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MSM easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - Holiday sale is closing!
MSM easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - Holiday sale is closing!
MSM easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - Holiday sale is closing!
MSM easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - Holiday sale is closing!
MSM easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - Holiday sale is closing!
MSM easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - Holiday sale is closing!
MSM easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - Holiday sale is closing!
MSM easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - Holiday sale is closing!
MSM easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - Holiday sale is closing!
MSM easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - Holiday sale is closing!
MSM easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - Holiday sale is closing!
MSM easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - Holiday sale is closing!
MSM easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - Holiday sale is closing!
MSM easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - Holiday sale is closing!
MSM easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - Holiday sale is closing!
MSM easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - Holiday sale is closing!
MSM easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - Holiday sale is closing!
MSM easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - Holiday sale is closing!
MSM easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - Holiday sale is closing!
MSM easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - Holiday sale is closing!
MSM easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - Holiday sale is closing!
MSM easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - Holiday sale is closing!
MSM easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - Holiday sale is closing!
MSM easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - Holiday sale is closing!
MSM easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - Holiday sale is closing!

MSM easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - Holiday sale is closing!

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Amazing, I did it!
I have never used a rotator before buying MSM, so I didn't have big expectations. But I was wrong! The day before going out for stargazing I tried my equipment, included the laser pointer, and everything was so easy. I was amazed even when I took the very first photo! I was able to obtain beautiful pictures of the Milky Way with single shots. I can't believe what I did, spending a little money! Thank you so much MSM, you made my dreams come true.
- Luana Ciavattella, Doha, Qatar

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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?

It has 2 modes!

  1. Under the star tracker mode(by default), it can support all cameras.
  2. Under the passive timelapse mode, it only works directly with Nikon, Canon, and Sony cameras through the hot-shoe port.
  3. Under the passive timelapse mode, For non-Nikon, non-Canon, non-Sony cameras (Fujifilm, Panasonic, Olympus, Pentax, etc), you 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 Kit to start your Astro-landscape photography?

Packing List:

Basic Kit:  Rotator, Laser Pointer, Laser Bracket

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)

Pro-Kit B: Rotator, Laser Pointer, Laser Bracket, Wedge, Head Lamp (Red LED)

Basic Kit C: Rotator, Laser Pointer, Polar Scope, Scope illuminator, Bracket

Phone kitRotator, Phone Mount, Ball Head 

Complete Kit: Rotator, Polar Scope, Scope illuminator, Laser pointer,  Wedge, Head Lamp(Red LED), Bracket

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 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 ALL 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 tracker 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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              Vinicius Rodolfo (Jundiaí, BR)
              Excelent

              Excellent product made of the best materials. I can only say that I am very satisfied with it. Congratulations

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              laurence hill (Littleborough, GB)
              So far... great

              Once you get your head around all the options you have, this product gives great results even from the first time I used it.

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              Andy Philipson (Fresno, US)
              Great product

              This was an upgrade from a simple DIY barn door tracker. I like the device. It is small and solid so I don't worry about leaving it in my bag, and it is perfect for taking on a backpacking/camping trip. It works really well, though I would recommend individuals in temperate climates purchase the adapter so that the laser pointer becomes rechargeable. No complaints with the MSM! I love it

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              Peter A Coady (Hillsborough, US)
              Sturdy and well built. Easy to set up.

              The MSM tracker was much sturdier than I had expected. It is very easy to set up and the support materials available online are great.

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              Sean Kearns (Corby, GB)
              Great piece of kit, only con is the laser pointers life

              Really pleased with the kit, good price for the pictures I've got out of it, although the laser pointer makes life a lot easier to align, it keeps dying whenever the weather is cold, which means I've had to buy an external charger and keep charging

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              Ajit Brar (Kirkland, US)
              Love the tracker

              I’ve used it several times since I bought it, with lenses ranging from 12mm to 135mm and have received pin point stars. I love how compact and portable it is. I’m very happy with the tracker.

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              Edi Sulistiono (Oslo, NO)

              Very Nice

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              Geoffrey Tibbenham (Ely, GB)
              MSM Star Tracker

              Very pleased with the purchase, build quality seems good unfortunately the weather hasn't been very kind, and only used to try set up, I bought it for shooting the milky-way in the spring so looking forward to some clear night's

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              Peter OBrien OBrien (Leicester, GB)
              MSM

              Fantastic piece of kit. Very easy to use

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              Al Milano (Pleasant Valley, US)
              The MSM Star Tracker

              Well, The MSM Tracker did finally arrive. And I was pleased with the excellent packaging.

              I really liked the nice, cushioned carry case included -

              The Polar Alignment scope is very nice, well-built (Aluminum) with the ability to focus; as well as 3 easy to access Allen screws for calibration (centering) of the reticule.

              Alignment and centering (calibration) of the reticule simply requires a bit of time and patience to get sorted properly. There is a helpful YouTube video, giving a good general idea on how to do it Here.

              As other reviewers have mentioned, the only occasional issue I've run into, is: Ending up with a few shots (images) with minor star trailing. This happens (as others have reported) from time to time while the gears are getting "settled". Or "re-settled" after the mount has been moved or had any gross adjustment done to it. It seems to take a few minutes for the gears inside to settle back into their (accurate) routine.

              If you take your time, and handle the mount very carefully, without overloading it (with anything larger than a 135mm lens) then your chances of success increases.

              I only ran into issues when trying an 80-200mm zoom lens, on my Canon T7 DSLR. But I believe the issues were due to a faulty zoom lens; and not the tracker.

              Again, the bottom line is: Get your mount properly polar aligned, don't treat it roughly, and it works just fine. I was able to get decent, trail-free images!

              I used a 18-55mm Canon zoom (kit) lens; and managed to consistently get 30 second exposures, easily without trailing.

              I look forward to adding much more to this review soon; as well as some more of the pics I managed with The MSM Tracker.

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