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  • 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...
  • Update: SteelGo II Software

    One Controller for several motor units with SteelGo II Software With a Steeldrive II motor focuser with Controller (#2957165, € 580,-) , you can automatically control your focuser with a computer as well as use the keys of the hand control for precise, vibration-free focusing. The Steeldrive II consists of a motor unit, which is connected with a timing belt to the focuser's slow-motion-control to work without backlash, and of a control unit with the...
  • Baader's RASA 8" UFC telescope-side adaptor (Part 9)

    It may only be an adaptor but this little piece of anodised metal will let you use a range of popular astroimaging cameras with Baader Universal Filter Changer (UFC) on Celestron's RASA 8 telescope thus allowing you to swap filters quickly and easily. Unlike the Baader UFC telescope adaptors for the 11″ RASA and RASA 36 that are mated to the corrector lens group cell face-plate and secured with the knurled retaining ring, this adaptor...
  • HALOS – viewed without prejudice

    The moment you insert any type of filter into the optical setup, which consists of your specific camera, the appropriate flattener/reducer or coma corrector and the telescope, the filter becomes part of this unique optical system. And every optical system is different because many products from different manufacturers are involved. All optical surfaces interact with each other in some way. One possibility is that coatings of the camera reflect unwanted light back into the telescope...
  • Spectroscopy with 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,...

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