Observatory Domes References

  • Baader Custom Developments for telescope installations

    We received a question from our customer about our turn-key telescope solutions. It was actually only a short question, but we answer it in detail to show you what kind of benefit it provides, when ordering a complete telescope system from us. The question: Could you tell me what the OTA rings on the TEC140 in the attached image (from a Baader installation) are. I can see that the outer rings are the Baader heavy...
  • 4,2m Highspeed Dome for NASA at McDonald Observatory, Texas

    Please note: We wrote the following report of our dome assembly in January of this year months ago, but had to wait for picture release from NASA and the University of Texas, which was delayed for understandable reasons given the current situation. Located in the Texas Davis Mountains on Mount Locke at 2,100m is the famous McDonald-Observatory. The University of Texas owns and finances the site. Due to the current construction of SLR stations at NASA...
  • Modern meets antique: 3.5M AllSky dome in a Greek mountain village

    Our last dome assembly in 2019 took place in the second week of December in Greece. Since this installation had a special flair as well as bad luck and breakdowns, we would like to share with you the following report of the installation. After the dome has been used for some time, we will also ask the customer if he agrees that his dome will appear on our observatory world map. The mountains of the...
  • Baader Observatories Map - Discover our Domes

    In 2019 we reported little about our observatory installations, instead we worked on an observatory world map. It shows not all, but many of the hundreds of observatories and domes we have installed over the last 50 years. This world map will continue to be extended with new and partly even more old observatory installations. Please note: Most of the content was filled in by our customers themselves. For this reason we ask for your...
  • 2,6m private classic dome in Switzerland with GM2000 QCI

    This post has not yet been translated to english, we apologize. In the meantime until we get to it, please use Google Translate or a similar tool. Thank you for your understanding. Kundenurteil von Josef Bucher Der Wunsch, eine eigene Sternwarte irgendwo auf dem Lande draussen unter einem wenig lichtverschmutzten Himmel zu haben ist bestimmt der Wunsch vieler Amateurastronomen. Seien wir ehrlich: Das Suchen nach gut erreichbaren und geeigneten Beobachtungsplätzen, der stets wiederkehrende Auf- und...
  • Experiences with observatory domes from Baader Planetarium and other brands

    For many years now Baader Planetarium has been asking me from time to time to put on paper my experiences with observatory domes which I had to deal with during my life as an active observer and user of observatories. I finally wanted to fulfill this wish and have summarized my experiences here ... I'd like to say a few words about my background: My amateur astronomical and technical experience with classic observatory domes began...
  • 10Micron GM 4000 HPS mount for DWD (German Weather Service)

    Already in 2012 we installed a 3.2m dome for the meteorological observatory of the DWD. Now the next one is to come. First the mount was delivered and installed, which now "hibernates" in a self-made protection due to the still missing dome. Later an atmospheric research device, which has to follow the sun, will be installed on the mount.  
  • PlaneWave CDK 20 and 10Micron GM 4000 HPS mount for Public and School Observatory Dahlewitz

    02.11.2018: PlaneWave CDK 20 and 10Micron GM 4000 HPS mount for Public and School Observatory Dahlewitz   At the Dahlewitz school and public observatory, an older rental telescope was replaced by a new CDK 20 on a GM 4000 HPS mount. In the next year the installation of a complete observatory management system as well as the delivery of a high-quality CCD camera is still pending. Then the observatory will not only be fit for...
  • PlaneWave CDK 700 and 10Micron GM 4000 HPS with Baader APO 193 for Schaffhausen Observatory

    One of our largest recent (non-dome) projects. The assembly was very exciting, because first a crane failed and had to be replaced by its "big brother". Now, however, the Schaffhausen Observatory has been equipped with the latest technology: A PlaneWave CDK 700 reflector telescope and a 10 Micron GM 4000 HPS mount with Baader Presto APO 193 / 1450 CaF2 and Solar Spectrum H-alpha filters. Another PlaneWave CDK 700 will follow next year. You can read...
  • 3.2m Classic (ECO) Dome with CDK 17" and GM 3000 HPS for EGN observatory

    Dome version Classic Dome (ECO) Dome size 3,2 Meter Institute Einstein Gymnasium Neuenhagen Electronics Remote operation, rain- and cloud-sensor, AllSky camera, Emergency closure and much more Software Maxim DL Pro Telescope(s) PlaneWave CDK 17 mit TEC APO 140 ED Mount(s) 10Micron GM 3000 HPS auf modaler Baader Stahlsäule Activities Schulveranstaltungen, Deep-Sky Built in year 2017 Website https://egnsternwarte.wordpress.com Our 3.2m observatory dome shines from afar in full splendour above the treetops of the garden city Neuenhagen....

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