Baader News

  • 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 is stopped. The three Petrunins are based on class instead of mass, therefore the delivery times are long! But the quality is also outstanding: TEC is one of the few manufacturers in the world that still masters durable oil-spaced triplet lenses. This results in particularly robust and stable optics that cool...
  • 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 height: 13 mm) (#2459110, € 50,-) as well as to UFC extensions. The UFC adapter is screwed directly onto the RASA 8 thread.   On our overview website about the Baader UFC system we have published some blog posts to better understand the system. They explain the system vividly Baader...
  • ON Semiconductor: CCD Retirement

      If you are considering a CCD camera using an ON Semi sensor, please act NOW. As many have heard by now, ON Semiconductor has decided to quit the CCD business. ON Semiconductor acquired the Kodak CCD product line and factory from Truesense about five years ago. All orders for ON Semi CCDs must placed by March, 2020. CCD Cameras from SBIG and FLI SBIG and Diffraction Limits are working to ensure a supply of popular ON Semi CCD sensors sufficient for our needs in 2020. However, there will be some camera price increases as ON Semi has also raised their sensor prices. Currently SBIG does not change the pricing of their highest-volume CCD cameras, but that will change as we consume the supply of...
  • AME 2019 - Impressions and Time-lapse video

    Vielen Dank für Ihren zahlreichen Besuch auf der diesjährigen AME 2019. Unsere Baader Tech-Talks und unser einmaliges Highlight am Celestron Stand– das Apollo13 Raumschiff wurden vom Publikum gut angenommen und waren gut besucht. Sehen Sie hier ein kurzes Zeitraffer-Video und Impressionen zur Messe sowie einige Highlights. Das waren unsere Top-Produkte, vorgestellt auf der AME 2019 Wann? 14. September 2019 Wo? Villingen-Schwenningen Infos? www.astro-messe.de Baader TECH-TALK In diesem Jahr bietet Baader Planetarium neben astronomischem Zubehör und Großteleskopen wieder einen Tech-Talk für Interessierte an. Technik-Themen rund um die Astronomie vorgestellt mit anschließender Diskussion mit Experten auf dem jeweiligen Gebiet in einem eigenen Raum direkt bei uns am Stand von Baader Planetarium Themen, Termine und Referenten auf: www.baader-planetarium.com/tech-talk Natürlich reden wir nicht nur mit Ihnen, sondern bringen auch...
  • Solar Eclipse 2019 in Chile

    For years our colleagues Martin Rietze and Michael Risch have been hunting for the next solar eclipse in the most remote places in the world. See e.g. our previous blog posts, some on AstroSolar.com: 2015: Solar Eclipse Adventure in Svalbard 2016: Solar Eclipse on the Molucca Islands 2017: "Great American Eclipse" in USA 2019: Sonne2019: Solar Eclipse in South America As already in 2017 Martin Rietze travelled alone to the Eclipse in Chile. Below you can see a short time-lapse video of the solar eclipse, in which you can see very impressively the shadow of the moon travelling over the earth. Here you can download the video of the Solar eclipse 2019 in FullHD. All following pictures: © Martin Rietze https://www.baader-planetarium.com/blogs/english/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2019/07/20mm_sofi19aniHD_x264.mp4 Due to the extensive foreland...
  • New Products July 2019

      New Baader ClickLock® Clamps 2" ClickLock® M63a x 1 Clamp (for Feathertouch 2.5" OAZ)  Baader 2" ClickLock® M63a x clamp - for Starlight Instruments Feathertouch 2.5" and TS-Optics (Photo Line) focusers with M63 x 1 female thread Consisting of M68a x 1 ClickLock® clamp (# 2956268) and M68i x 1 to M63a x 1 Inverter (# 2458236) A small rotation by 20° with gentle fingertip pressure to the knurled lever is enough to securely clamp every 2" accessory. Optical height: 39mm, Weight: 174g 2" ClickLock® M68i x 0,75 Clamo (for Hexafoc: Bresser, Explore Scientific / Omegon) Baader 2" ClickLock® M68i x 0.75 clamp - for Bresser, Omegon and Explore Scientific "Hexafoc" focusers with M68 x 0.75 male thread Consisting of M68a x 1 ClickLock®...
  • Observe now: Jupiter is changing

    For several months now, scientists have been observing that the Great Red Spot (GRS) on Jupiter is changing in an unusual way. On the following photo from 22.2.2019 – taken by the US space probe JUNO which is currently orbiting Jupiter –  you can see that the GRF had already started to change in February and is literally "flowing out". This development is now so advanced that it can easily be spotted by astro-amateurs on Earth. Our customer Clyde Foster from South Africa provided us with the following images, taken with Celestron Edge HD 14 and Baader LRGB filters. The red material flows like an arc out of the GRS (which is actually a storm area). The Great Red Spot is a high pressure area and...
  • Ready for the Moon?

    50 years ago, all eyes were focused on the Moon: With the Apollo 11 mission on July 20, 1969, humans landed on the Moon for the first time. Since then, numerous unmanned probes have explored the Earth's satellite, and ever larger telescopes are looking into the depths of space. Today, amateur astronomers can use equipment which was half a century ago hardly imaginable even for professional astronomers. While colorful images of distant galaxies are common today, our Moon hasn't lost its fascination to this day. Its craters, mountain rangers and lava-filled maria are still among the most impressive things which we can see in a telescope - no other world shows so many details! And for many star-gazers, the lunar eclipse of last summer is unforgettable. On...
  • Hurry up to observe Comet C/2018 Y1 Iwamoto!

    One more fine comet for binoculars As soon as comet Wirtanen has gone on distance to Earth, C/2018 Y1 Iwamoto enters the stage. It passes through the constellations of Leo, Cancer and Gemini and is currently visible all night long. The comet Iwamoto is just below the limit of perceptibility with the naked eye, and a small pair of binoculars will easily show it. It is an ideal target for astrophotographers. Unfortunately, the waxing moon will increase in brightness in the next few days, and in March the comet will be much darker again. In order to see Iwamoto still nicely and to take a photo, we have to hurry. Its orbit is similar to that of the comet Wirtanen: Iwamoto, too, comes close to...
  • Now available: Steeldrive II motor focuser with Controller

      UPDATE 09.04.2018: Steeldrive II Motorf focuser with Controller and accessories is now available. Detailed manuals, Sotware SteelGo II and videos can be found on our product page. We are pleased to present you the new Steeldrive II motor focuser with Controller (#2957165 , € 665,-) !   After having presented the prototype of the Steeldrive II motor focuser with controller at the AME Show in Germany last September, the first production run is now almost completely assembled. With a Steeldrive II motor focuser with Controller (#2957165 , € 665,-) , you can automatically control your focuser with a computer as well as use the keys of the hand control for precise, vibration-free focusing. But we didn't just want to build yet another motorized focuser...

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