Baader Planetarium

The company Baader Planetarium is a middle sized enterprise having 50 years experience in producing and installing astronomical equipment.

More than 600 observatory domes of sizes from 2 m up to 8.5 m have been mounted, together with a large number of projection domes for planetarium installations up to 10 m in diameter. Observatory domes serve for a multitude of applications for scientific use around the world specialized to work under the hardest of environments, with installations in Antarctica (Dome C - 84°C) to high Arctic regions such as Svalbard (NyAalesund -45°C), Ellesmere Island (Eureca -60°C), in desert conditions with hermetic seals against dust and a number of high Alpine locations. Also the company specializes in high end robotic telescopes with apertures up to one meter as European sole distributor of Planewave Instruments USA, telescope mounts of varuious configurations, Echelle spectrographs featuring a resolution up to 20 000 lambda/delta lambda under Licence of MaxPlanck Institution(MPI).

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  1.   Steeldrive II motor focuser with Controller

    Steeldrive II motor focuser with Controller

    # 2957165

    € 595.00 Price excl. German VAT tax (19%): € 500.00
    • High precision focusing motor for very heavy loads (up to 8 kg), with temperature compensation
    • Timing belt eliminates backlash, fits onto all Baader Steeltrack® focusers (classic and Diamond), can be adapted to other focusers like the FeatherTouch by Starlight Instruments. Adapters for other focusers than the Steeltrack® (classic and Diamond) are not included.
    • Contactless Homing Sensor for precise homing and repeatable approach of saved absolute positions as well as reference of the mechanical endstop – perfect for remote observatories
    • incl. intuitive hand control with back-illuminated keys to quickly change between normal speed, jogging mode and single step mode
    • 12 V / 1A PWM power output: e. g. for a dew shield heater. A dew shield heater can be connected with an optional adapter cable (sold seperately). The temperature can be controlled precisely via the temperature sensor(s) attached to the Steeldrive
    • Remote-focusing is possible with a PC with USB-port
    • incl. powerful SteelGo-software (as download)
    • Made in Germany: The housing is made in our house from CNC-milled aluminium. The electronic boards are also made by a German manufacturer according to our design

    We will also offer the controller with further application possibilities as well as the focusing motor separately. For the motor we will produce adapter sets for eyepiece slides of various other manufacturers. More information will be available soon.

    SD II Motor Unit

    SteelGo II Software

    SD II Controller

    Video: Steeldrive II – Installation of
    Motor Unit and Magnet Holder

    Video: SteelGo II – Working with the Software

    Video: Steeldrive II – Controller
    Installation and Functions

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  2.   Baader Multipurpose Finder Bracket MQR IV 9x60 finder (max diameter 72mm)

    Baader Multipurpose Finder Bracket MQR IV 9x60 finder (max diameter 72mm)

    # 2457030

    € 89.00 Price excl. German VAT tax (19%): € 74.79
    • Multipurpose Quick Release IV (MQR IV) 9x60 for all 60mm finderscopes with diameters of up 72mm. Shipped with MQR IV guidescope rings, mounting plate and Baader Universal Red Dot Mount (RDM) (Universal holder for red dot finders) incl. Baader Standard Base
    • With micro set-screws with M7 fine thread and PTFE-tips to avoid scratches
    • You can use the enclosed M5x12-screws to adapt the dovetail rail directly to the base plate of the guidescope rings. This way, the finder can be mounted very close to the telescope tube.
    • 4 mm hex wrench is included
    • With dovetail rail – fits to (almost) all dovetail clamps by Vixen, Celestron, Synta etc.
    • Quick and easily detachable – keeps its position with a precision of up to a hundredth of a millimeter
      • Distance between the center of both screws: 83mm
      • Bearing surface of both screws: 4mm
      • Inner diameter: 48mm-70mm
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  3.   Reducing piece 3,3" to M68i (for Celestron / AstroPhysics )

    Reducing piece 3,3" to M68i (for Celestron / AstroPhysics )

