Day Time Polar Alignment for Solar Eclipse Astrophotography- Phone Mount Kit
Day Time Polar Alignment for Solar Eclipse Astrophotography- Phone Mount Kit
Day Time Polar Alignment for Solar Eclipse Astrophotography- Phone Mount Kit
Day Time Polar Alignment for Solar Eclipse Astrophotography- Phone Mount Kit
Day Time Polar Alignment for Solar Eclipse Astrophotography- Phone Mount Kit
Day Time Polar Alignment for Solar Eclipse Astrophotography- Phone Mount Kit
Day Time Polar Alignment for Solar Eclipse Astrophotography- Phone Mount Kit
Day Time Polar Alignment for Solar Eclipse Astrophotography- Phone Mount Kit
Day Time Polar Alignment for Solar Eclipse Astrophotography- Phone Mount Kit
Day Time Polar Alignment for Solar Eclipse Astrophotography- Phone Mount Kit
Day Time Polar Alignment for Solar Eclipse Astrophotography- Phone Mount Kit
Day Time Polar Alignment for Solar Eclipse Astrophotography- Phone Mount Kit
Day Time Polar Alignment for Solar Eclipse Astrophotography- Phone Mount Kit
Day Time Polar Alignment for Solar Eclipse Astrophotography- Phone Mount Kit
Day Time Polar Alignment for Solar Eclipse Astrophotography- Phone Mount Kit
Day Time Polar Alignment for Solar Eclipse Astrophotography- Phone Mount Kit
Day Time Polar Alignment for Solar Eclipse Astrophotography- Phone Mount Kit

Day Time Polar Alignment for Solar Eclipse Astrophotography- Phone Mount Kit

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Hi friends,

The phone mount adapter for NOMAD, also called as 3-in-1 adapter, is finally open for preorder, it is estimated to be ready around 15th December 2023.

Please scroll down the page to check how to use it.  Please feel free to contact us (support@moveshootmove.com) if you have any questions.

Move Shoot Move Team

December 2023

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Hi friends,

Thanks to Mr.Steven who kept pushing us on this, also thanks to Stephen Dyer, he suggested this mount from last year.

Finally, it's ready!

If you are in the Southern Hemisphere, this phone mount is a must-have.

Please feel free to contact us anytime, any questions.

Cheers,

John

2020.08.01

Why do I need it?

Actually, there are many cases when laser pointers or polar scopes are not possible in field, so polar alignment with phone apps is quite convenient from this aspect and a phone mount is in need then.

Here are some common situations when you would like to use it:

  • in countries like Australia and Switzerland where laser pointers are mostly banned
  • when buildings, mountains, etc. blocking the sky ahead of you that you could not point to Polaris
  • in locations such as airports and observatories where laser pointers are not allowed

 

For polar alignment with phones, the Phone Mount is adjustable, easy to use, and light-weight, with the phone-holder part free to rotate.

  • free to rotate the phone-holder part
  • extendable grip enabling to adjust the phone-holder part for your phone size
  • soft padding to securely holds your device
  • fit for both 3/8"-16 and 1/4"-20 screws

 

Specifications:

Wide compatibility: 60mm-93mm, 2.36”-3.66”

Arca-Swiss compatible: Yes

Max load: 2kg

Item weight: 0.352lbs(0.16kg)

Material: aluminum alloy

 

How to mount it?

For NOMAD,

Please choose the option of phone mount + phone mount adapter, then you can use this phone mount on NOMAD.

 This option is for preorder, it should be ready around 15th Dec. 

1) Please remove the red cap on the backside of NOMAD first

2) Attach the phone mount adapter to the backside of NOMAD by the red cap

3) Slide the phone mount into the phone mount holder part and tighten it by the nylon screw

4) Attach your phone to the Phone mount holder, align the edges of phone to the edges of NOMAD

5) Use apps like Stellarium or Photopills to find the alignment target Polaris/ NCP Northern Hemisphere or SCP for the Southern Hemisphere.

6) Follow the arrow guide of the app then adjust the setup for polar alignment

For MSM tracker:

Please use the 3/8 screw coming with the tracker to attach the phone mount to the bubble level side.

