Which Kit to go?
Check video below
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, Olympus, Pentax, etc. just connect the intervalometer.
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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?
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)
Basic Kit B: Rotator, Laser Pointer, Laser Bracket
Pro-Kit B: Rotator, Laser Pointer, Laser Bracket, Wedge, Head Lamp (Red LED)
Basic Kit C: Rotator, Laser Pointer, Polar Scope, Scope illuminator, Bracket
Complete Kit: Rotator, Polar Scope, Scope illuminator, Laser pointer, Wedge, Head Lamp(Red LED), Bracket
Phone Kit: Rotator, Phone Mount, Ball Head
Phone Adv Kit: Rotator, Phone Mount, Wedge
Australia Pro Kit: Rotator, Phone Mount, Polar Scope, Scope illuminator, Scope Bracket, Wedge
Do I need the laser pointer?
- 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.
- If you mainly use a wide-angle lens, then the laser pointer is enough and the most convenient for you.
- 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, Switzerland, or other locations that do not allow a laser pointer, then you will require a Polar Scope.
- 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
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 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 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.
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
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I have limited experience with this product. I have set this up in my living room to get familiar with it. It has been just carried around in my backpack until last weekend. I had a 2 hour window of no clouds and fog last weekend to try the move shoot move.
It is really easy to set up and get great results. I was and still am very impressed.
One very disappointing incident due to my lack of awareness and a possible improvement for you. I set up my equipment and got a few good long exposure images (~5 minutes per photo) right off the bat. The tide was going out so I moved my tripod closer to the ocean for another sequence. After several minutes and a few photos (in total darkness) I heard a noise and realized my tripod and camera had fallen over and were laying on the wet gravel beach. The pressure fit arca swiss adapter had loosened. The camera twisted with enough force to make the setup fall over. I did have a good amount of rocks in the base of a tripod hammock. I was using a D750 and Nikon 14 - 24 lens. The lens got scratched and will need to be repaired.
Overall rating 4 stars:
Move shoot move rotator: 5 stars
Associated hardware: 3 stars (speaking about the pressure fit arca swiss adapter, the weakest link in the chain)
Yes, my operator error/experience is part of this problem . However, I thought I would write this to make people aware to double check their setup if moving to another location (I did, it's still risky). A more positive fit for the adapter would ensure a novice, such as myself, does not damage their expensive equipment. It's difficult in complete darkness at 2am, with cold wind, dew and beach waves to get everything perfect.
The set up is really easy, just level the tripod, alignment with Polaris using either the laser pointer or the polar scope (everything in minutes) and you are ready to take a lot of great pictures. You can use either the wedges, or ball heads or even better the Z or V accessories. All of them are great !!!
I took the Move Shoot Move out to the Canadian prairies where there is nothing but black skies. The tracker worked brilliantly and gave me some awesome skies.
This is so much smaller and lighter than my other tracker, so it will come with me more often. I shoot with a mirrorless camera, so the load is very light on the device with no strain.
I bought the Move Shoot Move star tracker not knowing if I would be able to figure it out. This last weekend, I was out in Arizona, and it very easy to setup. I just pointed the laser at the North Star and I was set. Unfortunately, some clouds and dust rolled in and made my night a bust. Either way I am happy on how easy this was to setup. The great part is that it takes up little room in my camera bag. I would recommend buying this if you’re curious about astrophotography, but don’t want to spend the big bucks.
It's very easy to use, polar alignment using the laser can easily track up to 2 - 3 minutes for wide angle lens. It's also portable and lightweight to carry around. I'll try using a longer focal length with polar scope in the future but for wide angle lens, it is working great.
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Great little star tracker. Probably the only improvement I would recommend is making the case a little larger for people who also purchase the z and v mounts so that the package is all in one.
Nice quality items. Just need a more accurate mounting of the polar scope