Additional Information

  • Overview and Recommended Use: Baader Star Diagonals

    The most versatile tools: Baader Star Diagonals (T-2 and 2") Manual and Recommended Use A Baader star diagonal (both prisms and mirrors) can show you impressive images for a lifetime and offers more connection and configuration options than standard star diagonals. Baader Planetarium's star diagonals not only offer the highest mechanical and optical quality, but also have the additional advantage of being part of a large, modular system. They enable very short adaptations as well...
  • Update: SteelGo II Software

    One Controller for several motor units with SteelGo II Software With a Steeldrive II motor focuser with Controller (#2957165, € 595,-) , you can automatically control your focuser with a computer as well as use the keys of the hand control for precise, vibration-free focusing. The Steeldrive II consists of a motor unit, which is connected with a timing belt to the focuser's slow-motion-control to work without backlash, and of a control unit with the...
  • Delays due to the Corona Virus

    Dear customers and colleagues, the consequences of the Corona virus (COVID-19) have also reached us, in the heart of Bavaria In Bavaria as well as in large parts of Germany, all schools, kindergartens and day-care centres are closed as of today. Of course this is a challenge especially for our colleagues with children, because "home office" is not possible for everyone without further ado, or often only with reduced efficiency. Furthermore, there are already first...
  • UPDATE: Comet ATLAS (C/2019 Y4) with surprising magnitude

    UPDATE March 20th, 2020: New images, maps and information. Finally there is an interesting comet again, which is well visible for most amateurs: Comet C/2019 Y4 was discovered by the ATLAS project in Hawaii at the end of last year, which is why it got its name. The comet Atlas is currently still a little further away from the Sun than Mars, but is on an orbit that will bring it very close to our...
  • Baader's RASA 8" UFC telescope-side adaptor (Part 9)

    It may only be an adaptor but this little piece of anodised metal will let you use a range of popular astroimaging cameras with Baader Universal Filter Changer (UFC) on Celestron's RASA 8 telescope thus allowing you to swap filters quickly and easily. Unlike the Baader UFC telescope adaptors for the 11″ RASA and RASA 36 that are mated to the corrector lens group cell face-plate and secured with the knurled retaining ring, this adaptor...
  • Coming soon: ACIS series in the ATIK portfolio

    ACIS – Advanced CMOS Imaging Systems Three new medium sized CMOS cameras by ATIK: ATIK ACIS 2.4, ATIK ACIS7.1 and ATIK ACIS 12.3 In spring 2020, ATIK will introduce three medium-sized new astronomical CMOS cameras to the market. All three camera models are equipped with front-side illuminated Sony sensors. Each model is available in a monochrome and a "single shot" colour version. The first of the series - the ACIS 7.1 - is now coming...
  • SUW 02/20 Poster: M31 in only 4,5 hours

      THE STORY: An M31 that fell from the sky The Andromeda galaxy is an object seen by every amateur astronomer, either with own eyes or as an image. I was particularly fascinated to image our magnificent neighboring galaxy with the RASA 8" - Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph (#822252, € 2195,-) under a perfectly dark sky. This was one of the reasons why my way led me to La Palma for one week in October 2019, to...
  • Coming Soon: ATIK Horizon II

    The Atik Horizon II is the follow up to the first ever CMOS Camera. It houses a 16MP sensor with exceptionally low read noise and incredibly fast read speeds. With the signature Atik blend of form and function, the Atik Horizon II provides a sensitive, high megapixel sensor at a competitive price point. This makes it a great option if you're looking to upgrade from DSLR, or have system that would benefit from shorter exposure...
  • New PlaneWave Instruments website

    Professional top quality telescopes for space tech, research institutes and high end amateurs Dear Customers, since the company was founded in 2006, PlaneWave has specialised in producing professional astrographs. The range extends from the 30 cm telescopes to complete telescope with up to 1 m aperture. As an official EU distributor, we are pleased to present the PlaneWave product range to you within an appropriate web presence. At www.planewave.eu you will find an overview of...
  • Modern meets antique: 3.5M AllSky dome in a Greek mountain village

    Our last dome assembly in 2019 took place in the second week of December in Greece. Since this installation had a special flair as well as bad luck and breakdowns, we would like to share with you the following report of the installation. After the dome has been used for some time, we will also ask the customer if he agrees that his dome will appear on our observatory world map. The mountains of the...

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