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The Z and V Star Tracker Platforms
Z/V mount for low angle & astro, designed with Alyn Wallace, UK
Z/V mount for low angle & astro, designed with Alyn Wallace, UK
Z/V mount for low angle & astro, designed with Alyn Wallace, UK
Z/V mount for low angle & astro, designed with Alyn Wallace, UK
Z/V mount for low angle & astro, designed with Alyn Wallace, UK
Z/V mount for low angle & astro, designed with Alyn Wallace, UK
Z/V mount for low angle & astro, designed with Alyn Wallace, UK
Z/V mount for low angle & astro, designed with Alyn Wallace, UK
Z/V mount for low angle & astro, designed with Alyn Wallace, UK
Z/V mount for low angle & astro, designed with Alyn Wallace, UK
Z/V mount for low angle & astro, designed with Alyn Wallace, UK
Z/V mount for low angle & astro, designed with Alyn Wallace, UK
Z/V mount for low angle & astro, designed with Alyn Wallace, UK
Z/V mount for low angle & astro, designed with Alyn Wallace, UK

Z/V mount for low angle & astro, designed with Alyn Wallace, UK

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Customer Reviews

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Robert Borkoski Borkoski (Pittsburgh, US)
Learning from the Master !

I will give the MSM a full review in a month. I live in the northeast US and the weather has not been very conducive for dark sky photography. It so happens that I will be attending a dark sky workshop the end of June in Oregon. One of the instructors will be none other than Alyn Wallace so I hope to learn from the master.

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Paul Kelly (Fareham, GB)
Z/V Mount

I'm so glad I purchased both of these items they are a great help to get the angle right for both of my Canon camera's, one I use with my move shot move and one I use to take manual shots, these are the best things invented. I can get a great angle with the camera without it counterbalancing to much weight on the move shoot move and that's great in keeping a steady camera taking lovely pictures of the night sky.
Paul Kelly, Southampton, England

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Xavi Saavedra Alois (Tiana, ES)

Z/V mount for low angle & astro, designed with Alyn Wallace, UK

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Eddie Carter (Yoakum, US)
Accurate and very easy to use

I heard about the MSM from a landscape/milky way photo instructor. I bought it and on my 2nd attempt I got an amazing shot. I booked a trip to Moab Utah and the Arches and used it several days in a row. SUPER easy to polar align which makes this very easy to use right out of the box. I am very pleased with my results for shooting night shots of the Milky Way.

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carlo alberto conti (La Spezia, IT)
Z/V mount for low angle & astro

a very important accessory to use in night photography! it helps a lot in pointing to the North Star and reducing the weight on the tripod! excellent and recommended!

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Omar Zahid (Melbourne, AU)
Z/V mount for low angle & astro

I had trouble getting my camera on the right angles i wanted to take a shot, with the Z mount I was able to maneuver as I liked.

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André Brändli Brändli (Kolliken, CH)
A very interessting tool MSM rotator

A long time I lloked out fora astro shoot rotator. But everthing was to expensive for me. But in january 2022 I found MSM rotator and I am happy to work with it. Ok, it took a little bit time for setting-up and calibrate with polaris. But the results for me are amazing.
André Brändli

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Manuel Hurtado Morente

Z/V mount for low angle & astro, designed with Alyn Wallace, UK

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James Baker Baker (Mesa, US)
The Z and V mounts are awesome they’re strong I would recommend to anybody to get these

What are you waiting for these are awesome So get them

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Julie Fitzpatrick (Hartlepool, GB)
Secure

This is easy to move in little increments than a ball head and more secure especially if your deep sky focus is directly above.

How to?

To be honest, besides the Astro usage, we've never thought it could benefit the slider users those much until we received the below reviews!


For low angle and macro usage, we've never thought it too.


Thank you for all your brilliant find out.  It encourages us a lot.


Slider user's review

 

 

Specification:

Max load: 4kg
Item weight:

Z Platform, 220 gram

V Platform, 175 gram
Material:  Aluminum Alloy


Hi Friends,


For months we have been refining a new product designed together with professional landscape astrophotographer, Alyn Wallace (website). Now, we're ready for pre-order.

Below is a quick review of the journey, we hope you enjoy:

On the 14th June 2020, MSM ambassador Alyn Wallace told us that he has an idea for a new star tracker platform to solve the following problems:


The Problem:

- When at latitudes close to the equator it becomes very difficult to use the ball head on top of a star tracker.

-It’s also difficult to do panoramas, regardless of latitude.

The Solution

Adding a “Star Tracker Platform” so that the ball head becomes level. The angle can be adjusted and locked into place and the platform can also be rotated. The platform is a perfect match for the Move Shoot Move rotator but also works with any star tracker..

Later, we researched all the possible alternative solutions, practicing and using, finally came to the first version as below:

1st Version, mainly verifying the mechanism to lock the angled platform and also the rotating base.

 

2nd Version, Enlarged the center rotation section.

3rd version,

- Wrapped the rotating disc to prevent dust entering.

- Changed screw to handle.

4th Version,

Added more space for the bottom handle, so we can operate with gloves.

And Finally, the final 5th Version, with some minor improvements to launch the production.

Below is the performance of the MSM Platform

Below is the performance of OTHERS 

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Work as a tripod head

 Alyn Wallace Z platform

 

V or Z? Which Should You Buy? 
The V and Z platforms both solve the problem of having your ballhead at an awkward angle when on a star tracker. So what's the difference? 

The V platform is for those who want to save weight. If you're already using a heavy setup you may not have much room to add weight on top of the MSM which has a payload of 3kg.

The Z platform has the added benefit of being able to be used to replace the ball head on a tripod when not using a star tracker at all. You can also use the Z platform as a table-top tripod. So it's an exchange of versatility for a little added weight.

  

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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