Bisque Paramounts

Bisque Paramount

Bisque Paramount ME-II Mount

The Paramount ME-II mount is an ultra-precision German equatorial mount (GEM) that is designed to deliver unmatched pointing, tracking and stability for amateur or professional astronomers in portable or permanent installations. These precision mechanics, when commanded TheSkyX Professional Edition, create a formidable imaging system that can help you achieve your most lofty observing goals.

Starting at $15,000
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Mount System

Type: Observatory class German Equatorial Mount

Weight: 84 lb (38 kg)

Max. Load Capacity: 240 lb (109 kg)

Latitude Range: 14 to 68 degrees, Northern and Southern hemispheres

Tracking and Slewing Range: 2 hours past meridian, East and West

Wiring Cannels: Equipment cables can be wired through mount

RA and DEC Axes

RA Gear: 11.4 inch diameter

Dec Gear: 9.5 inch diameter

Slew Rate: 4 degrees per second maximum, both axes

Standard Features

USB Ports: Two (2) on the instrument panel

Counterweights: Two (2) 30 lb (14 kg)

Control System

Control Electronics: MKS 5000 (Fifth generation)

Power Requirement: 221 W (+48VDC, 4.6A max.) Regulated Power Supply

Control Software: The SkyX Professional (Mac and Widows)

Modeling Software: TPoint add on (Mac and Widows)

Camera Software: Camera add on (Mac and Widows)

Software Licenses: Multi-OS and Six License Add On for Mac and Windows

Bisque Paramount MX+ Mount

The Paramount mount is an ultra-precision German equatorial mount (GEM) that is designed to deliver unmatched pointing, tracking and stability for amateur or professional astronomers in portable or permanent installations. These precision mechanics, when commanded TheSkyX Professional Edition, create a formidable imaging system that can help you achieve your most lofty observing goals.

Starting at $9,000
Bisque Manuals and Technical Drawings
 

Mount System

Type: Observatory class German Equatorial Mount

Weight: 50 lb (23 kg)

Max. Load Capacity: 100 lb (45 kg)

Latitude Range: 10 to 65 degrees, Northern and Southern hemispheres

Tracking and Slewing Range: 2 hours past meridian, East and West

Wiring Cannels: Equipment cables can be wired through mount

RA and DEC Axes

RA Gear: 7.5 inch diameter (375 teeth)

Dec Gear: 7.5 inch diameter (375 teeth)

Slew Rate: 6 degrees per second maximum, both axes

Standard Features

USB Ports: Two (2) on the instrument panel

Counterweights: Two (2) 20 lb (9 kg)

Control System

Control Electronics: MKS 5000 (Fifth generation)

Power Requirement: 80 W (+48VDC, 1.66A max.) Regulated Power Supply

Control Software: The SkyX Professional (Mac and Widows)

Modeling Software: TPoint add on (Mac and Widows)

Camera Software: Camera add on (Mac and Widows)

Software Licenses: Multi-OS and Six License Add On for Mac and Windows

Bisque Paramount Taurus Mount

Paramount Taurus is an equatorial fork mount that come in three sizes, capable of carry telescope ranging in size from 0.4m to 0.6m. The Taurus’ transportable design consists of five separate components, each weighing less than 100 pounds (45 kg), making it the most easily deployable mount in its class. A two-person team can fully assemble the Taurus in about one hour. The fork arms are precision machined from solid aluminum to provide exceptional accuracy and rigidity.

Model 400 Starting at $20,000
Model 400 OAE Starting at $26,000
Model 500 Starting at $45,000
Model 600 Starting at $55,000
Bisque Manuals and Technical Drawings
 

Mount System

Type: Observatory class Equatorial Fork Mount

Weight: Model 400: 183 lb (83 kg); Model 500: 360 lb (163 kg); Model 600: 380 lb (172 kg)

Max. Load Capacity: Model 400: 150 pounds (70 kg); Model 500/600: 400 pounds (180 kg)

Latitude Range: 0 to 58 degrees, Northern and Southern hemispheres, with standard pedestal

Tracking and Slewing Range: Horizon to horizon, 4 hours beyond the meridian

Wiring Cannels: Equipment cables can be wired through mount

RA and DEC Axes

RA Gear: Model 400: Research-grade 11.5 in. (29 cm) 776 tooth aluminum; Model 500/600: Research-grade 16 in. (38 cm) 735 tooth aluminum

Dec Gear: 10 in. (25 cm) 420 tooth aluminum

Slew Rate: 3.5 degrees per second maximum, both axes

Standard Features

On-Axis Encoders: Standard on Model 500/600; Optional on Model 400

Pointing Accuracy: 10 arcseconds with on-axis encoders; 20 arcseconds without

WiFi Control: The built-in WiSky control module

Control System

Control Electronics: MKS 5000 (Fifth generation)

Power Requirement: 80 W (+48VDC, 1.66A max.) Regulated Power Supply

Control Software: The SkyX Professional (Mac and Widows)

Modeling Software: TPoint add on (Mac and Widows)

Camera Software: Camera add on (Mac and Widows)

Software Licenses: Multi-OS and Six License Add On for Mac and Windows