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Newest 2-in-1 Star Tracker (Portable & Simple to use)- Holiday Sale is ON now!🎁🎉
Newest 2-in-1 Star Tracker (Portable & Simple to use)- Holiday Sale is ON now!🎁🎉
Newest 2-in-1 Star Tracker (Portable & Simple to use)- Holiday Sale is ON now!🎁🎉
Newest 2-in-1 Star Tracker (Portable & Simple to use)- Holiday Sale is ON now!🎁🎉
Newest 2-in-1 Star Tracker (Portable & Simple to use)- Holiday Sale is ON now!🎁🎉
Newest 2-in-1 Star Tracker (Portable & Simple to use)- Holiday Sale is ON now!🎁🎉
Newest 2-in-1 Star Tracker (Portable & Simple to use)- Holiday Sale is ON now!🎁🎉
Newest 2-in-1 Star Tracker (Portable & Simple to use)- Holiday Sale is ON now!🎁🎉
Newest 2-in-1 Star Tracker (Portable & Simple to use)- Holiday Sale is ON now!🎁🎉
Newest 2-in-1 Star Tracker (Portable & Simple to use)- Holiday Sale is ON now!🎁🎉
Newest 2-in-1 Star Tracker (Portable & Simple to use)- Holiday Sale is ON now!🎁🎉
Newest 2-in-1 Star Tracker (Portable & Simple to use)- Holiday Sale is ON now!🎁🎉
Newest 2-in-1 Star Tracker (Portable & Simple to use)- Holiday Sale is ON now!🎁🎉
Newest 2-in-1 Star Tracker (Portable & Simple to use)- Holiday Sale is ON now!🎁🎉
Newest 2-in-1 Star Tracker (Portable & Simple to use)- Holiday Sale is ON now!🎁🎉
Newest 2-in-1 Star Tracker (Portable & Simple to use)- Holiday Sale is ON now!🎁🎉
Newest 2-in-1 Star Tracker (Portable & Simple to use)- Holiday Sale is ON now!🎁🎉
Newest 2-in-1 Star Tracker (Portable & Simple to use)- Holiday Sale is ON now!🎁🎉
Newest 2-in-1 Star Tracker (Portable & Simple to use)- Holiday Sale is ON now!🎁🎉
Newest 2-in-1 Star Tracker (Portable & Simple to use)- Holiday Sale is ON now!🎁🎉
Newest 2-in-1 Star Tracker (Portable & Simple to use)- Holiday Sale is ON now!🎁🎉
Newest 2-in-1 Star Tracker (Portable & Simple to use)- Holiday Sale is ON now!🎁🎉
Newest 2-in-1 Star Tracker (Portable & Simple to use)- Holiday Sale is ON now!🎁🎉
Newest 2-in-1 Star Tracker (Portable & Simple to use)- Holiday Sale is ON now!🎁🎉
Newest 2-in-1 Star Tracker (Portable & Simple to use)- Holiday Sale is ON now!🎁🎉
Newest 2-in-1 Star Tracker (Portable & Simple to use)- Holiday Sale is ON now!🎁🎉
Newest 2-in-1 Star Tracker (Portable & Simple to use)- Holiday Sale is ON now!🎁🎉

Newest 2-in-1 Star Tracker (Portable & Simple to use)- Holiday Sale is ON now!🎁🎉

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"Amazing!
Why didn't anyone think of this before? Polar aligning has never been easier! The building quality of the MSM Tracker far exceeded my expectations based on how inexpensive it is. I also love how compact it is, taking up a very small space in my camera bag. I've been able to take 5-minute exposures with no trails! I would highly recommend this tracker to anyone who wants to shoot the Milky Way!" - Phil Sutphin, US

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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

 

 

Does this Tracker support my Camera?

YES!

  1. As a star tracker, it can support all cameras.
  2. 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.
Does this Tracker have a requirement for the lens?
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.


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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?

