NOMAD star tracker for Novice and Experienced Astrophotographers- The best gift for you and your loved ones 🎁
NOMAD star tracker for Novice and Experienced Astrophotographers- The best gift for you and your loved ones 🎁
NOMAD star tracker for Novice and Experienced Astrophotographers- The best gift for you and your loved ones 🎁
NOMAD star tracker for Novice and Experienced Astrophotographers- The best gift for you and your loved ones 🎁
NOMAD star tracker for Novice and Experienced Astrophotographers- The best gift for you and your loved ones 🎁
NOMAD star tracker for Novice and Experienced Astrophotographers- The best gift for you and your loved ones 🎁
NOMAD star tracker for Novice and Experienced Astrophotographers- The best gift for you and your loved ones 🎁
NOMAD star tracker for Novice and Experienced Astrophotographers- The best gift for you and your loved ones 🎁
NOMAD star tracker for Novice and Experienced Astrophotographers- The best gift for you and your loved ones 🎁
NOMAD star tracker for Novice and Experienced Astrophotographers- The best gift for you and your loved ones 🎁
NOMAD star tracker for Novice and Experienced Astrophotographers- The best gift for you and your loved ones 🎁
NOMAD star tracker for Novice and Experienced Astrophotographers- The best gift for you and your loved ones 🎁
NOMAD star tracker for Novice and Experienced Astrophotographers- The best gift for you and your loved ones 🎁
NOMAD star tracker for Novice and Experienced Astrophotographers- The best gift for you and your loved ones 🎁
NOMAD star tracker for Novice and Experienced Astrophotographers- The best gift for you and your loved ones 🎁
NOMAD star tracker for Novice and Experienced Astrophotographers- The best gift for you and your loved ones 🎁
NOMAD star tracker for Novice and Experienced Astrophotographers- The best gift for you and your loved ones 🎁
NOMAD star tracker for Novice and Experienced Astrophotographers- The best gift for you and your loved ones 🎁
NOMAD star tracker for Novice and Experienced Astrophotographers- The best gift for you and your loved ones 🎁
NOMAD star tracker for Novice and Experienced Astrophotographers- The best gift for you and your loved ones 🎁
NOMAD star tracker for Novice and Experienced Astrophotographers- The best gift for you and your loved ones 🎁
NOMAD star tracker for Novice and Experienced Astrophotographers- The best gift for you and your loved ones 🎁
NOMAD star tracker for Novice and Experienced Astrophotographers- The best gift for you and your loved ones 🎁
NOMAD star tracker for Novice and Experienced Astrophotographers- The best gift for you and your loved ones 🎁

NOMAD star tracker for Novice and Experienced Astrophotographers- The best gift for you and your loved ones 🎁

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Currently, we have 4 warehouses.

🇺🇸 US warehouse, for our US users, parcel usually arrives in 1-7 days.

🇪🇺 EU warehouse, for most EU countries, parcel usually arrives in 1-7 days.

🇦🇺 AU warehouse, for our Australia and New Zealand users, parcel usually arrives around 1-7 days.

🇨🇳 CN warehouse, for all countries, parcel arrives in 4-7 or 8-20 days, please check below for details.

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The origin of the NOMAD Tracker is based on user feedback and our desire to provide the easiest-to-use, most portable, inexpensive star tracker.  

What Alan Dyer Say about NOMAD?

Alan Dyer

Difference between NOMAD and MSM Rotator:

  1. Improved attachment points. The previous manufacturing tolerances were fine for Astro-landscape but deep-sky needs a firmer foundation.

    1. The MSM Rotator, due to its design, required specific weight positioning to keep the ball head secure; this has been completely eliminated.  

    2. The laser now screws into the tracker eliminating any chance of wobble.  

    3. The industry standard quick-release plate on the bottom is secured in 2 places preventing any twisting of the tracker on its mount.  

  2. Improved load capacity.  

    1. The hardware has been built to withstand twice the amount of torque as the MSM Rotator. 

    2. Where the MSM Rotator was only designed for wide-angle Astro-landscape, the NOMAD has been designed with wide-field deep-sky use in mind.  

    3. Availability of an optional counterweight system for more experienced users to go even deeper.

  3. Simplified operation.  By designing and building a device with a narrower focus we were able to make it better while keeping the size down.

    1. One 3-position switch; Northern hemisphere, Southern, or Off.  

    2. In order to improve on our goals of ease of use and portability, the non-tracker function of the MSM Rotator has been left off, greatly simplifying the operation of the new tracker.  

    3. The NOMAD is focused on one function, star tracking.   (NOMAD does not have timelapse mode) 

  4. Reduced size and weight.  A foremost feature of our trackers is portability. 

    1. Our users take our trackers with them even when backpacking to some of the most remote areas of the world. 

    2. We worked to make storing and transporting the tracker even easier so you'll always want to have it with you when traveling.

    3. The tracker is called NOMAD for a reason; it is designed to travel with you wherever you go.  

The Best Portable Star Tracking Solution for Everyone

For novices, we want it to be the best easy-to-use star tracker;

For experienced astrophotographers, we want it to be the most travel-friendly tracker.

