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neutronman
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"Millennium" Paramount ME? new
      #3634774 - 02/19/10 02:00 PM

Anybody know what differentiates the "Millennium" version?

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Jaxdialation
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Re: "Millennium" Paramount ME? new [Re: neutronman]
      #3635362 - 02/19/10 08:01 PM

It's the 1,000th unit?
Bisque started business in 1010bc ?

Seriously. I don't see it on Bisque's site. Can you post a link please? It might be the new "light" version of the ME.


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neutronman
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Re: "Millennium" Paramount ME? new [Re: Jaxdialation]
      #3635457 - 02/19/10 09:06 PM

Quote:

It's the 1,000th unit?
Bisque started business in 1010bc ?

Seriously. I don't see it on Bisque's site. Can you post a link please? It might be the new "light" version of the ME.




Well, I was just told that ME actually stands for "Millennium Edition". So I guess now the question is -- was there an edition BEFORE the ME, and if so, what changed?


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Starhawk
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Re: "Millennium" Paramount ME? new [Re: neutronman]
      #3635463 - 02/19/10 09:10 PM

No, it's just the same Paramount ME it always was.

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jay52
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Re: "Millennium" Paramount ME? new [Re: Starhawk]
      #3635481 - 02/19/10 09:21 PM

Before the Paramount ME, Bisque had a Paramount GT-1100. It was basically the same mount, if I recall correctly, only with an older control system - MK3000 as opposed to the current MK4000. I seem to recall a gray color too, but that only going back in memory and I could be wrong about that. I guess I was only a grayscale imager back then, so color was a foreign concept.

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JAT Observatory
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Re: "Millennium" Paramount ME? new [Re: Starhawk]
      #3635488 - 02/19/10 09:24 PM

The versions of the Paramount are
Paramount Me <---Started life with the MKS-3000 now comes with MKS4000
Paramount Military ME <-- reduntant parts more robust.
Paramount GT-1100S <-- discontinued
Paramount GT-1100 <-- discontinued
Paramount Mini <- rumored new smaller Paramount


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jay52
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Re: "Millennium" Paramount ME? new [Re: JAT Observatory]
      #3635531 - 02/19/10 09:54 PM

Yeah, thanks Marcus.

I was just thinking that the early MEs had the MKS3000 controls. The GT1100 had an entirely different control system. It was also rated for a 75 lbs. payload. Found the manual for it here:

http://www.company7.com/library/software/Paramount_GT1100.pdf


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Mike Clemens
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Re: "Millennium" Paramount ME? new [Re: jay52]
      #3635546 - 02/19/10 10:00 PM

> Paramount Mini <- rumored new smaller Paramount

It's the Mini ME with Maxi Price!


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John Carruthers
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Re: "Millennium" Paramount ME? new [Re: neutronman]
      #3635916 - 02/20/10 04:01 AM

didn't the ME come after the NT ?

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Grafff
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Re: "Millennium" Paramount ME? new [Re: John Carruthers]
      #3636780 - 02/20/10 03:58 PM

What will be the price level of Paramount Mini?

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Re: "Millennium" Paramount ME? new [Re: Grafff]
      #3636838 - 02/20/10 04:26 PM

Hello,

Quote:

What will be the price level of Paramount Mini?




From my OWN direct enquiries, for US-based customers, SB are aiming for a price-point around the US$8,000 mark. However when I spoke to SB's European distributor though, they told me that they do NOT expect to sell the PME-mini at any great cost savings to European customers

Best wishes.

Regards,

skybsd


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ratdog11
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Re: "Millennium" Paramount ME? [Re: skybsd]
      #3636867 - 02/20/10 04:44 PM



> Paramount Mini <- rumored new smaller Paramount

It's the Mini ME with Maxi Price!




Thanks for asking the question John. I'm in the market for one or something similar and I also didn't have an idea what the Millennium version was.
Well I sure hope they price the "mini me" reasonably versus the "maxi me". Just don't know when the ETA is. Can't come soon enough.
This hobby is a true addiction and a hoover with my money. Does it ever stop?


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