Baader News

  • New products April 2020

    Update: Baader MaxBright® II Binoviewer We are aware that many of our customers are waiting for news about the MaxBright® II Binoviewer. Please be assured that we are indeed almost there. We still ask for a little patience – unfortunately the current situation has led to further delays. We are expecting deliveries in April.   Universal Alan Gee II - Telecompressor (UAG II) Schmidt-Cassegrain telecompressor/reducer and flatfield-corrector For Schmidt-Cassegrain-telescopes with 2" eyepiece clamp or for...
  • 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) is breaking up

    UPDATE 08.04.2020: Comet ATLAS's core is breaking up Unfortunately comet Atlas seems to meet the same fate as many other promising comets did before: The images since April 6th show that the nucleus is breaking up. This can be seen from the fact that the once very concentrated, almost star-shaped inner region has become elongated – in the process it is becoming more and more diffuse and the brightness is decreasing instead of continuing to increase....
  • 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...
  • 25th anniversary of TEC - Apochromats of the top class

    The "Telescope Engeneering Company" has long earned a reputation as a top-class telescope manufacturer. The family business in the US state of Colorado has been manufacturing telescopes of the highest quality in small series since the 1990s. Before TEC manufactured the first refractors in the year 2000 (regular production of APO140 started in 2002), TEC were offering Sitall mirror sets from LOMO (upto 1.4m) and MAKs from 150mm to 300mm. The distribution of these products...
  • New products November 2019

    New member of the Baader UFC Systems: Baader UFC S70 / RASA 8" Adapter (optical height: 1,4 mm) Baader UFC S70 RASA 8" telescope adapter to use cameras with 13mm back focus and T-2/M-48 or M54 female thread like the ATIK Horizon on the RASA 8". Telescope-sided with RASA 8" thread (M87) Camera-sided with S70 dovetail Can be adapted via the S70 dovetail to the  Baader UFC Base (Filter Chamber) telescope-sided S70 dovetail receptor (optical...

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