Baader News

  • The Atmosphere of Venus - Photographed by our Customers

    Venus as a ring – how can that be? During the last days several customers have sent us some very interesting photos of Venus, which we do not want to withhold from you. They show the planet as a very narrow sickle or even as a ring. This effect can only be seen on Venus by observers on Earth, and it is only visible when Venus is in lower conjunction (www.wikipedia.org/Aspects_of_Venus), i.e. when Venus is...
  • 1st Light with the QHY600 EB: a first field report

    Darkness Became Light! ... A Quantum Leap in 36 x 24mm at 61.1MP? In recent years, color cameras have become increasingly popular. A reversal of the trend is not to be expected. One reason for this is the ability to capture weak structures in deep-sky objects even with moderate exposure times. Developments in CMOS sensors and recently the BSI sensor technology have played a decisive role in this. In addition, both quantum efficiency (QE) and...
  • 4,2m Highspeed Dome for NASA at McDonald Observatory, Texas

    Please note: We wrote the following report of our dome assembly in January of this year months ago, but had to wait for picture release from NASA and the University of Texas, which was delayed for understandable reasons given the current situation. Located in the Texas Davis Mountains on Mount Locke at 2,100m is the famous McDonald-Observatory. The University of Texas owns and finances the site. Due to the current construction of SLR stations at NASA...
  • SUW 05/20 Poster: CDK 14 and Veil Nebula - it can be so easy

    THE STORY: Veil Nebula and Planewave CDK14 – it can be so easy The "Veil Nebula" NGC 6960 is a remnant of a supernova explosion that occurred 8000 to 10,000 years ago. With a length of over one degree it is huge - and the Cygnus loop, to which the Veil Nebula belongs, is even larger at around 2°! For this picture, images from two nights were combined, whereby subframes with seeing values worse than...
  • 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, Due to the exit restrictions in Bavaria as well as the closed schools, kindergartens and day-care centres, we are now also limited in our activities. 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. How does all this affect you? We are still trying to maintain regular operations - even with...
  • 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...

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