Software Bisque Heavy-Duty Wedge to Pier Adapter Plate for Paramount ME Mount
This Heavy-Duty Wedge to Pier Adapter Plate by Software Bisque is designed to adapt and existing pier or tripod with the Paramount ME wedge. The heavy-duty version is made of solid aluminum and weighs approximately 14 lbs and is recommended for permanent installations. The Paramount ME attaches to the adapter plate using the four pier attachment knobs near the corners (9.4-inch spacing). There are two sets of three mounting holes. The Primary Mounting holes are used for adapting to piers that have a large, flat top. There are integrated washers on the bottom of these holes in case the mounting surface is not perfectly flat. A second set of three holes matches the mounting pattern of the Paramount and Paramount GT-1100S models. They can be used to adapt the older style piers to the Paramount ME.
Please note the wedge to adapter plate is not required to mount the Paramount ME to a Software Bisque Pier.
OPT Product Number: SO-MNTBPHEAVY
|Accessory Type||Adapters & Posts|
Absolutely outstanding adapter plate. Very well made. You'll only need this if you're using a pier that was not made specifically for the ME. In my case I was using an Astro-Physics 10 diameter portable pier which I had previously used with an older GT-1100S. This adapter plate attached to my old top plate perfectly, saving me the trouble of having to have a local machine shop make a new top plate specifically for the ME.