March 20, 2017
Virtual Telescope Project Uses Paramount to Capture Fast Moving Near-Earth Asteroid
With the help of a Paramount mount, the Virtual Telescope Project captured this photo of NEO YF98B10, a fast-moving asteroid that passed a mere 65,000 km (40,400 miles) from Earth. The Mt. Lemmon Survey posted discovery of this object on March 20, 2017.
March 3, 2017
MDW Sky Survey Gets APOD
The on-going MDW Hydrogen-Alpha Sky Survey project employs dual Paramount MX+ mounts to acquire high-resolution images of the entire sky in H-alpha light. Today's APOD features a sample 10-degree mosaic from the survey, near the Andromeda Galaxy.
January 20, 2017
University of Colorado Installs Dual Paramount Taurus 500 Mounts
The University of Colorado’s Sommers-Bausch Observatory, located in Boulder, Colorado, installs two custom gold- and black-anodized Paramount Taurus 500 mounts. Go Buffs! Watch installation >
December 13, 2016
TheSkyX Professional Edition for Linux and Raspberry Pi Released
In addition to macOS and Windows, TheSkyX Professional Edition is now available for Linux (Ubuntu) and Raspberry Pi devices. Universal Subscription and Multi-OS and Six License Add On licensees with up to date subscriptions can download both now.
October 27, 2016
Software Bisque Attends Nightfall 2016
Software Bisque's Richard S. Wright Jr. is on the road again, this time attending the Nightfall Star Party & Imaging Conference October 27-30, 2016.
September 19, 2016
Software Bisque Exhibits at the Okie-Tex Star Party
From Maui, Hawaii this week to Camp Billy Joe, Oklahoma next week, please stop by Software Bisque's tents at the 33rd annual Okie-Tex Star Party, September 24-October 2, 2016.
September 19, 2016
Software Bisque Exhibits at AMOS Conference
Visit our booth at the Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance (AMOS) Technologies Conference September 20-23, 2016 in Maui, Hawaii to learn more about Software Bisque's Space Situational Awareness (SSA) Systems.
August 29, 2016
Dragonfly Discovers Galaxy Composed of 99.99% Dark Matter
Read more about this historic discovery here.
June 16, 2016
Paramount Taurus Model 400 Introduced
Software Bisque is pleased to announce the Paramount Taurus 400 equatorial fork mount. Similar in design to the Paramount Taurus 500 model, the Taurus 400 has a slightly smaller footprint and is designed to carry 0.4 m (17-inch) telescopes.
June 08, 2016
SAS Symposium and SCAE 2016
Software Bisque will be an exhibitor at the Society for Astronomical Sciences (SAS) Symposium on June 16-18, 2016 and also at the Southern California Astronomy Exposition (SCAE) on June 18, 2016. Please stop by and meet the newest member of the Paramount family.
April 05, 2016
See Us at NEAIC and NEAF 2016
Software Bisque is an exhibitor at the 11th annual Northeast Astro Imaging Conference (NEAIC) on April 7-9, 2016 and the 25th annual Northeast Astronomy Forum (NEAF) on April 9-10, 2016. Please stop by our booth to checkout the Paramount MYT, Paramount Taurus, and get a sneak peek at the upcoming release of TheSkyX.
March 11, 2016
Paramount GEM Sale
Software Bisque is pleased to offer a 10% discount on all Paramount German equatorial mount models starting March 11, 2016. Sale ends June 15, 2016.
February 24, 2016
Choosing a Camera for Astrophotography
Thinking about getting into astrophotograpy? If so, check out Richard Wright's "Choosing a Camera for Astrophotography" article in the April, 2016 issue of Sky & Telescope Magazine.
January 4, 2016
Introductory Astrophotography Course
Richard S. Wright Jr. will be teaching an introductory astronomy course at CAPS 2016 on May 19-20, 2016, prior to the RASC General Assembly, in London, Ontario, Canada. Learn more >
January 4, 2016
2016 Winter Star Party
Join Richard S. Wright Jr. at the 32nd annual Winter Star Party February 8-14, 2016. Learn more >
Richard was unable to attend this year's Winter Star Party. Software Bisque offers its sincerest condolences to the Wright family. We're all praying for you.
November 23, 2015
Paramount Taurus is S&T's Number One Hot Product for 2016
The Paramount Taurus equatorial fork mount is named as a hot product of 2016. (Page 32 of the January 2016 issue of Sky & Telescope Magazine).
November 17-19, 2015
Software Bisque Exhibits at SpaceCom
Software Bisque is exhibiting the Paramount Taurus loaded with an Officina Stellare Pro RC 600 (24") OTA at the 2015 Space Commerce Conference and Exposition at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas.
