Which Kit to Choose?

Which Kit to Choose?

Easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - 2022 Milky Way Season is coming!
Easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - 2022 Milky Way Season is coming!
Easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - 2022 Milky Way Season is coming!
Easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - 2022 Milky Way Season is coming!
Easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - 2022 Milky Way Season is coming!
Easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - 2022 Milky Way Season is coming!
Easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - 2022 Milky Way Season is coming!
Easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - 2022 Milky Way Season is coming!
Easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - 2022 Milky Way Season is coming!
Easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - 2022 Milky Way Season is coming!
Easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - 2022 Milky Way Season is coming!
Easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - 2022 Milky Way Season is coming!
Easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - 2022 Milky Way Season is coming!
Easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - 2022 Milky Way Season is coming!
Easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - 2022 Milky Way Season is coming!
Easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - 2022 Milky Way Season is coming!
Easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - 2022 Milky Way Season is coming!
Easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - 2022 Milky Way Season is coming!
Easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - 2022 Milky Way Season is coming!
Easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - 2022 Milky Way Season is coming!
Easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - 2022 Milky Way Season is coming!
Easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - 2022 Milky Way Season is coming!
Easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - 2022 Milky Way Season is coming!
Easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - 2022 Milky Way Season is coming!
Easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - 2022 Milky Way Season is coming!

Easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - 2022 Milky Way Season is coming!

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Customer Reviews

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Martin Taylor Taylor (Arboleas, ES)
MSM

I have had the Move Shoot Move a couple of months or so now and have used it a few times. I think it is a great product, along with the accessories. They are smaller and lighter than the bigger star tracker I used before and easy to set up and use. I have also used it for time lapse. The results were good, but I think I can do better with a different setting, still learning!! All in all very happy with it and recommended for night and time lapse photograpy.

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Bae DoYoon (Eunpyeong-gu, KR)

Easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - 2022 Milky Way Season is coming!

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Claudiu Daniliuc (Brasov, RO)
Great little tracker

Exactly what I need, a small, lightweight tracker which can be aligned to polaris in no time. Perfect for landscape astrophotography.

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Pancho Valladolid (Pasadena, US)
MSM Timelapse

I've only had the chance to use the MSM tracker once but it was mostly for a motion Timelapse. It did great! Installed the MSM tracker onto my tripod then attached my ball head on it. Placed my camera and started my Timelapse. It was very easy to use and I'm looking forward to using it more as a motion Timelapse rotator. Maybe learn how to track the Milky Way one of these days.

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Jorge G.H. (Los Realejos, ES)
A million stars

Compré el MSM hace unas semanas, y aunque solo lo haya podido probar en 1 o 2 ocasiones, estoy muy contento con los resultados !
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I bought the MSM a few weeks ago, and although I have only been able to try it 1 or 2 times, I am very happy with the results!

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Arun Christopher Manoharan (Waukesha, US)
Move Shoot Move rotator can do more than what its advertised for

I got the MSM rotator back in May but didnt get a chance to try it till now. On my first outing with MSM rotator, I tried to photograph M31(Andromeda) and I was able to track the galaxy for 45 seconds on a 300mm lens!, took multiple shots and able to stack for a nice picture of Andromeda. And I only used the laser for polar alignment. MSM rotator works well even for deep sky photography if the camera+lens is light enough and well polar aligned. I got awesome pics of milky way on my second outing with 2+ minutes exposures on focal lengths upto 50 mm and I was able to track andromeda again for 45 seconds. MSM rotator is so compact when comparing other full size trackers. I can put it in my camera backpack all the time. This to me is a great investment and I am happy I made the purchase.

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Josué Vargas Castillo (Morelia, MX)
Muy bueno

No he tenido mucha oportunidad de probarlo debido a la temporada de lluvias en mi zona, pero las veces que lo he usado han resultado muy buenas fotos

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Julian Rohloff (Harsefeld, DE)
Compact little star tracker

The MSM tracker is a small and compact star tracker which is easy to set up for wide angle shots. For longer lenses I'm planning to get the wedge as well.
Also the support is really great! I first received a faulty unit which was replaced very fast. Thanks a lot!