 

But, if users want the old Timelapse functionality, then we may be able to provide pre-orders of the MSM rotator. We’re sorry, but we can not strengthen the star tracker ability and time-lapse ability at the same time. The hardware requirements for improving both of these functions are contradictory.

Specification:

Body Weight: 0.95-pound (430 g) with rechargeable Li-Poly battery

Max Payload: 7.7-pound (3.5kg)

Body Size: 3.5*2.6*2.16 inch  (89*67*55mm) 

Function: Northern Hemisphere Star Tracking, Southern Hemisphere Star Tracking

Material: Anodized Aluminum, CNC machined

Body base connection: V-style dovetail, Compatible with Arca-swiss

* Thank you to MrRat.com for their consultation throughout the design and production process, and for the naming recommendation.

*Please note that NOMAD only does not come with laser adapter or polar scope mount.

What our users say about it?

Check the youtube videos below from US, UK, Spain, Germany, France...

 

How to Setup? Check below:

Customer Reviews

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MikeS (Juneau, US)
Works well. I'm impressed.

While the paper instructions are not clear, and I was too impatient (and I had just one clear, moonless night before weather closed in, again) to try using the Nomad, so did not watch any videos, I had enough info to guess my way to setting the Nomad up, attach the Laser (the screw in attachment is slick) and try a few short star tracked photos - before I got too cold (think winter snow and ice). I need to play/experiment some more, to learn what camera settings work best for me, but I like the Nomad. Its is compact, solid and works. I have a fluid head, three ball heads to choose from and a solid tripod, so used those for support.

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FDC (Madison, US)
Never Received Nomad

I am still waiting for the Nomad. The Post Office says it delivered the package. I never received it. Move Shoot Move asked me to follow up with the Post Office. I visited the local office and was told the Post Office would look into it. I was sent a follow up email from the Post Office in which the Posted Office stated the package was delivered. Again, I never received it. I notified MSM customer service about all of this but I do not know the current status. Are you issuing a refund? Are you shipping a replacement? I can provide an alternative ship to address if it helps.

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Bruce Gilliam (San Antonio, US)
HSM and Nomad

I own both the MSM and Nomad. Plus, the L and Z mounting bases.The mounting bracket that came with the MSM that holds the laser and polar scope, is totally useless for calibrating the laser you need to bring back the laser only mount as used in your video on how to center the laser beam. Both units are great, just bring back the original laser ONLY mounting bracket. Bruce

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NA (Dresden, DE)
No timelapse Funktion in the Nomad

No timelapse Funktion in the Nomad anymore. As a further Development it was Not sufficient Figuren out that this function is lost - my favorite functionality.

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Michael Da Silva (Wandsworth, GB)
Nomad

This is a perfect little tracker works well with the laser pointer makes it so easy to line up with the pole star. You can carry it in your pocket or bag takes very little room.

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Reimund (Ismaning, DE)
Just simple - Just easy

Tried my MSM-Nomad the day after it arrived to track Orion which appeared clear in a winter sky. Aligning polaris with the laser took about under a minute and i was ready to go. Worked great. Easy.

Thank you

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Alan Dyer (Edmonton, CA)
Huge improvement over the Rotator

The new Nomad tracker performs very well and corrects the major design deficiencies of the original MSM Rotator: the inconsistent and unreliable tracking, the tendency for components to twist loose under loads, potentially sending a camera crashing to the ground, and the confusing design where it could be mounted in different ways, but which way was best? The polar alignment accuracy has also been improved with better collimation of the laser and polar scope with the rotation axis. In tests with dozens of images with 85mm and 135mm lenses, about 50% of frames were very well tracked, 25% were slightly trailed but usable, and only 25% were trailed badly, a ratio similar to other trackers. With 15mm and 24mm lenses all frames out of dozens shot over two hours were perfect. It’s a compact unit that seems to be well built. Well done MSM!

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Steven Snyder (Xenia, US)
MSM Nomad Rocks!

This is my first tracker, and I’ll be using it with Lumix M43 cameras. I’m testing now in preparation for the 2024 total lunar eclipse, and will be taking it out west soon for some Milky Way photography. So far everything is working just as it should.

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David Morley (San Rafael, US)
Great product and great customer service

I really love the NOMAD star tracker and I am looking forward to having many clear, dark-sky nights ahead in the coming year and beyond. The new simplified design of the NOMAD and the way the laser and scope connect to the tracker is a great combination set up.
A special thanks to the customer service from Move Shoot Move. Thanks to H, I now have everything I need for my extended trip through the desert. Tnx

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Garry Edwards (Sun Valley, US)
Nomad star tracker.

I am completely new to astrophotography and cameras, and everything else associated with taking photos, exposure, aperture etc. but I must say, as I continue this hobby I will definitely be using the Nomad every chance I get.. it is really easy to use and stable. I had no problem with polar alignment due to the fact that I knew to check the laser pointer ( reading other people’s comments on the FB group for MSM)
and see if was pointing true. It was out of alignment quite a bit. Made a stable jig for it and had it pointing true in no time. The Nomad is very stable. Well, it seems stable to a rookie like myself. When I get clear skies, I will be definitely using it every chance I get.