Polar Scope and Accessories
Polar Scope and Accessories
Polar Scope and Accessories
Polar Scope and Accessories
Polar Scope and Accessories
Polar Scope and Accessories
Polar Scope and Accessories
Polar Scope and Accessories
Polar Scope and Accessories
Polar Scope and Accessories

Polar Scope and Accessories

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$79.98
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$69.98
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Product Information

Overview

In order for any star tracker to work the way it's designed, polar alignment has to be done in the first place. It is the act of aligning the rotation axis of a star tracker in parallel with Earth's self-spin axis. How do you know when your Move Shoot Move Star Tracker's rotation axis is aligned? Well, the Polar Scope we have here does just that!


Polar Scope A Package

If you only have a MSM Star Tracker, which means you don't have a Pointer, a polar scope mount or a polar scope illuminator, this is the go-to package for you. It includes all the accessories needed to do polar alignment on a MSM Star Tracker:
  • Polar Scope A
  • Mount For Polar Scope A/B (with built-in hot shoe adapter)
  • Polar Scope A Illuminator (3D printed)

Polar Scope B Package

Similar to Polar Scope A Package. Included are:
  • Polar Scope B
  • Mount For Polar Scope B (without hot shoe adapter)
  • Polar Scope B Illuminator (3D printed)

Polar Scope A/B Mount

  • Compatible both with Polar Scope type A and B
  • Built-in hot shoe adapter. In addition to mounting polar scope to MSM Star Tracker, it can also be used to mount a Pointer to your DSLR camera's hot shoe, making it easier to point your camera to sky area of interest.

Polar Scope B Mount


  • Compatible with Polar Scope Type-B only

Polar Scope A Illuminator (CNC machined)

  • Compact and rugged
  • Compatible with Polar Scope A only

Polar Scope A Illuminator (3D printed)

  • Economic
  • Compatible with Polar Scope Type-A only

Polar Scope B Illuminator (3D printed)

  • Economic
  • Compatible with Polar Scope Type-B only

 

How-tos

  • Polar Alignment with Polar Scope (video)
  • Reticle Calibration (This is not required for beginners. Be sure to read this tutorial before getting started. Applying too much force on adjustment screws may break reticle frame and we will NOT be responsible.)

Customer Reviews

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Izak Kapilevich (San Jose, US)
Good portable tracker, user manual is poor and accessories are OK but do not match the shown use ...

I used this tracker for wide field photography and was very happy with my results but when I tried a longer focal length lens I could not get it to work right with the green laser pointer as there is too much wiggle room and the laser setting is not very fixed. I then realized I need to buy the polar alignment scope. which works better for longer focal length photography. I love that its all small and portable but I do not like that the user manual is horrible and leaves too much unanswered. I had to use U Tube and watch multiple videos but I still dont know the best recommended way to use it.

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Darren Creighton
Polar Scope with illuminator - for use in Southern hemisphere

I ordered the polar scope to help align my tracker in remote NZ with no phone signal or internet connection.

The product is well made and communication throughout order/delivery process was excellent.

I have only used the scope under Bortle class 1 skies and it works very well. Compared to finding Polaris in the Northern hemisphere, Sigma Octantis is far fainter and not as easy to find, however with a bit of practice I have found I can now accurately align my tracker in under 5 minutes, on a clear night.

Note: I use the polar scope with the wedge to enable very small accurate adjustments.

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Claudia (Hemau, DE)
Great products

I‘m very happy and satisfied with the great products

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Mauro Cirigliano (Naples, IT)
Now it's perfect

The Polar scope with illuminator has finally arrived!
Now I can be even more accurate in aiming :D

The shoot move is already excellent in its "Kit B" configuration where the fast laser pointer is included, but with this scope I can get even better performance!!!

If you want to read my review and get a discount code check here:
https://www.maurocirigliano.com/en/move-shoot-move-2-in-1-star-tracker-review/

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Martí Vila (Sant Cugat del Vallès, ES)
Great tracker!! But...

The tracker works as expected. Better than expected if we lokk at it's price, but if you want to shoot with a telephoto, you'll need the polar scooe, and a great ball head or similar. Because it's very difficult to point to polaris.

As the rotator is lightweigth, the camera and telephoto are harder than the ballhead and it moves very easily.

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Rick Aeschliman Aeschliman (Grass Valley, US)
Best rotator for the money!

Works great and can easily sight polaris for Milky Way shots using only the laser. Big bonus is that it is light enough to take backpacking.

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Jay B (Seocho-gu, KR)

Polar scope with illuminator

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Henry Bird (Bridgend, GB)
Excellent Polar Alignment!

Move Shoot Move have made Astro photography so much easier for me! With the polar scope I can make an even sharper image with pin point stars as it’s easy to set up and polar align!

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Francesco Grieco (Naples, IT)
Polar Scope

Useful combined with laser pointer, especially if you want to reach higher focal lenght such as 200mm and longer exposure time.
Remember to calibrate it first!
And I suggest a prism to correct the upside down image..

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Tomás Regueiro (Monterrey, MX)
Excellent

It is very easy to use and helps you a lot to calibrate your rotor

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