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Software Bisque Paramount ME, very low periodic error *FREE SHIPPING* Sold!

Price - $6,400.00

Ad Number: 150379

Posted: 08 Oct 2018

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Up for sale is the legendary Paramount ME. This incredible mount has an instrument payload rating of 150lbs. This particular mount has a measured periodic error of 1.7 arcseconds peak-to-peak (see pic). This mount is the best mount I have ever had the pleasure of owning and operating. It slews very fast and tracks with utmost precision.

I purchased this mount used from OPT and they said it was previously used by the Lowell Observatory. It has always been permanently mounted in my observatory and never out in the field. I recently lubricated the gears with the recommended Lubriplate 105. It has the older MKS 3000 hardware but works great with the latest version of TheSkyX.

This sale includes the following:

-Software Bisque Paramount ME
-1.5” Counterweight shaft
-(3) 20lb Software Bisque counterweights
-Cables and power supply
-* The anodizing is a little faded*

Software Bisque mounts require TheSkyX and a transfer license fee of $300 is required by Software Bisque. It is totally worth the cost of the software license fee IMHO. The transfer fee provides access to the latest release of TheSkyX Pro for Mac and Windows, including the Camera Add On, TPoint Add On, and Multi-OS and Six License Add On, Read up on this transfer requirement on the Software Bisque website.

This mount is capable of long unguided imaging with T-point mount modeling. It is an amazing feature and is included with the transfer license of TheSkyX.

I had a Takahashi BRC250 mounted on it and it barely felt this 50lb+ OTA. I am getting out of imaging for now and that is my reason for sale. I have too many other things that are taking priority in my life so I will be putting a pause on my imaging endeavors.

I will cover shipping and handling via FedEx ground to CONUSA only. Paypal payments only. Thanks!


  • Condition Excellent
  • Location Tulsa, OK

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