MGEN II - the sensitive standalone autoguider from Lacerta

Lacerta MGEN sensitive standalone autoguider for astrophotography - features pictograms

MGEN Autoguider: Simplicity meets Precision.

Precision
Precision

The MGEN Autoguider not only uses small pixels (4.7µm) but also a unique algorithm of unrivaled accuracy of 1/50 pixel for guiding. The algorithm is develeoped by a hungarian professor for artificial intelligence (AI). No other device comes even close to that accuracy - it's outstanding and unique.

Dithering
Dithering

The MGEN Autoguider offers the Random Displacement command. The Teleskope is moved between exposures for just a few pixel, thus resulting in hotpixels to disappear and lower general noise when adding (stacking) multiple exposures. Using MGENs random displacement function increases overall image quality, it can even make dark frames obsolete!

Camera Control
Camera Control

The MGEN Autoguider directly controls your DSLRs exposure series. No remote control release necessary. You can even control CCD Cameras exposures by software.

Sensitivity
Sensitivity

MGENs Sensor (Sony ICX279AL-E) is very sensitive. You can easily guide on 11mag faint stars at 1sec exposure time. . Even 12mag stars are possible - at a field of 1.5° diagonal!

Drift Alignment (Scheiner Method)
Drift Alignment (Scheiner Method)

Setting up your mount and make a very accurate polar alignment in just a few minutes with a digital application of the Scheiner Method (drift alignment). By measuring the stars drift, the MGEN Autoguider calculates the misalignment and you can easily correct it using the built in display (live view). Thats especially important for portable (travel) mounts where good polar alignment often is tricky to achieve.

Full control

Guidinggraphs in live view on MGENs display, detailed analysis of every guide movement by MGEN Software (Windows)

Compatibility
Compatibility

MGEN is compatible with a number of applications:

APT - Astro Photography Tool: Guiding and Dithering
MaximDL: Dithering can bet triggered by MGEN2MAXIM
Astrel8300 Standalone CCD Camera: Triggers dithering via USB
...and there is more to come!

Stand alone or Remote Mode
Stand alone or Remote Mode

MGEN can be used stand alone (without any computer, just handcontrol) or remote in observatory mode by a remote PC via USB connection. Even On / Off switch is remote manageable.

Stand alone Mode: Everything manageable on the handbbox - just a 12V Power supply needed.
Remote Mode: Espeacially for remote sites / observatories. Everything can be controlled on a pc on a graphical user interface - even on / off switch is remote manageable.

Multilingual

The GUI is available in these languages:
* German
* English
* Spanish (*NEW*)
* French
* Hungarian

MGEN Autoguider

Guiding Camera & Handcontrol
Cable (Camera & 12V Power)
Guiding Cable (ST4)
Manual
Software (CD-ROM)
only € 657,--

MGEN Guider Set

Worry Free Package
Guiding Camera & Handcontrol
Cable (Camera & 12V power)
Guiding cable (ST4)
Manual
Software (CD-ROM)
9x50 Guidescope mit Helicalfocuser
Justierbare Rohrschellen
only € 759,90

MGEN OAG Set

Guiding Camera & Handcontrol
Cable (Camera & 12V power)
Guiding Cable(ST4)
Manual
Software (CD-ROM)
Lacerta Off Axis Guider (M48/Canon)
only € 789,90

What our Customers say about the MGEN standalone Autoguider

What T. Nawratil says about the MGEN standalone Autoguider
The MGEN is the ultimate guiding solution. I do astrophotography with 35 different telescopes and photolenses on 7 different mouns - only with MGEN mounted on a 9x50 viewfinder with the same settings. Choose guidestar, calibrate, guide. Thats it.
T. Nawratil
popular, awarded austrian astrophotographer - Profile Page at Astrobin
What Prof. Bakos says about the MGEN standalone Autoguider
The HAT-South telescopes use MGEN to improve guiding accuracy and stabilize the stars profile for a highly increased photometric precision, which significantly contributed in discovering at least 40 exoplanets.
Prof. Dr. Gaspar Bakos
Director of the international HAT Project for extroplanet search - HAT