Software Bisque Paramount MyT Computerized Equatorial Mount Head


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The Paramount MYT (pronounced "mighty") Robotic Telescope Mount is a German equatorial mount designed from the base up to provide unsurpassed stability and performance for portable, semi-portable, or permanent installations. Other than its smaller stature and lower total payload capacity, the Paramount MYT incorporates essentially every feature found in the higher capacity Paramount ME II and Paramount MX+ models.

Our Product #: MYT

Product Description

The Paramount MYT has a broad range of exciting features and capabilities that will keep you focused on the stars and not your equipment. Software Bisque urges you to compare the Paramount MYT feature set with every other commercial mount in this price range before buying any mount.


German equatorial mount design.

Instrument capacity (not including the counterweights): 50 lb (23 kg). Maximum payload capacity (instruments plus counterweights): 100 lb (46 kg).

Weight of the mount (including the Versa-Plate): 34 lb (15.4 kg).

Every Paramount MYT component is custom machined from 6061 aluminum at Software Bisque's production facility. The precision worms are machined from brass.

Brass worms and aluminum gears that have a maximum seven (7) arc second peak-to-peak periodic error before periodic error correction. When periodic error correction is applied, the resulting peak-to-peak periodic error should be approximately one (1) arc second or less.

Both the right ascension and declination axes have a simple two position mechanical "switch" to engage the worm during normal operation, and disengage the worm from the gear when balancing the payload. A separate knob locks and unlocks each axis for transport.
GEM design allows the right ascension axis to track past the meridian for up to 2 hours.

All internal harnesses (cables) and motors are encapsulated inside the body of the mount. Through the mount access holes allow you to add your own internal cables.

Calibrated polar alignment adjustments.

4.33-inch contact ball bearings in both right ascension and declination.

Periodic error correction curve fitting included with TheSkyX Professional Edition.

45 arc minute bubble level included.

A Paramount-style Versa-Plate for attaching optical tube assemblies is included.

Power supply included. Paramount MYT power supply specifications: Max Power Output: 80W, Input: 100-240VAC ~47-63 Hz 1.9A, Output: 48V 1.66A max.

One (1) 20 lb (9kg) counterweight included. Optional 10 lb (4.5 kg) counterweights sold separately.

33 cm (13 in.) long, 3.81 cm (1.5 in.) wide stainless steel counterweight shaft. Thread-compatible with the Paramount Counterweight Extension Shaft.

Standard Paramount MYT wedge can be adjusted to reach latitudes from zero (0) degrees to sixty-four (64) degrees.

Azimuth axis polar axis adjustment range is plus or minus 3.5 degrees from center position (seven degrees total).

Altitude and azimuth polar alignment knobs are calibrated, so that making adjustments using the TPoint Polar Alignment Report is simple and accurate.

Control System and Electronics

The Paramount MYT includes the MKS 5000, Software Bisque's fourth generation dual axis telescope control system.

Integrated USB 2.0 computer to mount communication interface can be controlled via TheSkyX Professional Edition on either Mac OS X and Windows (8.1/8/7/Vista/XP, 32- and 64-bit), out of the box.

Integrated two port USB 2.0 hub at the camera-end of the telescope, right where USB ports are needed most.

The position of the motors is monitored 3333 times each second to ensure optimal tracking accuracy and smooth, consistent slews at all rates and all times.

Tracking and "in progress slews" are immediately stopped in the event the mount's payload encounters a fixed object, such as the side of the pier.

The single board control system electronics requires the minimum number of components and has a small physical size.

Hand controller features an integrated mini-joystick controller and configurable rate, a five position switch that allows single-handed mount control, an integrated bright red LED flashlight, sturdy "hang anywhere" cable loop and 15-foot coiled hand paddle to mount cable.

Programmable periodic error correction with advanced periodic error curve fitting built into TheSkyX Professional Edition.

Built-in autoguider port on the Instrument Panel.

Built-in focuser port on the Instrument Panel.

One 12V and one 5V power port on the Instrument Panel.

An integrated through the mount generic "power source" port on the Instrument Panel backed with 18-gauge wire to supply power to your observing equipment.

Configurable software limits (using TheSkyX Professional Edition) to ensure the mount does not encounter the pier.

Brushless DC servomotors with all moving parts on bearing surfaces. If your mount is used for survey astronomy all night, every clear night, no other type of motor is sufficient. Other commercial mounts use "brushed motors" that don't have nearly the life expectancy of brushless DC servomotors and are not designed to be operated for long periods at the (relatively slow) sidereal rate.

