Easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - 2022 Milky Way Season is coming!
Easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - 2022 Milky Way Season is coming!
Easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - 2022 Milky Way Season is coming!
Easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - 2022 Milky Way Season is coming!
Easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - 2022 Milky Way Season is coming!
Easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - 2022 Milky Way Season is coming!
Easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - 2022 Milky Way Season is coming!
Easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - 2022 Milky Way Season is coming!
Easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - 2022 Milky Way Season is coming!
Easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - 2022 Milky Way Season is coming!
Easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - 2022 Milky Way Season is coming!
Easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - 2022 Milky Way Season is coming!
Easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - 2022 Milky Way Season is coming!
Easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - 2022 Milky Way Season is coming!
Easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - 2022 Milky Way Season is coming!
Easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - 2022 Milky Way Season is coming!
Easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - 2022 Milky Way Season is coming!
Easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - 2022 Milky Way Season is coming!
Easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - 2022 Milky Way Season is coming!
Easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - 2022 Milky Way Season is coming!
Easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - 2022 Milky Way Season is coming!
Easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - 2022 Milky Way Season is coming!
Easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - 2022 Milky Way Season is coming!
Easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - 2022 Milky Way Season is coming!
Easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - 2022 Milky Way Season is coming!

Easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - 2022 Milky Way Season is coming!

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Marco Wong (Purley, GB)
Amazing product - a must have!

MSM has took my astro photography to the next level. Low noise images is no longer a dream. It’s is compact and portable, polar aligning is easy, my whole setup is 2-3kg and it handles it very well! Definitely recommend!

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Kritsadanshon Sadeewong (Bang Phli, TH)
ฺBest value for money for a star tracker.

MSM is a lightweight star tracker for travel and is easy to use.

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Bill Hoppock (Los Angeles, US)
Great product for Milky Way

Great product for Milky Way. I would buy again.

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Stamatios Iliadakis (Athens, GR)
Excellent product

MSM is so convenient. Easy to use and to carry. So happy with my purchase. I also use z platform.

Nikon Z5 Samyang 14mm
sky: 4*180", f:2.8, ISO:2500
foreground: 1*420, f:2.8, ISO:800

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skeg1 (Helsinki, FI)
Awesome

This msm is awesome thank you

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Jeff Jia (Sun Valley, US)
Feedback on rotator

Pretty lightweight rotator to carry around while hiking. If you get it, you have to get the z platform - just makes your photo framing much easier.

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Pablo Gil Andrés (Madrid, ES)
Good results if used properly

I have had good results since the first photo. But it's not the case for other users as I read in MSM group in Facebook. I think the key is being conscious that it's a very portable tracker but also the less powerful one so you have to ensure everything is inside range of operation: wide focal, no torque because of long lenses or accessories, keep weight as low as possible, avoid strong wind, carefully align using the laser pointer, and do not exposure during excessive time (avoid accumulating tracking error).

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Michal Prodělal (Ostrava, CZ)
Small good thing

After a few months of waiting for a good sky, I tried my MSM yesterday. I didn't expect miracles at that price. But I was damn surprised and definitely satisfied. Good work.

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Gailen Marshall (Ridgeland, US)
If I can Master This tracker, Anyone Can

I am a 71yo man who has been bitten hard by the atrophotography bug in the past 2 years. Unfortunately I live in a Bortle 7 subburb. That menas if I want to do any sort of serious astrophotography, I have to be willing to travle. That is where the Move-Shoot-Move System comes in. I use a combination of my Canon Eos T7i and a 18-250 zoom lens , my Askar FMA180 lens or my Astrotech AT60ED, all of which works wondefully with my MSM tracker. I have the entire MSM system and use various components on various shoots. It all fits well in a Pelican 1510 carryon that I can fly with or toss in the back of the pickup to go to a dark sky spot nearer to my home. Set up is a breeze and the quality of the build is outstanding. It is hands down the best tracker for the money and size consideration.

