Baader News

  • Information on backorders/release of 17.5 mm Morpheus® 76° widefield eyepiece

    For the Morpheus® 17.5 mm we have gone a very long way to end up with a perfect product. It definitely took many more iterations than we had in our planning. The Morpheus® eyepiece design at 76° of field does sound very moderate when compared against the far greater advertised apparent fields (and Cost!!) of those 82°, 92° and 100° eyepieces presently offered. The optical design is at it´s very and absolute limits. Image of one of the many Morpheus® 17,5mm prototypes - incl. new rubber eyecup with built-in M43 metal thread However - what we try to do here is really, matching the most natural (and sharp, non-distorted) widest field of view that a human eye can take in without rolling the eyeball around - while making the rim of the field disappear. It is the famous "floating in space effect" that only comes up in the brain when...
  • Celestron and 10Micron at CEDIC Conference in Austria

    From 10. - 12. of March 2017, the annual CEDIC '17 (Central European Deepsky Imaging Conference) takes place in Linz, Austria in the "Ars Electronice Center". Christoph Kaltseis and the CEDIC Team have ceated a highly interesting program of different lectures and workshops. Amongst other Professional Astronomers such as Yuri Beletsky (Chile) and Adam Block (USA) will be there, as well as Jerry Bonnell (NASA, APOD), Baader Planetarium represents the brand 10 Micron with a presentation on Saturday Marcht 11th, from 11:45 to 12:05 am. Unfortunately, the lecture program has now been booked, the limited CEDIC passes are all sold out. You can only register on a waitlist for the event, in case some participants do not show up. However, the access to the foyer is open to everyone, where we welcome everyone at our booth, who does not participate in the conference. The GM 1000 HPS and GM 2000 HPS mounts are exhibited together with a Celestron...
  • New accessories for H-alpha solar observation / imaging

    A competely equipped M68 H-alpha Telescope - with all recommended accessories Our sun is a fascinating target even when the solar activity is low - given that the telescope aperture can be increased sufficiently. When equipped with a heated SolarSpectrum H-alpha filter, telescopes from 80mm aperture to 280 mm aperture will show incredibly faint, rapidly changing structures. A SolarSpectrum filter with matching D-ERF-filter and telecentric beam accessories will turn almost every telescope into a highest resolution H-α-telescope. These heated H-alpha filters are manufactured for observatories and ambitious amateurs who want to utilize the aperture and resolution of their existing large telescopes for detailed imaging and monitoring faintest solar features, instead of just taking a quick look at our closest star with a comparably small objective aperture. SolarSpectrum filters have no central obstruction and the whole H-alpha stack of optical elements inside is precision heated with a autocorrecting thermo-controller. There is...
  • Planewave CDK 20 First Light at College CFG Wuppertal/Germany

    Realization of three Project Works 2016/17 with the Baader Planetarium BACHES Echelle Spectrograph at College Carl-Fuhlrott-Gymnasium, Wuppertal/Germany By Diplom-Physiker Bernd Koch Following is an excerpt of the detailed test review of Bernd Koch. Read the whole article: Planewave CDK 20 First Light at College CFG Wuppertal / Germany Installation of the new 0.5m-Telescope at the Student Laboratory At the end of September, the company Baader Planetarium GmbH, Mammendorf/Germany delivered the long-awaited large telescope, which allows us a deeper view into the cosmos and to establish new horizons for our project course students in astronomy. For the many astronomy students at Carl-Fuhlrott-Gymnasium it was as if Christmas and birthday fell to one day. For two years now, we Michael Winkhaus and Bernd Koch have been working to expand the observatory into a modern student research facility, and now it has finally come to fruition: On Thursday, September 29, the new telescopes together with a...
  • New Products and release dates

    UPDATE 09.12.2016 Just in time for christmas we have added a few more products to our Online-Shop. Our Highlight of course is still our UFC-System, which is available since about a week and was featured in this Blog-Post. But we also can offer a "classic product" once more. For a limited time the Carl Zeiss 1¼" Abbe Barlow lense 2x is available again! Carl Zeiss 1¼" Abbe Barlow lens with T-2 thread made in Germany by Carl Zeiss in Jena – with 1¼" / T-2 ClickLock eyepiece clamp by Baader Planetarium visual Barlow lens and photographic eyepiece projection in one system Direct T-2 Adaption possible - extends magnification up to 3x - without loss of quality The image quality is only exceeded by our 4x-8x flat field FFC-Converter, in case the projection factor exceeds 4x Spectral transmission curve of the Zeiss Abbe Barlow This (german) document attests to the exceptional...
  • Baader-UFC (Universal Filter Changer) – the ever-growing filter chamber

    UFC 2" Filter slider (#2459112) with mounted Filter - showing both sides UFC D50.4mm Filter slider (#2459113) with mounted Filter - showing both sides Application Image: UFC 50x50 Filter slider (#2459114) with mounted Filter - showing both sides >> View all UFC-Products << The Baader-UFC is the priceworthy answer to an ever growing problem. New camera-models come to market in ever increasing speed. Spacers between telescope and camera don´t support the correct distance or are subjected to torsion due to their flimsy design and heavy cameras. And the owner may want to change the telescope - or use several OTAs, but does not want to purchase new filters and filter sliders all the time. The Baader-UFC is a (seemingly) simple answer to a complex problem. It is made in the typical Baader-way, trying to connect each and everything in the most elegant and flexure-free manner. The filter chamber (UFC-Base) is...
  • New Baader Website – after 20 years

    Dear Customers It took a little while... but now we also have a modern Online-Shop NEW: integrated knowledge-database We have tried hard to create more than a "standard" online-shop. The wealth of information that grew over the years on our old website (detailed product application examples, customer review and practical results on Baader products) was integraded to this website in form of product description or additional product information (Wordpress Posts). A wealth of information awaits you. NEW: detailed technical data We added a lot of technical data to our products in the form of attributes. E.g all Baader adapters were measured anew. For all telescope- and eyepiece-sided connections, the adaptation options were defined and stored in form of sortable attributes. Discover the required accessories for your equipment. NEW: multiple search options The left sidebar now allows setting a variety of attribute filters. For example, in the category "adapter & photo accessories" all adapters with telescope-sided T-2 (M42 x 0.75) thread can be selected...
  • Observation: Minor planet Clausbaader (5658)

    Clausbaader on 09.09.2015 at 18:15 and 18:55 UT From Dipl.-Ing. Wolfgang Paech – Onjala- and Chamäleon Observatory, Namibia For this year's longer stay in Namibia we planned to photograph the minor planet (5658) Clausbaader. It had a high altitude in the evening sky, close to Saturn. The series is intended as a small tribute to Mr. Claus Baader, the founder of Baader Planetarium in Mammendorf, who was one of the leading personalities in the field of amateur astronomy and public education in the last century in Germany. Read more under Company History. The imaging instrument - the 150mm Zeiss APQ refractor and a Celestron C14 on a Astrophysics 1200 GTO mount in the 4 meter dome. The images were captured at the 150mm Zeiss APQ refractor at Onjala Observatory and an "ancient" SBIG ST2000-XM. After completion of our "Project Pluto" - the experiment to take Pluto with a classic 2 inch telescope...

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