The Ioptron laser kit allows me to quickly align my tracker with Polaris so I may spend more time taking my intended sky object.
Using this made it easy to align the Star Adventurer 2i by getting it close to Polaris. It was then easy to do a final alignment with the polar scope because Polaris was easily visible and only slightly out of position. Really pleased I purchased this.
Made polar alignment incredibly easy. After using the laser, Polaris was right in the finder scope field of view, easy to find and refine. Complete polar alignment took less than a minute - incredible!
I absolutely love how easy this laser kit makes it to do a quick polar alignment! I turn the laser on while I level the mount and get it pointed at Polaris! Then I use my ASI Air to finish the polar alignment! So much quicker and easier than before. No more cranking my head around to look through the polar scope! Love it!
I use this kit every time I polar align. It’s good for landscape astrophotography and for deep sky after adjusting the alignment slightly afterwards. It’s certainly sped my workflow up considerably and would recommend it to anyone. I even reviewed it on my Facebook page, Northern skies photography. Thanks move shoot move.
It saves so much time with aligning my star adventure. Makes it super easy and precise.
I have not had a chance to really use it yet. I live near Ottawa Canada and the temperature at this time of year is way too cold to be outside.
The product is well constructed though and really satisfied with that aspect.
The design has inspired me to develop a dyi project that uses a similar laser to easily point my scope (internally) to any point in the sky. This works really well!
device works as described, very helpful in alignment
It made things so much faster doing polar alignment
I use the laser pointer on a SkyWatcher GTI, it makes polar alignment so much easier. Adjust the tracking mount, so that the laser is pointing at Polaris, then final alignment using the polar scope is just a matter of a few tweaks.Have two minute exposures without any sign of star trails