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.
The left sidebar now allows setting a variety of attribute filters. For example, in the category "adapter & photo accessories" all adapters with telescope-sided T-2 (M42 x 0.75) thread can be selected to show up. Or you could choose in the category "eyepieces" a range of focal lengths. And if the sidebar does not suit you, then use our powerfull search function.
Find the product you are looking for - fast and easy.
You can write a customer review on each products - with images / videos - and rate it with stars. Each review can be commented by other customers to allow a discussion on products. Furthermore each product has an "Ask Question" button. After clicking this button you can enter your product question. If you didn´t check "Is question private?" it will appear on the product page after moderation. It will be answered either by an admin or by other customers.
Share your experience and answer questions on products
NOT NEW: mistakes will happen...
This new website was a Herculean act from many coworkers. Even though we tried our best, at the beginning not everything may work as it should. We may have a wrong price here and there or list a product as wrongfully as available. Spelling mistakes and other bugs are of course possible as well, unfortunately we have to reserve the right for errors. But we are happy if you report them to us! Every mail with an error report to the email firstname.lastname@example.org (fehlerteufel = typo devil) will automatically participate on a raffle of 5 Celestron Skymaster 15x70 binoculars on March 1st, 2017.
Help us improve the website - and win a binocular.
SHIPPING: currently only to selected countries
Your country may not be available to be selected for initiating the shipping process. It means that we do ask you kindly to contact us for any product questions - and to contact our national distributor or one of it´s local dealers - for placing an order. Please have a look at our dealer locator which will further improve asap. Our distributors must set their prices in their national currency and consider their cost of import, distribute, and locally support Baader products. They also try to ensure that pricing is similar or less than the cost for a customer to import single items directly. This ensures parity across worldwide regions. The fluctuating exchange rates certainly complicate this pricing. Please take into account customs tariff, import charges and UPS-insured shipping when comparing prices on this site. You will find that most prices available published in your own country actually are similar to a direct imported price in Euros. We do not ship via postal service because regular post - and DHL even - are unable to track parcels outside of Germany. It has caused a lot of frustration with lost shipments were we had to take the loss finally. This is another reason why we do not send individual orders but supply to distributors with forwarders that will monitor the complete route door to door.
CURRENT SITUATION - and what awaits in the future
Currently only Baader products have been implemented into the .com website. A comparison between the old 49 Baader product-sections at baader-planetarium.de and the corresponding new menu-structure at baader-planetarium.com can be found below. Products of our contractual partners and the guest brands that we represent in Germany or Europe are not yet implemented into the .com website. Products of 10Micron, AstroPhysics, Alt, ATIK, Avalon, Celestron, Optec, Planewave, Software Bisque, Starlight Instruments, TEC and Zeiss are still to be found on our .de websites. All of these guest-brand presentations will be easier to navigate in the new system as well - but it still takes some time to move that content. We do ask for your patience.
2016 – is our 50th year of operation. A decent anniversary announcement will follow - with actions and product offerings - once all other brands that we represent have also moved to the new site.
We appreciate your comments and / or questions about this website in the comment form at the end of this post.
Baader Planetarium Web-Team
|Old section number||Old section name||New menu item|
|Section 01||Guide Scope Rings + Related Accessories||Rings and Plates|
|Sections 02, 03, 04||3" (Losmandy style) System, Bars and Clamps||Dovetail bars and clamps|
|V- (Vixen/Celestron/SkyWatcher/EQ) Dove Tail System, Dove Tail Bars and Clamps|
|Z- (Zeiss/Astro Physics) Dove Tail System, Dove Tail Bars and Clamps|
|Section 04 A||Custom lengths of Dovetail bars (w/o anodizing) – style 3" or „V“ or „Z“||Services|
|Sections 05, 05A||Baader Tripods & Flange Adapters for a variety of mounts||Tripods and Pillars|
|Photo Tripod „Astro & Nature“ specialy made for Binoculars|
|Section 05 B||Short Pillar and Universal Pillar Adapter||Tripod adapter flanges|
