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Paramount MX+ Robotic German Equatorial Mount

SKU 1851165

Availability: Anticipated Dispatch in 7-10 days

  • Paramount MX+ mount head weight 23kg (50lb)
  • Capable of carrying 45kg total instrument payload capacity
  • Belt driven gears result in virtually zero backlash
  • 30 arcsecond or better all sky pointing with 7 arcseconds peak-to-peak periodic error
  • Internal cable routing for accessories
  • All electronics and wiring inside the mount

The Paramount MX+ is Software Bisque's 2nd (or middle) line of their German equatorial mount range. It weighs, and carries more payload than the MYT, but is lighter than the ME II, making the MX+ suitable for transporting or for permanent observatory use. The mount has the same features as its bigger ME II brother with the same high quality design and accuracy.

The main features of the MX+ include:

  • Unibody mount design weights 23kg with a 45kg total instrument capacity
  • Calibrated polar alignment adjustments
  • Maximum 7 arcseconds peak-to-peak periodic error before PEC
  • Belt driven gears result in virtually zero backlash
  • 30 arcsecond or better all sky pointing using T-Point
  • Clutchless design maintains your software "T-Point assisted" pointing accuracy
  • Internal through the mount cabling for cable tangle or snags
  • All electronics and wiring inside the mount
  • Includes power supply

Please note: no tripod or pier is supplied.

MANUFACTURER Software Bisque
SKU (#) 1851165
MOUNT German Equatorial mount (motorized)
CONTROL SYSTEM ELECTRONICS MKS 5000 dual-axis motion control system
SOFTWARE TheSky Professional Edition, Camera 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
MOUNT WEIGHT 50lb (23kg)
WEIGHT OF COUNTERWEIGHTS Two 20 lb. (9 kg), can balance about 40-50 lb. (18-22 kg) of payload
COUNTERWEIGHT SHAFT 16 in. (41 cm) long x 1.5-in. , up to six counterweights
PAYLOAD CAPACITY (KG) 100 lb. (45 kg) total instrument capacity (not including counterweights). The total carrying capacity is 200 lb. (90 kg)
BEARINGS 6 in. (15 cm) contact ball bearings in both right ascension and declination axis
GEAR Research-grade 7.5 in. (19 cm) 375 tooth brass right ascension and declination gears
SLEW SPEEDS 5.4 degrees per second in RA and Dec
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