Which Kit to Choose?

Which Kit to Choose?

Easy to use MSM star tracker for Astrophotography - BLACK FRIDAY SALE IS ON๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ
Easy to use MSM star tracker for Astrophotography - BLACK FRIDAY SALE IS ON๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ
Easy to use MSM star tracker for Astrophotography - BLACK FRIDAY SALE IS ON๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ
Easy to use MSM star tracker for Astrophotography - BLACK FRIDAY SALE IS ON๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ
Easy to use MSM star tracker for Astrophotography - BLACK FRIDAY SALE IS ON๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ
Easy to use MSM star tracker for Astrophotography - BLACK FRIDAY SALE IS ON๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ
Easy to use MSM star tracker for Astrophotography - BLACK FRIDAY SALE IS ON๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ
Easy to use MSM star tracker for Astrophotography - BLACK FRIDAY SALE IS ON๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ
Easy to use MSM star tracker for Astrophotography - BLACK FRIDAY SALE IS ON๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ
Easy to use MSM star tracker for Astrophotography - BLACK FRIDAY SALE IS ON๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ
Easy to use MSM star tracker for Astrophotography - BLACK FRIDAY SALE IS ON๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ
Easy to use MSM star tracker for Astrophotography - BLACK FRIDAY SALE IS ON๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ
Easy to use MSM star tracker for Astrophotography - BLACK FRIDAY SALE IS ON๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ
Easy to use MSM star tracker for Astrophotography - BLACK FRIDAY SALE IS ON๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ
Easy to use MSM star tracker for Astrophotography - BLACK FRIDAY SALE IS ON๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ
Easy to use MSM star tracker for Astrophotography - BLACK FRIDAY SALE IS ON๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ
Easy to use MSM star tracker for Astrophotography - BLACK FRIDAY SALE IS ON๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ
Easy to use MSM star tracker for Astrophotography - BLACK FRIDAY SALE IS ON๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ
Easy to use MSM star tracker for Astrophotography - BLACK FRIDAY SALE IS ON๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ
Easy to use MSM star tracker for Astrophotography - BLACK FRIDAY SALE IS ON๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ
Easy to use MSM star tracker for Astrophotography - BLACK FRIDAY SALE IS ON๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ
Easy to use MSM star tracker for Astrophotography - BLACK FRIDAY SALE IS ON๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ
Easy to use MSM star tracker for Astrophotography - BLACK FRIDAY SALE IS ON๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ
Easy to use MSM star tracker for Astrophotography - BLACK FRIDAY SALE IS ON๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ

Easy to use MSM star tracker for Astrophotography - BLACK FRIDAY SALE IS ON๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ

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Lucie (Prague, CZ)
It's ok

It's lightweight, and very small, although it has a lot of components that might get lost in the dark, and the initial set-up wasn't easy. I would appreciate a more detailed description of the set-up.

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Ivar Schiager (Drammen, NO)
Great and precise

With the polar scope with right angle viewfinder and laser it is easily polaraligned precisely. I recommand the use of v or z mount for the ballhead.
Tracks very well.

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Roberto Joatas De Lima (Querรฉtaro, MX)
MSM star tracker

I use the star tracker with the cell mounting and the results were perfect even with 2 minutes exposing. No star trail and a perfect result.
Strong recommended for use and get wonderful results.

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Aaditya Ravindran (Manchester, US)
Great gear

Say no to star trails in a compact, portable footprint!

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Alper Tonga (Vienna, AT)
Very easy to use and compact

With MSM, I'm no longer limiting my exposures. I like the results, having sharp stars in my photos. Highly recommended.

Attached photo is 30 sec, f/5.0, ISO 200 and no trailling stars.

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bob coorsen (Littleton, US)
Move shoot move test

Canโ€™t say enough how easy this tracker was to set up. First time setup took 10 minutes. Turned on the tracker, setup for north, pointed the laser to the North Star , setup my camera for ISO 500, time 5 minutes and started shooting. DONE. You canโ€™t beat the results for the price.

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Daniel Grossman (Topanga, US)
Good piece of equipment

MSM works for me. I havenโ€™t used other trackers. Like the size and function.

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David C (Conakry, GN)
Excellent little kit

On first impressions the tracker appears compact, sturdy and neat.
It can certainly hold my Olympus EM1 Mkiii and 7-14mm zoom lens.
I was pleasantly surprised by the laser pointer and how easy it was to set up with the pole star.
The z plate has been well machined.
Although a nice touch, the inclusion of the mini tripod is unlikely to be used, but thank you.

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Shobhit Tiwari (Jaipur, IN)
Good star tracker

When i ordered it i had my questions to the new approach of the star tracker with the added bonus of being able to capture time lapses, star tracker hit rate is roughly 80% i am yet to test the timelapse function tho.

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Christopher Hill (Bruton, GB)
MSM

Excellent product fir time lapse and panorama shots

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.

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Complete Kit

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Phone Kit

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Australia Kit

($359)

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Basic Kit A

($279)

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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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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 toย 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?ย 
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 accomplished๐Ÿ˜‰.
  • 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 trackerย ON, and shoot the tracked stars. Then combine these two pictures to get the final one in Photoshop or other post-processing software.

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

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The mechanism for time-lapse:ย 

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 theย camera's rotatingย 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 โ€˜knowsโ€™ 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:ย 1.7" x 3.15" x 3.9" (4.3cm x 8cm x 9.9cm)

Material:ย Aluminum alloy

Weight:ย 1.01 lbs (450g)

Max load:ย 6.6Lbsย (3Kg)

Step options:ย Star Tracking Modeย (360ยฐ in 24hrs) | 0.05ยฐ/step, 0.075ยฐ/step, 0.1ยฐ/step, 0.125ยฐ/stepย 

Input:ย DC5.0V 1.0A Max

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

Warranty:ย One Year

Packing list:

MSM Rotatorย x1

Charging Cable x1

Hot-shoe Cableย  ย  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.ย 

WAREHOUSES

Currently, we haveย 4 warehouses.

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ US warehouse, for our US users, parcel usually arrives in 1-7 days.

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ EU warehouse, for most EU countries, parcel usually arrives in 1-7 days.

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บย AU warehouse,ย for our Australia and New Zealand users, parcel usually arrives aroundย 1-7 days.

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ CN warehouse,ย for all countries, parcel arrives in 4-7 or 8-20 days,ย please check below for details.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

30-days full refund Warranty.

If you received a defective one, donโ€™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

Ifย it malfunctions, ย we will exchange it for a new one for youย ALL at our expense.ย 

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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.ย 

2, 15% smallerย 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 stopperย 

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), youย 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