Which Kit to Choose?

Which Kit to Choose?

Preorder-Easy to use MSM Rotator for Astrophotography - Happy 2023 Milky Way Season🎁🏃🏃
Preorder-Easy to use MSM Rotator for Astrophotography - Happy 2023 Milky Way Season🎁🏃🏃
Preorder-Easy to use MSM Rotator for Astrophotography - Happy 2023 Milky Way Season🎁🏃🏃
Preorder-Easy to use MSM Rotator for Astrophotography - Happy 2023 Milky Way Season🎁🏃🏃
Preorder-Easy to use MSM Rotator for Astrophotography - Happy 2023 Milky Way Season🎁🏃🏃
Preorder-Easy to use MSM Rotator for Astrophotography - Happy 2023 Milky Way Season🎁🏃🏃
Preorder-Easy to use MSM Rotator for Astrophotography - Happy 2023 Milky Way Season🎁🏃🏃
Preorder-Easy to use MSM Rotator for Astrophotography - Happy 2023 Milky Way Season🎁🏃🏃
Preorder-Easy to use MSM Rotator for Astrophotography - Happy 2023 Milky Way Season🎁🏃🏃
Preorder-Easy to use MSM Rotator for Astrophotography - Happy 2023 Milky Way Season🎁🏃🏃
Preorder-Easy to use MSM Rotator for Astrophotography - Happy 2023 Milky Way Season🎁🏃🏃
Preorder-Easy to use MSM Rotator for Astrophotography - Happy 2023 Milky Way Season🎁🏃🏃
Preorder-Easy to use MSM Rotator for Astrophotography - Happy 2023 Milky Way Season🎁🏃🏃
Preorder-Easy to use MSM Rotator for Astrophotography - Happy 2023 Milky Way Season🎁🏃🏃
Preorder-Easy to use MSM Rotator for Astrophotography - Happy 2023 Milky Way Season🎁🏃🏃
Preorder-Easy to use MSM Rotator for Astrophotography - Happy 2023 Milky Way Season🎁🏃🏃
Preorder-Easy to use MSM Rotator for Astrophotography - Happy 2023 Milky Way Season🎁🏃🏃
Preorder-Easy to use MSM Rotator for Astrophotography - Happy 2023 Milky Way Season🎁🏃🏃
Preorder-Easy to use MSM Rotator for Astrophotography - Happy 2023 Milky Way Season🎁🏃🏃
Preorder-Easy to use MSM Rotator for Astrophotography - Happy 2023 Milky Way Season🎁🏃🏃
Preorder-Easy to use MSM Rotator for Astrophotography - Happy 2023 Milky Way Season🎁🏃🏃
Preorder-Easy to use MSM Rotator for Astrophotography - Happy 2023 Milky Way Season🎁🏃🏃
Preorder-Easy to use MSM Rotator for Astrophotography - Happy 2023 Milky Way Season🎁🏃🏃
Preorder-Easy to use MSM Rotator for Astrophotography - Happy 2023 Milky Way Season🎁🏃🏃

Preorder-Easy to use MSM Rotator for Astrophotography - Happy 2023 Milky Way Season🎁🏃🏃

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Uwe Wittig (Frankfurt am Main, DE)
Delivery Performace

Fast delivery, close follow up by customer service

T
Travis (Atlanta, US)
Move shoot move

I haven’t had the opportunity to use it yet but I love how easy it was to set up.

C
Christian Lipp (Mönchengladbach, DE)
Actually good

The rotator is small, sturdy, easy - exactly what I needed.
I was already able to make a tracked test-photo in my backyard with my MFT 12 mm (alias 24mm FF) on top of the MSM Rotator.
Although not a lens with the widest field of view -surprisingly- I was able to capture pin-sharp stars at 4(!) mins exposure time.
Well, I assume this was a luckily precise Polaris alignment and wouldn't take it as a standard but I'm confident to get 2+ mins exposures reliably in future.
Now, let's hope for clear skys!

