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  • Aluma 3200 Mono High QE camera

    $7,749.00

    The mid-size high performance Aluma® Series cameras offer capabilities and features not available in any other scientific-grade imaging camera.  This lightweight (2.2 lbs) and compact (4.5″ x 4.5″ x 4″ with handles) camera includes two-stage cooling, USB 2.0 and optional WiFi 802.11 b/g/n interfaces, ultra-reliable even-illumination shutter, and fast low-noise readout.  Aluma can be operated from a tablet or smartphone, or from a Windows, Macintosh, or Linux PC.

    The Aluma series supports a wide range of accessories, including the 8-position FW8S-Aluma filter wheel with micron-level filter positioning, AO-8A Adaptive Optics accessory, StarChaser SC-2 Off-Axis Guider, and Remote Guide Head.

    Aluma is available in two versions – standard version with USB and WiFi interface, and the lower-cost Aluma U series with only the USB interface.

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  • Paramount MYT Robotic Telescope Mount

    $6,000.00
    • The Software Bisque MyT Mount delivers precision tracking with 7 arcseconds or less peak-to-peak periodic error – before PEC.
    • 6-degrees per second maximum slew speeds.
    • 50-pound weight capacity, while only weighing 34-pounds.
    • Includes the SkyX Pro software so you can control your mount, camera, focuser, and other equipment through your PC.
    • NOTE: Does not come with a tripod.
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  • SBIG STX-16803

    $9,999.00

    The SBIG STX-16803 CCD Camera will have a full frame image buffer for storing image data during download. The STX will be able to image during download process. EXPLORing the possibility of using this buffer for pre-processing pixel defects based on a defect map provided by the CCD manufacturer, at the user’s direction.

    As CCDs get larger, the tracking CCD is moved farther off-center from the optical axis. This can result in out-of-focus guide stars. In order to compensate for different telescopes and different tracking CCD locations, the built-in guider will have a small, user accessible, focus adjustment for the tracking CCD. Once this is set for a particular camera and scope combination, it will not be necessary to change it.

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  • Software Bisque Paramount ME II Robotic Telescope System

    $15,000.00

     

    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

    $9,000.00

    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 MYT Robotic Telescope Mount

    $6,000.00

    The Software Bisque Paramount is legendary among serious amateur astronomers and astro-imagers. Its sturdy build, precision tracking, and ability to handle heavy payloads with ease are just a few of the reasons why the Paramount can be found in multitudes of observatories, both professional and amateur, throughout the world.

    The MyT German Equatorial Mount is the latest member of the Paramount family. What’s it got that the Paramount MEII & MX+ doesn’t? Portability! Don’t get me wrong, the larger Paramounts are perfect for very large, heavy telescope systems living in permanent or semi-permanent observatories, but if you have an 11” or 12” telescope, the bigger Paramounts are a bit much, and they can force you into a permanent installation when you might like to be more portable. Enter the Paramount MyT! This beautiful mount looks and feels like a Paramount, and it comes with the same control system and features for Paramount performance…it is just smaller.

    The Software Bisque MyT Mount will carry up to 50 lb. of equipment, and can handle a total payload of 100 lb., but weighs a mere 34 lb., not counting the counterweight shaft or counterweights. Now that’s a great instrument capacity to mount weight ratio! Read below for more about the MyT Paramount Robotic Mount:

    • The Paramount MYT can carry a loaded 12” telescope but it only weighs 34 lb. (without counterweights & shaft)!
    • With the MYT, you’ll enjoy Paramount homing, tracking, slewing and pointing performance.
    • The Software Bisque MYT German Equatorial Mount can track up to two hours past the meridian.
    • Virtually zero backlash, 30 arc second pointing accuracy using TPoint telescope modeling software, and a maximum of 7 arc seconds peak-to-peak periodic error prior to correction.
    • The 4th generation control system features USB 2.0 computer to mount interface, and included TheSkyX Pro with Add-Ons like TPoint, ProTrack, Direct Guide, Super Model, All Sky Image Link, and more give you amazing control over your mount and camera.
    • Includes the Versa-Plate mounting plate, power supply, PC to mount cabling, mini joystick hand controller, and one twenty (20) pound counterweight.
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  • Software Bisque Paramount Taurus 400

    $20,000.00

    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

    $26,000.00

    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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