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Spencer Salter (London, GB)
The milky way in Santorini

The MSM rotator. worked a treat.. I can easily get good results with no star slip upto 120-240s.. Beyond that I think I would need to spend some quality time collimating the laser pointer, but to be honest.. as a point and shoot device and first outing, the results are great. Long with low ISO on Nikon Z6ii offered a creamy dark sky with little to no noise at >60s... Similar to results you get by stacking a bunch of 15 or so 8s exposures at ISO3200 for noise... What the tracker / rotator does though at those longer exposures is to really pull the colour out from the sky.... Air glow becomes very evident the longer you go.. which is nice if you want it.. not if you are looking beyond it. Interms of portability.. it slips in the kit bag with the same weight penalty of a lens, and has a small footprint... not an issue to carry on a hike to dark sky on the top of a mountain.... One purchase I have now made for my nest trip is a thumb wheel adjustment of the tripod plane... just to make the polar alignment spot on with the weight of the camera loaded on the tripod... there is a huge element of trial and error without the thumb wheel... but all in all... top marks for a great bit of kit... Oh, i have put a little bit of loctite on the rotator wheel to stop it coming loose.. it did on one occaision. Minor point but worth doing.

FAQs

YES! The tracker is designed for wide-angle Astro-landscape use but we realize that many people are using it for deep space also. Therefore although we recommend you not exceed 135mm focal length for best tracking, longer focal lengths may be used if the effect of torque is considered.

In order to not exceed recommended torque and possibly damage the tracker, the maximum length of your lens must be 305mm (12 inches) or less.

1, Replaced the Knob with a Button to solve the deficiencies with the knob design. 

2, 15% smaller than the Knob.

3, Added 1/2 speed star tracking mode, then you can take photos of the Milkyway with one shot.

4, Removed the less frequently used panorama mode.Easier to install with the new screws with stopper 

5, An illuminator was added to the polar scope.

It has 2 modes!

Under the star tracker mode(by default), it can support all cameras.

Under the passive timelapse mode, it only works directly with Nikon, Canon, and Sony cameras through the hot-shoe port.

Under the passive timelapse mode, For non-Nikon, non-Canon, non-Sony cameras (Fujifilm, Panasonic, Olympus, Pentax, etc), you just connect the intervalometer.

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"I have friends who have bought star trackers and have never used them to take a photo because they were too complicated to set up! And these are intelligent people. The Move-Shoot-Move is the most compact and easy to set up star tracker I have ever used. From the time I placed it on my tripod to finished alignment was only about two minutes, and within a couple more minutes I was shooting tracked images of the stars. Now, I discover it can do time-lapse movements as well! That will be my next outing..."

- Royce Bair, US

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The mechanism behind Move Shoot Move star tracker:

  • The Earth is rotating.
We know our Earth rotates once every 23h 56m4s. Its rotation axis goes through Polaris, and stars are not stationary relative to our Earth.
Just as the below photo shows, the stars circle around Polaris.
how to do polar alignment
  • What happened?
According to the 500 rule, we usually can not expose for more than 25s, often less than15 seconds, which results in:
1. Many faint stars are missing from our photo.
2. Ugly stars trails.
3. Noise ruins our composition.
  • How to expose more than 60 seconds?
The Move Shoot Move tracker rotates at the same speed as the Earth but in the opposite direction. As a result, the stars will be tracked, and they will remain in the viewfinder. Your exposure time can be up to minutes in duration, faint stars will show up in your pictures, star trails will disappear, and lower ISO helps to reduce noise. Finally, you can get clear, pinpoint photos of stars and the night sky.
how to setup move shoot move star tracker
  • What's Polar alignment?
The Earth's rotation axis goes almost exactly through Polaris.
So, we need to make the Rotator's rotational axis parallel to the Earth's rotation axis. This is called polar alignment.
  • Is your Polar alignment difficult and complicated?
What if I don't know RA, D-dec, and I've never studied astronomy? Can I still do polar alignment? 
Don't worry, it's easy-
  • If you already know where to find Polaris, then just aim the laser at Polaris, and polar alignment is accomplished😉.
  • If you don't know where to find Polaris, then download a free app, 'Skysafari,' set it to VR mode. It will spot Polaris when you move your phone around the sky.
  • How to do a polar alignment in the Southern Hemisphere?
It's a similar operation, but with different stars, here is a tutorial in more detail.
  • If the star is tracked, will the foreground be blurred?
Yes, the foreground will be blurred. Then what do I do about that? Change the shooting sequence.
  1. First, we turn the tracker OFF to get a clear foreground shot(your composition).
  2. Then we wait for the ideal stars to show up in our composition, turn the tracker ON, and shoot the tracked stars. Then combine these two pictures to get the final one in Photoshop or other post-processing software.