    # 2458217

    € 115.00 Price excl. German VAT tax (19%): € 96.64
    • To connect all parts of the Baader M68 System directly to a Celestron or AstroPhysics 3,3" thread
    • Suitable for direct connection to a EdgeHD 9¼"/11"/14" and SC 11"/14". Also suitable for Celestron- and Astro Physics-Reducers with 3.3" male thread
    • Optical tube length only 7mm, total height of the adapter 17mm (can be threaded completely onto a 10mm long thread, e.g. by most Astro Physics reducers)
    • Lens-sided 3.3" female thread, eyepiece-sided M68x1 female thread
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  4.   Baader M48 Heavy Duty Quick Changer

    # 2958590

    € 75.00 Price excl. German VAT tax (19%): € 63.03
    • M48 female thread Heavy Duty Quick Changer
    • Creates with the {{block type="core/template" template="wordpress/product/shortcode-global.phtml" shortcode="[product sku=\"2958595\"]"}} a quick-change and rotating device with the highest load capacity
    • Optical path length 11 mm
    • Quick release clamping for heavy accessories - with brass-clamping
    • The changing system fits between any M48 connection
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  5.   Baader Adapter for TEC 110 FL / M68

    # 2458192

    € 125.00 Price excl. German VAT tax (19%): € 105.04
    • M68 (Zeiss) back end plate to fit TEC 110 FL focuser
    • Provides an M68 female thread to fit the shortest version of 2" ClickLock clamp or FFC/M68 Adapter-System
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  6.   Zeiss-Diascope/Mark IV Zoom Adapter

    # 2454831

    € 45.00 Price excl. German VAT tax (19%): € 37.82
    • M45 x 0.5 threaded adapter ring for shortest possible adaptation of Hyperion Universal Zoom Mark IV to 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 (see images)
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  7.   Baader TAK (Sky90) Adapter M64x0,75mm / M68f (Zeiss)

    # 2458231

    € 45.00 Price excl. German VAT tax (19%): € 37.82
    • Adapter M64 x 0.75mm on Zeiss M68
    • Converts existing Takahashi M64 male thread into Zeiss M68 female thread
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  8.   Baader R-CCD Filter (Red)
    From: € 89.00 Price excl. German VAT tax (19%): € 74.79
    • Ultra high contrast impermeable RGB-Filter, IR-blocked
    • NO halos, NO reflections, NO ghosting
    • non-ageing sealed coating edges
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  9.   ACF 2 DSLR Astro Conversion Filter Canon EOS 350D/20D/10D/30D
  10.   Ultra Narrowband S-II CCD-Filter (4,5nm)
    From: € 236.00 Price excl. German VAT tax (19%): € 198.32
    • Baader Ultra-Narrowband 4.5nm S-II CCD-Filter
    • Für schnelle optische Systeme von f/8 bis f/3.5
    • Weitere Kontraststeigerung im S II Spektralbereich möglich, Sterne werden nochmals stärker unterdrückt und feinstes Nebeldetail zugänglich
    • Reflexfrei entspiegelt und planoptisch poliert
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  11.   Baader Takahashi Adapter M72/M68 (Zeiss)

    Baader Takahashi Adapter M72/M68 (Zeiss)

    # 2558230

    € 49.00 Price excl. German VAT tax (19%): € 41.18
    • Combines Ultra Short 2 "terminal # 2458196, telescope with Carl Zeiss M68 threaded with Takahashi refractors
    • To connect Baader TAK adapter M72 / M68 to Takahashi Mewlon reflectors, you need the Takahashi Mewlon auxiliary adapter M71_i / M72_i (#2558231)
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  12.   3kg counterweight for GM 1000 stainless steel (V2A)

    # 1452072

    € 95.00 Price excl. German VAT tax (19%): € 79.83
    • made of V2A stainless steel
    • for axis diameter of 30 mm
    • Diameter 140 x H 30 mm
    • 3kg
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  13.   2" BDS-SC Baader Diamond Steeltrack® Focuser

