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Baader Planetarium Laser Colli MKIII Laser Collimator

Item# AAS005
 
4.0

(14 Ratings)

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  • LaserColli incorporates a viewable etched viewing plate
  • One-Piece Die-Cast and Machined Aluminum
  • Compact and Lightweight
  • Can collimate SCT and Newtonian Telescopes
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Description

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 (though we doubt too many will find use as a keychain).
CHOKING HAZARD - small parts may pose a risk to children under 6 yrs.

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2 Year Manufacturers Warranty

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Baader Planetarium

Telescope Accessories Series

Laser Colli

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Baader Planetarium Laser Colli MKIII Laser Collimator
 
4.2

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Strong construction (6)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Widely compatible adapter (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy (11)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (10), Avid adventurer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Don't listen to the "poor reviewers"

    I know that there are at least two reviews ahead of me that show this product in a negative light but the "problem" that they're having isn't really a problem at all, th...Read complete review

    I know that there are at least two reviews ahead of me that show this product in a negative light but the "problem" that they're having isn't really a problem at all, those people just aren't very smart. You see collimating is usually a pretty tricky thing and this product makes it VERY easy to do. Their problem is that every time they collimate using this product then remove the laser coli and put it right back in again, it's different(they must not have read the manual that came with it because it clearly addresses this issue). The answer to their "problem" is that you MUST make sure that you insert the collimator EXACTLY the same way every time and then in tern insert your eyepieces the same way. Insert both the adapter and the coli with the tightening screws facing upwards and with consistent force every time and you'll be fine...

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Completely useless for collimating

    I found this to be completely useless. How you tighten the screws on the visual back tilts this in a different direction each time making collimation impossible. The manual doesn't comment on this problem....Read complete review

    I found this to be completely useless. How you tighten the screws on the visual back tilts this in a different direction each time making collimation impossible. The manual doesn't comment on this problem.

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    5.0

    No-one w/ telescope should be without

    By Norma

    from BUTTE,MT

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Great Optics
    • Strong Construction
    • Widely Compatible Adapter

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy
      • Astrophotography
      • Can use whenever you need
      • Terrestrial Viewing
      • Travel

      Comments about Baader Planetarium Laser Colli MKIII Laser Collimator:

      Excellent collimator. Easy to use, easy to store with telescope. Excellent results, easy to understand instructions.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Baader Planetarium Laser Collimator

      By Roncof

      from Bend, OR

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Great Optics
      • Widely Compatible Adapter

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy

        Comments about Baader Planetarium Laser Colli MKIII Laser Collimator:

        Nicely made. Instructions good for NT, minimal for SCT. Had a little trouble getting it to go back in the same place once removed. Would say it's good for rough alignment, but you will have star align after.

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        4.0

        Laser Colli

        By john

        from Aiken, SC

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Astronomy

          Comments about Baader Planetarium Laser Colli MKIII Laser Collimator:

          I use the device to collimate my Reflecting telescope. This speeds up the effort considerably.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Excellent quality / accurate collimator

          By LukeBB

          from Vermont

          About Me Professional Guide

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate
          • Easy To Use
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Battery hungry

          Best Uses

          • Astronomy
          • Collimation

          Comments about Baader Planetarium Laser Colli MKIII Laser Collimator:

          This is by far the best collimator I have used in a long time , easy to use and highly accurate . I owned the Mark II version and did not like it , the on/off switch was baddly designed and the whole thing appeared cheap and the key holder was useless . This Mark III is vastly improved with a real on/off switch , rubber sleeve for positive grip at night , easy battery access and bright beam with the best centering system . The only drawback is that it uses the odd battery size L41 and they last a shorter time than the other collimator I have used . They are though cheap when you buy them online , I just bought a 20 pack of Maxell for less than [$] , that will last me a while . All in all excellent product with high quality components , it would of get a 5 if not for the battery hungryness.

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          5.0

          Two thumbs up!

          By astroredneck

          from Illinois

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Astronomy

              Comments about Baader Planetarium Laser Colli MKIII Laser Collimator:

              I was impressed with the manufacture and ease of use of this collimator. Purchased it for my newt and wow it was easy! I will never leave home without it!

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