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Baader Planetarium MkIII Laser Colli (Laser Collimator) # LASER 2450343

4.6 (9 Reviews) Read Reviews Write Review
Brand Baader Planetarium
Part Number 2450343
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Product Info

Manufacturer Description

Features:
- All-metal design
- Ultrasharp rounded laser beam
- Designed and precision-collimated in Germany
- Use with reflectors
- Can be used for SCT collimation if you center-dot secondary first

Baader Planetarium has added a unique innovation to the laser collimator. The Laser Colli incorporates a viewable etched viewing plate which can be seen through the back of the laser collimator. This permits collimation of SCTs and small diameter closed tube Newtonians, instruments that were difficult or impossible to collimate using a conventional single beam laser collimator.

Each collimator is individually lathe aligned for accurate collimation. The one-piece die-cast and machined aluminum housing guarantees a stable alignment. The compact size and lightweight make the Laser Colli an indispensable tool that is handy to keep in anyone's eyepiece box (thought we doubt too many will find use as a keychain..).

Important note: If you plan to collimate an SCT with the Baader Laser Colli, please note that this requires you to center-dot the SCT secondary first. Please read the instructions (below) before ordering this item and before attempting collimation to make sure you are comfortable doing this.

For detailed instructions (pdf file) on how to collimate SCTs and Newtonians with the Laser Colli, please click here.

Reviews

4.6 (Based on 9 Reviews) 89% of reviewers recommended this product.
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      Review by Mark W.
      1521271764
      Mar 17, 2018

      5.0 Excellent Collimator

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      This is easily the best laser collimator I have used. It is well made and gives consistent results. I found it extremely helpful in collimating a mak-newtonian that arrived well out of adjustment.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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      Review by Jason L.
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      Apr 12, 2017

      5.0 Works great

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      Well made, easy to use. Made collimating my Newt a snap.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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      Review by Adam_Mizer of Boise, ID.
      1409961600
      Sep 5, 2014

      5.0 Fine built precision device.

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      Accurate,Easy to Use,Compact,Lightweight,Strong Construction

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      Used this product on my Celestron SCT for secondary alignment check and it also showed me my original diagonal was way out of alignment. It can be of use in any way you can get a deflection of beam back to its source. It is a simple aid to help maintain some critical alignments of glass/lenses.

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      Review by Josce of Canada.
      1401494400
      May 30, 2014

      4.0 Surprise box

      Pros:

      Accurate,Strong Construction,Compact,Lightweight,Friendly User,Easy to Use

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      Very satisfied, and quite accurate!

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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      Review by Data-Plumber of Hawaii.
      1374969600
      Jul 27, 2013

      2.0 The batteries will make you crazy

      Pros:

      Lightweight,Compact

      Cons:

      Teeny Tiny Batteries,Difficult to Use

      Comments:

      Thus thing uses three microscopic watch batteries that are nearly-impossible to get lined up and installed in the collimator. Not to mention being a hard-to-find battery. And not having the laser target tipped 45 degrees makes it hard for one person to use it to collimate a big scope.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? No
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      Review by Fabián De Guida of La Plata Buenos Aires, Argentina.
      1324252800
      Dec 18, 2011

      5.0 I will buy other products

      Pros:

      Easy to Use,Exelent,Lightweight,Strong Construction

      Cons:

      None

      Comments:

      The product is very good,easy to use contact with the seller the very good, recommended product, am amateur to astronomy and found it very easy to use. Thank you very much
      Fabain De Guida

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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      Review by Burak Yakut of Turkey.
      1307750400
      Jun 10, 2011

      5.0 Perfect

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      Strong Construction,Compact

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      This is a perfect laser colli for my f4.7 newtonian telescope. And very solid.

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      Review by Boris of Milano, Italy.
      1294012800
      Jan 2, 2011

      5.0 Good and simple, works also with SCT

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      Simple laser collimator. Can be used also with SCT scopes.

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      Review by Keith of Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
      1243382400
      May 26, 2009

      5.0 A Newtonians' Best Friend

      Pros:

      Easy to use,Quality Construction,Compact,Accurate

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      2" would be awesome

      Comments:

      Do yourself and your Newtonian a favour by keeping your mirrors inline. The assurance provided by accurate collimation guarantees that your viewing experience is as optically aligned as possible. With fast, large Newtonian telescopes the potential for misalignment from seemingly small knocks and bumps is high. A quick collimation check using this uniquely ergonomical device is invaluable.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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