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  • Software Bisque Paramount ME II Robotic Telescope System

    $16,595.00

     

    The Software Bisque Paramount MEII Equatorial Mount is the latest research grade Equatorial Mount from Bisque. With hundreds of Paramounts sold, this mount has a flawless reputation amongst serious astronomers and observatory owners. Below is a list of features and specs pertaining to the truly beautiful Paramount ME II Robotic Telescope System:

    • Paramount MEII Equatorial Mount Total Instrument Capacity is 240 lb. and the total weight capacity is a whopping 480 lb.!
    • The Software Bisque Paramount MEII has a unibody mount that is CNC machined for precise performance.
    • Equipped with 11.4” Right Ascension Gears the Paramount MEII Mount provides research grade tracking and performance
    • The Paramount MEII Equatorial Mount package includes the SkyX Professional Edition (Mac & PC), TPoint & Camera add-ons for Mac & Windows as well as the MKS 5000 dual-axis control system with USB and serial interface, and AutoHome start-up
    • Built for remote access the Software Bisque Paramount MEII Equatorial Mount features unattended start up functionality as well as integrated telescope and ccd camera control

    From the beautiful CNC construction to the limitless functionality of this mount it is no wonder why the Software Bisque Paramount MEII has become the equatorial mount of choice for universities and research institutions across the globe. Below you will find additional specifications and features pertaining to this mount.

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  • Software Bisque Paramount MX+ Robotic Telescope System

    $9,595.00

    The Paramount MX+ Mount is an improved version of former MX mount, designed to make observatory quality astronomy – field portable.  It has been redesigned to incorporate the same high-torque precision servo motors used in the Paramount ME II. Otherwise, the Paramount MX+ has virtually the identical feature set of the original Paramount MX.

     

     

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  • Software Bisque Paramount Taurus 400

    $16,595.00

    SOFTWARE BISQUE TAURUS 400 FORK MOUNT FOR 0.4M CLASS SCOPES

    The same excellence in engineering and design that Bisque has become known for in their Paramount EQ mount series has been applied to an equatorial fork mount. Designed with the serious astronomer and professional market in mind, the Taurus 400 is built to carry large astrographs and telescopes up to 0.4 meters and has a robust load capacity of 400 pounds. A surprisingly compact mount can be set up by one person if need be as it breaks down into 5 manageable pieces. Included belt driven gears with spring loaded worm to gear interface results in virtually zero backlash. Additional features include ample space for through mount cabling, all electronics and wiring housed within the mount for a clean and organized system. Power supply and PC to mount cables are included as is the full Bisque Paramount Software Suite which includes SkyX Pro, Camera Add On, Dome Add On ProTrack, Direct Guide, Super Model, All Sky Image Link, and Closed Loop Slews among others for full mount, dome and camera control.

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  • Software Bisque Paramount Taurus 400 OAE

    $22,595.00

    SOFTWARE BISQUE TAURUS 400 FORK MOUNT FOR 0.4M CLASS SCOPES – WITH OAE

    The same excellence in engineering and design that Bisque has become known for in their Paramount EQ mount series has been applied to an equatorial fork mount. Designed with the serious astronomer and professional market in mind, the Taurus 400 is built to carry large astrographs and telescopes up to 0.4 meters and has a robust load capacity of 400 pounds. A surprisingly compact mount can be set up by one person if need be as it breaks down into 5 manageable pieces. Usable sub-0.1 arcsecond resolution on-axis encoders are included by standard for use in applications requiring extreme accuracy. Included belt driven gears with spring loaded worm to gear interface results in virtually zero backlash. Additional features include ample space for through mount cabling, all electronics and wiring housed within the mount for a clean and organized system. Power supply and PC to mount cables are included as is the full Bisque Paramount Software Suite which includes SkyX Pro, Camera Add On, Dome Add On ProTrack, Direct Guide, Super Model, All Sky Image Link, and Closed Loop Slews among others for full mount, dome and camera control.

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  • Software Bisque Paramount Taurus 500

    $45,000.00

    SOFTWARE BISQUE TAURUS 500 FORK MOUNT FOR 0.5M CLASS SCOPES

    The same excellence in engineering and design that Bisque has become known for in their Paramount EQ mount series has been applied to an equatorial fork mount. Designed with the serious astronomer and professional market in mind, the Taurus 500 is built to carry large astrographs and telescopes up to 0.5 meters (20-inches) and has a robust load capacity of 400 pounds. A surprisingly compact mount can be set up by one person if need be as it breaks down into 5 manageable pieces. Usable sub-0.1 arcsecond resolution on-axis encoders are included by standard for use in applications requiring extreme accuracy. Included belt driven gears with spring loaded worm to gear interface results in virtually zero backlash. Additional features include ample space for through mount cabling, all electronics and wiring housed within the mount for a clean and organized system. Power supply and PC to mount cables are included as is the full Bisque Paramount Software Suite which includes SkyX Pro, Camera Add On, Dome Add On ProTrack, Direct Guide, Super Model, All Sky Image Link, and Closed Loop Slews among others for full mount, dome and camera control.