 

How to do polar alignment with phones?

Please directly check the video guide here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Ycn7IuChTIWYfyvZxAaVLttTkx5GaibM/view?usp=sharing

  1. Set up well your Rotator and camera.
  2. Mount the Phone Mount to the Rotator, your phone to the Phone Mount.
  3. Open a planetarium app and go to its AR feature, look for North/South Pole(depends on the hemisphere you're in) with the app. 
4. Adjust your setup's gesture until your phone is aligned with polar on the app.

    There you go, ready to shoot!

     

     

     

    Customer Reviews

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    Dianne Wells (Auckland, NZ)
    Phone mount Kit

    Excellent add on to the Nomad for those of us in the Southern Hemisphere or where you cannot use a laser to polar align. Works really well and does not add much weight to the set up and is simple. Ideal when coupled with the phone bracket which I already had.

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    Sebastien Lebrun (Paris, FR)
    Excellent !

    Bonjour, une petite review en français ! Un super produit. Testé et adopté. Vous pouvez voir mes vidéos sur la photo d'astro sur ma chaîne YouTube : soyonsobjectifs !

    E
    Edward Mann (Annapolis, US)
    Weighty

    Too heavyy with camera and lens to work properly…needs a stronger motor.

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    bpp (Albuquerque, US)
    Not accurate enough for the eclipse

    The Day Time Polar Align kit is easy to use, but it is not accurate enough to keep the sun in frame during an eclipse. Anyone want mine? Just pay shipping.

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    Jan (Umeå, SE)
    Good quality, feels sturdy

    The device offers great quality, feels stable, and maintains good quality throughout its use.

    However, I would give it 5 of 5 if it was possible to securely fix the ball head in a leveled position while utilizing the PS Align Pro app, which requires the phone to be aligned flat and on the same axis as the Nomad tracker, rather than at a 90-degree angle. Now I am using the build-in Level app in iOS.

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    Frank Muto Muto (Philadelphia, US)
    Daytime Polar Alignment Tool

    The Daytime Polar Alignment tool is a solid piece of hardware. My intended use was daytime polar alignment with my SkyWatcher Star Adventurer 2i. I was able to mount it to the 3/8" ball head adaptor for the Star Adventurer. Mounting and using it with my iPhone 14 Pro was easy. However, the disadvantage when using the tool is that the metal tool skews the compass alignment by several degrees away from magnetic north. Thus the four stars. The true north setting on the iPhone does not work. Not sure why it's even an option. I'll use the tool as a phone mount for videos, timelapses, and panarams.

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    R. A. (Vancouver, CA)
    Very easy to set up.

    Have not had a chance to try this outside yet but doing a trial setup was straight forward. It just screws in on the underside of the MSM. Put the phone in and PhotoPills works perfectly to align. It should allow tracking when polaris is not visible. Even if it was, I’m interested to see if it’s accurate enough to allow more fine alignment with the polar scope instead of using the laser for rough alignment (use can be very limited by local regulations). So far it’s exactly what’s advertised.

    T
    Tim Farmer (St Louis, US)
    Great solution for tracking the Total Solar Eclipse in May

    I was looking for a way to track the sun during the up coming total eclipse in May. Hard to do polar alignment in the day and I really want to track the sun and have my camera set up to shoot every minute or so. This is going to leave me free to run a second camera for foreground and other shots. Tested this with my NOMADe and it was easy. I have also been out at night with trees blocking my northern view, SOLUTION!!! I will still use scope when possible, but it's great to have a backup. Keep the cool gear coming MSM!

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    Andre Joanisse (Sydney, AU)
    Phone Mount works very nicely

    Being in the southern hemisphere, using the phone mount is critical for polar alignment. Once I got my Nomade, I needed to find a solution for a phone mount and it wasn’t available at the time. MSM eventually made one, nice and compact and works very well.

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    Neville Lewis (Gig Harbor, US)
    Phone mount limited

    This phone mount fits to the MSM Nomad quite nicely. However, the Arca Swiss, mounting clamp really only fits the MSM phone holder and nothing else. The screw holder bump inhibits anything else from being placed here. Also, I need to say that the screw itself was absent in the delivery