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 🎁

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

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We ship worldwide. 

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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

For Solar Eclipse shooting, don't forget to include the phone bracket in your order, or you can go with the phone kit. So you can do daytime polar alignment with the phone bracket. 

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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.

How to Setup? Check below:

What our users say?

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

 

How to Setup? Check below:

Customer Reviews

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Krzysztof Morańda (Krakow, PL)
NOMAD opinion

NOMAD is an amazing device. Very precise and this is the most important in this type of device. On top of that, it's very small and incredibly lightweight so you can take it with you on any photography trip or longer family trip. It will fit into the smallest compartment of your backpack. Super. And finally, the bonus of being able to upgrade it with a scope or smartphone mount. For me, it's the perfect gear for night photography. I recommend it to the undecided.

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Nerrel Loader (Sydney, AU)
Easier to set up than I thought

I received my Nomad from MSM within 8 days of ordering. I was a little daunted about putting it altogether, but it was much easier than I thought. Now I just need to have clear skies, with little moon shine, so I can take some practice shots and eventually get wonderful Milky Way photos. Who knows where this will lead me to on my photography journey. Thank you MSM & Alyn Wallace (RIP) who helped me make the decision to buy the Nomad. I have to say Hanna was most helpful, I couldn’t have done it without her assistance.

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Koen (Geldermalsen, NL)
Awesome mobile tracker

Used the tracker last week in Spain. Incredibly easy to set-up and align. No trouble at all tracking my Sony A7IV + Sigma 14-24! If you want to see the images, go to my website www.koenvanbarneveld.com

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Mihail Minkov (Sofia, BG)
Absolutely amazing tracker

I am extremely impressed with the qualities of the NOMAD star tracer. Very light and portable, with it you can easily shoot single shots and panoramas with precise tracking up to 4 minutes or more. Highly recommend!

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Zack Allen (Fresno, US)
Solid

Converting from the 1st gen tracker to the Nomad has been a welcomed upgrade.

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bpp (Albuquerque, US)
Eclipse and night landscapes

I’m impressed with how well the Nomad works when polar aligned with the laser and the scope. Polar align takes less than 5 minutes and the results are consistent. Polar alignment at night keeps the sun in frame for 3+ hours during the day, and stars at night are pinpoint with 15-400 mm lenses at 4 minutes. The negatives are that the daytime polar align set up is not accurate enough to keep the sun in frame with a 600 mm lens for more than 20-30 minutes. There are a number of parts that are needed to use the Nomad (motor unit, polar scope, laser, scope/laser adapter. charging unit with USB cord, and wedge). The complete kit comes with a small pouch for the motor unit. I would be ideal if the kit include a carry case for all the parts.
If anyone wants to buy my daytime polar align kit, let me know.

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Capt. Marks (North Tonawanda, US)
Solid piece of equipment.

I haven’t done any night time astrophotography yet. I have put it on my tripod and mounted my camera and tested the drive. Appears to be working great. Now all I need is some clear nights here on Lake Ontario, spring is a tough season out eclipse was covered by very thick clouds. When I first received the NOMAD and picked it up I could tell it was well built, it felt solid. The top gear is precision cut . I am ready to go have my first target picked, T Coronae Borealis. I have no regrets purchasing the NOMAD and would recommend that anyone looking for a tracker to give it a try.

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Ryan Anderson (Neenah, US)
Just right!

This was my first experience with a tracker and I was able to get it aligned well on my first outing and in just a few minutes I was capturing images! It is the perfect size and notches into my regular camera bag with ease!

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Carlos Uriarte Castilllo (Premia de Mar, ES)
Great tracker with great results

I used this MSM tracker for the first time. My first impression was a well-built tracker. Well finished, with a very well-made fastening system and a very curious and precise polar alignment mechanism.
Accustomed to my venerable Staradventurer, I was very surprised by the ease of use of this NOMAD.
It's as easy as opening a door to fresh air.
I loved how well defined its purpose was and it held up perfectly to positioning with my Sony A7SIII camera and my 70-200 to photograph the Virgo galaxy cluster. with 110 photographs from 30" to 135mm.
To increase the exposure time I think it is very good to purchase the wedge and the polar finder.
Excellent tracker. Very good invention!

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James R. (Denver, US)
MSM Nomad star tracker

Product is well built and performs solidly. Polar alignment is simple with the laser. My laser required a slight adjustment of the alignment screws which was a simple process with the provided allen wrench.