Baader Planetarium Blog Posts

  • Update: SteelGo II Software

    One Controller for several motor units with SteelGo II Software With a Steeldrive II motor focuser with Controller (#2957165, € 595,-) , you can automatically control your focuser with a computer as well as use the keys of the hand control for precise, vibration-free focusing. The Steeldrive II consists of a motor unit, which is connected with a timing belt to the focuser's slow-motion-control to work without backlash, and of a control unit with the...
  • Baader's RASA 8" UFC telescope-side adaptor (Part 9)

    It may only be an adaptor but this little piece of anodised metal will let you use a range of popular astroimaging cameras with Baader Universal Filter Changer (UFC) on Celestron's RASA 8 telescope thus allowing you to swap filters quickly and easily. Unlike the Baader UFC telescope adaptors for the 11″ RASA and RASA 36 that are mated to the corrector lens group cell face-plate and secured with the knurled retaining ring, this adaptor...
  • SUW 02/20 Poster: M31 in only 4,5 hours

      THE STORY: An M31 that fell from the sky The Andromeda galaxy is an object seen by every amateur astronomer, either with own eyes or as an image. I was particularly fascinated to image our magnificent neighboring galaxy with the RASA 8" - Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph (#822252, € 2195,-) under a perfectly dark sky. This was one of the reasons why my way led me to La Palma for one week in October 2019, to...
  • Coming Soon: ATIK Horizon II

    The Atik Horizon II is the follow up to the first ever CMOS Camera. It houses a 16MP sensor with exceptionally low read noise and incredibly fast read speeds. With the signature Atik blend of form and function, the Atik Horizon II provides a sensitive, high megapixel sensor at a competitive price point. This makes it a great option if you're looking to upgrade from DSLR, or have system that would benefit from shorter exposure...
  • New PlaneWave Instruments website

    Professional top quality telescopes for space tech, research institutes and high end amateurs Dear Customers, since the company was founded in 2006, PlaneWave has specialised in producing professional astrographs. The range extends from the 30 cm telescopes to complete telescope with up to 1 m aperture. As an official EU distributor, we are pleased to present the PlaneWave product range to you within an appropriate web presence. At www.planewave.eu you will find an overview of...
  • Modern meets antique: 3.5M AllSky dome in a Greek mountain village

    Our last dome assembly in 2019 took place in the second week of December in Greece. Since this installation had a special flair as well as bad luck and breakdowns, we would like to share with you the following report of the installation. After the dome has been used for some time, we will also ask the customer if he agrees that his dome will appear on our observatory world map. The mountains of the...
  • HALOS – viewed without prejudice

    The moment you insert any type of filter into the optical setup, which consists of your specific camera, the appropriate flattener/reducer or coma corrector and the telescope, the filter becomes part of this unique optical system. And every optical system is different because many products from different manufacturers are involved. All optical surfaces interact with each other in some way. One possibility is that coatings of the camera reflect unwanted light back into the telescope...
  • 25th anniversary of TEC - Apochromats of the top class

    The "Telescope Engeneering Company" has long earned a reputation as a top-class telescope manufacturer. The family business in the US state of Colorado has been manufacturing telescopes of the highest quality in small series since the 1990s. Before TEC manufactured the first refractors in the year 2000 (regular production of APO140 started in 2002), TEC were offering Sitall mirror sets from LOMO (upto 1.4m) and MAKs from 150mm to 300mm. The distribution of these products...
  • Spectroscopy 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 replace your standard star diagonal, so that you can keep observing as usual,...
  • New products November 2019

    New member of the Baader UFC Systems: Baader UFC S70 / RASA 8" Adapter (optical height: 1,4 mm) Baader UFC S70 RASA 8" telescope adapter to use cameras with 13mm back focus and T-2/M-48 or M54 female thread like the ATIK Horizon on the RASA 8". Telescope-sided with RASA 8" thread (M87) Camera-sided with S70 dovetail Can be adapted via the S70 dovetail to the  Baader UFC Base (Filter Chamber) telescope-sided S70 dovetail receptor (optical...

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