Paramount Duo Gimbal

The Paramount Duo™ is a high-performance direct-drive gimbal that can carry a variety of instrumentation, making it ideal for research, SDA and SSA applications.

  • The gimbal head can be used as an altazimuth or equatorial mount (the optional Duo equatorial wedge required).
  • High-torque direct drive motors produce slew rates up to 100 degrees per second.
  • 300 lb. (140 kg) total weight capacity.
  • Integrated industrial-grade three-axis direct-drive motion control system.
  • Extended temperature range on-axis absolute encoders.
  • Integrated TPoint Professional Telescope Control System Pointing Kernel (TCSpk).

See the Specifications tab below for details.

Telescopes, the optional Duo equatorial wedge, and telescope mounting cages sold separately.


Available on backorder


When speed and accuracy matter, you’ll love the Paramount™ Duo.

The multi-purpose Paramount™ Duo sets the standard for a flexible, and functional gimbal mount.  Apart from the exceptional control system and precision engineering, what makes the Paramount Duo so extraordinary is its control software.

TPoint™, integrated with TheSky™, provides extreme pointing accuracy — it is used by the world’s largest optical, infrared, and radio observatories.  The Paramount Duo’s telescope control system utilizes TPoint’s Telescope Control System Pointing Kernel (TCSpk™) to provide unparalleled integrated pointing, tracking and instrument rotation accuracy, no matter what target you are imaging.

Additional information

Weight 212 lbs
Dimensions 36 × 36 × 36 in
Paramount Duo Specifications

Paramount Duo Features and Specifications PDF


Paramount Apollo and Paramount Duo User Guide


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