Baader Planetarium Blog Posts

  • NEW: AZ 2000 / 4000 HPS Mounts with Double Telescope Option from 10Micron

    The Italian manufacturer 10Micron is expanding its range of high-precision mounts to include azimuthal models. Initially based on the GM2000 HPS and the GM4000 HPS the AZ 2000 HPS and the AZ 4000 HPS will be presented at the ATT in Essen. In the standard configuration, these mounts are designed for one telescope and require counterweights; with the DT (double telescope) option, the mounts can also be operated with two telescopes. The two sides do...
  • ISS Solar Transit with AstroSolar Photo Film

    On April 14th, Philipp Salzgeber was able to catch the ISS while passing in front of the sun. For this, he used a filter made from AstroSolar® Photo Film OD 3.8 (#2459278) He kindly gave us the permission to repost his blog post from http://www.salzgeber.at/astrophotography/solar/iss-solar-transit. As the ISS orbits our planet, from time to time it passes in front of the sun for a given location. https://www.calsky.com and https://transit-finder.com/ allow you to predict such transits...
  • Comet Filters

    The two tails of the comets   The most impressive tail of a comet is caused by sunlight which is reflected and scattered by the dust trail of the comet - also called dust trail. In addition, there is often a gas tail, depending on the amount of gas emitted by the comet. This gas is ionized (excited to glow) by the energy of the solar wind. This ion tail shines preferably with the emission...
  • Hints + tricks for high-resolution lunar and planetary photography with Baader Planetarium accessories

    Hints + tricks for high-resolution lunar and planetary photography with "lucky imaging technique" and a video camera - a short workflow for Schmidt Cassegrain telescopes and Baader Planetarium accessories Pictures often say more than a thousand words ... ... again and again I am asked how I make my highresolution lunar and planetary shots. Therefore, here is a brief description of the equipment and following a few hints + tricks to the "workflow" for shooting...
  • Detailed Customer Review on CDK 17" PlaneWave Astrograph

    Dear Mr. Baader, I am happy to comply with your request and share with you my criteria that led to the purchase of the 17 inch telescope from  Planewave, and following my experience with this telescope. Since this was a rather complex topic, please forgive the long text and its extent , which certainly clearly exceeds a "normal" customer judgment. Download: detailed review on CDK 17" PlaneWave Astrograph (pdf-file) Decision criterions for the choice of...
  • Free Download: 3D-printable UFC-Case for filter sliders

    You are the owner of one or more UFC filter sliders and are looking for a way to safely store the filter sliders with mounted filter? Then we have the solution for you: our 3D-printable UFC-Case for filter sliders. This box with hinged lid holds all UFC filter sliders. We offer you the STL files (consisting of two parts) as free download, you only need to login with your customer account or register on our...
  • New products March 2018

    Zeiss-Diascop-/Mark IV Zoom Adapter M45x0.5 threaded adapter ring for shortest possible adaptation of Hyperion Universal Zoom Mark IV onto Zeiss-Diascope Spotting scopes FL 85 and FL 65 Clamps onto the Mark IV-Zoom with the Zoom clamping collar, threads onto the Spotter w. the Zeiss-style M45x0.5 thread enables maximum gain in Backfokus when focusing on infinity - important for eye-glass wearers mounts and unmounts fast and easy Baader double-balancing plate-set accepts two OTAs w. "Vixen"(Celestron/SkyWatcher asf.)-style dovetail...
  • 17.5mm Morpheus® Review

    William "Bill" Paolini has been actively involved in optics and amateur astronomy for more than 50 years, and is author of the popular book: Choosing and Using Astronomical Eyepieces We appreciate the positive feedback we have received so far. With 3 years of additional development time - the Morpheus 17.5mm was also the most elaborate eyepiece project we had ever started. A detailed Morpheus 17.5mm test report has now been published by William Paolini in...
  • Astro-Physics – High-end German Equatorial Mounts

    HIGH-QUALITY PROFESSIONAL ASTRONOMICAL MOUNTS Keeping to the same quality standards that have made the fully-apochromatic refractors legendary, Roland Christen's company has been building German Equatorial GoTo mounts for more than three decades. Their proven stability, accuracy and durability is the reward for anyone who can endure the traditionally long delivery times. Two "el Capitan" mounts are working in the Antarctic for several years now, even at temperatures of -75°C. They are perhaps the most spectacular...
  • Testreport ATT 1/2018 Baader-UFC - the Swiss Army Knife of filter technology

    The current issue of Astronomy Technology Today introduces the UFC System -  the tester was impressed: What do you get if you cross an Erector Set with some giant metal washers, a plethora of variously-sized openings, a filter tray that slots in like a clip in a Glock, and, well, all sorts of other stuff? The Baader Universal Filter Changer, or UFC for short. And when Baader says “universal,” they mean it. Read the Testreport...

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