Baader Planetarium Blog Posts

  • 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....
  • 6.5M AllSky for experimenta in Heilbronn, Germany

    In March 2019, Germany's largest Science Center will be opened in Heilbronn. After extensive construction work, the new experimenta building on the banks of the Neckar will be open to the public and offers daily visitors a varied and exciting program. The final piece of the building is the observatory, which complements the Science Dome with a Planetarium and provides a live view into the cosmos. On September 20, 2018, the dome was lifted onto...
  • Nissan Navara ‘Dark Sky’ with Planewave telescope

    Nissan unveils mobile space observatory: the Nissan Navara Dark Sky Concept, @Nissan Who doesn't dream of a mobile telescope that can easily be taken to remote locations? At the IAA in Hannover, ESA and Nissan presented the concept vehicle Nissan Navara 'Dark Sky': The all-terrain pickup pulls an air-conditioned trailer on which a Planewave CDK17 astrograph is permanently mounted on a L-500 mount. The ProPILOT technology with automatic coupling makes driving with a trailer easier, so that...
  • Simple Mounting of a CDK 12,5" on GM 2000 HPS

    How to get the CDK 12.5 on the GM 2000 without any problems? PlaneWave CDK12.5 on GM 2000 HPS Mount Our customer Christian Diez has developed a method that is as inexpensive as it is simple and safe. He can mount his CDK 12.5 on his own on a GM 2000 HPS mount. Instead of a pulley block on the balcony or similar effort he has simply built himself a table at the right height...
  • 6.5m AllSky and 6.15m Classic Dome in Salzburg, Austria

    The VEGA-Observatory opens with two new domes from Baader Planetarium We are pleased to have been able to equip one of the largest public observatories in Central Europe with two modern observatory domes: In May 2018 we installed a classic 6.15m Classic Dome for the newly opened observatory of the "Haus der Natur" (Museum and Science Center "House of Nature") near Salzburg, Austria, followed in July by a 6.5m AllSky Dome. The "VEGA-Observatory Haus der...
  • Our Highlights at AME 2018

    Many thanks for your numerous visits to this year's AME 2018. Our brand new Baader Tech Talks were well received by the audience and also well attended - we will repeat this next year with new, exciting topics. See here a short video of a tour of the fair and some highlights – this year without a timelapse video. The following text has not been translated to English since the Baader Tech Talk on the...
  • Optec Motorfocuser - Digital Focusing Units

    Digital, temperature compensating focusing untis by OPTEC For many years Optec has been committing itself to the automation and motorization of telescopes as well as to the production of mechanical adapters and optical accessories. Optec is a US-based company which designs and manufactures intelligent accessories for amateur astronomy since 1979. In collaboration with Starlight Instruments, digital temperature compensating focusing units and accessories / software have been developed to meet all the requirements of the latest technology...
  • Pumpkin Seeds - Paramount ME refurbished

      A client of ours sent a Paramount ME mount to us for repair claiming that the R.A. motor was defective and stopped working and to upgrade the electronics from an old MKS 3000 board to a new MKS 5000. After receiving the mount and made the first inspections, we noticed that the R.A. axis wasn´t moving at all and that the motor was probably faulty. We opened the side panels of the mount so...

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