received the polar scope right angle viewer on time, great piece of equipment I can now do a polar alignment with out getting on my née
This product is definitely a step up from the shitty wire illuminator that came with the scope. However it would have been 20 x better if it was a button. Why would it be a twist mechanism? Only a child with tiny fingers would be able to operate it effectively. In the cold? Forget about it. Really needs to be changed to a button. Seriously. Easy fix. Fix it.
Bought the polar Scope Illuminator in the hope the device would illuminate polar field. After a few adjustments the product worked as advertised.
I recently added the polar alignment scope to my Move Shoot Move kit, in order to get a better polar alignment than is possible with the laser. I also bought the 90 degree elbow adapter so that I wouldn't need to crouch awkwardly while getting my alignment right.
Once I figured out how to mount the polar alignment scope and rotate the reticle to the correct position, polar alignment was simple. Clearer instructions would have been helpful here. With this said, the MSM community is very supportive and helpful, should you have questions.
I would have loved to know:
* Should I get version 'A' or 'B' of the kit? I chose A and it worked, but it was not clear which was best for me?
* How do I properly mount the scope into the mounting bracket? The scope clamps in nicely but I wasn't sure I'd positioned it properly, or pushed it far enough in to the bracket. A picture or two would have helped.
* How do I rotate the reticle to match my polar alignment app? I figured this out i the end, but it took a bit of guesswork.
Having said that, once I had this figured out, my resulting alignment was very good - much better than I achieved with the laser.
One other recommendation - if you have a choice between the 3D printed plastic LED illuminator or a machined metal one, pay extra for metal. It's much more durable, should you accidentally drop the alignment scope (ask me how I know).
All in all, I highly recommend the polar alignment scope.
I bought the polar scxope and its light as a replacement for a previous model. I found myself very well and the light illuminates the reticule very well. I can only recommend the product.
Polar scope and illuminator are great for completing the package. I’d recommend MSM make their own detailed videos on calibration and the many ways if setting up the MSM system. Relying on user YouTube is okay but things like how tight you can tighten a ball head or the science for using the Z bracket from MSM would be great.
havent seen a blue or black sky since i purchased the polarscope, its our winter here in south australia at the moment. this year i thought id get into astro alittle more seriously and why i bought the MSM tracker. cant wait for the weather to clear in the coming month or so to get out and get some great shots. thanks, terry
At the moment, it is probably one of the most easier and affordable kit to track stars, but it needs patience and hours of practice to get some results. Instructions are only available in English, and it would be easier if they were also in other language like French. Also, online, it could be great to have some pictures and when we select one, we have the process to get a similar result. Thanks.
Easier touse than I thought!! It should come with the 99 degree prism to make it easier to use.
But a great product!!!
Helps to make the caliber in good way