Baader Planetarium Blog Posts

  • Photographing the Planets with the FlipMirror II Star Diagonal

    Instruction Manual: Baader FlipMirror II Star Diagonal Using the Baader FlipMirror II Star Diagonal (BFM II) at the Telescope The Baader FlipMirror II Star Diagonal (#2458055, € 195,-) is not only an accessory for professional users, but much more: It is a helpful tool for every amateur astronomer – especially for astrophotography. First of all, the BFM II is designed to completely remove your standard star diagonal, so that you can keep observing as usual,...
  • RASA 8 Erfahrungsbericht mit Fujifilm X-T3 - Sebastian Voltmer

    Das RASA 8 erwies sich bereits in den ersten Tests als praxistauglich und leicht zu bedienen. Ohne Spiegel-Shifting konnte ich die Kamera (Fujifilm X-T3) binnen einer Minute fokussieren. Dank der sehr lichtstarken Optik des RASA 8 gelingt das Scharfstellen auch an durchschnittlich hellen Sternen, die gerade im Bildfeld stehen, ohne dass man das Teleskop auf einen hellen Stern schwenken muss. Es war nach dem Auspacken und Montieren des Instruments keine Justierung nötig (die Kollimation scheint...
  • RASA 8-EXTREME: Images by Michael Jäger – with CCD-camera and f/2 Highspeed-Filter

      Before the sales launch of new high-end telescopes, the first models go to experienced testers who check them for their possibilities and weaknesses. We asked Michael Jäger, one of the most successful comet hunters and photographers, to test the RASA 8" - Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph. Such a fast telescope with short focal length and large field of view is perfect especially for sky surveillance. Together with the telescope, Michael Jäger also received a filter...
  • The First Impression: RASA 8 With ATIK Horizon Colour Camera

    RASA 8 – The family is complete – First Impressions Here is a firsthand report by Christoph Kaltseis about his work with the RASA 8 and an ATIK Horizon colour camera. On the ATT fair I was asked by the company Baader if I'd like to test the newly announced RASA 8" - Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph (#822252 € 2.195,-) . I've been using both the RASA 11" - Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph (#822250, € 4495,-) and...
  • Deep-Sky Astrophotography with the FlipMirror II star diagonal

    Instruction Manual: Baader FlipMirror II Star Diagonal The Baader FlipMirror II (BFM II) in action The Baader FlipMirror II Star Diagonal (#2458055, € 195,-) is not only an accessory for "experts" but also a useful tool that makes the work of every amateur astronomer – especially the astrophotographer – easier.  First and foremost, the BFM II is designed to fully replace your standard star diagonal so that you can continue to observe as normally with...
  • Our Highlights at AME 2019

    Wann? 14. September 2019 Wo? Villingen-Schwenningen Infos? www.astro-messe.de The following text has not been translated to English, we apologize. Baader TECH-TALK In diesem Jahr bietet Baader Planetarium neben astronomischem Zubehör und Großteleskopen wieder einen Tech-Talk für Interessierte an. Technik-Themen rund um die Astronomie vorgestellt mit anschließender Diskussion mit Experten auf dem jeweiligen Gebiet in einem eigenen Raum direkt bei uns am Stand von Baader Planetarium Themen, Termine und Referenten auf: www.baader-planetarium.com/tech-talk Natürlich reden wir nicht...
  • Experiences with observatory domes from Baader Planetarium and other brands

    For many years now Baader Planetarium has been asking me from time to time to put on paper my experiences with observatory domes which I had to deal with during my life as an active observer and user of observatories. I finally wanted to fulfill this wish and have summarized my experiences here ... I'd like to say a few words about my background: My amateur astronomical and technical experience with classic observatory domes began...
  • Baader Universal Filter Changer (UFC): Simple photographic use example (Part 7)

    We've been asked a few times recently on how to set up the Baader UFC for use with a DSLR and a range of wide-field imaging refracting telescopes. So we thought we would write a short blog on some ways this can be done. Let us start from the telescope side first. All the enquiries we have had, the wide field refractors have 2" barrel focusers, so there is our starting point. The telescope side...
  • Solar Eclipse 2019 in Chile

    For years our colleagues Martin Rietze and Michael Risch have been hunting for the next solar eclipse in the most remote places in the world. See e.g. our previous blog posts, some on AstroSolar.com: 2015: Solar Eclipse Adventure in Svalbard 2016: Solar Eclipse on the Molucca Islands 2017: "Great American Eclipse" in USA 2019: Sonne2019: Solar Eclipse in South America As already in 2017 Martin Rietze travelled alone to the Eclipse in Chile. Below you can...
  • SteelDrive II under mac OS and Linux with TheSkyX and INDIGO

    Two new Plugins for Steeldrive II: TheSkyX and Indigo Since its release in April this year, the Steeldrive II motor focuser with Controller (#2957165, € 595,-) has become more and more popular. Already in spring we passed on all necessary data to external developers, so that they can write plugins for their software. Two such plugins are now available, see below. TheSkyX A plugin for the native support of SteelDrive II by the Astronomy-Suite TheSkyX is now...

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