Paramount Apollo Alt/Az Gimbal

Key Features

  • 180 kg (400 lb.) instrument capacity. The extremely stable alt-az 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.

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Description

Meet the Paramount Apollo Three-Axis Gimbal

The Paramount Apollo™ robotic telescope system 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.

The Paramount Software Suite ™ (included) delivers sky charting, planning, a broad range of hardware control, custom scripting and much more.  All on the operating system of your choice (Windows™, macOS™, and Linux™).

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

Paramount Apollo Three-Axis Gimbal Specifications

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