Software Bisque - Paramount ME II Mount

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The Software Bisque MEII mount features incredible accuracy, premium engineering and a payload capacity of 240 pounds. 30 arcsecond or better all sky pointing accuracy with TPoint and Super Model.

SKU: SO-MEII
Manufactured by:
Software Bisque
 

Product Description

Software Bisque ME II Paramount

 

  • Maximum 7 arcseconds peak-to-peak periodic error PEC
  • Completely redisgned control system featuring USB 2.0 computer to mount interface
  • Calibrated polar alignment polar adjustments
  • Belt-driven gears offer virtually zero backlash
  • Unibody mount design weighs 84Ib (38kg)
  • 240Ib (109kg)total instrument capacity (480 Ib/218 kg total capacity)
  • Ample room to add through the mount cabling
  • Power supply and PC to mount cabling included
  • Versatile equipment mounting plate (a.k.a. the Versa-Plate) that can accept virtually any optic
  • All electronics and wiring are enclosed within in the mount (power supply is external)
  • 30 arcsecond or better all sky pointing accuracy with TPoint and Super Model
  • Clutchless design maintains TPoint assisted pointing accuracy
  • Two port USB 2.0 hub on Instrumental Panel

 

 The review Di Cicco's conclusions is:

"I’ve tested a lot of equipment over the years, but I can’t recall ever having a better experience than I had with the RiDK 300 and Paramount ME II. And given the sophistication of this setup, that says a lot. It truly is exceptional stuff"
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Comparison of the Paramount ME II and Paramount ME**

 

 Paramount ME II

Paramount ME

Control system electronics

MKS 5000

MKS 4000

Counterweight shaft diameter

1.875" (ME II can also accept the ME counterweight shaft)

1.5"

Counterweights

30 lb (14 kg), 1 included

20 lb (9 kg), 2 included

Declination bearing

8" (48 contact points)

6" (14 contact points)

Declination gear diameter

9.5"

7.5"

Declination housing

5" x 0.5" wall 6061 aluminum tubing

Rectangular aluminum box (6061)

Declination shaft diameter

3.0"

2.0"

Declination worm diameter

1.0"

0.75"

Degrees past meridian

45 

7

Motor diameter

2.3"

1.7"

Motor torque

30 in-oz

11 in-oz

On axis encoder (optional)

Available mid 2013

None

Physical hard stop position

Configurable

Fixed

Power supply

200 W

80 W

Right ascension bearing

8" (48 contact points)

8.6” (18 contact points)

Right ascension gear diameter

11.4"

11.4"

Right ascension housing

7" x 0.5" wall 6061 aluminum tubing

Rectangular aluminum box (6061)

Right ascension shaft diameter

3.0"

2.5"

Right ascension worm diameter

1.0"

1.0"

Software included

  • TheSkyX Professional Edition
  • TPoint Add On
  • Camera Add On
  • Multi-OS and Six License Add On for Mac and Windows

 

Bisque Observatory Software Suite

Through the mount cabling

Large diameter cable conduits (no mount disassembly required)

Smaller diameter cable conduits (some mount disassembly required)

USB ports on Instrument Panel

Two (2)

None

Weight (mount)

84 lb (38 kg)

69 lb (31 kg)

Weight capacity (total payload without counterweights)

240 lb (109 kg)

150 lb (68 kg)

Specifications

Name Software Bisque - Paramount ME II Mount
Manufacturer Software Bisque
Model SO-MEII
Custom Stock Status This item typically has a delivery time of 4-6 weeks. Place your order today to reserve.

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