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Newest 2-in-1 Star Tracker
Newest 2-in-1 Star Tracker
Newest 2-in-1 Star Tracker
Newest 2-in-1 Star Tracker
Newest 2-in-1 Star Tracker
Newest 2-in-1 Star Tracker
Newest 2-in-1 Star Tracker
Newest 2-in-1 Star Tracker
Newest 2-in-1 Star Tracker
Newest 2-in-1 Star Tracker
Newest 2-in-1 Star Tracker
Newest 2-in-1 Star Tracker
Newest 2-in-1 Star Tracker
Newest 2-in-1 Star Tracker
Newest 2-in-1 Star Tracker
Newest 2-in-1 Star Tracker
Newest 2-in-1 Star Tracker
Newest 2-in-1 Star Tracker
Newest 2-in-1 Star Tracker
Newest 2-in-1 Star Tracker
Newest 2-in-1 Star Tracker
Newest 2-in-1 Star Tracker
Newest 2-in-1 Star Tracker
Newest 2-in-1 Star Tracker
Newest 2-in-1 Star Tracker
Newest 2-in-1 Star Tracker

Newest 2-in-1 Star Tracker

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 What has updated in the new button version?

  • Replace the Knob by Button to solve the defectives caused by knob design.
  • 15% smaller than the Knob.
  • Added 1/2 star tracking mode, then you can take the Milkyway in one shot.
  • Remove the less used panorama mode.
  • Easier to install with the new screws with stopper 
  • An illuminator is added to the polar scope.

Click here to check our user's experience with MSM Rotator.

How to Choose the Ideal Gear for Your Astro-Landscape Photography?

Do I need the star pointer?

  1. If you are a new player, we recommend choosing the star pointer as a start. It's easier to do the polar alignment for new players. 
  2. If you mainly play with a wide-angle lens, then the star pointer is enough and the most convenient for you.

So,

  • If you are new and have a low budget, you can buy the Basic kit B to start.
  • If you want one ready to shoot Astro kit, then you can buy the Pro kit B. 
  • If you are experienced, I suppose you've understood 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 play with a long lens, then better add the Polar Scope to do a more accurate polar alignment.
    2. If you are from Australia, then you should buy the Polar Scope due to it is prohibited in Australia to buy the laser pointer.
    3. If you may travel to shoot in Australia or some locations that do not allow laser pointer, then better have one Polar Scope for them.

    So, 

      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, Sony camera through the hot-shoe port. For Fujifilm, Panasonic, Olympus, just connect this intervalometer will be ok.

      Satisfaction Guarantee

      30-days full refund Warranty.

      If you received a defective one, don’t worry, we will resend you a new one instantly. Up until now, the defective rate is within 1%.

      If you do not want to buy 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. It may cost $20 from your country to us.

      1 Year Quality Warranty

      If it happens to malfunction,  we will exchange a new one for you all at our expense. 

       

      The mechanism behind Move Shoot Move star tracker:

      • Earth is rotating.
      We know our earth rotates once every 23h 56m4s. Its rotation axis goes through the Polaris. (almost), stars are not stationary relative to our earth.
      Just as the below photo shows, the stars circle around the Polaris.
      how to do polar alignment
      • What happened?
      According to 500rule, we usually can not exposure more than 25s, more often below 15 seconds. We are fighting around:
      1. Many faint stars are missing from our photo.
      2, Stars trails 
      3, The noise ruined your composition.
      • Move Shoot Move Tracker
      Move Shoot Move tracker rotates at the same speed as the Earth, just in the opposite direction. Then the stars will be tracked, and they will stay in the view. Your exposure time can be up to minutes, and The missing faint stars will show up in your pictures, star trails will disappear, lower ISO helps to solve the noise. Finally, you can get clear, pinpoint photos of stars and the night sky.
      how to setup move shoot move star tracker
      • Why Polar alignment?
      Earth's rotation axis goes through the Polaris. (almost)
      So, we need our Rotator's rotational axis parallel to the Earth's rotation axis. This is called polar alignment.
      • How to Polar alignment?
      I don't know RA, D-dec? I've never played astronomy? Can I do polar alignment?
      Just remember, we need our Rotator's rotational axis parallel to the Earth's rotation axis.
      • If you already know where to find the Polaris, then just attach the star pointer to the Rotator, aiming the laser at the Polaris, then you are done.
      • If you don't know where to find the Polaris, then download one free app, 'Skysafari,' set it to VR mode. It will spot the Polaris when you move your phone around the sky.
      • How to do a polar alignment in Southern Hemisphere?
      A similar operation, but different stars, here is a tutorial in more detail.
      • If the star is tracked, won't the foreground be blurred?
      Yes, the foreground will be blurred. Then how to do? We change the shooting sequence.
      1. We first set the tracker OFF to get the clear foreground(your composition).
      2. Then you wait for your ideal stars to show up in your composition, turn the track ON, shoot the tracked stars. Then combine these two pictures will be ok.

