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Where is everyone getting their "merlin" heads to use with the DP system? I have been looking around and searching for the names and not much is coming up. Where is everyone buying theirs from and what models?

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Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:08 pm
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Post Re: Merlin head online retailers
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Where is everyone getting their "merlin" heads to use with the DP system? I have been looking around and searching for the names and not much is coming up. Where is everyone buying theirs from and what models?


UK: I got mine from hear: http://www.sherwoods-photo.com/acuter_s ... unt_fs.htm

Try google search " Acuter Merlin" plenty of hits will be found.

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Sat Feb 19, 2011 8:13 am
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Seems most retailers for the acuter merlin are in the UK and im in the US. Would rather not pay for shipping from the UK. The other problem is that there are so many variants and different names for these heads thats its starting to confuse the heck out of me. So far i think the only one i have found is the Sky-Watcher Backpacker which i think is a compatible mount.

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Sat Feb 19, 2011 5:50 pm
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Post Re: Merlin head online retailers
In the US the following eBay auction may be of interest:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=360344904205&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

and there is no shipping!

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Sun Feb 20, 2011 6:02 am
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Post Re: Merlin head online retailers
Got mine through Amazon. You can try and go a little cheaper by searching "Celestron Backpacker".

http://www.amazon.com/Celestron-Watcher ... B003YLJHQA

Hope this helps.

Bob


Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:39 pm
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bereshr1 wrote:
Got mine through Amazon. You can try and go a little cheaper by searching "Celestron Backpacker".

http://www.amazon.com/Celestron-Watcher ... B003YLJHQA

Hope this helps.

Bob


What kind of thread is on the bottom of it? Is it easy to mount to a tripod or put a quick release on it?

Thanks!!

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Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:44 pm
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Post Re: Merlin head online retailers
The thread on the bottom of the unit is 3/8"-16 just like a normal tripod head.

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Mon Feb 21, 2011 5:48 am
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