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  • Baader Universal Filter Changer (UFC): Visual use example

    Now that we have covered the main overview of the Baader UFC system in our previous blogs (parts 1-to-5), we thought it would be appropriate to give some examples of how the UFC system can be used. Firstly, this is not meant to be exhaustive as there are many combinations of telescopes and accessories. In this blog, we will consider an example of the UFC being used visually. One of the simplest ways of using...
  • Baader Universal Filter Changer (UFC): The UFC telescope-side adaptors

    This blog continues our series on the Baader Universal Filter Changer (UFC) system, with this one giving an overview of the telescope-side adaptors. Attaching a UFC system to a telescope may be done for example, by using a 1.25" or 2" push-fit nosepiece to go into a focuser drawtube for visual or imaging purposes, or to a focal reducer or field flattener for imaging use. The image below shows the current range of adaptors, as...
  • Baader Universal Filter Changer (UFC): The UFC camera-side adaptors

    In this latest blog on the Baader UFC System, we will look at the UFC camera-side adaptors. At present there are nine (9) different adaptors that will allow cameras to be attached to the (camera-side) of the UFC Base unit. These are shown in the image below. The image shows the type of fitment to the camera (e.g. T-2, FLI etc), the product code and also the optical path length (thickness) of the adaptor (which is...
  • Baader Universal Filter Changer (UFC): The UFC Filter Slider

    In this, our 3rd part of the Baader Universal Filter Changer (UFC) system, we will look a little more closely at the UFC filter sliders. Below is an updated simplified diagram of the Baader UFC system. A general introduction you can find here, and the second part about the UFC Base here. Baader UFC simplified diagram   The image below shows the three UFC filter slider models available. More about these are individually discussed later. Baader UFC...
  • Baader Universal Filter Changer (UFC): The UFC Base

    Baader UFC Base (Filter Chamber) telescope-sided S70 dovetail receptor (optical height: 13 mm) (#2459110, € 50,-) In the first part of this series of blogs about the Baader Universal Filter Changer (UFC), we gave a general introductory overview of the UFC system. In this second part, we will look more closely at the main component of the system - the UFC Base - and outline its features. In the UFC overview diagram below, the UFC Base...
  • Baader-UFC (Universal Filter Changer) – the ever-growing filter chamber

    The Baader Universal Filter Changer (or UFC for short) is a very versatile simple system for using, mounting and changing (or swapping) filters in and out of a light path. The UFC can be used for imaging where you may want to swap different filters (e.g. LRGB) between a camera and a telescope but do not want the bulk, or expense, of a filter wheel. The UFC can be used between a camera and a...
  • The Encke Gap in Saturn’s ring system - imaged with only 17" aperture

    Sharpened raw-sum image Saturn from July 29, 2018 On 28 July 2018 around 22:00 UTC we obtained the best image of the planet Saturn so far. It was taken through the 17" Planewave Astrograph of the Rooisand Observatory in Namibia. The imaging camera was a ZWO ASI 290M with 2.9 µm pixel size. The primary focal length of the telescope was extended by a factor of 1.7 with a Baader Q-Turret Barlow lens element, the...
  • 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...
  • Comet Filters

    The two tails of the comets Background image: © Johannes Schedler, www.panther-observatory.com   The most impressive tail of a comet is caused by sunlight which is reflected and scattered by the dust trail of the comet - also called dust trail. In addition, there is often a gas tail, depending on the amount of gas emitted by the comet. This gas is ionized (excited to glow) by the energy of the solar wind. This ion...
  • Simple Mounting of a CDK 12,5" on GM 2000 HPS

    How to get the CDK 12.5 on the GM 2000 without any problems? PlaneWave CDK12.5 on GM 2000 HPS Mount Our customer Christian Diez has developed a method that is as inexpensive as it is simple and safe. He can mount his CDK 12.5 on his own on a GM 2000 HPS mount. Instead of a pulley block on the balcony or similar effort he has simply built himself a table at the right height...

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