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Software Bisque News and Events

 

2017

 

August 8, 2017


New Horizons Mission Update (2014 MU69)

RJ's journey to South Africa as part of a NASA team proves fruitful.  Read More >

July 24, 2017


The Great American Eclipse

Come join Software Bisque for ASTRCON 2017, and the Great American Eclipse.  Read more >

 

June 6, 2017


Paramount MYT Review in Astronomy Technology Today

Dr. James Dire, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at Kauai Community College in Hawaii, pens his impressions about the Paramount MYT Robotic Telescope System in the May, 2017 issue of Astronomy Technology Today

 

June 1, 2017


NASA New Horizons Project

Software Bisque's RJ Smith is part of the New Horizons team tasked with observing an occultation of 2014 MU69 on Friday, June 2, 2017. 

 

https://astronomytechnologytoday.com/2017/05/22/volume-11-issue-3/

 

May 24, 2017


Software Bisque attends the Texas Star Party

Look for Richard Wright at this year's Texas Star Party.  By day, he'll be at the Vendor Pavilion; and by nightfall, demonstrating unguided imaging with his Paramount MYT and some new software toys.

 

April 6, 2017


Software Bisque at NEAIC/NEAF 2017

Please stop by and visit Steve Bisque and Richard Wright at NEAIC and NEAF 2017.

  

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 >

 


2016

 

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.

 


2015 

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


AIC Returns

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.

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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. 

 


2014

 

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 >

 


2013

 

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


ASAE 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


Serendipitous Supernova

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.

 


2012

 

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 >


   

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