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Paramount ME Noise Level

Started by MikeN202od, 05/25/2020 12:24AM
Posted 05/25/2020 12:24AM Opening Post
I recently acquired a Paramount ME.  Got it hooked up to my  computer and started it up.  It is extremely noisy.  I've had Meade scopes and a Mathis mount in the past.  Both virtually silent when tracking in Sidereal rate. This mount is extremely noisy. I read 53 db 4 inches from the mount. The operating manual says it does make noise and that is the "heartbeat" of the mount.  However what I'm hearing seems to be excessive.  Also if I put my hand on the saddle plate I can feel vibration.

I'd love to see and hear another Paramount ME in action.  I'm in SW Florida.

Thanks in advance.