November 13, 2015
Closest Earth-like Exoplanet Yet Discovered
A team of scientists uses Harvard's MEarth-South Observatory (click here to read about MEarth's first discovery), to discover the closest Earth-like exoplanet to date. Learn more >
November 10, 2015
Software Bisque Attends Chiefland Star Party
Software Bisque's Richard Wright is attending the Chiefland Star Party November 8-14 in Cheifland, Florida. More on Facebook >
October 22, 2015
Paramount MYT Review
Sky & Telescope Magazine's Dennis Di Cicco reviews the Paramount MYT carrying a premium Tele Vue refractor and FLI camera. Read the review >
October 16, 2015
Software Bisque Announces the Paramount Taurus Equatorial Fork Mount
Software Bisque is excited to announce the latest family member, the Paramount Taurus equatorial fork mount. Come see it this weekend at the AIC conference in San Jose. Learn more >
August 18, 2015
Software Bisque to Attend 2015 Chiefland Star Party
Software Bisque's Richard S. Wright, Jr. is scheduled to speak at the Chiefland Star Party to be held November 8-14, 2015. Learn more >
August 5, 2015
ZWO Releases Windows X2 Camera Plug In
ZWO Company, manufacturers of advanced astrophotography equipment, has released a beta X2 Plug In that allows TheSkyX Camera Add On to control ZWO cameras. Learn more >
July 12-July 17, 2015
Nebraska Star Party
Richard S. Wright, Jr. will be attending and imaging at the 2015 Nebraska Star Party near Valentine, Nebraska July 12-15, 2015. Learn more >
July 10, 2015
TheSkyX Pro for Mac and Windows Daily Build Released
TheSkyX Pro for Mac and Windows daily builds just posted. Enjoy!
June 11-14, 2015
Software Bisque at the Cherry Springs Star Party
Richard S. Wright, Jr. will be attending the 2015 Cherry Springs Star Party at the Cherry Springs State Park. Learn more >
June 5-10, 2015
Software Bisque Sponsors PixInsight Workshop
Software Bisque is a proud sponsor of this year's 2015 PixInsight Workshop in Tuscon, Arizona. Learn more >
June 1, 2015
Dragonfly’s Compound ‘Eye’ Reveals Very Faint Galaxy Structure
Software Bisque's Paramount ME II shoulders the Dragonfly system making groundbreaking discoveries. Learn more >
May 27, 2015
Software Bisque at NEAF 2015
Dennis di Cicco of Sky & Telescope Magazine interviews Software Bisque president Stephen M. Bisque at the 2015 NEAF conference. Watch now >
May 20, 2015
Software Bisque is excited to once again sponsor the 11th Astronomical Imaging Conference (AIC), October 16-18, 2015 in Santa Clara, CA. Please stop by booths 9 and 10 in the main exhibit hall. Richard S. Wright, Jr. will be also be speaking on DSLR imaging. Learn more >
May 15, 2015
Astronomical Tag Team Discovers Fluffy Galaxies
The Dragonfly system consists of ten telephoto lenses perched atop a Paramount ME II Robotic Telescope Mount and studies ultra-low surface brightness objects. The University of Toronto and Yale University team that devised Dragonfly recently discovered a new class of galaxy, forty-seven of them in the Coma Cluster alone. Follow up observations on one of these objects, named Dragonfly 44, using the 10-meter Keck telescope have confirmed that very "sparse star" or "fluffy" galaxies really do exist.
Software Bisque would like to congratulate Dr. Roberto Abraham of the University of Toronto, and the entire Dragonfly team on their cutting edge research.
May 06, 2015
New Paramount ME II Accessory
Software Bisque is please to announce the immediate availability of a 40 lb (18 kg) counterweight for the Paramount ME II.
February 01, 2015
See Us at NEAIC and NEAF
Software Bisque will once again be an exhibitor at the 10th annual Northeast Astro Imaging Conference (NEAIC) on April 18-19, 2013 and the 24th annual Northeast Astronomy Forum (NEAF) on April 18-19, 2015. Please stop by our booth to checkout our latest products, including the Paramount MYT and more!
February 01, 2015
Winter Star Party
Software Bisque's Richard S. Wright, Jr. will be attending the 29th annual SCAS Winter Star Party February 16-22, 2015 on Scout Key, Florida.
January 01, 2015
TheSkyX Professional Subscription Price Change
As of January 2015, the optional, annual subscription for TheSkyX Professional edition has officially changed to $100 per year.
