We offer three Paramount Taurus™ direct-drive models. The Taurus 500 and 600 can shoulder up to 400 pounds (180 kg) while the Taurus 700 can accommodate up to 600 pounds (360 kg). And while carrying plenty of weight, they can slew at speeds up to 30 degrees per second.
The included counterweight system corrects imbalances resulting from asymmetries in the optical tube, or it not being perfectly centered between the fork tines.
The Taurus’s optional Scope Rail System makes attaching and balancing the telescope a breeze because it lets you easily move your system’s weight fore and aft along the optical axis.
To view the Taurus advertisement that ran in Sky & Telescope magazine, please click here.
The Taurus is assembled from five separate components, each weighing less than 100 pounds (45 kg), making it the most easily deployable mount in its class. A two-person team can fully assemble the Paramount Taurus™ in about one hour.
For more detailed information, please see the Specifications tab above. If the off‐the‐shelf specifications do not meet your needs, please contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org) so that our engineers can design a system that meets your specifications.
For an interesting Sky & Telescope magazine article describing how astronomers are utilizing the Taurus’ equatorial-fork design, click here.