NOMAD Move Shoot Move star tracker for Novice and Experienced Astrophotographers
NOMAD Move Shoot Move star tracker for Novice and Experienced Astrophotographers
NOMAD Move Shoot Move star tracker for Novice and Experienced Astrophotographers
NOMAD Move Shoot Move star tracker for Novice and Experienced Astrophotographers
NOMAD Move Shoot Move star tracker for Novice and Experienced Astrophotographers
NOMAD Move Shoot Move star tracker for Novice and Experienced Astrophotographers
NOMAD Move Shoot Move star tracker for Novice and Experienced Astrophotographers
NOMAD Move Shoot Move star tracker for Novice and Experienced Astrophotographers
NOMAD Move Shoot Move star tracker for Novice and Experienced Astrophotographers
NOMAD Move Shoot Move star tracker for Novice and Experienced Astrophotographers
NOMAD Move Shoot Move star tracker for Novice and Experienced Astrophotographers
NOMAD Move Shoot Move star tracker for Novice and Experienced Astrophotographers
NOMAD Move Shoot Move star tracker for Novice and Experienced Astrophotographers
NOMAD Move Shoot Move star tracker for Novice and Experienced Astrophotographers

NOMAD Move Shoot Move star tracker for Novice and Experienced Astrophotographers

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

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Shipping Notice,

 

Hi guys,
Polar scope A is out of stock due to the excessive demand, it should be ready around 10th January,2024.  So currently all orders containing polar scope come with polar scope B. If you do not like polar scope B and want to wait for polar scope A, please contact support@moveshootmove.com to make a note of the order.
Cheers
Move Shoot Move Team
2023.12

The origin of the NOMAD Tracker is based on user feedback and our desire to provide the easiest-to-use, most portable, inexpensive star tracker.  


Difference between NOMAD and MSM Rotator:

  1. Improved attachment points. The previous manufacturing tolerances were fine for Astro-landscape but deep-sky needs a firmer foundation.

    1. The MSM Rotator, due to its design, required specific weight positioning to keep the ball head secure; this has been completely eliminated.  

    2. The laser now screws into the tracker eliminating any chance of wobble.  

    3. The industry standard quick-release plate on the bottom is secured in 2 places preventing any twisting of the tracker on its mount.  

  2. Improved load capacity.  

    1. The hardware has been built to withstand twice the amount of torque as the MSM Rotator. 

    2. Where the MSM Rotator was only designed for wide-angle Astro-landscape, the NOMAD has been designed with wide-field deep-sky use in mind.  

    3. Availability of an optional counterweight system for more experienced users to go even deeper.

  3. Simplified operation.  By designing and building a device with a narrower focus we were able to make it better while keeping the size down.

    1. One 3-position switch; Northern hemisphere, Southern, or Off.  

    2. In order to improve on our goals of ease of use and portability, the non-tracker function of the MSM Rotator has been left off, greatly simplifying the operation of the new tracker.  

    3. The NOMAD is focused on one function, star tracking.   (NOMAD does not have timelapse mode) 

  4. Reduced size and weight.  A foremost feature of our trackers is portability. 

    1. Our users take our trackers with them even when backpacking to some of the most remote areas of the world. 

    2. We worked to make storing and transporting the tracker even easier so you'll always want to have it with you when traveling.

    3. The tracker is called NOMAD for a reason; it is designed to travel with you wherever you go.  

The Best Portable Star Tracking Solution for Everyone

For novices, we want it to be the best easy-to-use star tracker;

For experienced astrophotographers, we want it to be the most travel-friendly tracker.

 

But, if users want the old Timelapse functionality, then we may be able to provide pre-orders of the MSM rotator. We’re sorry, but we can not strengthen the star tracker ability and time-lapse ability at the same time. The hardware requirements for improving both of these functions are contradictory.

Specification:

Body Weight: 0.95-pound (430 g) with rechargeable Li-Poly battery

Max Payload: 7-pound (3.2kg)

Body Size: 3.5*2.6*2.1 inch  (89*67*53mm) 

Function: Northern Hemisphere Star Tracking, Southern Hemisphere Star Tracking

Material: Anodized Aluminum, CNC machined

Body base connection: V-style dovetail, Compatible with Arca-swiss

* Thank you to MrRat.com for their consultation throughout the design and production process, and for the naming recommendation.