Options:

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 

Phone Adv Kit: Rotator, Phone Mount, Wedge

Australia Pro Kit: Rotator, Phone Mount, Polar Scope, Scope illuminator, Scope Bracket, Wedge

 Do I need the laser pointer?

  1. If you are new to astrophotography, we recommend choosing the laser pointer to begin. It's easier to use than the polar alignment for novices. 
  2. If you mainly use a wide-angle lens, then the laser pointer is enough and the most convenient for you.

So,

  • 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?

  1. If you use a long lens, then the Polar Scope will provide a more accurate polar alignment.
  2. If you are from Australia, then buy the Polar Scope as it is prohibited in Australia to buy the laser pointer.
  3. If you might travel to Australia, Switzerland, or other locations that do not allow a laser pointer, then you will require a Polar Scope.

So, 

  • If you live in Australia or Switzerland, buy 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

     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 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.
    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 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? 
    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 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?
    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 track 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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    "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: 

    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.
    Key features:
      Weight:  (450g), Compact (1.7" x 3.15" x 3.9")
      Ultra-long battery life

        Up to 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. 

            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

              Customer Reviews

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              Riccardo Cervia
              I advise

              I was very satisfied with the purchase! it is easy to use, has great battery life and is also nice small and compact and fits easily in your bag!

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              Colin Jones (Carnegie, AU)
              MSM - Southern Hemisphere Package

              I received the MSM promptly.
              All items were well packed.
              I have successfully used it to shoot the Milky Way.
              Thank you

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              Terje Bjornseth (Elverum, NO)
              MSM rotator

              Fantastic little startracker, good for travel!

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              Stefan Gfeller (Stans, CH)
              Move Shoot Move

              Great product.
              I'm very happy with the move shoot move, it is very precise and comes in handy for travel or hiking.
              I also use the polar scope with the wedge to enable very small accurate adjustments, top.
              Easy to set up. Really light weight. The accuracy is good. Thanks

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              Anonymous (Turku, FI)
              Feels good

              Waiting for dark skies…

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              Kevin Cullinen (Cotati, US)
              Solid portable start tracker for the value

              The MSM star tracker is probably the best portable star tracker out there. I bought one of the simpler packages, which only included the tracker and the laser mount, but it worked well enough for me at 2 min exposures. I did have to watch a couple YouTube tutorials from Chasing Luminance even after reading the instruction manual to make sure I had the set up right. I also purchased the Z tripod mount, and while it can do a good job of better distributing the camera's weight, I found it way more difficult to use in place of a second ball head mount. As other's like Peter Zelinka have pointed out, the battery life doesn't match some of the other start trackers out there, but if you bring a powerbank with you, you should get multiple long nights of shots. I also had some trouble trying to get vertical/portrait orientation shots of the Milky Way with it, but that could also be user error on my part. However, you really can't beat the size and price of this start tracker which is ideal for travelers, backpackers, or just folks looking to get there first star tracker. I may buy the polar scope and the wedge next to see if I can get even longer exposures. Happy shooting and clear skies!

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              Alan A. (Tacoma, US)
              It’s a great unit.

              Once I got this, I sold my iOptron sky guider pro. The iOptron was way too heavy to lug around and difficult to align. MSM is considerably more portable and much easier to polar align. The payload is less than the iOptron but works with my Nikon D 850 and my Sigma Art lenses. I highly recommend the MSM tracker. I even bought a second one for backup just in case. Instructions for use were clear and concise.

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              Witold Nekanda Trepka (Krakow, PL)

              Newest 2-in-1 Star Tracker (Portable & Simple to use)- Holiday Sale is ON now!🎁🎉

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              Bibi (Nonthaburi, TH)
              It's great!

              Easy to set up. Really light weight. The accuracy is good. Thanksssss.

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              Gerald Buhay (Riverside, US)
              Ultra light and easy to use

              Shipping was quick and parts were good quality. I was able to use it on recent shot of the Milky Way and it was quite more than I gave it initial credit for. I highly recommend it especially for wide focal lengths. Quite ideal for novice and experts alike.

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