       

      Check 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 seven options: Star Tracking Mode, Time-lapse 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 too 3000 shots in one charge. 

            Passive (Slave) motorized in timelapse mode

              The Rotator is just a slave to your camera (intervalometer). No confliction with your camera's built-in App, compatible with most cameras that has a hot shoe port. Check Why Passive Design

              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. Check Worm Gear SystemCheck Move Shoot Move

                SPECIFICATIONS

                Size: 1.7" x 3.15" x 3.9" (4.3cm x 8cm x 9.9cm)

                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

                  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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                  D
                  D.G.
                  Great little tracker

                  I bought this tracker because of its small footprint and the ease of use. And it is really a breeze to set this thing up with the laser attachment. The achievable polar alignment is sufficient for wide-angle lenses up to mid-tele-lenses (maybe 85mm).

                  S
                  S.S.
                  It just starts at compact.

                  I've been using the MSM for a couple of months now and it's an invaluable part of my kit.

                  With the milky way season here in Australia is over for the summer, I've been primarily using the MSM for timelapse work.
                  Timelapse with the D/SLR is technical from a photographic point of view, having a simple to implement rotator that simply works takes a lot of the stress out of things.

                  Battery life and build quality are great as is value for money and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone looking for such a solution.

                  Steev Selby

                  steevselby.com

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                  N.B.
                  Great little tracker

                  I have only used it twice so far as a star tracker and once as a time lapse turntable and it works flawlessly.
                  Very happy with my purchase.

                  J
                  J.S.
                  Nice build, works great

                  I bought it with the scope, but ordered the laser and head lamp later. Laser works good and will use the scope with telephoto lens.

                  D
                  D.S.
                  Move Shoot Move

                  This is a brilliant bit of kit. Well worth the investment if your into Astro Landscape

                  R
                  R.C.
                  So simple

                  Only have used it a few times due to cloud coverage, but so far very impressed at the ease of use. Only downside is my proximity to a major airport so have to check for aircraft and have to turn the laser on and off for a few seconds at a time rather than leave it on for the whole process. I am sure that with practice I can cut the amount of time down to polar align.

                  P
                  P.S.
                  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!

                  B
                  B.H.N.
                  Add fun to our travels

                  This unit has really added some fun to our trips. I am sure we will bring on every of our trips.

                  A
                  A.l.
                  Far better than expected

                  I was able to track for 4min without noticable star trails...I mounted a Spacecat 51 Canon RP and took a 60s exposure of M31....crystal clear pic pinpoint stars...that setup is at the max end of its capabilities. I am very impressed and super happy with this compact portable well thought out star tracker.
                  My only gripe the ball head screws will go as ll the way in if you are not carefull..nothing to stop them.....
                  I solved this by crimping the middle of the screws...this stops them from going in to far and binds them in the ball head so I can mount the ball to the MSM.

                  Great product super friendly service as well.

                  S
                  S.H.
                  Great little gadget with awesome customer service

                  Can't complain at all. Fast delivery decent quality and awesome customer support. Recommend!