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Control system for telescopes 0.40m (16 in.) and smaller

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Bisque TCS Professional Edition Telescope Control System

Upgrade your research-grade mount and give it the tools required for the digital age with the world's most sophisticated telescope control system — the Bisque TCS™. The Bisque TCS is already driving hundreds of research-class observatories and is the heart and soul of the Paramount Robotic Telescope System.

The Bisque TCS includes the latest generation MKS 5000 dual axis motion control system. The MKS 5000 employs powerful, long lasting, brushless DC servomotors, AutoHoming sensors for rapid unattended startup, USB communication interface, optional Wi-Fi control, and the Bisque Observatory Software Suite (including TheSkyX™ Professional Edition, the Camera Add On™, and the TPoint Add On™ for Mac and Windows operating systems).

The Bisque TCS comes with complete documentation and a step-by-step guide for easy retrofit installation. There’s even an optional Smart Start Hardware Kit that demonstrates exactly how the system integrates with your existing worm gears.

OTA <= 0.40m

The Bisque TCS Standard Edition includes the following components.

  • MKS 5000 Main Controller with:
    • Two axis motor controller for use with brushless servomotors.
    • Relay-style guiding using the built-in SBIG ST-4 guider port.
    • Pulse focuser control.
    • Homing sensors for each axis.
    • PEC storage in flash memory.
    • Temperature sensor.
    • Temperature compensated harmonic oscillator
    • Adapter/Power supply Panel that accepts 48V DC input. 
    • 48-Volt DC power supply.
  • Two brushless DC-Servomotors with a nominal 10:1 reduction ratio.  The Bisque TCS Professional Edition includes the 300 oz-in gear reducer/DC servomotor drive system for telescopes greater than 0.40 m (16-in).   The Bisque TCS Standard Edition includes the 100 oz-in gear reducer/DC servomotor drive system for 0.40 m (16 in.) and smaller telescopes.
  • Dual axis joystick.
  • Homing sensor cable with two home sensors.
  • Two motor extension cables.
  • TheSkyX™ Professional Edition, the Camera Add On, and the TPoint Add On for Mac and Windows operating systems.
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