Paramount Apollo

Hardware Specifications

  • 180 kg (400 lb.) instrument capacity. The extremely stable altazimuth mount design ensures stability, no matter what your project requires.
  • Powerful three-axis industrial direct drive motor controller skillfully integrated into mount base.
  • Ultra-fast, virtually silent slews (up to 60 degrees/second in all three axis).
  • Includes the Paramount Software Suite; TPoint™ and the TCSpk™ provide Total Pointing Integrity™.
  • Compact, high-torque industrial direct-drive motors in all three axes.
  • High-resolution on-axis absolute encoders used in all three axes.
  • The precision direct-drive instrument rotator has a 8.9 cm (3.5-inches) of clear aperture and uses high-capacity bearings to carry the heaviest instrument payloads. With rotation rates up to 60 degrees/second, there is never a need to wait for the rotator to “catch up” after a mount slew.

Software SpecificationsParamount MYT Software Suite

  • Includes the Paramount Software Suite (featuring TheSky™ Imaging edition, Dome Control, and more).  The USB thumb drive comes with installers that are compatible with macOS, Windows and Linux (ARM32, ARM64, and x86_64 architectures).
  • Software features ProTrack™, Direct Guide™ (guider cable free autoguiding), TPoint Super Model™,
    All Sky Image Link™, Closed Loop Slew, @Focus™ automated focus, periodic error curve fitting,
    permanent periodic error correction, live stacking, dithering and more
  • The Multi-OS Plus module lets you install and use TheSky on all your computers and operating systems while maintaining TheSky’s familiar look and feel.

 

 

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Please contact Software Bisque so that we can design a complete imaging system that meets your project’s specifications.  Note that the optical tube assembly is sold separately.

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Description

Meet the Paramount Apollo Altazimuth Mount

The Paramount Apollo™ altazimuth robotic mount delivers superior performance through careful integration of state-of-the art technology.  Apollo combines advanced observatory-control software, the TPoint Total Pointing Integrity™ kernel, an industrial three-axis direct drive motion controller, precision CNC machined components, precision bearings, high-resolution, on-axis absolute encoders, and high-torque direct-drive motors that ensure optimal stability and long-term reliability and productivity.

Apollo™ employs the same three-axis TPoint ™ telescope pointing kernel that controls many of the world’s largest telescopes and thousands of amateur telescope mounts.

Apollo’s altazimuth fork-design operates within a relatively compact space to reduce the overall building size and system cost.

 

Paramount Apollo Specifications

Read the Paramount Apollo Specifications (PDF) document for details about this exciting new Paramount model.