Baader News

  • Product News February 2022

    Baader FCCT (Filter Changer Camera Tilter) for RASA 8" and QHY Cameras Baader Tilter-System The Baader UFC-Tilter (#2459146 , € 276,-) , as well as the Baader M68-Tilter (#2458170 , € 255,-) are mechanical image position correctors for Baader UFC or M68 adaptation systems, which, when assembled, allow the image corners of a CMOS/CCD camera on the telescope to be adjusted very sensitively from the side without having to remove the camera. Exclusively for the RASA 8 and QHY cameras, we have developed the Baader FCCT, a filter holder with camera tiliting mechanism for the largest possible usable image field, sharp image corners and lightning-fast fine corrections. The Baader FCCT (Filter Changer Camera Tilter) with its extensive range of accessories enables both quick exchange of...
  • Now available: New Baader UBVRI and SLOAN/SDSS (ugriz') Photometric Filters

    Some things cannot be improved. You can only make them better. Filters for astrophotography are constantly being improved to adapt them to modern imaging systems and changing environmental conditions. Our CMOS-optimized narrowband filters are the best example for this development and research process. There are other demands for those filters which are used for science instead of pretty pictures: they must deliver data that are comparable even with decades-old data sets. New developments must therefore only improve production and handling without changing the filter characteristics themselves. The filters used today for scientific photometry with digital sensors go back to the filter sets introduced by Johnson and Cousins, which were developed in the 1950s-1970s and which were adapted in the 1990s by M. Bessel for CCD...
  • Product announcement : SWIR QHY990 and QHY991 cameras

    Two new cooled CMOS cameras QHY 990 and QHY 991 for the near infrared spectrum. In September 2021, QHY began shipping 2 new camera models, the QHY990 and the QHY991. Both are cooled cameras with CMOS sensors covering the near infrared wavelength range. Both models use Sony InGaAs sensors with square pixels measuring 5µm x 5µm. The IMX990 is a 1.3-megapixel sensor and the IMX991 has a 0.4-megapixel array. The spectral response starts at 400. and ends at 1700 nanometres. The maximum quantum efficiency is 77 % at a wavelength of 1200 nanometres. More details about SWIR QHY990 and QHY991 can be found on our product page
  • New Products August 2021

    Important addition to the Baader UFC and M68 system Baader UFC-Tilter UFC tilter for an optimally flattened field of view Compatible with the entire Baader UFC system 0-1° tilt – allows a shift of up to 1° to compensate for misalignments in the image field 9.75 - 10.50 mm optical length On our overview page for the Baader UFC system, we have published some blog posts that explain the system clearly for a better understanding of the system. Baader M68-Tilter M68 titlter for an optimally flattened field of view Compatible with the entire Baader M68 system 0-1° tilt – allows a shift of up to 1° to compensate for misalignments in the image field 9.50 - 10.25 mm optical length   Accessories for the M68...
  • The June 10th Solar Eclipse

    In just under a month, an annular Solar eclipse will take place on the morning of Thursday June 10th. An annular eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun but the Moon's apparent diameter is smaller than that of the Sun's due to the Moon's orbit being elliptical and it being further away from our Earth (at/near apogee) at that time. This leads to the outer parts of the Solar disc being "exposed" in an annulus or ring - often called "ring of fire". For those lucky enough to live in north-east Canada, western Greenland and far eastern Russia, will get to see the annular phase event which will last for a maximum of 3m 51s over north west Greenland. For...
  • Here comes Venus...

    Its hard to believe that a year has gone by since our Solar System neighbour Venus seemed to be around for ages and riding high in our evening sky during the late winter and spring months. This year, after its superior conjunction on March 25th 2021, Venus will once again start to become part of our evening sky (which makes observation of the planet more "convenient" for many than when it is an early morning object) until towards the end of the year. Unlike last year's evening appearance, for many locations this coming "visit" the planet will not be as high in the sky and having a low and or flat western horizon would be beneficial. However Venus, which is similar in size to our...
  • New Products March 2021

    New adapters for our UFC-System Baader UFC T-2 (w) Camera-Adapter for ASI Cameras with T-2 (m) Thread, (Optical Height: 8.5 mm) Baader UFC Fitting / T-2 (f) Thread Adapter telescope-side: mounting plate for UFC-Base camera-side: with T-2 female thread, especially for ASI cameras with T-2 (m) thread and 6.5mm back focus (ASI T-2 inner thread ring removed) can be adapted via the included screws and the mounting plate to the Baader UFC Base (Filter Chamber) telescope-sided S70 dovetail receptor (optical height: 13 mm) (#2459110 , € 58,-) Optical height: 8.5 mm New Baader T-2 and M48 parts with omly 3 mm thread length Modern cameras are usually characterised by extremely short optical heights, in order to be able to be mounted on various telescope constructions....
  • New QHYCCD cameras available from Baader Planetarium

    The long awaited and much requested cameras - QHY294M-Pro and the QHY268M - have been pre-ordered and are expected to be available at Baader Planetarium from December 15th. QHY294M Pro – Expanded Pixel Mode  from 11.7 MP to 46.8 Megapixel! The QHY294 M / C PRO can be pre-orderd now. More details about QHY294 M / C BSI Medium Size CMOS camera The QHY294M Pro will soon be delivered to us in larger quantities and is expected to be available from Baader Planetarium. The new QHY 294 Pro Series is a 4/3-inch camera equipped with the Sony IMX 294 (color) and IMX 492 (mono) sensor. The 294 Pro has 11.7 megapixels at 4.63 µm and 14 bit data depth. Both sensors are Back Side Illuminated....
  • NOW at Baader Planetarium: ANDOR Cameras

    Cameras for Astronomy: from high time resolution sCMOS and EMCCD cameras to slow scan CCDs Andor Cameras for Astronomy - An Overview We are pleased to announce our partnership with Oxford Instruments to offer the high end camera brand ANDOR Technology. This is primarily in response to requests from scientific institutes to integrate these high-quality special cameras into telescope systems and observation stations. Andor Technology - an Oxford Instruments company - has achieved a special position in the development of cameras for very special applications in science and research in recent years. The performance of the models offered under the ANDOR brand name goes well beyond conventional limits. Exceptional quantum efficiencies of over 90% over a wide wavelength range are standard here. The sensors are...
  • The new QHY600-L CMOSCamera

    We are glad that QHY has decided to offer the extremely promising IMX 455 SONY sensor in the consumer version after all, as all competitors do (but hiding the chip grade). So our customers now have more choice between 4 models of the QHY 600. By using the IMX 455 in the new QHY600 L with a sensor of the consumer series, the price of the camera is reduced considerably. Compared to the other 3 models, the QHY-600-L is only available with a monochrome sensor. All Mono version of QHY600 PH & QHY600 PRO use IMX455 industry grade sensor (Grade-K) – except the QHY600-L The QHY600-L is a new version of the QHY 600 camera series. It is similar to the QHY600 PH and the QHY600...

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