SOFTWARE BISQUE PARAMOUNT ME II EQUATORIAL MOUNT

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$15,000.00

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The Paramount ME II features a more robust frame than it's predecessor the ME, while retaining the accuracy and performance you expect from a Software Bisque mount.


Features 8" RA and declination bearings machined into the gears for strength and a smooth ride.


Belt-driven gears are virtually backlash-free.


Maximum of 7 arc seconds of periodic error before correction.


Easily run your wires through the mount, no disassembly required!


Includes 2 USB ports on the instrument panel to attach your accessories.


The Software Bisque Paramount ME II weight capacity is 240 lbs.


Options for single or dual on-axis encoders are available.


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SOFTWARE BISQUE PARAMOUNT ME II EQUATORIAL MOUNT

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Paramount ME II Control system electronics MKS 5000 (Fifth generation)

Counterweight shaft 47 cm (18.5 in.) x 4.8 cm (1.875 in.)

Counterweights 14 kg (30 lb), two included

Declination bearing 8-in (48 contact points)

Declination gear diameter 9.5 in.

Declination housing 5 in. x 0.5 in. wall 6061 aluminum tubing

Declination shaft diameter 3.0 in.

Declination worm diameter 1.0 in.

Hours past meridian (track and slew) 2

Maximum slew speed* 4 degrees per second in right ascension and declination* *Maximum Slew Speed Disclaimer The factory default of 80% maximum slew rate works well with most payloads over a wide range of temperatures.

Paramount mounts can slew at the maximum slew rate with a balanced payload that is approximately 50% or less of the total rated capacity, when the spring plunger pressure adjusted to factory standards at moderate ambient temperatures. As the mass of the payload increases, and/or the ambient temperature decreases, the mount may not be able to maintain maximum slew speeds.

When near or above the stated capacity of the mount, or during cold temperature operation, slower maximum slew speeds and lower accelerations will be required.

Motor diameter 2.3 in.

Motor torque 30 in-oz

On axis encoder (optional)

Physical hard stop position Configurable

Power supply 221 W (+48VDC, 4.6A max.)

Right ascension bearing 8 in. (48 contact points)

Right ascension gear diameter 11.4 in.

Right ascension housing 7 in. x 0.5 in. wall

6061 aluminum tubing

Right ascension shaft diameter 3.0 in.

Right ascension worm diameter 1.0 in.

Software included TheSkyX Professional Edition for Mac TheSkyX Professional Edition for Windows TPoint Add On (Mac and Windows) Camera Add On (Mac and Windows) Multi-OS and Six License Add On for Mac and Windows Bisque Observatory Software Suite

Through the mount cabling Large diameter cable conduits. Cables can be run through the mount without altering polar alignment, removing the optical tube assembly, or altering the polar alignment and no mount disassembly is required.

Smaller diameter cable conduits, some mount disassembly required when adding cables.

USB ports on Instrument Panel Two (2) 

Weight (mount body with no payload) 38 kg (84 lb)

Weight capacity (total payload without counterweights) 109 kg (240 lb)

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