Finally, our big batch of polar scope is ready today. All orders with a polar scope will be shipped accordingly in the following days.
Thank you so much for your great patience and supports!
July 27. 2020
Does this Tracker support my Camera?
- As a star tracker, it can support all cameras.
- As a timelapse mount, it works directly with Nikon, Canon, and Sony cameras through the hot-shoe port. For Fujifilm, Panasonic, Olympus, Pentax, etc. just connect the intervalometer.
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What has been updated in the new button version?
- Replaced the Knob with a Button to solve the deficiencies with the knob design.
- 15% smaller than the Knob.
- Added 1/2 speed star tracking mode, then you can take photos of the Milkyway with one shot.
- Removed the less frequently used panorama mode.
- Easier to install with the new screws with stopper
- An illuminator was added to the polar scope.
How to Choose the Ideal Gear for Your Astro-Landscape Photography?
After 9 months of test, we finally get the wedge ready, from now on the Pan/Tilt Head will be replaced by this wedge to give better precision in alignment.
Starter Kit: Rotator, Laser Pointer, Ball Head, Laser Bracket
Basic Kit A: Rotator, Polar Scope, Scope illuminator, Scope Bracket
Pro-Kit A: Rotator, Polar Scope, Scope illuminator, Scope Bracket, Wedge, Head Lamp (Red LED)
Basic Kit B: Rotator, Laser Pointer, Laser Bracket
Pro-Kit B: Rotator, Laser Pointer, Laser Bracket, Wedge, Head Lamp (Red LED)
Basic Kit C: Rotator, Laser Pointer, Polar Scope, Scope illuminator, Bracket
Complete Kit: Rotator, Polar Scope, Scope illuminator, Laser pointer, Wedge, Head Lamp(Red LED), Bracket
Phone Kit: Rotator, Phone Mount, Ball Head
Australia Pro Kit: Rotator, Phone Mount, Polar Scope, Scope illuminator, Scope Bracket, Wedge
Do I need the star pointer?
- If you are new to astrophotography, we recommend choosing the star pointer to begin. It's easier to use than the polar alignment for novices.
- If you mainly use a wide-angle lens, then the star pointer is enough and the most convenient for you.
- If you are new and have a low budget, buy the Basic kit B to start
- If you want a ready to shoot Astro kit, buy the Pro kit B.
- If you are experienced, you will understand how much you can benefit from the Rotator's portability and it's straight forward design.
Do I need to buy the Polar Scope?
- If you use a long lens, then the Polar Scope will provide a more accurate polar alignment.
- If you are from Australia, then buy the Polar Scope as it is prohibited in Australia to buy the laser pointer.
- If you might travel to Australia, Switzerland or other locations that do not allow a laser pointer, then you will require a Polar Scope.
- If you live in Australia or Switzerland, buy the Basic Kit A to start
- If you just want a ready to shoot Astro kit for your DSLR, buy the Pro-Kit A.
- The Complete kit is set up to support all the above options, and is ready to go for all locations.
FAQs on Shipping
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 for the returning shipping fee, which might cost $20 from your country.
1 Year Quality Warranty
If it malfunctions, we will exchange it for a new one for you at our expense.
The mechanism behind Move Shoot Move star tracker:
- The Earth is rotating.
- What happened?
- How to expose more than 60 seconds?
- What's Polar alignment?
- Is your Polar alignment difficult and complicated?
- 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?
- If the star is tracked, will the foreground be blurred?
- First, we turn the tracker OFF to get a clear foreground shot(your composition).
- Then we wait for the ideal stars to show up in our composition, turn the track ON, and shoot the tracked stars. Then combine these two pictures to get the final one in Photoshop or other post-processing software.
"So simple to use
I purchased a Sky Watcher Star Adventurer awhile ago, and beside the weight, it was that complicated I just could not be bothered. Having received my MSM last week I went out with high hopes and it delivered. I did not purchase the polar scope or laser pointer, but used a couple of different apps on the phone and was able to take shots of more than 5 minutes with only small movement. Shots under 3 minutes were pin sharp.
Finally, the weight. So easy to just chuck it in the camera bag and take it anywhere. So glad I decided to purchase Move Shoot Move!!!"
