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What has updated in the new button version?
- Replace the Knob with 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.
How to Choose the Ideal Gear for Your Astro-Landscape Photography?
Do I need the star pointer?
- 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.
- If you mainly play with 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, 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?
- If you play with a long lens, then better add the Polar Scope to do a more accurate polar alignment.
- If you are from Australia, then you should buy the Polar Scope due to it is prohibited in Australia to buy the laser pointer.
- 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.
- If you live in Australia, then buy the Basic Kit A to start.
- If you just want one ready to go Astro kit for your DSLR, then buy the Pro-Kit A.
- The Complete kit is set up to support all the above scenes, ready to go and all locations.
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, Sony camera through the hot-shoe port. For Fujifilm, Panasonic, Olympus, just connect this intervalometer will be ok.
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.
- 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 the Polaris, then just aim the laser at the Polaris, then polar alignment is 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?
- If the star is tracked, will the foreground be blurred?
- First, we set the tracker OFF to get the clear foreground(your composition).
- Then we wait for the ideal stars to show up in our composition, turn the track ON, shoot the tracked stars. Then combine these two pictures to get the final one.
"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). No confliction with your camera's built-in App, compatible with most cameras that has 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)
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
1/4 to 3/8 Adapter x1
Not got it completely right yet but that I believe is to do with me not the equipment.It handled my 150-500mm lens no problem.
The MSM tracker is an affordable option for those photographers who wish to automate their star & landscapes skills. I personally found postage and tracking acceptable arrival was prompt (UK) star alignment in my area (north) easy. MSM carries my lens and camera well handling weight acceptability at my chosen shutter speed. I would recommend this device. PS: lots of advise and tips available on MSM FB group.
After a week of testing, I can't wait to shoot the milky way. With the 50mm focal length, it works perfectly with a basic polar alignment. Much smaller than other trackers, which I think are too big for they are created (take a photo without a telescope).
I recommend the purchase.
The MSM is well built. I gave the unit 4 stars because to get the best from the unit you need the green laser that is not a part of the introduction package. Customer service acted promptly to provide the item and discounted the shipping.
I have not used it yet
Hopefully I will use it starting in February
If you send it to me I could wrote more about it. But I think it's perfect for Milky way shots. Small and light. Send me one so I can confirm it.
Some short comments: The MSM is a light tracker and the precision is good enough for 60 sec images with a wide-angle lenses, at least up to 50mm and I'm not using longer lenses on this tracker. The polar alignment with the laser is easy peasy on the northern hemisphere. The load capacity of 3 kg is realistic which makes it the lightest '3kg tracker' on the market. The only downside I see is the build in battery with a runtime of only 5 hours which is not enough for very long night sessions. A simple e.g. micro USB plug for an external battery would have solved that issue. Recommended for people who a looking for a light tracker (e.g. hikers) with a moderate precision for wide-angle work.
Bad weather , no time and the second time it was good clear weather my camera fell off
The tripod :-(
While I have had limited opportunity to use the MSM I received for Christmas, I am very pleased with the star tracking results I have achieved thus far. I have checked out the time lapse function and expect to use it frequently for that purpose. Advice offered by postings from other users has been very helpful.
It's my first tracker so I don't have much experience. However, on my first night trying it I have been able to get a decent picture of the Orion Nebula. On my second night I have improved my skills and the picture I have been able to take is breathtaking. Using it with a sony a7iii and the 70-300 lens