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Merlino Large - Fully Equipped version

PRODUCT CODE: AV-4OBS004
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Dimensions: Length: 2436 mm, Width: 2200 mm, Height: 2683 mm
Price (VAT excl.)33.131,00 €
Italian VAT (22%) incl.40.419,82 €
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Description

Merlino is the Personal Remote Observatory, designed to be totally "user friendly", allowing a comfortable and efficient use of the telescope, also from remote locations.

The large version Fully Equipped include the following items:

  • M-tre with Motorized Polar Alignment Kit
  • Pier/T-pod
  • Rasa 11"
  • OAG
  • Main CCD 1660 MMP MKIT1
  • CCD ZWO 174
  • Focuser

All made possible with a maximum of reliability & safety!
The main benefits of the observatory design is its compactness and intuitive use. Merlino is equipped with 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 by a custom made software interface that allows the Merlino to be used in a very similar way compared to a typical mobile setup.
For example, many commonly known software applications are integrated into the system, in order to increase the 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 backyard garden or nearly any available space. The internal 3G router connects Merlino to a local area network (Intranet) or via the web (Internet). Of course, internet connection allows to use the Merlino from a remote location. The Merlino is entirely powered by a 12 volt 18A battery and Solar Panels, which allows it to promptly close the session and automatically recover in case of blackout. This feature enables Merlino to be installed in locations where there are no local power supplies.

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

Polar alignment is adjustable by the use of the Motorized Polar Alignment kit assembled on the M-tre mount via Merlino software.

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

This allows to automate both the beginning (startup) and closing (shutdown) of several 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.
 
 Monitored parameters
  • Temperature
  • Rain
  • Battery voltage
  • 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, made of white color fiberglass.
  • 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 Merlino and Mount
  • Insulated, internally wired electrical system
  • Power supply with 12VDC /18A battery & battery charger
  • English Instruction manual

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