DC servomotors provide fast slew speeds and consistent torque at all slew rates. The maximum slew and tracking rate is six (6) degrees per second in both right ascension axis and declination (the default slew rate is 5.4 degrees per second). The gear-reducer and worm-block design of the Paramount MYT are extremely efficient so that little power is lost between the motor and the telescope drive. Though good balance is always recommended, the Paramount MYT has no problem slewing or tracking when several foot-pounds out of balance. You'll spend less time fiddling with the telescope and more time acquiring data.

AutoHome™ homing capability (to better than one arcsecond resolution) with built-in sensor circuitry on each axis ensure that the mount always knows its orientation (after an initialization process called "homing"), even after power failure.

Configurable park position.

Audible feedback that indicates normal operation and error conditions.

Slew and tracking rates can be configured with 56-bit precision. What does this mean? The right ascension and declination motors can be rotated at 0 to 4000 revolutions per minute and virtually anywhere in between, providing precise tracking and slewing. This gives you the ability to track on comets, asteroids and even fast- or slow-moving objects such as LEO satellites or any object that moves above or below the sidereal rate.

Single-reduced belt-driven worms mean the Paramount MYT has backlash so small it is difficult to measure (typically less than two arcseconds in both axes). Autoguiding calibration is always a snap with this "no-slop" system. Spur gears and other components that may introduce backlash are not used.

Temperature compensated internal oscillator with better than 10 parts per million that ensures accurate tracking rates over a wide temperature range.

Built-in temperature sensor that allows the slew rate to be automatically reduced when the temperature drops.

Soft "reboot" capability. This means that the control system can be restarted through software and does not have to be manually turned off, then on.


The Paramount MYT comes with the world's best and most powerful astronomy suite of astronomy software developed by the same engineers who designed the software. The Paramount MYT includes:

TheSkyX Professional Edition (Mac and Windows).

TPoint Add On (including ProTrack and Super Model ) to TheSkyX Professional Edition.

Camera Add On to TheSkyX Professional Edition.

Multi-OS and Six License Add On gives you the option to install TheSkyX Pro (and Add Ons) on Mac and Windows, on up to six different computers.

Tech Details


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I bought this mount in summer of 2018. I had issues with my previous consumer mount in both tracking and ability to center an object repeatedly. Once I set the MyT up, polar aligned then fine aligned I have had zero issues. Mount can set for days or weeks in observatory, I come out, power it up and everything is aligned and tracking perfectly. TheSkyX software was easy to learn, setup and use. Has many features beyond the basics of guiding and tracking. It saves settings for different scope/camera setups. It has been a joy at every level. Even after a year it still brings a smile every time I open the observatory. (Posted on 8/20/2019)
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Coming off an upgrade from a starter mouth I can tell you from personal experience . The mount disappears. ALL issues related to the mount are simply gone. Software that goes with makes it so easy to do polar alignment and get it exactly on target. Plate solving etc the software allows the mount to perform perfectly every night. (Posted on 11/18/2018)
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For observatory setting this is an unbeatable mount it's the "lightest" of the SB mounts so it could used in the field but this payload the smoothness of the tracking is right up there. This is a mount that I could recommend to most imagers. (Posted on 10/9/2018)
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I purchased the MyT about a year ago due to some needed additional weight carrying capacity. I have other tracking mounts, but the MyT is my first of what I refer to as a "premeium" mount. Suffice to say, should I decide to purchase another mount at some point in the future it will be a Bisque mount because of my experience with the MyT. The tracking is very precise and the included TheSkyX software is packed with useful features that I use all the time, like the available asteroid and satellite databases and tracking. A short time-lapse video of the asteroid (3200 Phaethon) tracking capabilities (not guided) are at
I am totally mobile and every time I take the MyT (with the associated portable pier) to the field I am delighted with the ease of use and precision that the mount delivers. Another nice feature is the capacity of the mount vs its total weight. Being able to easily carry a mount and pier with a 50 lb capacity is another plus vs some of the other mounts I have owned which were considerably heavier. Nice job Bisque! (Posted on 10/7/2018)
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Excellent mount that solves many problems. Can go unguided for several min and perform better than many lower priced mounts with guiding. One less thing to worry about while doing astrophotography. Buy this one and very unlikely you will never need to upgrade again unless you need to have a rig with over 100 lbs attached. Portable too! (Posted on 10/6/2018)
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If you want the best in this class, you have limited options - and for me, the MyT was a no-brainer. Observatory-level precision, and the most capable control, automation, and planetarium software on the planet. For the serious enthusiast, Software Bisque's Paramount products are fantastic. The MyT is portable but will easily handle a 50 lb payload. It's not cheap, but unless you get into some seriously heavy iron this will be the last mount you'll ever need. Really, it's a work of art. (Posted on 10/6/2018)
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