Baader Planetarium Blog Posts

  • SUW 08/20: In the Heart of M42 with a C14 EdgeHD

    THE STORY: In the Heart of M42 When we were still shooting on film, it was just like today: The Orion Nebula has always been on the most-wanted-list of practically every astrophotographer. This starts with wide field shots and ends with detailed images of the surroundings of the trapezoid stars in the heart of M42. This region of M42 is much brighter than the faint surroundings, and this enormous dynamic range makes photography especially tricky....
  • Image Gallery: Comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE

    Since we now receive new pictures of NEOWISE daily (from our employees as well as our customers), we have decided to only maintain the following picture gallery. Information about the comet as well as search maps can be found at various other places on the net. Here you see only new beautiful pictures and videos, which we will be permanently extended. Some of the pictures we already showed in our original NEOWISE article (with an...
  • Comet NEOWISE - now visible!

      Update 09.07.2020: See the new Comet-Gallery with lots of images and videos   UPDATE: The latest images fo comet NEOWISE During the night of 7-8 July, the whole of Central Europe had the special opportunity to see two rare celestial phenomena simultaneously. Around 3 o'clock comet NEOWISE climbed over the horizon. Not much later, the sky behind the dark cloud bank just below the comet suddenly became much brighter. As it turned out, the...
  • Mars Opposition 2020 –The Return of the Red Planet

    Do you still remember the lunar eclipse two years ago? At that time the moon was not the only orange-reddish celestial object. Nearby – next to Jupiter – there was Mars in the sky, too. For many people, this was the first time they saw the two planets knowingly "live" – thanks to the attention that the lunar eclipse generated. Unfortunately, the Moon will not give us such a show again this year, but Mars...
  • Coming Soon: QHY 5-III-462C

    Don't settle for less! The new QHY5III 462C - a RGB single shot color camera with high quantum efficiency and high sensitivity in the near infrared spectral range at an attractive price The QHY 5-III-462C CMOS Camera (#1931026, € 365,55) is actually two CMOS-cameras in one camera body. With it you can take normal single shot color images of the planets of the solar system, as well as of sun and moon. Due to the...
  • Notes on VAT reduction to 16%

    Dear Customers, as you may have heard already, the German government wants to reduce the VAT from 19% to 16% for (at the moment) half a year, starting in July. We have decided to pass this reduction on to you 100%! If this proposal becomes law as planned, this means for you that on July 1st, we will recalculate all product prices on our website with 16% VAT based on our net prices. For the above-mentioned period,...
  • Turnkey Telescope Installation for "Staernwarte Gersbach"

    Die Fakten Institute Student research centre phaenovum Electronics Baader Observatory Management System Telescope(s) PlaneWave CDK 17 with TEC APO 140 ED Mount(s) 10Micron GM 3000 HPS on Baader Heavy Steel Pillar Accessories DADOS Spectrograph, 8" double mounting plate, Whitelight- and H-alpha filters as well as various other optical and mechanical parts Activity Visual observation, Deep-Sky imaging, Astrometry, spectroscopy Build in Year 2020 Website www.phaenovum.de It's all about the right combination. With the help of various...
  • The Atmosphere of Venus - Photographed by our Customers

    Venus as a ring – how can that be? During the last days several customers have sent us some very interesting photos of Venus, which we do not want to withhold from you. They show the planet as a very narrow sickle or even as a ring. This effect can only be seen on Venus by observers on Earth, and it is only visible when Venus is in lower conjunction (www.wikipedia.org/Aspects_of_Venus), i.e. when Venus is...
  • 1st Light with the QHY600 EB: a first field report

    Darkness Became Light! ... A Quantum Leap in 36 x 24mm at 61.1MP? In recent years, color cameras have become increasingly popular. A reversal of the trend is not to be expected. One reason for this is the ability to capture weak structures in deep-sky objects even with moderate exposure times. Developments in CMOS sensors and recently the BSI sensor technology have played a decisive role in this. In addition, both quantum efficiency (QE) and...
  • 4,2m Highspeed Dome for NASA at McDonald Observatory, Texas

    Please note: We wrote the following report of our dome assembly in January of this year months ago, but had to wait for picture release from NASA and the University of Texas, which was delayed for understandable reasons given the current situation. Located in the Texas Davis Mountains on Mount Locke at 2,100m is the famous McDonald-Observatory. The University of Texas owns and finances the site. Due to the current construction of SLR stations at NASA...

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