Milky Way at 150mm with my MSM

So I’ve finally been getting a bit of use out of Move Shoot Move 2-in-1 Star Tracker & Rotator for actual star tracking sessions of late. I’ve used the rotator function of this device extensively, a function that to my mind almost justifies the cost of this device on its own merit. The star tracker however wasn’t quite working for me. With Australia being in the Southern Hemisphere, I had no bright pole star to align too even if the star pointer laser was legal. I went with the polar scope option with my purchase, however simply could not positively identify Sigma Octantis, the tiny magnitude 5.5 pole star for the Southern Hemisphere, through the scope no matter how hard I tried. I retired myself to the idea that I was going to have to make do with blind alignment using apps on my phone for a “near enough” polar alignment for which only wide focal lengths could be used without trails. To date, I have been quite pleased with how wrong I’ve been about this.

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2019 Milky Way Season in time lapse

The 2019 Milky Way season was the first in which I made a consistent effort to get myself out and shooting, in particular of time lapse sequences. This video is a series of all my 2019 time lapse sequences that I felt “worked” sufficiently to put together in a single video. Most of these sequences where shot using a Sony A7s using a Sigma 20mm f1.4 with the mosaic shots being shot with a Panasonic GH5 using a combination of Laowa 7.5mm f2 and Sigma 16mm f1.4. Hopefully you enjoy the video, would love to hear your feedback and do my best to answer any questions you might have.