Software Bisque Taurus Fork Mount - Discontinued

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Software Bisque Taurus Fork Mount - Discontinued   Discontinued
  • The Software Bisque Taurus marries a compact fork mount for large format telescopes with the brilliant design, engineering and features of a Paramount.
  • Load capacity of 400 pounds and can be sized for scopes up to 0.6 meters in aperture.
  • Breaks down into 5 manageable pieces. The Taurus mount can be set up by one person if necessary.
  • Available with optional on-axis encoders.
  • Configurable polar axis suitable for most locations.
  • Includes a full Paramount Software Suite.
  • The Bisque Taurus mount is a customized product and pricing starts at $35,000. Please note the size of the telescope you will be using and whether you need on-axis encoders. Our sales team will return to you with a final price.
  • Due to the weight and value of this item, shipment must be done via freight. You will be quoted a shipping price offline.
  • The Taurus has been replaced by the trio of newer variants- the Taurus 400, 500, and 600.


Software Bisque Taurus Fork Mount

"Paramount Pedigree in an Equatorial Fork Design"

This says it all.  The same excellence in engineering and design that Bisque has become known for in their Paramount EQ mount series has been applied to an equatorial fork mount.  Designed with the serious astronomer and professional market in mind, the Taurus is built to carry large astrographs and telescopes up to 0.6 meters and has a robust load capacity of 400 pounds. A surprisingly compact mount can be set up by one person if need be as it breaks down into 5 manageable pieces.  Opttional sub-0.1 arcsecond resolution on-axis encoders are available for applications requiring extreme accuracy.   Included belt driven gears with spring loaded worm to gear interface results in virtually zero backlash.  Additional features include ample space for through mount cabling, all electronics and wiring housed within the mount for a clean and organized system.  Power supply and PC to mount cables are included as is the full Bisque Paramount Software Suite which includes SkyX Pro, Camera Add On, Dome Add On  ProTrack, Direct Guide, Super Model, All Sky Image Link,  and Closed Loop Slews among others for full mount, dome and camera control.  

Additional Information

Additional Information

Head Design Equatorial
Tripod or Pier Included? No
GPS Included? No
Electronics Included Computerized - GoTo
Manufacturer Software Bisque
Warranty 1 Year Warranty
Hand Controller Included None - None Available
# of Counterweights Included 0
Weight of Counterweights N/A
Tracking Rates Lunar, Sidereal, Solar
Weight Capacity 400 lbs.
Leg Length N/A
Material N/A
Power Supply Included AC Wall Adapter
Tracking Modes Alt-Azimuth, EQ North, EQ South
Weight of Head Up to 395 lbs. assembled
Included Items

Included Items

  • Right and Left Fork Arms.
  • Wedge Assembly
  • Base
  • Software Suite
Questions & Answers

Product Questions

Is this mount ASCOM compatible?
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