Baader News

  • Now available: Steeldrive II motor focuser with Controller

      UPDATE 09.04.2018: Steeldrive II Motorf focuser with Controller and accessories is now available. Detailed manuals, Sotware SteelGo II and videos can be found on our product page. We are pleased to present you the new Steeldrive II motor focuser with Controller (#2957165, € 595,-) !   After having presented the prototype of the Steeldrive II motor focuser with controller at the AME Show in Germany last September, the first production run is now almost...
  • C14 Edge-HD f/11 with 12.000mm focal length - "Mission Impossible" accomplished?

    Theory becomes Reality! Last weekend, on the 17th of February 2019, it seems I achieved my "mission impossible". With my C14 Edge HD f/11 and the Baader FFC 3x (on a 10Micron GM 2000 HPS mount) I was close to 12.000 mm (12 meters!) focal length. Myself and Baader Planetarium optimized my C14 Edge HD to dive into this performance. It looks just like a photo: Is a 4K / 30fps video live and in real...
  • Hurry up to observe Comet C/2018 Y1 Iwamoto!

    C/2018 Y1 Iwamoto, Image from 12. February 2019, 24x50 seconds taken with RASA 8, UT 1.10, by Michael Jäger One more fine comet for binoculars As soon as comet Wirtanen has gone on distance to Earth, C/2018 Y1 Iwamoto enters the stage. It passes through the constellations of Leo, Cancer and Gemini and is currently visible all night long. The comet Iwamoto is just below the limit of perceptibility with the naked eye, and a...
  • Ready for the Moon?

    [br] Vor 50 Jahren richteten sich alle Blicke auf den Mond: Mit der Apollo-11-Mission landeten am 20. Juli 1969 erstmals Menschen auf dem Mond. Seitdem haben zahlreiche unbemannte Sonden den Erdtrabanten erkundet, und immer größere Teleskope richten ihren Blick in die Tiefen des Alls. Heute stehen Amateurastronomen Möglichkeiten offen, die vor einem halben Jahrhundert selbst für Profiastronomen kaum vorstellbar waren. Trotz aller bunten Bilder von weit entfernten Galaxien hat der Erdmond bis heute nichts von...
  • PlaneWave CDK 700 and 10Micron GM 4000 HPS with Baader APO 193 for Schaffhausen Observatory

    One of our largest recent (non-dome) projects. The assembly was very exciting, because first a crane failed and had to be replaced by its "big brother". Now, however, the Schaffhausen Observatory has been equipped with the latest technology: A PlaneWave CDK 700 reflector telescope and a 10 Micron GM 4000 HPS mount with Baader Presto APO 193 / 1450 CaF2 and Solar Spectrum H-alpha filters. Another PlaneWave CDK 700 will follow next year. You can read...
  • PlaneWave CDK 20 and 10Micron GM 4000 HPS mount for Public and School Observatory Dahlewitz

    02.11.2018: PlaneWave CDK 20 and 10Micron GM 4000 HPS mount for Public and School Observatory Dahlewitz   At the Dahlewitz school and public observatory, an older rental telescope was replaced by a new CDK 20 on a GM 4000 HPS mount. In the next year the installation of a complete observatory management system as well as the delivery of a high-quality CCD camera is still pending. Then the observatory will not only be fit for...
  • 10Micron GM 4000 HPS mount for DWD (German Weather Service)

    Already in 2012 we installed a 3.2m dome for the meteorological observatory of the DWD. Now the next one is to come. First the mount was delivered and installed, which now "hibernates" in a self-made protection due to the still missing dome. Later an atmospheric research device, which has to follow the sun, will be installed on the mount.  
  • Telescope installations in November and Dezember

    It does not always have to be a dome installation... For many years we have also had various other major projects, some of which were presented on our websites very little to not at all. We would like to present three current projects to you, in which we have installed large mounts, pillars and/or telescopes from 10Micron, PlaneWave and Baader Planetarium – integrated into existing (or still to be built) protective structures.   12.12.2018: PlaneWave CDK...
  • About production delays of Baader Highspeed Filters

    We have received the following question on our Narrowband (and f/2 Highspeed) filters: I understand that narrow-band filters suffer shifts of the passband for light rays that come in at an angle. Is that why they are good to a certain f-ratio and why you offer different filters for fast optics (how do they work? are they actually de-tuned to have the correct passpand at a different average angle?)? I would like to ask whether...
  • First images of comet 46P/Wirtanen with RASA 8

    The Comet 46P/Wirtanen approaches the earth and becomes brighter and brighter. Latest estimates (December 3rd) are about 5m, so theoretically it should be visible with the naked eye. However, its brightness is distributed over a full moon size in the sky, thus the surface brightness is low. To see such a special comet you need a very dark sky. And to be able to photograph it, suitable optics with high light intensity and short focal...

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