Baader News

  • TEC 300 VT: unique instrument for sky surveillance

    Palomar Gattini-IR telescope. Copyright: Palomar Gattini-IR team Wtih the TEC-VT 300mm / 7deg Widefield Houghton-Terebizh Telescope (#1351140) , TEC has created a unique instrument for sky surveillance. Thanks to the aperture ratio of f/1.44 and a flat image field of 52mm, large parts of the sky can be photographed very quickly in high resolution. These special features are now used by a project on the famous Mt. Palomar in California, where a TEC VT 300...
  • APOD: M33 - Triangulum Galaxy taken with Planewave CDK14

    Impressive Image, taken with PlaneWave CDK14, chosen as APOD (27. September 2018) Convince yourself of the incredible resolution 14 x 480 seconds with Nikon D810A at ISO800, Telescope: Planewave CDK14 f7.2 = 2563mm / Pixel scala 0,39" / 10Micron GM2000 HPS, II unguided, Sharpening: APF-R 3/2018, © Christoph Kaltseis, CEDIC   The small, northern constellation Triangulum harbors this magnificent face-on spiral galaxy, M33. Its popular names include the Pinwheel Galaxy or just the Triangulum Galaxy....
  • 6.5M AllSky for experimenta in Heilbronn, Germany

    In March 2019, Germany's largest Science Center will be opened in Heilbronn. After extensive construction work, the new experimenta building on the banks of the Neckar will be open to the public and offers daily visitors a varied and exciting program. The final piece of the building is the observatory, which complements the Science Dome with a Planetarium and provides a live view into the cosmos. On September 20, 2018, the dome was lifted onto...
  • Nissan Navara ‘Dark Sky’ with Planewave telescope

    Nissan unveils mobile space observatory: the Nissan Navara Dark Sky Concept, @Nissan Who doesn't dream of a mobile telescope that can easily be taken to remote locations? At the IAA in Hannover, ESA and Nissan presented the concept vehicle Nissan Navara 'Dark Sky': The all-terrain pickup pulls an air-conditioned trailer on which a Planewave CDK17 astrograph is permanently mounted on a L-500 mount. The ProPILOT technology with automatic coupling makes driving with a trailer easier, so that...
  • 6.5m AllSky and 6.15m Classic Dome in Salzburg, Austria

    The VEGA-Observatory opens with two new domes from Baader Planetarium We are pleased to have been able to equip one of the largest public observatories in Central Europe with two modern observatory domes: In May 2018 we installed a classic 6.15m Classic Dome for the newly opened observatory of the "Haus der Natur" (Museum and Science Center "House of Nature") near Salzburg, Austria, followed in July by a 6.5m AllSky Dome. The "VEGA-Observatory Haus der...
  • Our Highlights at AME 2018

    Many thanks for your numerous visits to this year's AME 2018. Our brand new Baader Tech Talks were well received by the audience and also well attended - we will repeat this next year with new, exciting topics. See here a short video of a tour of the fair and some highlights – this year without a timelapse video. The following text has not been translated to English since the Baader Tech Talk on the...
  • Pumpkin Seeds - Paramount ME refurbished

      A client of ours sent a Paramount ME mount to us for repair claiming that the R.A. motor was defective and stopped working and to upgrade the electronics from an old MKS 3000 board to a new MKS 5000. After receiving the mount and made the first inspections, we noticed that the R.A. axis wasn´t moving at all and that the motor was probably faulty. We opened the side panels of the mount so...
  • Impressionen der Mondfinsternis 2018

    #photos a span {position:absolute; opacity: 0.7; bottom: 10px; left:12px; width: 90%; margin: 0; display:block; color:#fff; font-size:11px;} left: 10px; Mondfinsternis-Viewing mit Baader Planetarium Erstmalig in unserer Firmengeschichte haben wir eine kleine "Star Party" für ein astronomisches Event veranstaltet. Am Haldenberg, in der Nähe unseres Firmensitzes Mammendorf, haben wir einige Teleskope aufgebaut und dies vorab in den Lokalzeitungen verkündet. Da wir nur eine begrenzte Anzahl an Mitarbeitern für dieses Event zur Verfügung stellen konnten, haben wir die...
  • New Edition of the legendary TEC APO 200 f/8 Fluorite Apochromat

    We are pleased to inform you that after nearly 10 years, the legendary TEC 200 FL Fluorite Apochromat will be reissued:   Apochromatic tripelt objective Clear aperture 8" (200 mm), focal length 1600 mm Excellent color correction thanks to glass combined with Fluorite as a middle element Durable oil spaced lens - Why an oil-spaced triplet-lens? 3.5" Feather Touch Focussierer of Starlight Instruments   >> More details about the APO 200 f/8 Fluorite Apochromat are...
  • Triband 8" testing at the ROS astronomical meeting

    Triband 8" testing at the ROS astronomical meeting (Rencontre des Observateurs Solaires) in Serbannes, France, June 23 - 24, 2018 Once again, the ROS astronomical meeting in Serbannes, France, offered the unique opportunity to test, compare or simply be informed about solar observation equipment. Brand new products, such as our Triband-SCT - Schmidt-Casssegrain-based Mulit-Purpose-Telescope were presented at the astronomical meetings and shows the sun in breathtaking images. More images of the ROS Astronomical Meeting can...

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