Baader News

  • New ASCOM SteelDrive Driver

    Good news for your SteelDrive focuser: There is a completely new ASCOM-driver! The new version is ready for download on our website. Download ASCOM Steeldrive Driver Magnus Nyborg has created a completely new SteelDrive ASCOM driver. A key feature for professional observatories is the support for more than one focuser, which is possible with the new driver. Users of mobile setups will love the improved handling of COM-ports. Many thanks to Magnus Nyborg for the great work! Your Baader Diamond SteelTrack doesn't have a motorfocuser yet? We are developing a new SteelDrive motorfocuser with a brand-new software. We will let you know as soon as it is available.    
  • New Products December 2017

    The year 2017 is coming to an end, and we hereby inform you about the latest News. Baader Double Mounting Plate and Holder for Guidescope Rings I & II, 300 mm length, incl. 3" Dovetail 10/17 – Revised Version: with significantly more mounting options than the predecessor plate, which could only hold our guidescope rings Mounting plate for Baader guidescope rings size I & II, length 300mm, hole diameters 3.2" (10Micron / Astro Physics), 3/8" photo thread or 3" Losmandy dovetail clamp Double mounting plate, predrilled for Baader clamps: V-clamp #2451530; PanEQ #2451566 and #2451525 as well as Stronghold Tangent Assembly #2450310 Predrilled to fit 10Micron and Astro Physics mounts. Also fits on AP plates #140 1128 (13") as well as #140 1129 (16") to...
  • Team Baader at the "Great American Eclipse" 2017

    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 on 2015: Solar Eclipse Adventure in Svalbard Martin Rietze and Michael Risch from Baader Planetarium – both solar eclipse chasers – have again traveled to the event and brought us impressive images and videos. Svalbard is one of the few islands where the path of totality on March 20th, 2015 crossed land. Its 1300km from North Pole Our chances for good weather were somewhere around 50% so it was more or less gambling flying there to see the Total Solar Eclipse... 2016: Solar Eclipse on the Molucca Islands After last year´s amazing eclipse...
  • Information on backorders/release of 17.5 mm Morpheus® 76° widefield eyepiece

    UPDATE 02.03.2018: We have received a detailed Morpheus 17.5mm Test review from William Paolini. Further reviews, information on the author asf. can be found on the 17.5mm Morpheus prodcut page/a> UPDATE 15.02.2018: From today until May 15th, 2018 we feature our Morpheus® Family Promo with reduced prices for all eyepieces of the series. UPDATE January 30th, 2018: 17,5mm Morpheus® 76° eyepieces are now available for sale on our website and will be soon available at all of our dealers. UPDATE January 24th, 2018: We confirm that we have completed the production of the 17.5mm Morpheus 76 ° eyepieces and will start delivering all pre-orders to dealers in the next few days. On our website, we will also put the eyepiece in stock soon. We thank...
  • Celestron and 10Micron at CEDIC Conference in Austria

    From 10. - 12. of March 2017, the annual CEDIC '17 (Central European Deepsky Imaging Conference) takes place in Linz, Austria in the "Ars Electronice Center". Christoph Kaltseis and the CEDIC Team have ceated a highly interesting program of different lectures and workshops. Amongst other Professional Astronomers such as Yuri Beletsky (Chile) and Adam Block (USA) will be there, as well as Jerry Bonnell (NASA, APOD), Baader Planetarium represents the brand 10 Micron with a presentation on Saturday Marcht 11th, from 11:45 to 12:05 am. Unfortunately, the lecture program has now been booked, the limited CEDIC passes are all sold out. You can only register on a waitlist for the event, in case some participants do not show up. However, the access to the foyer is open to everyone, where we welcome everyone...
  • New Products and release dates

    UPDATE 09.12.2016 Just in time for christmas we have added a few more products to our Online-Shop. Our Highlight of course is still our UFC-System, which is available since about a week and was featured in this Blog-Post. But we also can offer a "classic product" once more. For a limited time the Carl Zeiss 1¼" Abbe Barlow lense 2x is available again! Carl Zeiss 1¼" Abbe Barlow lens with T-2 thread made in Germany by Carl Zeiss in Jena – with 1¼" / T-2 ClickLock eyepiece clamp by Baader Planetarium visual Barlow lens and photographic eyepiece projection in one system Direct T-2 Adaption possible - extends magnification up to 3x - without loss of quality The image quality is only exceeded by our 4x-8x...
  • New Baader Website – after 20 years

    Dear Customers It took a little while... but now we also have a modern Online-Shop NEW: integrated knowledge-database We have tried hard to create more than a "standard" online-shop. The wealth of information that grew over the years on our old website (detailed product application examples, customer review and practical results on Baader products) was integraded to this website in form of product description or additional product information (WordPress Posts). A wealth of information awaits you. NEW: detailed technical data We added a lot of technical data to our products in the form of attributes. E.g all Baader adapters were measured anew. For all telescope- and eyepiece-sided connections, the adaptation options were defined and stored in form of sortable attributes. Discover the required accessories for your equipment. NEW: multiple search options The left sidebar now allows...

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