Move Shoot Move, the pocket astro tracker.
Finally a lightweight, compact, inexpensive and very easy to use astro tracker! Let’s discover the advantages and disadvantages of Move Shoot Move together.
But… what is an astro tracker?
Let’s go in order, we all know that the Earth rotates. Our wonderful planet takes 23 hours, 56 minutes and 4 seconds to make a complete rotation on itself. This means that, during this rotation, what we observe in the sky “seems” to move.
Like the sun and moon, the stars also move during this rotating cycle. This means that during a long exposure with our camera, we would get moved stars, or rather, we would capture their “apparent motion” as a result of the Earth’s rotation.
Usually, it only takes a few seconds of exposure before the camera “notices” the Earth’s rotation, especially if you use focal lengths of 20mm and up. As a result, we would be forced to make exposures no longer than 20-30 seconds to keep the stars sufficiently point-like in our shots.
How it looks like
Move Shoot Move 2-in-1 Star Tracker arrives home in an “armored” box. Once opened the package used for shipping, we’ll find inside the package containing the product. Of course, depending on the bundle chosen, the package and its contents may vary.