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Star Tracker - Preset for PandroidWiz, Merlin (Non Goto)

PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 9:49 pm
by zhiker
Suggestion for Star Tracker example of a Preset for PandroidWiz, Merlin (Non Goto)
What would be a sample Preset code as a star tracker for Merlin Non Goto Mount and PandroidWiz?
What would be a good setting for a time-lapse with a star tracker in the preset of a PandroidWiz?
Any thoughts on this would be helpful, hope I asked the above questions in the right way, hoping
I can get away from using the hand controller to do the above.
If this helps will be using a Latitude of 46 and Longitude -121 approx. Thanks zhiker......

Re: Star Tracker - Preset for PandroidWiz, Merlin (Non Goto)

PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 5:35 am
by barepixels
am interest in this too. I want to shoot the Milkyway at longer exposure and have the merlin compensate the earth rotation.... zhiker how are you doing it now with the hand controller?

Re: Star Tracker - Preset for PandroidWiz, Merlin (Non Goto)

PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 4:46 pm
by claudevh
Hello both 2 ...
"to barepixels"
you have to connect the hand controler to your Merlin and follow the instructions of the manual:
http://www.papymerlin.com/liens-favoris/documents-importants/
Have a look on "5. Using the hand controller"
The when done the best way is to use a intervallometer to fire your camera, at a MAXIMUM of 30 sec exposure if you want to have crisp image of the stars.

"to zhiker"
Actually PandroidWiz isn't able to enter the "cruise mode". In this way you can't use the Merlin with PandroidWiz for star tracking ...
My son is still working on the PandroidWiz application in order to extend the functionalities to something similar to PapyWizard.
Whe can maybe add a mode for star tracking (cruise mode).
Are you using the "Timelapse preset generator" for your TL ?
See the next link...
http://www.photosbykev.com/wordpress/tips-and-trick/merlin-preset-generator/

The next document can be usefull:
http://www.papymerlin.com/pandroidwiz/pandroidwiz-presets-manual/

"to both of you" and all who have interest, we will be happy if you join our PandroidWiz forum.
http://www.three60views.org.uk/pandroidwiz/
The only conditions is that you enter your Android device type and Android version when filling the participation form.

Re: Star Tracker - Preset for PandroidWiz, Merlin (Non Goto)

PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 7:56 pm
by barepixels
claudevh, thank you for the invite to the forum. I signed up. For astrophotography I just need a button to tell the merlin to start cruising same speed as earth rotation. I will pre set the camera position and using my in camera intervallometer to fire and I want to expose for few minutes.

I notice in my hand controller there are 9 speed settings but PandroidWiz show 5. I guess we can talk more about it once I am on the PandroidWiz forum

PS many links in http://www.papymerlin.com/pandroidwiz/p ... ts-manual/ are broken

Re: Star Tracker - Preset for PandroidWiz, Merlin (Non Goto)

PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 3:55 pm
by claudevh
Broken links ...

Sorry, for the mistake, I have put a "outdated link".
Herafter the correct one ...

http://www.papymerlin.com/pandroidwiz/pandroidwiz-presets-manual/