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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: (New US stock is on the way, all orders for US users will be sent from our US warehouse around May.31)
Starter Kit: Rotator, Laser Pointer, Ball Head, Laser Bracket, Laser Charger
Basic Kit A: Rotator + Polar Scope + Scope illuminator+ Scope Bracket
Pro-Kit A: Rotator, Polar Scope, Scope illuminator, Scope Bracket, Pan Tilt Head, Head Lamp (Red LED)
Basic Kit B: Rotator, Laser Pointer, Laser Bracket, Laser Charger
Pro-Kit B: Rotator, Laser Pointer, Laser Bracket, Laser Charger, Pan Tilt Head, Head Lamp (Red LED)
Basic Kit C: Rotator, Laser Pointer, Polar Scope, Scope illuminator, Bracket, Laser charger
Complete Kit: Rotator, Polar Scope, Scope illuminator, Laser pointer, Pan Tilt Head, Head Lamp, Bracket, Laser Charger)
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.
- For US users, I recommend you just choose the Starter Kit, it will be shipped from our US warehouse directly to you, you can receive it within 4 days.
- 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 or other locations that do not allow a laser pointer, then you will require a Polar Scope.
- If you live in Australia, 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.
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, and Olympus, just connect the intervalometer.
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
Like many of us looking to expand our photographic abilities, I decided to try Move Shoot Move for longer celestial photos. I was not disappointed. As a retired engineer I appreciate the compact size, light weight and intuitive design. So far, I am delighted. I ordered the starter kit with one extra ball head.
Have been having great fun with this tracker. It's fantastic for Wideangle tracked shots, can get 3 minutes or so at 20mm. The laser isn't great, it wasn't pointing straight so i had to dismantle it and glue it in a more central position. But overall for the money, it's great for beginners.
Awesome love this little machine works well
Had a wonderful experience using the Move Shoot Move Star Track, got great results the first time I used it. It’s very straight forward and easy to use.
Recieved the MSM in the beginning of the lockdown. Did a first night test on the Orion nebula with a 40mm lens. After pointing to Polaris I couldn't take pictures longer than 30 sec. ( smal oval stars). So I bought the polar ilingnment. Did a test with 30 sec images and the star a pinpoint.
I like the MSM as a hobbyphotographer, Lite and transportable.
Also as a timelapse item it is great. Tride it out with the olympus and a canon camera.
Still happy with my MSM.
Still learning to properly align to Polaris, but is totally doable. The MSM device works like a charm, all the shortcomings of my star photography to date now fall on me. The only thing I'd wish was a way to somehow fix the ball head better to the rotating plate (could be as simple as a knob to grab and hold the rotating plate), with front loaded setups it tends to unscrew and give a small heart attack. Also, the ball head would ideally come with a 3/4 inch screw in order to attach another ball head on top without the need for the additional quick exchange plate.
The Move Shoot Move is a lightweight tracker, perfect for backpacking to that dark site in the hills. I used it to track with my Canon RP and shot a time lapse with my FujiFilm X100F. I did fumble a bit at first and wished there were a bit more detailed manual, but the nice videos helped me out. I recommend if your needs are for a lightweight but very functional tracker.
I have received my MSM tracker some month ago. It is an excellent piece of equipment - especially for travelers. Have bee using it in my backyard to compare results with my big and heavy EQ6. For the lenses up to 100-105 mm it is possible to get quite good result with exposure time up to two minutes - that is really very good. For longer lenses exposure time need to be shortened appropriately. The only problem was with the screw holding secong bullhead - it was impossible to tighten it good enough to avoid unscrewing during seting up. Few drops of anaerobic adhesive (Locktite blue) and no problems any more. Instead to yse ballhead on the tripod I’m using Sky-Watcher s20530 Star Adventurer Latitude as it is easier to perform polar alignment with it.
Ive tried with sonys heavy 16-35mm 2.8, sigma 35mm 1.4 and sony 85mm 1.4 with 3-4minute exposures. Tack sharp stars every time. Find Polaris, aligning with the laser takes under 30 seconds! It works, and it works well!
The product is good. But i missed some screws in the package. The customer service is awesome and quick