Baader News

  • New Products May 2018

    Inverter Ring M68i / M55a Baader M68i / M55a Inverter Ring Baader M55a/M68i Adapter suitable for all Baader 2" mirrors (# 2456115, 2456117, 2456100) or prisms with female M55 thread (#2456120) for largest aperture with 2" star diagonals and makes the adaptation of a M68 quick changer behind the star diagonal possible [br] Wide-T-Ring Fuji X  D52 to T-2 # 2408331 Baader T-Ring Fujifilm X with D52 to T-2 Baader Wide-T-Ring to connect Fuji X cameras on the Astro T-2 system All Baader Wide-T-rings have an S52 dovetail in addition to the inserted T-2 ring. This allows the T-ring to be modified to an M48 female thread using the S52 / M48 adapter #2958552, or to use the S52 barrel #2958551 without the T-2 reduction. With the S52 / M68 adapter # 2458252 (coming soon), the Wide-T-Ring can be directly attached to an M68 male thread to securely fasten your...
  • MoFi 2018: NEODYMIUM - Moon & Skyglow-Filter

    NEODYMIUM Moon & Skyglow-Filter 1¼": #2458305A 2": #2458334A The most important filter for the planetary season – better contrast for Mars, Moon and Jupiter. Planeoptically polished and MC-coated – with IR-cut coatings! Drastic contrast enhancement for all telescopes, without loss of image brightness! This filter is initially based on a development by Carl Zeiss. The effect of the element neodymium as filter material is very impressive. If used as co-mixture to optical glass, it improves the contrast and enhances the red portions of the image (especially for Mars and Jupiter). At night it blocks that part of the spectrum, which suffers most from street lighting – and it blocks the light pollution, also known as „skyglow“. And lastly, the applied UV/IR blocking coating (Luminance-coating - check the spectral trace) cuts all unwanted UV below 400 nm and NIR above 700 nm - this makes it the „sharpest contrast enhancing filter“...
  • NEW: AZ 2000 / 4000 HPS Mounts with Double Telescope Option from 10Micron

    AZ4000 DT 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 not have to be perfectly balanced: AZ 2000 carries a payload of 50 + 35 kg, AZ 4000 HPS 100 + 150 kg! Thanks to the azimuthal configuration, compact observatory buildings can be used more efficiently and, above all, the tiresome meridian flip is eliminated. This allows objects to be observed all night long. The mounts provide a stable basis for scientific applications such as satellite tracking, photo- and astrometry, lidar laser applications...
  • ISS Solar Transit with AstroSolar Photo Film

    AstroSolar® Photo Film OD 3.8 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 for your location. A combination of all frames that captured the ISS. On Saturday, April 14th 2018, such a transit happened, and I was able to capture it: (Of course the sound is artificial!) I used a 127mm refractor with a 2x teleconverter, shooting FullHD Video in DX crop mode on a Nikon D750.[br] Here are some images taken from the video, and a combination of all frames that captured...
  • Alt 7 Mount with AVALON StarGo Retrofit GoTo System

    Mr. Dal Sasso from Avalon Instruments and Mr. Quarra from Unitron The mounts by ALT are solid "workhorses", some of them are in use on observatories for decades. To modernise them - and to see if it is possible - we asked AVALON Instruments to adapt their up-to-date StarGo control to an ALT-7. The first results are promising. The Avalon control system is now working fine with the ALT mechanics, and the telescope can move much faster than before. But it wasn't easy: The stepper motors had to be replaced, the housing had to be modified and a gear box had to be designed to transmit the necessary force. So far and in the lab, everything works fine. We still have to make the final tests under the stars! We will let you know when there are news. Full video showing a 180 ° slewing of the mount with the...
  • 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 [br] Baader double-balancing plate-set accepts two OTAs w. "Vixen"(Celestron/SkyWatcher asf.)-style dovetail to be precision aligned in parallel, mounted onto one balancing 3" dovetail plate. overall dovetail plate length 300mm /plate width 100 mm As an alternative to using the 3" dovetail, this plate may also be center-mounted with four screws onto 10Micron (GM2000) and many Astro Physics asf. Dec-heads - that use the standard distance 3.2" hole pattern. A 3/8" photo- thread is sitting straight in the middle of the plate, to allow the plate...
  • NEW: M-Uno Dual Single Fork Equatorial Mount from Avalon Instruments

    AVALON M-Uno Dual Coming with the same RA mechanics and Fast Reverse, Belt driven System, is an upgraded version of the well known M-Uno mount. The innovation on the M-Uno Dual mount is the new fully rotating Declination axis, which allows the use a second clamp (optional) to hold a second smaller OTA or X-Guider (optional). Either a standard or adjustable version of the GP & Losm. 3” clamps can be easily attached to the declination axis. Both the adjustable clamps are provided with inox screws to align a second scope (of smaller size compared to the main one used) in order to have both perfectly aligned to the same object or field of view. As an alternative, also the X-Guider accessory can be attached directly to the declination axis end as it provides a fine alignment of the guide scope itself. The use of a second scope on the...
  • 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 ATT 1/2018 Baader-UFC . Mark Zaslove shows all wonderful things you can do with the Baader UFC (Universal Filter Changer).  
  • 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 mount Baader guidescope rings parallel to the main OTA and use two telescopes side by side Delivery WITHOUT guide scope rings or other accessories  ...

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