    2" BDS-SC Baader Diamond Steeltrack® Focuser

    # 2957220

    € 325.00 Price excl. German VAT tax (19%): € 273.11
    • Baader Diamond Steeltrack® (BDS-SC) for Schmidt-Cassegrains (EdgeHD) with 30 mm focus travel
    • Minimum height (as supplied – incl. 2" clamp): 93 mm
    • Minimum height (with optional S58 direct-thread adapters): 80 mm
    • Focuser weight (as supplied – incl. 2" Klemme): 1.040 g (36.7 oz)
    • Includes 2" and 3.3" adapter to fit all C14/C11/C9¼/C8/C6/ OTA’s
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  14.   20kg counterweight for AP 3600 stainless steel (V2A)

    # 2951420A

    € 315.00 Price excl. German VAT tax (19%): € 264.71
    • made of V2A stainless steel
    • for axis diameter of 63.5 mm – made for Astro Physics El Capitan 3600
    • 20kg
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  15.   Baader Adapter M36.4 / T-2 (T-2 part #03)

    # 1508039

    € 19.50 Price excl. German VAT tax (19%): € 16.39
    • M 36.4 is standard of Vixen telescopes
    • Telescope side external thread 36.4mm
    • Focuser side T-2 external thread (direct T-2 photo thread for Vixen, NexStar 4, Meade etc...)
    • Optical path length = 0.5 mm
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  16.   Temperature sensor for Steeldrive II, cable included

    # 2957263

    € 19.00 Price excl. German VAT tax (19%): € 15.97
    • Temperature sensor to compensate the drift automatically, if there are large temperature differences
    • Temperature sensor with phone connector and 1m cable, also supports control of dew-shield-heating
    • Can be used with Steeldrive II motor units or Steeldrive II controller
    • One sensor is included in the scope of delivery of the Steeldrive II  motor focuser with Controller (#2957165)

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  17.   Baader 3" Dove Tail Bar, 610mm (24")

    # 1501625

    € 135.00 Price excl. German VAT tax (19%): € 113.45
    • Length: 610mm (24")
    • Black anodized, without holes.
    • Weight: 1250g
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  18.   Baader Sky-Surfer III red dot finder

    Baader Sky-Surfer III red dot finder

    # 2957300

    € 39.00 Price excl. German VAT tax (19%): € 32.77
    • Scope of Supply of SkySurfer III includes the widest selection of added adapters to mount the unit directly onto binoculars and beside Spotting Scopes. As well as any telescope brand the new double length housing makes it suitable for rough solar alignment by aligning the shadow, cast by the tube shaped housing.
    • SkySurfer III iron sights - Adjustable LED visor viewfinder
    • Much more easier to use than the popular Celestron and Skywatcher "Red Dot finders". Clear aperture is 30mm rather than 20mm
    • Long dew shields are mounted before and behind the lens to prevent fogging
    • The 1: 1 objective lens is non-reflective and darkens the sky much lower from than competitive-seekers
    • Mounts directly onto weaver & picatinny standard nails
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  19.   Baader Reducer 2"/ 1 ¼"  (T-2 part #15)

    # 2408190

    € 38.00 Price excl. German VAT tax (19%): € 31.93
    • 2" external thread to 1 ¼" internal thread reducter / eyepiece adaptor
    • Strong grip with 2 screws and bronze clamp ideal for the heaviest eyepieces or cameras
    • Additional T-2 thread on the 1 ¼" side allows connection of camera T-rings or T-2 adapter rings for the eyepiece. A separate T-2 ring protects this thread when not needed
    • The telescope side front end includes a 48mm filter thread for 2" filters, and a T-2 thread.
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  20.   Baader V-120 dovetail, 120mm for Vixen, Celestron and Skywatcher Mounts

    # 2451650

    € 29.00 Price excl. German VAT tax (19%): € 24.37
    • V (EQ) with centrally milled slots
    • Length: 120mm
    • Base width 44mm
    • Fits Vixen, Celestron, Skywatcher and other mounts
    • Black Anodized
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