Paramount ME II Observatory Mount

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Paramount ME II Observatory Mount
From: € 16,440.00 Price excl. German VAT tax (19%): € 13,815.13
  • The new Software Bisque ME II mount is designed to cover any astro-application with utmost professionality from any place on Earth
  • The ME II can carry heaviest payloads
  • Allows perfect remote Internet control via PC/MAC
  • Completely redesigned Control System MKS 5000 featuring 2“ USB computer to mount interface, incl. Paramount Software Suite
  • Paramount ME II with Encodern in RA/DEC available
Important note: This product is not available online. If you are interested, please send us a formal inquiry incl. contact data by email. We shall gladly provide a detailed offer.

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From: € 16,440.00 Price excl. German VAT tax (19%): € 13,815.13

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Paramount ME II Observatory Mount of Software Bisque

Paramount MEII
Paramount ME II Mount

The new Software Bisque ME II mount is designed to cover any astro-application with utmost professionality from any place on Earth. The ME II can carry heaviest payloads and allows pe rfect remote Internet control via PC/MAC

Paramount ME II Observatory Mount

  • Maximum 7 arcseconds "Peak-to-Peak" periodic error before PEC
  • 30 arcsecond or better all sky pointing accuracy with T-Point und Super ModelTM
  • Two port USB 2.0 hub on the Instrument Panel
  • Completely redesigned Control System MKS 5000 featuring 2" USB computer to mount interface
  • Calibrated Polar-Alignment-Adjustments
  • Paramount 3" VersaPlate
  • Belt-driven gears offer virtually zero backlash
  • 109kg (240 lb) total instrument capacity (218kg/480 lb total capacity)
  • Unibody mount desigh weights 38kg (84 lb)
  • two 14 kg Counterweights
  • Ample room to add through the mount cabling
  • Power supply and PC to mount cabling included
  • Clutchless design maintains T-Point assisted pointing accuracy
  • All electronics and wiring are enclosed within the mount (power supply is external)

 

The Paramount ME II Mount of Software Bisque is available with installed Encoders in RA/DEC (ex factory)

Software Bisque offers to mount their new on axis encoders into ME II mounts. This cannot be done at the site. The ME II mount must return to Software Bisques new premises in USA. Prices quoted do not include return shipment cost for two ways transport,customs duty for the encoder value and labor cost as well as handling charges in USA. Please inquire for an offer if you are interested in this substantial upgrade. No stock products. Usual delivery time 4-6 weeks, depending on the order situation at Software Bisque.

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Size comparsion between the Paramount MX+ (right) and the Paramount ME II (left)

Software is included:

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

 

Please visit the Paramount ME II web page of Software Bisque for details about the Paramount ME II Robotic Telescope System. If you are interested, please send us an email to kontakt (at) baader-planetarium.com or call us.

 

Comparison Paramount ME II to the previous model ME

Paramount ME II / ME

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Please visit the Paramount ME II web page of Software Bisque for details about the Paramount ME II Robotic Telescope System. If you are interested, please send us an email to kontakt (at) baader-planetarium.com or call us.

 

 

IMPORTANT NOTE:

Applies to all mounts which are controlled by plug connections of hand controllers and / or by plug connections with electronic accessories.

Again and again, we received mounts for repair work, which have malfunctions due to corroded connections. Therefore, the following note:

The plug-in connections at all contact points in astronomical telescopes are generally exposed to humidity and dirt. For the current transmission on such plug-in connections there is often a higher risk of danger due to humidity or corrosion as is ussually the with plug-in connections in the household.

It is advisable to spray the connectors of all cable connections generously with contact spray and then plug in the respective plug several times. In this way, the contact is cleaned and at the same time corrosion and the accumulation of condensation water are prevented. Please do not spray into the socket! In this way, short circuits can be produced if contact liquid is used too generously and runs through electronic components inside the device.

In any case, if there are undefined malfunctions during the electricity or signal transmission, it is first of all advisable to clean the plug-in connections by means of contact spray.

Specifications

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Manufacturer Software Bisque
SKU (#) Paramount_MEII
Mount German Equitoral Mount
Palyoad capacity (kg) > 100kg
Control system electronics MKS 5000 dual-axis motion control system
Software TheSky Professional Edition, Camera Add On, Dome Add On, the TPoint Add On for Mac, Windows, Linux, Raspbian OS.
Construction CNC machined aluminum solid material, stainless steel
Mounting Versa-Plate
Motor Brushless DC servo motors
Power Requirements 48V / 1,60A
Mount Weight 84lb (38kg)
Weight of Counterweights One 20 lb. (9kg), can balance about 25-30 lb. (11-15 kg) of payload
Counterweight Shaft 13 in. 33 cm) x 1.5 in. (3.81 cm)
Payload Capacity (kg) 240 lb. (109 kg) total instrument capacity (not including counterweights). Total carrying capacity is 480 lb. (218 kg)
Bearings 8 in. (20 cm) 48-point contact ball bearings in both right ascension and declination axes
Gear Research-grade 11.4 in. (29 cm) 320 tooth brass right ascension gears. 9.5 in. (24 cm) declination gears
Slew Speeds 4 degrees per second in RA and Dec
Tracking past meridian 3 hours
Azimuth adjustment Calibrated Vernier-scales
Altitude Adjustment Calibrated Vernier-scales
All-sky pointing accuracy 30 arcseconds (with TPoint Software)
Tracking Performance and Periodic Error max. 7 arcseconds or less peak to peak periodic error before correction.
Illumination Hand paddle and control system LEDs
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