havent seen a blue or black sky since i purchased the polarscope, its our winter here in south australia at the moment. this year i thought id get into astro alittle more seriously and why i bought the MSM tracker. cant wait for the weather to clear in the coming month or so to get out and get some great shots. thanks, terry
At the moment, it is probably one of the most easier and affordable kit to track stars, but it needs patience and hours of practice to get some results. Instructions are only available in English, and it would be easier if they were also in other language like French. Also, online, it could be great to have some pictures and when we select one, we have the process to get a similar result. Thanks.
Easier touse than I thought!! It should come with the 99 degree prism to make it easier to use.
But a great product!!!
Helps to make the caliber in good way
Make PA much easier
Wunderbar leichtes Gerät für die Sternenfotografie.
I have used my MSM several times in the field and I am delighted with the results I have obtained with it. The instructions come with hints on how to test your MSM before trying it out in the field and I consider that time well worth spent. I now use my MSM to pohtograph constellations and some deep sky objects. It takes little practice to lean how ot set up, calibrate, and run a set of photographic sequences. The laser pointer is simple to point to Polaris and holds its alignment very well for whots of up to a minute (I have not tried longer yet). I have had success with a Samyang 14mm and a Sigma 50mm Art lens. I will be pushing the boundaries of this little star tracker with longer exposure times and a Samyang 135mm lens. The MSM came well packed, ready to go, and I have not had any trouble with it yet. My main niggle is, that the instructions are rather difficult to make sense of - though it is worth the time and effort to read. Additionally, the laser pointer I received does not see to want to be properly calibrated - it is off center after adjustment. While this has not been a problem with wide field photography, I am concerned about using the 135mm lens as it is. Despite all of that, I heartily recommend the MSM. It is a more than capable travel star tracker and will remain in my collection indefinitely for those grab-and-go moments.
Polar scope replaced by MSM very swiftley (thankyou MSM). Unfortunately I haven't had the chance to use yet due to usual problems with weather in UK.
producto muy adecuado a mis pretenciones y sobre todo el trato exquisito de todos los que componen la empresa muchas gracias por todo los que estan hay siempre al servicio y a resorver todas las cuestiones y dudas.
I have problems locking down a ballhead to the rotator - it keeps coming loose by itself. MSM's own ballhead is too small - the camera body hits the rotator body when it is use. So I have to use a longer one (I am currently using a Gitzo ballhead). Because there is no mechanism to lock the rotating platform to the ballhead's base - I have seen it coming loose once in a while - so, the stars start trailing - even though the rotator platform is moving properly.
And my camera and lens don't even reach 2kg (it's a Olympus EM1 mk3 with a Leica 12mm f/1.4 lens).