Turn-key domes

  • 3.5m and 4.5m AllSky Domes for Open University on Tenerife

    Baader Planetarium mounts two autonomous (robotic) turn-key observatories Open University - Letter of recommendation The Canary Islands are among the best locations on this planet when it comes to observing space. Far away from any industry, in the middle of the sea, high above the haze of civilization, the sky is as clear and full of stars as most people never get to see in their lives. That's why research institutes from several countries have set up their observatories there over the past 30 years. Near Mount Teide (3,718m) - the highest mountain in Spain - the Izaňa hill is located at 2300m above the Passat clouds. It is densely populated with the typical white domes, including the most advanced research equipment for astronomy. Since July 2016, Izaňa has been enriched with two extraordinary Allsky Domes, built by Baader Planetarium on behalf of the Open University in UK and the Instituto de...
  • 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...
  • 30 years of Baader-Domes on Mt. Skinakas

    Baader 8m Dome in 2016. © Blinov Dmitri, http://robopol.org/gallery 30 years of Baader-domes on Mt. Skinakas, right next to the mythological birthplace of ZEUS Read the official letter by the Foundation for research and technology Heraklion, Crete September 27, 2016 The Observatory seeing conditions are excellent, with median seeing in two campaigns of 0.7 arcsec. There are two telescopes currently in operation at Skinakas Observatory: a 30 cm Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope (this was the first telescope installed at the Observatory in 1986) and a 1.3 m, modified Ritchey–Chrétien telescope (commissioned in 1997), which is the principal observing facility of the Observatory. Both telescopes are operated on a regular basis for research and educational purposes. There are currently over 190 publications in international refereed journals which present results from Skinakas observations. Baader-Planetarium has constructed domes for both telescopes. The domes have successfully withstood the extreme winter weather conditions on top of Skinakas...
  • Schlüsselfertige Sternwarten (AllSky / Classic)

    Die Firma Baader Planetarium ist seit vielen Jahren darauf spezialisiert schlüsselfertige Sternwarten (speziell auch für Schulen) zu liefern und aufzubauen. Seit über 50 Jahren werden bei Baader Planetarium in eigenen Werkstätten schlüsselfertige Sternwarten hergestellt und in alle Welt versandt und montiert. Der Aufbau und die Technik ist wesentlich komplexer als bei Kuppeln aus dem Heimwerkerbereich, daher ist in der Regel eine Selbstmontage nicht möglich. Ausnahme: Kunden sind eingeladen, die fertige Kuppel hier beim Funktionstest (FAT) technisch abzunehmen und einen Techniker zu stellen dem die Montage detailliert erklärt werden kann, und der die technischen und IT-Voraussetzungen mitbringt, um das für den Transport zerlegte Gewerk vor Ort zu montieren und in allen Belangen in Betrieb zu nehmen. In den letzten Jahren hat sich die Fertigung immer weiter auf die Herstellung nahezu autonomer Gewerke verlagert – inklusive der Integration sämtlicher Beobachtungs- und Kameratechnik. Solche Komplettgewerke verfügen auf Wunsch über ein eigenes Managementsystem. Dies...

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