This is Star Pointer for Astrophotography.
This Star Pointer can be used for Astro shooting, act as simple polar alignment without the equatorial mount.
- Switch to the newest plastic screw for the mount to protect your Rotator's surface from scratch.
Laser Product, please don't aim the laser pointer at a person's head or eye!
The star pointer(2nd gen) really improved the speed of polar alignment. It came with an adapter for mounting to the body of the MSM rotator.
2 small items would make this perfect.
1. I noticed there were some play with the adapter when the laser was tighten down with the plastic screw. A piece of tape was all it needed to fix the issue.
2. It would be nice to have an option to buy a battery charger thru the MSM site along with the laser.
This works very well. The adjustment screws did their job. When combined with the Polar scope and wedge, alignment is now very easy.
Found that it was the solution to getting sharp images of the stars and galaxy.
like that one can adjust laser alignment, wish they had battery charger available
A good product, amping it will also work by very cold temperatures that we know here in the Kirghiz winter
It is excellent, only when I bought it I thought it came with the base to be installed in the MSM
Got an replacement for the fried laser. Excellent customer service and semi-fast delivery.
With this laser pointer you can align the MSM more precisely than before. I wish this option would have existed at my original purchase.
A simple idea that I use all the time. A laser pointer to do quick polar alignment is about as easy to use as it gets. It is all you need for wide field of view photography. If you want to do deep space photography (narrow view) it also helps you greatly... gets you 99% aligned so you can fine tune with the polar scope.
The laser light is very bright, and makes it seriously easy to align on Polaris. Can't be any quicker.