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  • 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...
  • Optec Motorfocuser - Digital Focusing Units

    Digital, temperature compensating focusing untis by OPTEC For many years Optec has been committing itself to the automation and motorization of telescopes as well as to the production of mechanical adapters and optical accessories. Optec is a US-based company which designs and manufactures intelligent accessories for amateur astronomy since 1979. In collaboration with Starlight Instruments, digital temperature compensating focusing units and accessories / software have been developed to meet all the requirements of the latest technology...
  • Cleaning a CDK17 mirror with Optical Wonder Fluid

    [br]In our Observatory installations, we have contact to customers for many years. This is why we get old telescopes for cleaning from time to time. This particular mirror is from a CDK 17" wich was used in a heavily poluted and salty area. The picture show´s that the mirror lost most of it´s reflectivity. The fun fact about this is that after the cleaning our customer wondered why all his images where saturated. The reason...
  • ClickLock 2" clamp for your telescope

    Dear Stargazer, Thank you for your interest in our ClickLock clamps. We are very pleased that you consider this clamp connection to be a worthwhile purchase for your telescope. We may not yet offer ClickLock clamping for your telescope system. However, we will try to produce more adapters in the future - but we always need the following information below. Thank you if you fill in the form below and send it to us. This...
  • Hints + tricks for high-resolution lunar and planetary photography with Baader Planetarium accessories

    Hints + tricks for high-resolution lunar and planetary photography with "lucky imaging technique" and a video camera - a short workflow for Schmidt Cassegrain telescopes and Baader Planetarium accessories Pictures often say more than a thousand words ... ... again and again I am asked how I make my highresolution lunar and planetary shots. Therefore, here is a brief description of the equipment and following a few hints + tricks to the "workflow" for shooting...
  • Detailed Customer Review on CDK 17" PlaneWave Astrograph

    Dear Mr. Baader, I am happy to comply with your request and share with you my criteria that led to the purchase of the 17 inch telescope from  Planewave, and following my experience with this telescope. Since this was a rather complex topic, please forgive the long text and its extent , which certainly clearly exceeds a "normal" customer judgment. Download: detailed review on CDK 17" PlaneWave Astrograph (pdf-file) Decision criterions for the choice of...
  • Free Download: 3D-printable UFC-Case for filter sliders

    You are the owner of one or more UFC filter sliders and are looking for a way to safely store the filter sliders with mounted filter? Then we have the solution for you: our 3D-printable UFC-Case for filter sliders. This box with hinged lid holds all UFC filter sliders. We offer you the STL files (consisting of two parts) as free download, you only need to login with your customer account or register on our...

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