This is the Laser Pointer for Astrophotography.
This Laser 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!
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I'm delighted with the new updated MSM pointer. The new version has the ability to be adjusted which makes it even more accurate. As like the initial pointer, polar alignment is easy to achieve in a few seconds.
Works like a charm and good value for the money
I am very satisfied, with the star tracking feature as well with the timelapse option,
Pointer for Polar Alignment
I only bought a laser pointer and two brackets; the mount bracket and a camera mount bracket.
Other than some shipping problems, the laser pointer and brackets are great. The brackets are metal, not plastic, and solid. The laser pointer is compact and powerful.
Support from MSM was excellent! Prompt and courteous.
I would buy from MSM again.
1) Laser pointer w/ camera mount (laser on)
2) Laser pointer w/ camera mount
I have used it multiple times now, it has provided an accurate enough alignment to use long telephoto lenses (300mm) for exposure times of 30 seconds with no star trailing. One word of warning though, my polar scope was not calibrated, and in order to get the most accurate results I did have to calibrate it. There are several YouTube video's on doing this, but it is a little tricky. So make sure you test yours first, and if needed perform a calibration.
I have not had a chance to use it.now that the MilkyWay is up,the moon has been up and cloudy. I’m looking forward to using it.
A star tracker that you can slip in your pocket is a rarity but add ease of use and the MSM is a great little product. Polar aligning with the laser is quick and simple so this product is ideal for beginners or astrophotographers on the move.
The MSM also has a great community for help and support.
This works extremely well when using focal lengths of 50mm or wider and you don't push shutterspeeds above 60s or so.
My favourite focal length for Milky Way astroscapes is 35mm as it produces shots with lovely details of the Milky Way and there i regularly use 90s as my exposure time together with an aperture of f2.8, for sharpness and less vignetting, on relatively low ISOs for astroscapes (below ISO1000).