Any Astro-Photographer very well knows
that perfect autoguiding is vital for achieving pinpoint resolution in
spite of the many hours required for collecting light with various
filters and modern CCDs and DSLR-cameras.
The Baader SmartGuider SG2 kit consists of MGA Control box, SG 2-Focus
Control and SG2-Autoguiding.
MGA Control box that controls a variety of DSLR cameras. The SG 2
REFLEX-software implemented into the MGA-device controls a variety of
Canon, Nikon, Pentax and Sony cameras. The control offers essential
features like: single shot exposure or multiple exposure control,
Bracketing, Time out control between consecutive exposures for sensor
cooling, Dark frame capture and Time out. The Mirror lock feature
prevents vibrations caused by mirror flip prior to releasing the
shutter. The two screens in the SG2 hand control unit display all preset
parameters. The SG 2 FOCUS software in the MGA unit controls the
Starlight FeatherTouch MSM-motor focuser, as well as Baader Steeltrack
focusers equipped with Baader Steeldrive. The MGA also does supply power
to the focus motor through 3 x AA batteries mounted inside the MGA unit.
It supports operations like Focuser model selection, Automatic
calibration, Temperature compensation, Temperature coefficient
self-learning and Manual adjustment.
The autoguiding port in the MGA unit features state of the art
optocoupled ports enabling non- simultaneous corrections of RA and DEC
axis individually. These elaborate control functions are vital for
perfect autoguiding.A dedicated AUTOSTAR port enables perfect
autoguiding with all Meade mounts equipped with Autostar. It offers an
ease of use never before thought possible.