Baader News

  • Solar Eclipse 2019 in Chile

    .wp-video {margin:0 auto;text-align:center;}.wp-video-shortcode{height:600px;width:800px;} For years our colleagues Martin Rietze and Michael Risch have been hunting for the next solar eclipse in the most remote places in the world. See e.g. our previous blog posts, some on AstroSolar.com: 2015: Solar Eclipse Adventure in Svalbard 2016: Solar Eclipse on the Molucca Islands 2017: "Great American Eclipse" in USA [br] 2019: Sonne2019: Solar Eclipse in South America As already in 2017 Martin Rietze travelled alone to the Eclipse in...
  • SteelDrive II under mac OS and Linux with TheSkyX and INDIGO

    Two new Plugins for Steeldrive II: TheSkyX and Indigo Since its release in April this year, the Steeldrive II motor focuser with Controller (#2957165, € 595,-) has become more and more popular. Already in spring we passed on all necessary data to external developers, so that they can write plugins for their software. Two such plugins are now available, see below. TheSkyX A plugin for the native support of SteelDrive II by the Astronomy-Suite TheSkyX is now...
  • New Products July 2019

      New Baader ClickLock® Clamps Baader 2" ClickLock M63a x 1 clamp (for Feathertouch 2.5", TS-Optics) (#2956263, € 115,-) 2" ClickLock® M63a x 1 Clamp (for Feathertouch 2.5" OAZ)  Baader 2" ClickLock® M63a x clamp - for Starlight Instruments Feathertouch 2.5" and TS-Optics (Photo Line) focusers with M63 x 1 female thread Consisting of M68a x 1 ClickLock® clamp (# 2956268) and M68i x 1 to M63a x 1 Inverter (# 2458236) A small rotation...
  • A stroll through Amateur Astronomy - from the Apollo Space Age to modern 10Micron HiTec Mounts

      Old department store telescopes (Quelle Catalogue) If you are older than 50 years and were interested in astronomy as a child, you'll surely remember the time when there wasn't such a broad astronomy market as today, with lots of dealers and manufacturers. This was not only because there was no internet – there were also simply no products. Smaller telescopes were rare, as there were only a few manufacturers. It is no coincidence that...
  • Observe now: Jupiter is changing

    For several months now, scientists have been observing that the Great Red Spot (GRS) on Jupiter is changing in an unusual way. On the following photo from 22.2.2019 – taken by the US space probe JUNO which is currently orbiting Jupiter –  you can see that the GRF had already started to change in February and is literally "flowing out". Credit: NASA/JPL/David Marriott (https://www.missionjuno.swri.edu/Vault/VaultOutput?VaultID=20279&t=1557760266) This development is now so advanced that it can easily be spotted...
  • 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]50 years ago, all eyes were focused on the Moon: With the Apollo 11 mission on July 20, 1969, humans landed on the Moon for the first time. Since then, numerous unmanned probes have explored the Earth's satellite, and ever larger telescopes are looking into the depths of space. Today, amateur astronomers can use equipment which was half a century ago hardly imaginable even for professional astronomers. While colorful images of distant galaxies are common...
  • 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...

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