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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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"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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 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?

  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 couldn't exposure more than 25s, most often less than15 seconds. This leads to:
      1. Many faint stars are missing from our photo.
      2, Ugly stars trails.
      3, The noise ruins our composition.
      • How to expose more than 60 seconds?
      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
      • What's Polar alignment?
      Earth's rotation axis goes through the Polaris. (almost, check the above blue earth)
      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?
      I don't know RA, D-dec, and I've never played astronomy? Can I do polar alignment? 
      Don't worry, it's easy-
      • 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?
      A similar operation, but 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 how? We change the shooting sequence.
      1. First, we set the tracker OFF to get the clear foreground(your composition).
      2. 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.

       

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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 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. 

            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)

              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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                G.H.
                Keep trying.

                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.

                R
                R.G.
                A Great Device

                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.

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                I.M.I.S.
                Perfect for landscape astrophotography

                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.

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                Well built

                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.

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                T.H.
                I have not used it yet

                I have not used it yet
                Hopefully I will use it starting in February

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                N.H.
                Probably good for nightscapes

                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.

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                A.B.
                Light tracker for wide-angle work

                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.

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                Not tested yet

                Bad weather , no time and the second time it was good clear weather my camera fell off
                The tripod :-(

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                MSM: A Beginner’s View

                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.

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                M.
                amazingly compact and working very well

                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