November 10, 2014
Free Paramount Workshop (Registration Closed)
Software Bisque hosts a free Paramount Workshop at the Goat Mountain Research Station this weekend. Learn more >
October 21, 2014
Paramount MYT Announced
Software Bisque announces the portable Paramount MYT ("mighty") Robotic Telescope Mount. Learn more >
March 04, 2014
Coming Close to an Earth Near You
The 30m wide asteroid named 2014 DX110 will rendezvous with, but not encounter, Earth tomorrow. Learn more >
February 27, 2014
Software Bisque Newsletter
Read the February 2014 Software Bisque Newsletter (PDF).
January 10, 2014
TheSky HD Named a S&T Hot Product for 2014
Software Bisque's latest iOS app, TheSky HD, is recognized as a 2014 Hot Product by Sky & Telescope Magazine. Learn more >
December 19, 2013
Moravian Instruments Releases Native X2 Camera Plug In
Moravian Instruments releases a native X2 Camera Plug In for TheSkyX Professional Edition's Camera Add On. Learn more >
December 11, 2013
Amazing Video of Asteroid 2013 XY8
The Virtual Telescope Project 2.0 uses a Paramount ME to record yet another near Earth asteroid, this time 2013 XY8. Learn more >
November 14, 2013
Software Bisque will be an exhibitor at the Arizona Science and Astronomy Exposition (ASAE) November 16-17, 2013 in Tucson, Arizona. Please stop by our booth! Richard S. Wright, Jr. is a featured speaker at the first annual Southwest Astrophotography Seminar (SWAP) from November 14-15 in Tucson, Arizona.
October 6, 2013
TheSky HD for iPad is Available on the App Store
TheSky HD for iPad is now available on the Apple App Store. Buy now >
October 11-14, 2013
Software Bisque Sponsors Tenth Annual AIC, Ten Years Running
Software Bisque, a founding sponsor of the Astronomical Imaging Conference (AIC), continues the tradition October 11-13, 2013 in Santa Clara, CA. Learn more >
September 25, 2013
Gas Giants Version 2.0 Release
Gas Giants has been updated for iOS 7, and now shows Uranus, Neptune and their major moons. Best of all, Gas Giants is now free. Download now >
September 4, 2013
Paramount ME Captures Another Close Encounter
The Virtual Telescope Project 2.0 uses a Paramount ME to record Earth's Moon-distance encounter with asteroid 2013 RZ5. Learn more >
August 14, 2013
Paramount ME Records Asteroid Close Encounter
The Virtual Telescope Project 2.0 uses a Paramount ME to record Earth's very close encounter with asteroid 2013 PS13. Learn more >
July 24, 2013
Software Bisque Attends ALCON 2013
Software Bisque will be an exhibitor at Astronomical League Convention (ALCON) July 24-27, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. Please stop by and visit!
July 13, 2013
Software Bisque to Attend SCAE
Software Bisque will be an exhibitor at the ninth annual Southern California Astronomy Exposition on July 13, 2013 at Oceanside Photo & Telescope in Oceanside, California.
May 13, 2013
34th Annual Texas Star Party
New York Times article features photo of Paramount ME (photo 2 of the slide show) at this year's Texas Star Party.
April 09, 2013
Visit Software Bisque at NAIC and NEAF
Software Bisque will be an exhibitor at the 8th annual Northeast Astro Imaging Conference (NAIC) on April 18-19, 2013 and the 22nd annual Northeast Astronomy Forum (NEAF) on April 20-21, 2013. Please stop by our booth to say hello, and checkout our latest products, including the Paramount ME II, Paramount MX, TheSkyX and more!
March 15, 2013
Paramount ME II Begins Shipping
The first Paramount ME II production unit left Software Bisque today, heralding a new era in precision robotic telescope mountings.
March 04, 2013
Tracking NEA 2012 ET
Virtual Telescope Project tracks elusive asteroid 2012 ET. Phone home! Learn more >
February 28, 2013
Holding Seven Arc Seconds
Article on Aerospace Manufacturing and Design web site highlights Software Bisque's production techniques. Learn more >
February 22, 2013
Catch a Falling Star
The Paramount ME and TheSkyX Pro help astronomers track near Earth objects. Learn more >
February 07, 2013
Dr. Gianluca Masi and Thomas Bisque happen upon a likely supernova. Learn more >
FOLLOW UP: The object turned out to be a nova, not a supernova.
December 12, 2012
Accuracy in Arcseconds
Mastercam video features the Software Bisque production team. Learn more >
October 11, 2012
Software Bisque Sponsors AIC 2012
Software Bisque sponsors the Astronomical Imaging Conference for the ninth consecutive year. Learn more >
October 10, 2012
Camera Add On Supports Autoguiding
TheSkyX Professional Edition's Camera Add On now supports autoguiding for SBIG model cameras, more coming. Learn more >