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  • Field test of MaxBright® II Binoviewer by William A. Paolini

    William "Bill" Paolini has been actively involved in optics and amateur astronomy for more than 50 years, and is author of the popular book: : Choosing and Using Astronomical Eyepieces We appreciate the positive feedback we have received so far. The Baader MaxBright® II Binocular with case (#2456460, € 425,-) incorporates the knowledge aquired during thirty years of building astronomical binoviewers. It closes the gap between cheaper entry-level binoviewers and our high-end Mark V Giant...
  • New Technology in the QHY600 und QHY 268C CMOS Cameras

    QHY600 is a 60 mega Pixel full frame CMOS camera.This sensor is available in both monochrome and color versions QHY600M Early Bird Version and QHY600 PRO are NOW available More details about the QHY600 camera can be found here The next-generation of high-speed data transmission technology USB Re-connection with 12V ON/OFF Extended Full Well and Multiple Read Modes Random thermal noise suppression 20Gb optical fiber transmission (EB and PRO) 1GB / 2GB oversized DDR3 memory...
  • Comparing the IMX455 (Industry-Grade) and KAI-11002 35mm Format Monochrome Sensors

    A technical comparison between the two monochrome 35mm full format sensors CCD Kodak KAI 11002 and Sony CMOS IMX 455 (Industry-Grade) - CCD versus CMOS Why is a monochrome full frame sensor so popular in astrophotography? For many years before electronic imaging became commonplace, the standard method of taking astro-photos by amateurs was to use a 35mm film camera. A single 35mm film frame measures 24mm x 36mm with a diagonal of about 43mm. Early...
  • Adjustment options of the FlipMirror II star diagonal

    Instruction Manual: Baader FlipMirror II Star Diagonal Using the Baader FlipMirror II Star Diagonal (BFM II) at the Telescope The Baader FlipMirror II Star Diagonal (#2458055, € 190,09) is not only an accessory for professional users, but much more: It is a helpful tool for every amateur astronomer – especially for astrophotography. First of all, the BFM II is designed to completely replace your standard star diagonal, so that you can keep observing as usual,...
  • Differences between MaxBright II and Mark V Großfeld (Giant) Binocular

    In our Forum post on the german website www.astronomie.de a question was asked about the difference between the Baader MaxBright® II Binoviewer incl. case (#2456460, € 425,-) and the Mark V Großfeld (Giant)-Binocular (#2456410, € 1242,86) . We have provided a detailed answer to this question, which we do not want to withhold from all other customers who do not have an account in the Astronomie.de forum.  Many experiences have been incorporated into the development of the MaxBright®...
  • Eliminate slipping with RASA UFC adapters under heavy load

    On Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt-Astrographs RASA 11" or RASA 36cm systems it can happen that the respective RASA UFC adapter ( Baader UFC S70 11" RASA Telescope-Adapter (optical height: 3 mm) (#2459126, € 92,60) or Baader UFC S70 RASA 36cm Telescope-Adapter (optical height: 3 mm) (#2459135, € 219,33) ) slips laterally to the Schmidt plate, when the telescope moves from east to west. Since the RASA systems do not have a lateral centering collar, the adapter can slip...
  • QHY CCD CMOS and CCD Cameras

    QHYCCD Cameras – Discover New Horizons COMING SOON COMING SOONCOMING SOONCOMING SOON A short Company histroy of QHY QHYCCD Light Speed Vision Co. Ltd QHYCCD Light Speed Vision (Beijing) Co., Ltd., founded by Qiu Hongyun, Ph.D., designs and manufactures world-leading astronomical cameras, ranging from entry-level to professional, CMOS and CCD, front-illuminated and back-illuminated, specially crafted for amateur and professional astronomers worldwide. The QHY product line includes over 40 different models and configurations including scientific cameras. Most...
  • QHYCCD Product Line

    The product lines of QHYCCD COMING SOON COMING SOONCOMING SOONCOMING SOON Cooled CMOS Cameras The QHYCCD "COLDMOS" camera series includes all of the cooled cameras with BSI (back-illuminated) and FSI (front-illuminated) CMOS sensors in optical format sizes smaller than 1 inch (small size cameras) and from 1 inch to Full Frame - 35mm Format (medium size cameras). These same sensors are also used in the uncooled QHY5III Series cameras. However, as the name implies, the...
  • Overview and Recommended Use: Baader Star Diagonals

    The most versatile tools: Baader Star Diagonals (T-2 and 2") Manual and Recommended Use A Baader star diagonal (both prisms and mirrors) can show you impressive images for a lifetime and offers more connection and configuration options than standard star diagonals. Baader Planetarium's star diagonals not only offer the highest mechanical and optical quality, but also have the additional advantage of being part of a large, modular system. They enable very short adaptations as well...
  • The First Impression: RASA 8 With ATIK Horizon Colour Camera

    RASA 8 – The family is complete – First Impressions Here is a firsthand report by Christoph Kaltseis about his work with the RASA 8 and an ATIK Horizon colour camera. On the ATT fair I was asked by the company Baader if I'd like to test the newly announced RASA 8" - Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph (#822252 € 2.195,-) . I've been using both the RASA 11" - Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph (#822250, € 4495,-) and...

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