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  • GM2000 HPS II COMBI Mount

    The  GM 2000 HPS II COMBI combines the solid stability of the GM2000 HPS II Monolith with the portability of the GM 2000 HPS II Ultraport. These two mounts are no longer produced and will be replaced by this successor model. This mount is basically a GM2000 HPS II Ultraport (“splittable” in two parts) with an additional lockingsystem; next to the quick locking system,which is very useful to carry and assemble the mount in the field, a further locking system was added for customers who have the mount permanently installed in an observatory. This will ensure agreat long-term stability, comparable to a GM2000 HPS II Monolith. You can easily revert themount into a portable (“splittable”) version simply by removing the lockingscrews. This way the new GM2000...
  • Comet Neowise in a different way

    Comet NEOWISE is probably the most beautiful comet since 25 years on the northern hemisphere of the earth. Comets are messengers from the time of origin of the solar system, frozen remnants of the primeval cloud from which the planets were formed. When they come to us from the cold depths of the outer solar system and thaw when they approach the sun, they spread gas and dust and create a unique celestial phenomenon. Most astrophotographers are understandably excited about the very beautiful tail of the comet NEOWISE and try to capture it in front of a beautiful backdrop. Others focus only on the inner core and the shell structure that is created when the dust leaves the spinning comet nucleus. But so far there...
  • PlaneWave: new location, favorable pricing

    PlaneWave Instruments is focused on vertical integration – from the very beginning. Design, optical production, fabrication, assembly, and quality control are all performed in-house by their expert team. PlaneWave even designs and builds their own robotic optics machines. PlaneWave's approach and innovation allows them to create superior products and value for their customers. Over the last few years there was just one little issue: PlaneWave had outgrown their facilities in California and in Michigan. It was time to reoptimize. New Location: 2020 marks the first full year on PlaneWave’s new 57-acre campus in Adrian, Michigan. PlaneWave has joined their MI and CA operations reducing overhead gaining a larger campus, and providing countless opportunities to expand. New Facilities: PlaneWave is evolving and growing. With new buildings, machines,...
  • QHY 5-III-462C

    Don't settle for less! UPDATE 02.03.2018: We have underestimated the increased demand for the QHY 5-III-462C CMOS Camera (#1931026 , € 295,-) . The camera is now available in sufficient quantities. 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 , € 295,-) 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 extremely low readout noise, RGB images of brighter DeepSky objects can be captured with the Lucky Imaging technique at shorter exposure times,...
  • New products Juli 2020

    Baader OTP II Outdoor Telescope Power Switch 12,8V / 1,5A 19W with elbowed plus Made for outdoor use at cold temperatures Interchangeable EU/US/UK wall plug included Output 12.8V DC/ 1.5 Amp (19 Watt), large power reserve even when cold - usable in temperatures from -25°C up to 40°C 2.5m (8.25') telescope cord incl. reverse polarity protected, elbowed protective-disconnect plug 5.5mm / 2.1mm Not waterproof IP40 Successor model of the previous 19W Outdoor Power Supply #2457610 (discontinued). V-Dovetail, 495 mm for Celestron RASA 8" V-Dovetail for Celestron RASA 8" optical tube, length = 495mm Aluminium body provides a sturdy platform for accessories Connects on the top of the Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph 8" to attach accessories to the optical tube Installs easily into the existing holes of...
  • 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 update). If you have any further questions about image data, please contact us - we only mention the copyright holders and the date of recording of the respective images here.   Images of Comet NEOWISE (Videos see below) © M. Jäger – 23.07.2020© B. Koch – 22.07.2020© C. Kaltseis –...
  • 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 sun began to illuminate noctilucent clouds at a height of 80km (four times as high as normal clouds), which consist of frozen meteor dust. These rare clouds became more and more dominant and finally covered the comet until it was hardly visible around 4 o'clock. NEOWISE with NLC over Mammendorf:...
  • New products April 2020

    Update: Baader MaxBright® II Binoviewer We are aware that many of our customers are waiting for news about the MaxBright® II Binoviewer. Please be assured that we are indeed almost there. We still ask for a little patience – unfortunately the current situation has led to further delays. We are expecting deliveries in April. Universal Alan Gee II - Telecompressor (UAG II) Schmidt-Cassegrain telecompressor/reducer and flatfield-corrector For Schmidt-Cassegrain-telescopes with 2" eyepiece clamp or for direct connection to SC-thread through Baader T Adapter (BTA) for SC and MAK Telescopes (T-2 part #21) (#2408160 , € 63,-) or Baader SC / HD Ultra Short T-Adaptor, 9mm optical length (#2958500B , € 51,-) Variable reducing factor 5,9 to 3,5 Preconfigurated for use with T-2-thread of the Maxbright® II...
  • UPDATE: Comet ATLAS (C/2019 Y4) is breaking up

    UPDATE 08.04.2020: Comet ATLAS's core is breaking up Unfortunately comet Atlas seems to meet the same fate as many other promising comets did before: The images since April 6th show that the nucleus is breaking up. This can be seen from the fact that the once very concentrated, almost star-shaped inner region has become elongated – in the process it is becoming more and more diffuse and the brightness is decreasing instead of continuing to increase. Thus the large spectacle on the sky, which many amateur astronomers had hoped for, probably wont happen. But if you're quick enough to now take a glance at the comet, you could see it still halfway intact in a binocular or in a telescope – even with tail. So you...
  • 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 telescopes, mounts and accessories from the US manufacturer.   Turnkey Observatories  – The Sealed Solution The combination of PlaneWave products with domes from Baader Planetarium results in complete solutions that are difficult to beat in terms of sustainability and performance. Baader Planetarium specializes in erecting turnkey observatories utilizing mainly PlaneWave...

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