 

 

Check Mr.Gunther's review, the godfather of timelapse.

 

The mechanism for time-lapse: 

It works by adjusting the angle of rotation, not the speed of rotation, with four options: Star Tracking Mode, Move Shoot Move mode of 0.05, 0.075, 0.1, and 0.125 degrees per picture. Therefore, you control the camera's rotating based upon the angle selected, and the interval set on your timer (you need a separate timer/intervalometer, which is inexpensive). The longer the interval you set, the slower the rotation. Once you are done taking a picture (which the rotator ‘knows’ through the hot-shoe cable), the rotator will turn the defined angle, which means that the camera is not turning while the picture is being taken.

Specification:

Size: 1.7" x 3.15" x 3.9" (4.3cm x 8cm x 9.9cm)

Material: Aluminum alloy

Weight: 1.01 lbs (450g)

Max load: 6.6Lbs (3Kg)

Step options: Star Tracking Mode (360° in 24hrs) | 0.05°/step, 0.075°/step, 0.1°/step, 0.125°/step 

Input: DC5.0V 1.0A Max

Battery life: 5 hrs for star tracking / 3000 shots for time-lapse, Or more by connecting to an external power bank (work while charging).

Warranty: One Year

Packing list:MSM Rotator         x1Charging Cable    x1Hot-shoe Cable    x11/4 to 3/8 Adapter x1

If you have difficult to pick your kit, pleae check Alex video below for more information or contact us for help.

 

 

Kits

 

Lens <85mm

 

Lens

>85mm

 

No laser Country

 

Southern Hemisphere

 

Northern Hemisphere

 

Novice Friendly

Popularity

 

Complete Kit

($389)

YES

 

YES

 

YES

 

YES

 

YES

 

YES

 

Most Popular

Basic Kit

($239)

YES

NO

NO

NO

YES

YES

3rd Popular

Starter Kit ($259)

YES

NO

NO

NO

YES

YES

2nd Popular

Basic Kit C

($309)

YES

YES

 

NO

 

NO

YES

YES

 

Pro Kit B

($329)

YES

NO

NO

NO

YES

YES

 

Phone Kit

($259)

YES

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES

 

Australia Kit

($359)

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

 

Basic Kit A

($279)

YES

YES

YES

NO

 

YES

NO

 

Pro Kit A 

($369)

YES

YES

YES

NO

YES

NO

 

 

 

 

HANDLE TIME

All orders will be scheduled for shipment in 1 to 3 business days, excluding holidays.

COUNTRIES

We ship worldwide. 

WAREHOUSES

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.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

30-days full refund Warranty.

If you received a defective one, don’t worry, we will resend you a new one immediately. Up until now, the defective rate is less than 1%.

If you do not want to keep it anymore within 30 days, return to us, and you will get a full refund. In this case, you just need to pay the returning shipping fee.

1 Year Warranty

If it malfunctions,  we will exchange it for a new one for you ALL at our expense. 

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Which kit to choose?

FOLLOW THE VIDEO
“Simple, yet very useful tracker”

“very good and enduring on long cold nights! love how practical and quick to use it is, especially if I am driving from location to location to avoid cloud cover.

I think the laser and its charger is a good idea, however I had it on full charge the other week, then took it out with me and it was producing very weak levels of light, or non at all.

All in all though, a very handy device for my photography.”

-Ellis Wood, UK

How to setup

Check Alex Video for detail

Tracking ANDROMEDA

For Advanced Users
"Astrophotography made easy!"

"So I've always been interested in night sky photography, but finding the right gear was always a guessing game. Until I I saw an ad for the Move-Shoot-Move. With its relatively inexpensive price tag, I decided to give it a try. I was not disappointed at all. It is solidly constructed, and very easy to align and use in Star tracking mode. It arrived quickly, in time for a camping trip to a dark sky area. I was very impressed with the results. If you are in the market for a start tracker, you will not be disappointed with the Move-Shoot-Move.. Easy setup, user friendly, and most of all, it just works! I will be recommending it to all my friends who are interested in night sky photography. My dream of getting sharp, images of the Milky-Way have come true, and the Move-Shoot-Move made it possible. No complicated image stacking needed. Able to shoot long exposures at very low iso. I love this piece of gear, and you will too!"

- N Hamill, US

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