|Section 06||Travel Mount||Mounts|
|Section 06 A||Cases for Telescopes||Cases forTelescopes|
|Section 07||Counterweights: Baader CDP, 10 Micron, custom bore holes||Counter weights|
|Section 08||Baader Astro T-2 System™ – all adapters for T-2 Photo Thread||Astro T-2 System®|
|Section 09||2" (SC-thread) Mechanical Adapters, 2" Eyepiece Holders, 2" Extensions||2" SC-thread|
|Section 09 A||2" ClickLock (CL) – clamps for SC / AP / M68 / Vixen / SkyWatcher, 2" / 1¼"||Eyepiece clamps|
|Section 10||M68 (Zeiss) Adapter System, Zeiss Extension tubes, M68 Changer & Change Ring||M68 (Zeiss)|
|Section 11||Baader Adapters for Pentax / Takahashi / AstroPhysics / TEC & 3" Hyperion||Various adapters (Pentax, Tak etc.)|
|Sections 12, 13||Finderscopes, SkySurfer III, Skysurfer V, Vario-Finder 10x60||Finders and Accessories|
|Quick Release Finder Brackets & Accessories, Tangent assemblies, Baader Stronghold|
|Sections 14, 15, 16||Digital Adapter System DT-I/DT-II & M68 (Adapters for fixed lens (afocal) photography)||Projection adapters|
|ADPS Digital Eyepiece Projection Adapter - for afocal projection photography|
|OPFA Eyepiece Holders for classical eyepiece projection with DSLR Cameras|
|Sections 17, 17A||Baader DSLR-T-Rings with 2" Filter Container for Canon EOS & Nikon||Classic (T-rings)|
|Photographic Accessories, T-Rings, C-Mounts 1¼" & T-2|
|Section 18||Microstage II, Digiscoping Adapter||Projection adapters|
|Section 19||Collimation Tools, Cleaning Products, Hexhead Wrenches (US&metric), Machine Greases||Collimation Tools, Cleaning and Maintenance Products|
|Section 20||Rubber Eyecups / Eyepiece-accessories||Eyepiece accessories|
|Section 21||Guiding-Eyepieces, LVI Stand-Alone Cameras and Accessory||Special eyepieces (Guiding, Diascope etc.)|
|Section 22||Eudiascopic Eyepieces (Masuyama) 3.8/10/35mm||Previous series|
|Section 23||Classic ortho Eyepieces, Eyepiece-Turret and Accessory||Q-Turret, Classic Ortho / Plossl|
|Section 24||31- and 36mm Aspheric 2" Eyepieces with 2" and 1¼" barrel (for Bino-Viewers)||Hyperion|
|Section 24 A||Scopos Extreme 2" Eyepieces||Previous series|
|Section 25||Eyepieces and Adapters for Zeiss Diascope Spotting Scope||Special eyepieces (Guiding, Diascope etc.)|
|Section 26||Hyperion 8-24mm ClickStop Zoom 1¼" and all eight Modular Hyperion 2" & 1¼" Eyepieces||Hyperion|
|Section 26 A||Acessories for Hyperion Eyepieces, Finetuning Rings and Camera Adapter Rings||Eyepiece accessories|
|Section 27||Morpheus® 76° Eyepieces and Accessories||Morpheus|
|Sections 28, 29||2" ClickLock & 2" Maxbright Stardiagonal Mirrors, 2" Prism Diagonal w. Zeiss-Prism||Prisms and mirrors|
|Erecting Prisms for Astro & Terrestrial, Baader T-2 Amici Prism|
|Section 30||Barlow Lenses / Telecompressors / Coma Correctors / MPCC / RCC-I||Barlow lenses, Coma- and Glaspathcorrectors|
|Section 31||Products for Spectroscopy||Spectroscopy|
|Section 32, 33, 34||Mark V Giant Binocular Viewer & Accessories||Bino-Viewer|
|T-2 Maxbright Binocular Viewer|
|Accessories for Maxbright Bino Viewer|
|Section 35||Baader Diamond Steeltrack (BDS)- & Hyperion-Focuser w. Accessories||Focusers|
|Section 36||Siberia Mirror Kit – no longer available||---------|
|Sections 37, 37A||Herschel Wedge, Telecentric Lenses for H-alpha||Solar Observation|
|Solar Cool ERF-Filters with IR-Blocker / C-ERF and D-ERF-Filters|
|Section 38||Polarizing Filters 1¼" and 2", Single and Double polarizing||Polarizer & Neutral Density|
|Neutral Density (Grey) Filters ND 0.6/0.9/1.8/3.0 (Phantom Coating Group)|
|Section 40||High Mag. Color Filters for planetary observation (Phantom Coating Group)||Planetary|
|Section 41||Contrast Booster, FringeKiller, Semi-APO, Moon- & SkyGlow Color Correction Filters||Contrast enhancement|
|Section 42||Baader-UHC-S and O III (visual) Deep Sky Filters||Deep Sky|
|Section 43 A||Photographic Filters, IR-Pass-Filter / CCD LRGB - Set for Beginners||Contrast enhancement|
|Sections 43 B/C/D/E/F||Photographic L-Filters (UV/IR Cut), Clear-Glass-Filters, L-Booster Filters (UHC-S)||Deep Sky|
|LRGBC Filters 1¼", 2", 50,4mm, 50x50mm, 65x65mm, 36mm|
|CCD-Narrowband Filters H-alpha 7nm, SII 8nm, O III 8.5nm, H-beta 8.5nm|
|Complete-Filtersets – Narrowband and LRGBC combined|
|Baader f/2 Highspeed-Filter|
|Section 44||Speciality Filters: Baader Methane Filter 889nm, CaK/K-Line Filter, U(Venus)-Filter 350nm||Special-Filters|
|Section 44 A||2" Filter Holder for filterthreads of DSLR-Camera lenses 37-88mm, UFC Universal Filter Changer||Accessories (Holder, Boxes)|
|Section 45||DSLR Astro Upgrade Filters (Baader ACF and BCF) for all Canon DSLRs||Services|
|Section 46||AstroSolar Saftey-Film, Telescope Guard Turbo Film||Solar Observation|
|Section 47||Power Supplies & Miscellaneous Parts||Power supply & cables|
|Section 48||SCOPOS – no longer available||Previous series|
|Section 49||Mechanical parts||Services|