Baader News

  • Alt 7 Mount with AVALON StarGo Retrofit GoTo System

    The mounts by ALT are solid "workhorses", some of them are in use on observatories for decades. To modernise them - and to see if it is possible - we asked AVALON Instruments to adapt their up-to-date StarGo control to an ALT-7. The first results are promising. The Avalon control system is now working fine with the ALT mechanics, and the telescope can move much faster than before. But it wasn't easy: The stepper motors...
  • New products March 2018

    Zeiss-Diascop-/Mark IV Zoom Adapter M45x0.5 threaded adapter ring for shortest possible adaptation of Hyperion Universal Zoom Mark IV onto Zeiss-Diascope Spotting scopes FL 85 and FL 65 Clamps onto the Mark IV-Zoom with the Zoom clamping collar, threads onto the Spotter w. the Zeiss-style M45x0.5 thread enables maximum gain in Backfokus when focusing on infinity - important for eye-glass wearers mounts and unmounts fast and easy Baader double-balancing plate-set accepts two OTAs w. "Vixen"(Celestron/SkyWatcher asf.)-style dovetail...
  • NEW: M-Uno Dual Single Fork Equatorial Mount from Avalon Instruments

    AVALON M-Uno Dual Coming with the same RA mechanics and Fast Reverse, Belt driven System, is an upgraded version of the well known M-Uno mount. The innovation on the M-Uno Dual mount is the new fully rotating Declination axis, which allows the use a second clamp (optional) to hold a second smaller OTA or X-Guider (optional). Either a standard or adjustable version of the GP & Losm. 3” clamps can be easily attached to the...
  • Testreport ATT 1/2018 Baader-UFC - the Swiss Army Knife of filter technology

    The current issue of Astronomy Technology Today introduces the UFC System -  the tester was impressed: What do you get if you cross an Erector Set with some giant metal washers, a plethora of variously-sized openings, a filter tray that slots in like a clip in a Glock, and, well, all sorts of other stuff? The Baader Universal Filter Changer, or UFC for short. And when Baader says “universal,” they mean it. Read the Testreport...
  • New ASCOM SteelDrive Driver

    Good news for your SteelDrive focuser: There is a completely new ASCOM-driver! The new version is ready for download on our website. Download ASCOM Steeldrive Driver Magnus Nyborg has created a completely new SteelDrive ASCOM driver. A key feature for professional observatories is the support for more than one focuser, which is possible with the new driver. Users of mobile setups will love the improved handling of COM-ports. Many thanks to Magnus Nyborg for the...
  • New Products December 2017

    The year 2017 is coming to an end, and we hereby inform you about the latest News. Baader Double Mounting Plate and Holder for Guidescope Rings I & II, 300 mm length, incl. 3" Dovetail 10/17 – Revised Version: with significantly more mounting options than the predecessor plate, which could only hold our guidescope rings Mounting plate for Baader guidescope rings size I & II, length 300mm, hole diameters 3.2" (10Micron / Astro Physics), 3/8"...
  • M45 - the Plejades taken with Baader APO and GM 1000 HPS

    The following image of the Pleiades (M45), which our customer Christoph Kaltseis has achieved with the Baader APO Travel Companion and the 10 Micron GM1000HPS on La Palma (Athos Campus), is a special treat regarding image detail and star rendition. Partically interesting is the Nikon D810A camera with a 36x24mm sensor and 4.87my pixels. Its sensational resolution will show any aberations in the optical system straight to the edges mercilessly. Most CCD cameras either have...
  • Impressionen der Mondfinsternis 2018

    Mondfinsternis-Viewing mit Baader Planetarium Erstmalig in unserer Firmengeschichte haben wir eine kleine "Star Party" für ein astronomisches Event veranstaltet. Am Haldenberg, in der Nähe unseres Firmensitzes Mammendorf, haben wir einige Teleskope aufgebaut und dies vorab in den Lokalzeitungen verkündet. Da wir nur eine begrenzte Anzahl an Mitarbeitern für dieses Event zur Verfügung stellen konnten, haben wir die Veranstaltung bewusst nicht im Vorfeld online beworben, um nicht "überrannt" zu werden. Doch auch so hat sich die...
  • APOD: Trifid nebula taken with PlaneWave CDK 17 on Rooisand Observatory

    Impressive image, taken with PlaneWave CDK17, chosen as APOD (2017 October 20) Convince yourself of the high image quality of the combination CDK 17 and TV Reducer  In spring of 2013, the turnkey "Rooisand Observatory" in Namibia, a 3.2 meter Dome, received latest equipment and technology: A new telescope combination consisting of an Astro-Physics  GTO 1600 mount equipped with a Planewave CDK 17", a Zeiss APQ 130 / 1000m and a TEC APO 110 FL together with...
  • APF-R : Absolute Point of Focus

    What is APF-R The image-sharpening process APF-R was designed and implemented by Christoph Kaltseis over the last years. The basis is a simple, but important question: What does a really sharp picture look like? APF-R delineates this step in image processing in a new way. Numerous processes claim to master this topic, but in all cases, compromises have to be made. Each image is dependent on numerous factors, especially in astrophotography. Christoph Kaltseis' motivation was...

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