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 telescope heads to use with MX2 
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Post telescope heads to use with MX2
Hi All,

i'm looking into purchasing a Merlin head soon; was just wondering if any other pan/tilt telescope heads will work the same way as Merlin does with MX2?

Thanks for your help in advance,


Wed Oct 15, 2014 10:52 pm

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Post Re: telescope heads to use with MX2
I found the Merlin a pain to work with the MX2. Too many cables, adaptors and ports let me down. In the end I gave up and coughed up the extra money for an Emotimo TB3. You can use the TB3 to control the MX2 or vice-versa, in each case firing the slave device from the camera`s pc port or hot shoe. Of course you could forget about the MX2 completely and run dolly stepper motors from the TB3`s aux port and then you have the advantage of repeatability and much more control on the dolly axis. The advantage of having the MX2 in the set-up is that it frees up the aux port of the TB3 for some other axis eg lens (focus or aperture or zoom) control.

Thu Oct 16, 2014 12:46 am
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