I’m a very happy user of the Lacerta MGEN autoguider and have been using it successfully for a year now.
It is a great device that always works and gets me guiding very quickly. The MGEN can even be connected to your DSLR and has exposure control and dithering. Especially dithering is of course a great feature, as this will help a great deal to get smoother/cleaner images. However, until recently I was under the impression that this was possible with Canon camera’s only.
Luckily I was wrong.
Lacerta MGEN with Nikon
Although it is often not advertised, the Lacerta MGEN works perfectly fine together with a Nikon camera!
Connecting the MGEN to the Nikon D7000
You actually can connect the MGEN to a Nikon D7000 using the Pixel Camera Connection Cable CL-DC2 and an adapter to go from 2.5mm jack to 3.5mm.
And that’s it! It is as easy as that! Once connected it works straight out of the box and the MGEN can control the Nikon DSLR.
I can’t wait to try this in the field and test the effect of the dithering!
Note:Please be sure to check out the proper connection type of your Nikon and get the appropriate connection cable from Pixel, since Nikon is using different types for different models.