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  • Software Bisque Paramount Taurus 600

    $55,000.00

    SOFTWARE BISQUE TAURUS 600 FORK MOUNT FOR 0.6M CLASS SCOPES

    The same excellence in engineering and design that Bisque has become known for in their Paramount EQ mount series has been applied to an equatorial fork mount. Designed with the serious astronomer and professional market in mind, the Taurus 600 is built to carry large astrographs and telescopes up to 0.6 meters (24-inches) and has a robust load capacity of 400 pounds. A surprisingly compact mount can be set up by one person if need be as it breaks down into 5 manageable pieces. Usable sub-0.1 arcsecond resolution on-axis encoders are included by standard for use in applications requiring extreme accuracy. Included belt driven gears with spring loaded worm to gear interface results in virtually zero backlash. Additional features include ample space for through mount cabling, all electronics and wiring housed within the mount for a clean and organized system. Power supply and PC to mount cables are included as is the full Bisque Paramount Software Suite which includes SkyX Pro, Camera Add On, Dome Add On ProTrack, Direct Guide, Super Model, All Sky Image Link, and Closed Loop Slews among others for full mount, dome and camera control.

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  • STF-4070C Color (Bayer) Camera

    $4,295.00
    • Large, High Resolution 8.1 Megapixel CCD with 5.5 micron pixels
    • Fast, Dual Channel Read Out
    • Full Frame, High Res, Low Noise, 16-bit download in 0.5 seconds.
    • Electronic shutter for fast exposure …
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  • STF-4070SC Color (Truesense Sparse Color)

    $4,295.00

    This SBIG STF-4070 camera model features the highly sensitive Truesense Sparse Color Filter Pattern. It sports a KAI-04070 4 mp CCD sensor in a 4/3″ optical format. Built upon a cutting-edge 7.4 micron Interline Transfer CCD, this sensor features broad dynamic range, superb imaging efficiency, and a flexible readout design.

    The STF-4070 has been enhanced to provide fast full frame downloads and peak cooling in a compact package the size of an STF. It only takes about 1/4 second to download a high resolution 4 mp 16-bit frame using the dual channel readout mode. Despite this ultra fast download rate, the read noise remains especially low at about 9e-.

    The STF-4070 was designed chiefly for the OEM market, specifically for microscopy operations where short exposures and high frame rates that can be achieved by an electronic shutter are more beneficial over having a mechanical shutter for automatic dark frames. As a result, the SBIG STF-4070 cooling design is very powerful with the capability of a cooling delta higher than -50 degrees C.

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  • STF-8050M Monochrome Camera

    $3,895.00

    The SBIG STF-8050M Camera sports a KAI-08050 8 mp CCD sensor in a 4/3″ optical format. Built upon a cutting-edge 5.5 micron Interline Transfer CCD, this sensor features broad dynamic range, superb imaging efficiency, and a flexible readout design.

    The STF-8050 has been enhanced to provide fast full frame downloads and peak cooling in a compact package the size of an STF. It only takes about 1/2 second to download a high resolution 8.1 mp 16-bit frame using the dual channel readout mode. Despite this ultra fast download rate, the read noise remains especially low at about 9e-.

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  • STF-8300 Enhanced Cooling

    $2,695.00

    The STF-8300EN enhanced cooling option adds a dual stage cooler, increasing the camera’s delta-T capability by about 7 degrees C.  This helps reduce dark current noise when operating the camera in high ambient temperature conditions.

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  • STF-8300M (monochrome)

    $2,395.00

    The STF-8300M cameras are based on ON Semi’s KAF-8300, 8.3 megapixel, full frame CCD.  This CCD array has 3326 x 2504 pixels at 5.4 microns making it ideal for both short fast optics in high resolution (unbinned) mode, and for longer focal lengths it can be binned binned 2×2 or 3×3.  The CCD has both antiblooming and microlens technology to improve the effective Quantum Efficiency of the sensor.  As a result it can be used in a wide variety of optical configurations.  The camera electronics are USB 2.0 for fast download rates and rapid focus mode.  The small light body accepts both C-mount and standard 35mm Nikon camera lenses.  A built-in mechanical shutter is included for automatic dark frames. In addition to its imaging capabilities, it can also be used as a guider.

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