Merlino Large

Dimensions: Length: 2461 mm, Width: 2270 mm, Height: 2273 mm
Price (VAT excl.)14.990,40 €
Italian VAT (22%) incl.18.288,29 €
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Merlino is the Personal Remote Observatory of Avalon-Instruments. It is designed to be totally "user friendly", and it is current state  of the art in  providing you with a vastly more comfortable and efficient use of your telescope, allowing the photographic using from remote darker sky locations, when time is limited or weather conditions are uncertain.

All made possible with a maximum of reliability & safety!
The main benefits of our design is its compactness and simplicity of use. Located inside is a PC, a router, and a dedicated electronic board that manages an entire series of sensors for complete control of your system, in terms of both functionality and safety. The system is controlled from a software interface entirely developed from Avalon Instruments that allows the Merlino to be used in a way very similar compared to a typical mobile setup.
In fact, many commonly known software applications are integrated into the system, further increasing easy of use.

User-Friendliness is our #1 goal for your Merlino!
Thanks to its compact size, Merlino can be used in your terrace, your garden or nearly any available space. The internal 3G router connects your Merlino to a local area network (Intranet) or via the web (Internet). Of course, internet connection allows you to use your Merlino from a remote location.

Of course, internet connection allows to use the Merlino from a remote location. The Merlino is entirely powered by a 12 volt, an AGM sealed battery in the range from 100 to 150 Ah is suggested (the battery is not included in the package) and Solar Panels, which allows it to promptly close the session and automatically recover in case of blackout.

The Merlino project solves most of the problems related to the management of a remote Observatory thanks to its special characteristics.

The optional Motorized Polar Alignment kit that allow to adjust the Polr Alignment remotely via StarGo/Merlino software.

The Personal Remote Observatory " Merlino " can be fully remote controlled.

The Merlino enables you to schedule photo sessions using macros created directly by the user, using the macro editor provided as standard equipments.

This allows you to automate both the beginning (startup) and closing (shutdown) of various operations. The Merlino is able to autonomously shut down the system in case of unexpected events or problems, thanks to the included rain sensor, thus ensuring the safety and security of your system.

Suggested base for Merlino:

The Merlino comes without a floor, is provided of four ground brackets that allow to firmly fix the Observatory.
Is suggested to place the observatory on a flat surface like a concrete base or similar.

 Monitored parameters
  • Temperature
  • Rain
  • Battery voltage (battery not included in the package)
  • Internet connection
  • Total management control software
  • Quality of the autoguide star (during imaging)
Merlino comes standard with the following features:
  • Anodized aluminum structure with external cover, roof and panels.
  • Motorised open/close remote controlled mechanical shutter
  • PC with Windows software (in English language) for the Merlino functions control (no keyboard, no monitor)
  • Electronic I/O control board (diagram attached below)
  • WiFi Router with 3G internet sim device input predisposition.
  • Motorized webcam for internal inspection and visual sky (rain) monitoring
  • Rain detector.
  • Software management system for P.R.O. Merlino and M-Uno mount
  • Insulated, internally wired electrical system
  • Power supply with 12VDC
  • English Instruction manual in English

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