Meade sections: 
 » Spotting scopes. 
 » Binoculars. 
 » Supports. Acuter sections: 
 » Spotting scopes. 
 » Monoculars. 
 » Binoculars. Meade sections: 
 » Spotting scopes. 
 » Binoculars. 
 » Supports. Helios sections: 
 » Binoculars. 
 » Monoculars. 
 » Spotting scopes. Meade sections: 
 » Spotting scopes. 
 » Binoculars. 
 » Supports.
Acuter Merlin
Multi-Function Mount & Tripod - Also available SynScan GOTO Model
To order this item outside Great Britain, please contact us.
Acuter Merlin.
  • Single-Arm Alt-Azimuth Mount
  • Multi-Function Hand Control to Command the Motor
  • Ability to Store Multi-Terrestrial Positions to GO-TO
  • Standard 1/4-20 Tripod connector
  • Multi-Speed (1x, 4x & 8x Sidereal Rate) Automatic Astronomical Tracking
  • Maximum Payload up to 4kg in Weight
  • Lightweight & Portable. Simple and Easy to Use
  • Three models available:
    • Standard model including tripod
    • Table-top SynScan GOTO model (no tripod)
Supports Spotting Scopes Binoculars
Acuter Merlin
Model / Description View in Showroom Order code Price inc VAT Shipping Dispatched witnin click button to purchase
Merlin Multifunction no ACR988 £ --- £ --- out of stock
Merlin GOTO Tabletop no ACR20224 £ --- £ --- out of stock
Merlin Multifunction
User Manual (PDF)
Merlin GOTO
User Manual (PDF)

Outline
The 'Merlin' D.C. fully-automated, Servo-Motor powered mounting is quite unique. It is highly versatile, and can be used to mount a wide variety of imaging devices, from spotting scopes & astronomical telescopes to camcorders & cameras. The mount can also be used for astrophotography and security/surveillance applications. Check out the features this mount offers and the benefits it can provide, as a solution for all your imaging applications!
  • Ideal mount for both Terrestrial & Astronomical Imaging
  • Single-Arm Alt-Azimuth Mount
  • Powerful DC operated Servo Motor
  • IR Encoder with Optical Wheel
  • Multi-Function Hand Control to Command the Motor
  • Slow (32x), Medium (64x) or High-Speed (800x) Alt-Azimuth Slewing, for Terrestrial & Astronomical Imaging
  • Ability to Store Multi-Terrestrial Positions to GO-TO
  • Clear Latitude Scale
  • Standard 1/4-20 Tripod connector
  • 'Cruise & Shoot' Auto-Imaging* Feature for Terrestrial Position
  • (*Controls Software of the Acuter 'Explorer' Digital Spotting Scope & Canon EOS Cameras via the AUX socket)
  • Multi-Speed (1x, 4x & 8x Sidereal Rate) Automatic Astronomical Tracking
  • North & Level Start Position for Astro Auto-Tracking Feature
  • Recommended for Spotting Scopes/Short-Tube Telescopes 70mm-102mm in Objective Lens Diameter (Max Tube Length 400mm for Optimum Results)
  • Maximum Payload up to 4kg in Weight
  • Lightweight & Portable. Simple and Easy to Use
  • 3-Section Aluminium Tripod, with 25cm Geared Centre-Column
  • Maximum Overall Extended Height to Tripod Bush Platform: 156cm
Merlin Table-Top SynScan GOTO Model
The Merlin TableTop GOTO mount is another exciting new development from Sky-Watcher. It is quick and convenient to set-up on a patio or picnic table and ideal for travelling with, due its compact size.

Compact telescope OTA’s up to approximately 4kg can be attached via the standard Sky-Watcher/Vixen dovetail bar fitting. Also spotting scopes can be attached via their tripod adaptor bush and mounted on the supplied L-Bracket.

The SynScan™ AZ hand control allows you point your telescope at a specific object, or even tour the night sky at the touch of a button! The user-friendly menu system allows automatic slewing to over 42,900+ night sky objects. Even an inexperienced astronomer can master its variety of features in a few observing sessions.

Acuter Merlin Tabletop SynScan GOTO.
Main Features:
  • SynScan™ Database: Total 42,900+ Objects, including Complete M, NGC, IC & SAO Catalogues.
  • Alignment Method: Two-star or Brightest star alignment.
  • Pointing Accuracy Enhancement (PAE) feature.
  • Unknown Object Indentification feature.
  • Pointing Accuracy up to 10 arc min.
  • Tracking Rates: Sidereal, Lunar, Solar.
  • Slewing Speeds: 1.0x, 2.0x, 16x, 32x, 64x, 128x, 400x, 500x, 600x, 800x.
  • Tracking Mode: Dual Axis Tracking.
  • Quiet Operation.
  • Motor Type & Resolution: DC Servo Motors. Resolution 0.8923 arc sec or 1,452,425 steps/rev.
  • PC Compatible: can be used with popular Planetarium Software.
  • SynScan Handset Firmware upgradeable via the Internet.
  • Height 35cm.
  • Weight 2.9kg.
  • Power Requirement: 12v DC Power Supply (Tip Positive) or AA Batteries (not supplied). Sky-Watcher 7Ah or 17Ah Power Tank Recommended.
Ade Ashford Says…
"If you're looking for a compact tabletop Go-To mount suitable for a small refractor or Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope weighing less than about 4kg, Sky-Watcher's SynScan hand controller offers the same 42,000+ object database and rich feature set of its larger siblings. Capable of running off internal AA batteries or external 12V power increases its versatility."


Notice
We are constantly checking the accuracy of the technical data. We are prepared to provide more detailed information on request. Technical data is subject to change without notice.

How To Order Terms & Conditions Email Us
Product Search

Online Shopping
Credit & Debit Cards
updated: 18th February 2016
Online shopping.
We accept all the credit and debit cards shown above. Online payments are cleared by Barclays. Online payment integration by Worldpay. Please read our
Terms & Conditions

Feedback
We want to hear your comments.
contact
Opticstar News
Online Shopping
updated: 18th February 2016
Online shopping.
Online orders can be made from all European countries...
more
Opticstar Website
Terms & Conditions
updated: 18th February 2016
Terms and Conditions.
The terms and conditions of the Opticstar website can be found here...
more
© Opticstar Ltd 2019