Baader News

  • Modern meets antique: 3.5M AllSky dome in a Greek mountain village

    Our last dome assembly in 2019 took place in the second week of December in Greece. Since this installation had a special flair as well as bad luck and breakdowns, we would like to share with you the following report of the installation. After the dome has been used for some time, we will also ask the customer if he agrees that his dome will appear on our observatory world map. The mountains of the...
  • 25th anniversary of TEC - Apochromats of the top class

    The "Telescope Engeneering Company" has long earned a reputation as a top-class telescope manufacturer. The family business in the US state of Colorado has been manufacturing telescopes of the highest quality in small series since the 1990s. Before TEC manufactured the first refractors in the year 2000 (regular production of APO140 started in 2002), TEC were offering Sitall mirror sets from LOMO (upto 1.4m) and MAKs from 150mm to 300mm. The distribution of these products...
  • New products November 2019

    New member of the Baader UFC Systems: Baader UFC S70 / RASA 8" Adapter (optical height: 1,4 mm) Baader UFC S70 RASA 8" telescope adapter to use cameras with 13mm back focus and T-2/M-48 or M54 female thread like the ATIK Horizon on the RASA 8". Telescope-sided with RASA 8" thread (M87) Camera-sided with S70 dovetail Can be adapted via the S70 dovetail to the  Baader UFC Base (Filter Chamber) telescope-sided S70 dovetail receptor (optical...
  • ON Semiconductor: CCD Retirement

      If you are considering a CCD camera using an ON Semi sensor, please act NOW. As many have heard by now, ON Semiconductor has decided to quit the CCD business. ON Semiconductor acquired the Kodak CCD product line and factory from Truesense about five years ago. All orders for ON Semi CCDs must placed by March, 2020. CCD Cameras from SBIG and FLI SBIG and Diffraction Limits are working to ensure a supply of...
  • Baader Observatories Map - Discover our Domes

    In 2019 we reported little about our observatory installations, instead we worked on an observatory world map. It shows not all, but many of the hundreds of observatories and domes we have installed over the last 50 years. This world map will continue to be extended with new and partly even more old observatory installations. Please note: Most of the content was filled in by our customers themselves. For this reason we ask for your...
  • Don't miss it: Transit of Mercury on November 11th, 2019!

      Transit of Mercury LIVE: NASA is broadcasting the film sequences of the solar satellite SDO for all those who cannot observe the Transit of Mercury on November 11th 2019. The films will be available on https://mercurytransit.gsfc.nasa.gov almost in real time: Starting around 1200 UTC (7:00 am ET) November 11, 2019, we will begin watching Mercury move into view against the corona of the Sun. This is about 45 minutes before it is visible against the...
  • AME 2019 - Impressions and Time-lapse video

    Vielen Dank für Ihren zahlreichen Besuch auf der diesjährigen AME 2019. Unsere Baader Tech-Talks und unser einmaliges Highlight am Celestron Stand– das Apollo13 Raumschiff wurden vom Publikum gut angenommen und waren gut besucht. Sehen Sie hier ein kurzes Zeitraffer-Video und Impressionen zur Messe sowie einige Highlights. Das waren unsere Top-Produkte, vorgestellt auf der AME 2019 Wann? 14. September 2019 Wo? Villingen-Schwenningen Infos? www.astro-messe.de Baader TECH-TALK In diesem Jahr bietet Baader Planetarium neben astronomischem Zubehör und...
  • Solar Eclipse 2019 in Chile

    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 2019: Sonne2019: Solar Eclipse in South America As already in 2017 Martin Rietze travelled alone to the Eclipse in Chile. Below you can...
  • 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 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 by 20° with gentle fingertip pressure to the knurled lever is enough to securely...

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