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 how to operate a merlin acuter mount 
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Post how to operate a merlin acuter mount
hello members
this is a distress call from a photographer.
i have just purchased a merlin acuter mount. no one in my city uses it. i could not understand the working of the supplied hand held controller.

all i want to do is simple "shoot...move...shoot". want to give a start mark and end mark both azimuth and altitude. i have no experience to use a telescope and its accessories. the mount need to move the camera, trigerring can be done using another camera remote

please suggest some solutions.

waiting in eagerness


Fri Apr 04, 2014 11:44 pm
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Post Re: how to operate a merlin acuter mount
http://dynamicperception.com/content/co ... cope-heads


Sat Apr 05, 2014 5:37 am
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Post Re: how to operate a merlin acuter mount
that link doesn't work. I'd also like to know how to use one.

Has anyone found a general formula with a TB3 to track movement of stars/earth fairly closely? Like a certain interval and amount of movement? I guess the only way perhaps to do it is with a star app that can show you when and where a star will rise and set - and perhaps try to match that same duration of time on the move..?

Are there any affordable tracking telescope heads out there that work well for this?

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Sat Jun 14, 2014 8:27 pm
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Post Re: how to operate a merlin acuter mount
Yes, If all you want to do is track the stars, any telescope drive like Meade will follow the sky, holding the stars still in the frame. Pick one that lets you take the telescope off the mount. Follow the instructions for your particular telescope head. This place is very helpful if you explain what you want to do.

http://www.telescope-warehouse.com/


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