Paramount ME II Robotic Telescope System
Paramount ME II Robotic Telescope System

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Paramount ME II Robotic Telescope System

Regular price
$ 16,595.00
Sale price
$ 16,595.00
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This item is a Special Order from the Manufacturer

Special Order

Overview

 

*Mount pictured with optional Large Dovetail Versa-Plate

  • 240 lb (109 kg) total instrument capacity; 480 lb (2180 kg) Total capacity
  • New MKS 5000 Control system featuring USB 2.0  computer to mount interface
  • Calibrated polar alignment adjustments make TPoint-assisted polar alignment a breeze
  • Belt-driven gears offer virtually zero backlash
  • Unibody mount design weighs 84 lb (38 kg)
  • Maximum 7 arcseconds peak-to-peak periodic error before PEC
  • 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 accepts virtuall any optical tube assembly
  • All electronics and wiring are enclosed within the mount (power supply is external)
  • 30 arcsecond or better all sky pointing accuracy using TPoint telescope modeling software and Super Model™
  • Clutchless design maintains the TPoint assisted pointing accuracy
  • Two port USB 2.0 hub on the Instrument Panel
  • Track or slew up to three hours past the meridian

Description

Component

 Paramount ME II

Control system electronics

MKS 5000  (Fifth generation)

One board  includes all ports and control system  electronics

Counterweight shaft 

  • 47 cm (18.5 in.) x 4.8 cm (1.875 in.) 
  • Carries up to six counterweights

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)

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

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

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.  

 

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)

Note: Because of the size and value of these mounts, any additional shipping costs will be calculated and charged at time of shipping.

Please include a phone number and/or e-mail address when placing your order so that one of our equipment specialists can contact you about customization options for this mount.

Final shipping costs to be determined after checkout

 

Specifications

For more information on construction, specifications, and accessories click here.

Photo showing Paramount ME II and Paramount MX Robotic Telescope Systems

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