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RICK BARBER (Petoskey, US)
Star tracker

I found the MSM star tracker easy to use after visiting you tube. The laser pointer works very well. Very happy with the purchase so far. I did find the instructions that came with the MSM hard to read because the print was so small. Even with glasses on it was impossible to read.

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George Kiselica (Sandpoint, US)
MSM is awesome

I started shooting galaxy photos about a year ago. To improve the quality I read you can track it. MSM makes this possible for an outstanding value! You can also use it for time lapse, BONUS! I highly recommend MSM!

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Giacomo Petrachi
Powerful

Small, portable, powerful.
All you need for your astrophotography, easy to carry everywhere. Perfect for a trip outdoor or for your local spots. Small price big performance.

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Jonathan Harkins (Escondido, US)
I can’t believe I took that photo

This is an amazing tool for those of us who want milky at shots without all the big equipment. I run a Sony RX10IV, only a one inch sensor. . . Yet I was able to get some amazing shots of the milky and the occasional galaxy with 2 minute exposure at 800iso F2.4. Great products. Just be aware, I tried to use it in Alaska in 4 degree weather, it was too cold for the gears to work. The laser is a life saver. Happy hunting.

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Henri Fritsch (Neckarsulm, DE)
Super

Super

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David T (Weston-super-Mare, GB)
Almost perfect

Firstly the MSM unit is brilliant. I have no complaints on the unit itself. The laser will need calibrating but then it works great. The one thing that lets it down for me is the Wedge which I paid a fair bit extra for but is pretty useless I’m sorry to say. It’s generally loose on all axis, and sags quite badly once it’s aligned, to the point it’s unusable. I just use my ballhead now which is a bit fiddly to align and less accurate but at least it stays put. Other than that the MSM unit is excellent and I highly recommend it. I’m able to get 5 minute exposures with a full frame body and wide angle lens, and up to 2 minute exposures with a 70-200 GM II. With more accurate aligning I’m sure I could get much longer on both. So I’m very happy with the MSM unit.

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Marian GS
I love it!

It is amazing how such a small device can give such great results. It sets up easily in just a few minutes, and if you use focal lengths less than 35mm, you don't even need to fine the polar alignment, it's possible to take perfect 2 minute pictures. I haven't tried shooting with longer focal lengths yet, but so far, I'm delighted with the results. I recommend MSM Rotator to everyone!

How to setup

Check Alex Video for detail

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

 

Pre-order Shipping Notice 
Thank you for your support and trust, the tracker is out of stock due to the excessive demand in this Milky Way Season. The new stock should arrive around 5th June, then the orders will be processed for shipping one by one. Thank you for your patience in advance!
 
Please feel free to contact us- support@moveshootmove.com if you have any questions.
 
Kind regards
Move Shoot Move Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lens <85mm

 

Lens

>85mm

 

No laser Country

 

Southern Hemisphere

 

Northern Hemisphere

 

Novice Friendly

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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

 

 

 

 

Pre-order Shipping Notice 

Thank you for your support and trust. The tracker is out of stock due to the excessive demand in this Milky Way Season. The new stock should arrive around 5th June, then the orders will be processed for shipping one by one. Thank you for your patience in advance!

Please feel free to contact us- support@moveshootmove.com if you have any questions.

Kind regards
Move Shoot Move Team

Best price available while supplies last!


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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 have discovered it can do time-lapse movements as well! That will be my next outing..."

- Royce Bair, US

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Why do we need 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 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 a 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 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 know where to find Polaris, aim the laser at Polaris, and polar alignment is accomplished😉.
  • If you don't know where to find Polaris, download a free app, 'Skysafari,' and 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 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 for a clear foreground shot(your composition).
  2. Then we wait for the ideal stars to appear 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 x1

Charging Cable x1

Hot-shoe Cable    x1

1/4 to 3/8 Adapter x1

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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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.

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