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Faris Malaeb (Abu Dhabi, AE)

Easy to use star tracker (Newest 2-in-1) - 2022 Milky Way Season is coming!

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Stefano Brocco (Rome, IT)
A fantastic star tracker

MSM is a fantastic “pocket” astro-tracker.
Despite its size it has a good load capacity which allowed me to use a 70-300mm telephoto zoom lens after careful alignment.
It is a truly effective, reliable and light product for transport on any occasion.
I chose the Basic Kit configuration (Rotator + Pointer) which fits in my camera bag.
I recommend it to those interested in astronomical photos, in particular the Milky Way and star fields but I would not exclude galaxies too.

If you have difficult to pick your kit, pleae check Alex video below for more information or contact us for help.

 

 

Kits

 

Lens <85mm

 

Lens

>85mm

 

No laser Country

 

Southern Hemisphere

 

Northern Hemisphere

 

Novice Friendly

Popularity

 

Complete Kit

($389)

YES

 

YES

 

YES

 

YES

 

YES

 

YES

 

Most Popular

Basic Kit

($239)

YES

NO

NO

NO

YES

YES

3rd Popular

Starter Kit 

($259)

YES

NO

NO

NO

YES

YES

2nd Popular

Basic Kit C

($309)

YES

YES

 

NO

 

NO

YES

YES

 

Pro Kit B

($329)

YES

NO

NO

NO

YES

YES

 

Phone Kit

($259)

YES

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES

 

Australia Kit

($359)

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

 

Basic Kit A

($279)

YES

YES

YES

NO

 

YES

NO

 

Pro Kit A 

($369)

YES

YES

YES

NO

YES

NO

 

 

 

 

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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

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Why do we need 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.

 

 

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.

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

HANDLE TIME

All orders will be scheduled for shipment in 1 to 3 business days, excluding holidays.

COUNTRIES

We ship worldwide. 

WAREHOUSES

Currently, we have 4 warehouses.

🇺🇸 US warehouse, for our US users, parcel usually arrives in 1-7 days.

🇪🇺 EU warehouse, for most EU countries, parcel usually arrives in 1-7 days.

🇦🇺 AU warehouse, for our Australia and New Zealand users, parcel usually arrives around 1-7 days.

🇨🇳 CN warehouse, for all countries, parcel arrives in 4-7 or 8-20 days, please check below for details.

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 Warranty

If it malfunctions,  we will exchange it for a new one for you ALL at our expense. 

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How to setup

Check Alex Video for detail

FAQs

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.

1, Replaced the Knob with a Button to solve the deficiencies with the knob design. 

2, 15% smaller than the Knob.

3, Added 1/2 speed star tracking mode, then you can take photos of the Milkyway with one shot.

4, Removed the less frequently used panorama mode.Easier to install with the new screws with stopper 

5, An illuminator was added to the polar scope.

It has 2 modes!

Under the star tracker mode(by default), it can support all cameras.

Under the passive timelapse mode, it only works directly with Nikon, Canon, and Sony cameras through the hot-shoe port.

Under the passive timelapse mode, For non-Nikon, non-Canon, non-Sony cameras (Fujifilm, Panasonic, Olympus, Pentax, etc), you just connect the intervalometer.

Tracking ANDROMEDA

For Advanced Users
"Astrophotography made easy!"

"So I've always been interested in night sky photography, but finding the right gear was always a guessing game. Until I I saw an ad for the Move-Shoot-Move. With its relatively inexpensive price tag, I decided to give it a try. I was not disappointed at all. It is solidly constructed, and very easy to align and use in Star tracking mode. It arrived quickly, in time for a camping trip to a dark sky area. I was very impressed with the results. If you are in the market for a start tracker, you will not be disappointed with the Move-Shoot-Move.. Easy setup, user friendly, and most of all, it just works! I will be recommending it to all my friends who are interested in night sky photography. My dream of getting sharp, images of the Milky-Way have come true, and the Move-Shoot-Move made it possible. No complicated image stacking needed. Able to shoot long exposures at very low iso. I love this piece of gear, and you will too!"

- N Hamill, US