The Paramount MX+ German equatorial mount is completely remote accessible and can be used mobile as well as stationary.
It is the successor of the MX, but features high-torque servomotors.
Features of the Paramount MX:
- German equatorial mount equipment capacity (not including the counterweights): 100 lbs. (45 kg)
♦ Weight of the mount: 50 lbs. (23 kg)
♦ Maximum seven (7) arcsecond peak to peak periodic error before PEC. Less than one (1) arcsecond peak to peak periodic error after PEC.
♦ Completely redesigned control system (called the MKS 5000)
♦ Employs virtually all of the features of the Paramount ME control system (final power requirements are currently not available).
♦ USB 2.0 PC to mount communication interface
♦ upgraded control system electronics
♦ smaller physical footprint
♦ redesigned hand paddle (that is backward compatible with the Paramount ME joystick)
♦ 2 built-in USB 2.0 ports at the Instrument Panel
♦ Simply three way "switch" on both RA and Dec axes engages the worm during normal operation, disengage the worm from the gear when balancing the payload, or lock gear in place for during transit.
♦ GEM design allows the right ascension axis to tracks past the meridian for up to 2 hours (time).
♦ All internal harnesses (cables) and motors are encapsulated inside the body of the mount, just like the Paramount ME.
♦ Optional through the mount cabling.
♦ Polar alignment adjustments that are virtually identical to the Paramount ME.
♦ Paramount ME-like homing, tracking and pointing performance.
♦ Includes Versa-Plate and power supply.