment takes longer than one would like. Should have done this a long time ago.
Just what I needed. My knees say thanks also
Living at 60 degrees north, I can not polar allign without Right Angle Viewfinder! My back and my neck and my age etc.
I’ve been using the MSM with moderate success, but needed to request a replacement after the unit I first received failed to track in the N orientation. I documented the issue and submitted a claim, and MSM replaced the unit. Unfortunately, the first unit purchased in time for a trip to the pacific islands and didn’t perform for me but the replacement I received operates (so far) as expected (I ran similar tests on the replacement and found it tracked as expected (see image) in both S and N directions.). But it’s now ‘out of season’ for Northern Hemisphere core MW shooting. I’ll look forward to it operating magnificently next spring, and if I can find the time for a random star tracking before then, I’m hopeful the replacement will perform well and as expected.
I try to keep my tripod and tracker close to the ground, that makes polar alignment a real pain. I’m bent over or lying on the ground. I tried the right angle finder along with the laser holder on my Skywatcher Adventure, it made alignment a breeze.
Very very easy to trasport, very easy to use and, above all... stunning price/quality ratio!
polarscope mount is a bit slacky, an not easy to adjust. that's why i give 4 starts only. Rest is very good.
Installed on my Star Adventurer Tracker without any problem : it's now a lot easier to perform polar alignment !
Works great! Highly recommend!