What the users say about it?
I switched over from the Sky Watcher Star Adventurer Mini which worked well, but was so difficult to set up. The MSM is soooooo easy. I love it!
MSM review after one month. 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.
I'm looking very much forward to my next outing with the MSM.
Easy to use, light enough to take backpacking
Have had a chance to try out the tracker a couple of times now. Love that it is so much lighter than our ioptron. Wanted a solution that we could take backpacking. Have taken it a couple of times and had success with wider angle lenses. Looking forward to getting out with it more!
Move Shoot Move - First impressions
I’ve a Redcat51 and AVX mount for my main rig, then a Skywatcher Star Adventurer for a heavier DLSR lens. The Move Shoot Move rig is my portable rig and ideal for a lighter, wide-angle lens. Easy to set up and, as with all wide-angle imaging, you don’t need the precision - you do need the lightweight, battery-operated, quick set up when travelling (or in my case, walking up the hill behind our house).
It’s a great unit.
Once I got this, I sold my iOptron sky guider pro. The iOptron was way too heavy to lug around and difficult to align. MSM is considerably more portable and much easier to polar align. The payload is less than the iOptron but works with my Nikon D 850 and my Sigma Art lenses. I highly recommend the MSM tracker. I even bought a second one for backup just in case. Instructions for use were clear and concise.
Move Shoot Move tracker
I've used the Move Shoot Move tracker several times now, sometimes at the same time as my iOptron Skyguider Pro. For my Milky Way photography I can't tell the difference, and the MSM is so much easier to set up. Just a few seconds! I like using the MSM Alyn Wallace V bracket as a base and a ball head on top of that. I also got the Z-bracket but haven't but that to use yet. Very happy with this product and it will be my go-to for all my backpacking trips!
MSM for travel Milkyway photography
I have been using a Ioptron Skyguider pro for my astrophotography the past couple of years. But, carrying it on a plane with my camera gear is just to much.
The MSM solution is a great answer for my travels. The wedges are also a great addition for keeping things lite.
The tracking works fine for my type of milkyway photos.
I use a battery pack for additional power during long, cold nights.
Happy with my decision.
Awesome Star Tracker!
I’ve now used my MSM Star Tracker Pro for a few times and love it for it’s portability and precision. Even using the star pointer laser versus the polar scope is spot on. I have the iOptron model too and prefer the MSM system because of it’s minimal size, laser pointer alignment, and tripod adaptability. A Hui Hou! -Jonny
Most Portable Star Tracker Ever?
We've made the task of Polar Alignment as easy as just aiming the pointer at Polaris, making astrophotography an uncomplicated process. Just set your exposure and focus, and you're ready to go.
Very light weight and easy to use for Milkyway shots. I like the fact that this company keep improving their product unlike iOptron or any other star tracker companies.
- Keiko Yamasaki, Temecula, California, United States