*Please note that NOMAD only does not come with laser adapter or polar scope mount.

Customer Reviews

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David Paluch (Ruskin, US)
perfect tracker

The Nomad star tracker is the perfect first tracker and is super easy to use and well made. It makes getting into star tracking easy and pretty much foolproof. Highly recommended.

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Garrett C (Kaneohe, US)
Great Product

Used Nomad to track the sun for April 2024 total solar eclipse. It was a challenge to get good daytime polar alignment, but that's not a Nomad issue - the Nomad itself worked very well! So small and compact; very easy to travel with. Waiting for the opportunity for milky way shots! Also, great support from Hannah!

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Pavol Štefunda (Ružomberok, SK)
Splited package

Sadly my order was splited into two packages because of EU warehouse shortages. I didnt know that until I asked, where is the rest of my order after only part of it was delivered. There was a quick answer from Hanna with explanation and the second part was delivered within 2-3 weeks from China. Sadly after my vacation. Despite of that, everything seems to work fine (just the arca-swiss plate of rotator doesnt fit in all clamps (eg. peak design) - too thick bottom part of plate).

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Michael Carbin (Roseville, US)
MSM Nomad

Super easy to set up and a great addition to my Astro set up and for an old telescope with a mod on the mount. Easy going tracking

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Jason Trevino (Yuma, US)
Great Little super portable star tracker

This thing is super compact and very easy to setup and use. Great StarTracker fits in a backpack without any issue!

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Jeffrey Holt (Newton, US)
Great initial impressions!

I've had my NOMAD tracker for about a month now. Preliminary data on a few clear nights are looking awesome. I love the portability, ease of use and the rock solid tracking even with a big 200mm lens. Thanks MSM!

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David Maimó (Palma, ES)
Una gran mejora respecto a la Rotator y una portabilidad excelente.

La MSM Nomade soluciona algunos de los problemas que tenía la Rotator. Sin duda una gran opción para tracker de viaje, gran portabilidad y peso reducido.

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Luis Filipe Antunes (Leca do Bailio, PT)
Best than the first one

Like the fact that have a foot

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Tim Farmer (St Louis, US)
Loving the NOMAD

I have been shooting with the MoveShootMove for a few years and recommend it to my students. I received the NEW NOMAD about three weeks ago and I went out last weekend and I'm very impressed. With the extra torque I had no problem with star trailing. Nice round circles stars even with a 50mm at 2 minutes!!!

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Simon P (Bristol, GB)
NOMAD is great, the Phone kit not so

The NOMAD is my first star tracker, and I chose it because of its lightweight portability and ease of use. As someone new to star tracking it definitely ticks the boxes for these, its really simple to use.

I went for the phone kit and I have found this is too fiddly as there is no adapter to add the phone mount to the NOMAD and align to Polaris. Instead you have to screw the Phone Mount onto the plate and align to the southern star using an app like Photopills, irrespective of which hemisphere you are in. Once you have aligned you have to take the phone mount off and then mount your ball head and camera onto the plate. If you want to re-align you have to take the camera off remove it from the plate and add the phone mount back on. At the moment I am just holding the phone mount to the back of the NOMAD and aligning to Polaris, which is not ideal. Hopefully an adapter will be made available to resolve this.

In terms of the NOMAD's tracking I've managed to do a couple of successful tests and have got 2 min exposure with a 20mm lens (FF equivalent) and also 8 out of 18 20 second exposures with a 100-400mm zoom lens at 380mm, and given I am using a phone mount to align I think this is good (a polar scope is really required for better accuracy with such long focal lengths).

Overall I am very happy with the NOMAD itself as it does the job it set out to do, and for the unit alone I would give it 5 stars. However the phone kit without an adapter to align to Polaris makes aligning fiddly and overcomplicated. My rating reflects using the NOMAD with the phone kit.