About this product
Latest Mk III model.
The Baader Laser Collimator has a precision-etched reticule featuring hundreds of tiny cross-hairs which light up brightly when the reflected laser beam touches them. Easily visible from any viewing angle. Even if the optics are off to a large degree, the reflected beam can be traced right through to the reticule and the telescope optics adjusted until the beam falls back on itself.
Note 1: Prior to using a laser you will need to first check/set a Newtonian telescope's secondary mirror using a sight-tube. Fortunately once set it rarely needs further adjustment.
Note 2: For any laser collimator to be effective it needs to be fitted to a well-made focuser. The regular rack-and-pinion style focuser fitted to many beginner/intermediate telescopes lacks precision and rigidity. If in doubt please contact us for advice.
|Average Rating (2 Reviews): |
Tuesday, 14 July 2020 | Clive
Having struggled with an ordinary Cheshire I decided to try a laser after seeing videos. Adjusting the secondary was a breeze, but due to the flat screen it took two of us to collimate the main mirror on my 12 inch Newtonian. The red dot on the screen was nice and bright and showed up clearly on the centre of the main mirror for the secondary adjustment. With lasers you can make the small adjustments as the locking nuts are tightened and re -check so easily any time. I didn't time it but it felt that the whole job took only a couple of minutes. Brilliant.
Best Budget Laser Collimator
Monday, 19 August 2013 | Nadeem
This is the best Budget Laser Collimator I have used. It's not going to break the bank. Most important of all, the collimator fires a single tight round laser dot. I have found it very good when collimating my F5 Newtonians.
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