- David Dalton, Forest Lake, AU
Below is Mr.Alyn's review from the UK, on star tracking.
Check Mr.Gunther's review, the godfather of timelapse.
The mechanism for time-lapse:
Up too 3000 shots in one charge.Passive (Slave) motorized in timelapse mode
The Rotator is just a slave to your camera (intervalometer). There is no conflict with your camera's built-in App, and it is compatible with most cameras that have a hot shoe port.The innovative worm gear system
Our worm-gear self-lock mechanism presents two key benefits: Top-Level Move Shoot Move performance and Super Long Battery Life.
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
1/4 to 3/8 Adapter x1
I waited a long time to purchase a star tracker that I could afford because most were so expensive and difficult to setup. Then I saw this ad for a Move Shoot Move advertisement. I thought "what is a Move Shoot Move?" So I opened it up and read about this little black box not much larger than an external hard drive. I began thinking that this is something I have been waiting for. So I purchased it. It was simple as the ad had said it was to setup. It only took me a few seconds to lock on Polaris with the laser site that came with it. I have never had such sharp exposures of stars even using 30 sec. exposures. I love the time lapse rotator. Once I shoot the time lapse using Move Shoot Move then run it through time lapse software it the panning comes out so smooth. Needless to say my rating would be a 10 if possible!
I received my MSM rotator several weeks ago. It has revolutionized my night sky photography. I live in the city of Jerusalem, which has much light pollution and haze. We are now at the beginning of our rainy season, so the air is heavy with moisture. MSM helps me to cut through all that and still capture decent pictures of visible planets. And I am just beginning to get into photographing deep sky objects. A couple weeks ago when the sky was orange, I pointed my MSM-mounted camera in the direction of the Pleiades with a wide angle lens, and even though I could not see any stars for orientation, I captured the famed cluster in my frame, and I was able with the help of Photoshop to get rid of the pollution and show the glowing blue star cluster against a clean black sky, with a fair number of other stars visible. I look forward to getting out to darker and cleaner skies to really see what the MSM can do for me. I love the light weight and small size. Fits easily into my camera bag so it is with me when I need it. The attached pictures were taken in horrible light-polluted and misty sky conditions.
This tracker is so small and light that I keep it in my camera bag all the time. It works great for my Fuji X-T3 and the laser pointer make polar alignment quick and painless. Definitely recommended this tracker if your not running a heavy camera and lens combination.
Hi, I am really happy that I bought the 2 in 1 Star Tracker. It is small and easy to transport for many occasions, even to places in the mountains rather difficult to reach. It is easy to set up and use, but despite of size and weight very powerful and does a great job for my photography.
I love this tracker! It is easy to setup and use and works great! I would suggest you get the wedge tripod head it makes alignment so much easier. Also have f you are going to do deep space photography with a longer lens get the polar scope it dials in the alignment much better!
Indeed now it's not Milkey Way season, I tested the device.
It was very easy to put everything together, to find Polaris.
I took 15 pictures, 2 minutes each one, And it was sharp, the same frame.
A friend of mine decided to order such a device following the successful experiment.
I finally can get great results with the MSM. After a brief learning curve and with the laser pointer, I have stars that are round!
Newest 2-in-1 Star Tracker - Holiday Sale is ON now!🎉
I've ordered the full package including the pan and tilt head and both polar scope and the green laser. Making the polar alignment using the laser was never faster and easier. Shooting with wide an angle lens and exposures up to let's say max. 3-4 minutes this polar alignment method is sufficient depending on how precise you do it. But I've even managed to shoot with the 135mm lens on a full frame with 1 minutes exposures and polar aligned with the laser. Of course the drift is there in longer time span but not between the successive 1 minute exposures.
For me it is important to have such a small tracker to take it with me on some trip where weight of my bag is crucial. And this is where it serves my need at 100%. You can literally put it in your wallet :-)
I've had only one issue with the pan head from the package which got stuck somehow. It looks like it can't handle too much weight and that is the reason it got stuck. Even though I was able to release it later using the WD-40. It also looks like it is not solid enough, so I would not recommend using that pan and tilt head as a wedge for the polar alignment of the tracker. For other applications where it doesn't have to hold much of the weight it might be OK and I use it only that way.