Merlino Small

Dimensions: Length: 1137 mm - Width: 977 mm - Height: 1096 mm.
Price (VAT excl.)7.862,40 €
Italian VAT (22%) incl.9.592,13 €
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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.

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 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.
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 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 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.


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
  • Insulated, internally wired electrical system
  • Power supply with 12VDC
  • English Instruction manual in English


User's pictures

Pictures from Flavius Andrei

User's Video

Merlino Small StartUp Session


Merlino Small ShutDown Session

User Manual

Technical Draw

Merlino Small Internal Dimensions PDF

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