Baader News

  • 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...
  • New Products November 2018

    New Hyperion-Zoom Adapters Four Zero-length thread reducing pieces with zero optical length One M54/M53 connecting ring for Kowa Spotting Scopes (#2454836) Manufactured as an adapter to adapt our Hyperion Universal Zoom Mark IV to (almost) any spotting scopes and telescopes – but also versatile for other applications. 2"a / T-2i Zero-length reducing piece (#2454833) Converts any 2" (SC) female thread into a M41.5 x 1 female thread - without extending the optical length Initially manufactured...
  • TEC 300 VT: unique instrument for sky surveillance

    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 scans the northern starry sky every night...
  • 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   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. M33 is over 50,000 light-years in diameter, third largest in the Local Group of galaxies after the Andromeda Galaxy (M31), and our own Milky Way. About 3 million light-years from the Milky...
  • 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...

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