Baader Planetarium Blog Posts

  • COMING SOON: Steeldrive II motor focuser with Controller

      Available as of April 2019 We are pleased to present you the new Steeldrive II motor focuser with Controller (#2957165) !   After having presented the prototype of the Steeldrive II motor focuser with controller at the AME Show in Germany last September, the first production run is now almost completely assembled. With a Steeldrive II motor focuser with Controller (#2957165) , you can automatically control your focuser with a computer as well as...
  • 3.2m Classic (ECO) Dome with CDK 17" and GM 3000 HPS for EGN observatory

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  • Telescope installations in November and Dezember

    It does not always have to be a dome installation... For many years we have also had various other major projects, some of which were presented on our websites very little to not at all. We would like to present three current projects to you, in which we have installed large mounts, pillars and/or telescopes from 10Micron, PlaneWave and Baader Planetarium – integrated into existing (or still to be built) protective structures.   12.12.2018: PlaneWave CDK...
  • The Encke Gap in Saturn’s ring system - imaged with only 17" aperture

    Sharpened raw-sum image Saturn from July 29, 2018 On 28 July 2018 around 22:00 UTC we obtained the best image of the planet Saturn so far. It was taken through the 17" Planewave Astrograph of the Rooisand Observatory in Namibia. The imaging camera was a ZWO ASI 290M with 2.9 µm pixel size. The primary focal length of the telescope was extended by a factor of 1.7 with a Baader Q-Turret Barlow lens element, the...
  • About production delays of Baader Highspeed Filters

    We have received the following question on our Narrowband (and f/2 Highspeed) filters: I understand that narrow-band filters suffer shifts of the passband for light rays that come in at an angle. Is that why they are good to a certain f-ratio and why you offer different filters for fast optics (how do they work? are they actually de-tuned to have the correct passpand at a different average angle?)? I would like to ask whether...
  • First images of comet 46P/Wirtanen with RASA 8

    The Comet 46P/Wirtanen approaches the earth and becomes brighter and brighter. Latest estimates (December 3rd) are about 5m, so theoretically it should be visible with the naked eye. However, its brightness is distributed over a full moon size in the sky, thus the surface brightness is low. To see such a special comet you need a very dark sky. And to be able to photograph it, suitable optics with high light intensity and short focal...
  • New Products November 2018

    New Hyperion-Zoom Adapters Four Zero-length thread reducing pieces with zero optical length One M54/M53 connecting ring for Kowa Spotting Scopes (#2454836) Manufactured as an adapter to adapt our Hyperion Universal Zoom Mark IV to (almost) any spotting scopes and telescopes – but also versatile for other applications.[br] 2"a / T-2i Zero-length reducing piece (#2454833) Converts any 2" (SC) female thread into a M41.5 x 1 female thread - without extending the optical length Initially manufactured...
  • TEC 300 VT: unique instrument for sky surveillance

    Palomar Gattini-IR telescope. Copyright: Palomar Gattini-IR team Wtih the TEC-VT 300mm / 7deg Widefield Houghton-Terebizh Telescope (#1351140) , TEC has created a unique instrument for sky surveillance. Thanks to the aperture ratio of f/1.44 and a flat image field of 52mm, large parts of the sky can be photographed very quickly in high resolution. These special features are now used by a project on the famous Mt. Palomar in California, where a TEC VT 300...
  • Comet Filters

    The two tails of the comets Background image: © Johannes Schedler, www.panther-observatory.com   The most impressive tail of a comet is caused by sunlight which is reflected and scattered by the dust trail of the comet - also called dust trail. In addition, there is often a gas tail, depending on the amount of gas emitted by the comet. This gas is ionized (excited to glow) by the energy of the solar wind. This ion...
  • APOD: M33 - Triangulum Galaxy taken with Planewave CDK14

    Impressive Image, taken with PlaneWave CDK14, chosen as APOD (27. September 2018) Convince yourself of the incredible resolution 14 x 480 seconds with Nikon D810A at ISO800, Telescope: Planewave CDK14 f7.2 = 2563mm / Pixel scala 0,39" / 10Micron GM2000 HPS, II unguided, Sharpening: APF-R 3/2018, © Christoph Kaltseis, CEDIC   The small, northern constellation Triangulum harbors this magnificent face-on spiral galaxy, M33. Its popular names include the Pinwheel Galaxy or just the Triangulum Galaxy....

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