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  1. Rated: 96
    10/10/2016 7:54 PM Baader UV/IR Cut / L-Filter
    What's the actual size of your 2" filters in "mm" with and without frame/ring? What step down adapter is suggested from a 52 mm to "-- mm"?

    Answer rated: 104
    Our largest cell mounted filters measure 2" (50.8mm) in mechanical diameter (having a metric thread of M48). The optical clear aperture is 46 mm. In order to ease the adaptation of our 2" filters onto most camera lenses, we do produce a 2" filter-holder, to convert from the ASTRO-2" Standard (M48) into a more common photo-standard of SP54 mm ("SP"means this is not a metric thread).
    For adapting any cell mounted Baader 2 inch Filter onto a camera lens with 52mm front filter thread you will need:
    #2408166 Baader DSLR 2" Filter-Holder M48 / SP54: https://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/baader-dslr-2%22-filter-holder-m48sp54.html
    #2958052 Baader Lens-Adapter-Ring SP54 / M52: https://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/baader-hyperion-dt-ring-sp54m52-for-dtadapter-iiandiii-and-hyperion-eyepieces.html
    Based on the SP54 thread, we offer many more adapters for various camera threads, our so-called Hyperion DT-rings. https://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/catalogsearch/result/?q=sp54
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Oct 11, 2016 5:08:00 PM
  2. Rated: 49
    4/30/2017 11:39 PM Baader Ultra-Narrowband H-alpha 3,5nm Filter
    I've got filter set h-alpha,h-beta,sII,oIII for full frame ccd, when will arrive the filter size 1.25" for h-alpha 3.5nm?

    Answer rated: -21
    The H-alpha 3.5nm filter in 1.25" size will become available in approx. four months. Thanks for your patience
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on May 2, 2017 8:24:00 AM
  3. Rated: 44
    12/1/2016 10:36 AM Baader Multi-Purpose Vario Finder 10x60 (single or with MQR-IV finder holder)
    Is the erecting prism, part no 2456130, compatible with the Vario Finder (Baader T-2 / 90° Baader Roof-Prism with BBHS ® coating (T-2 part #02), and can I use the supplied eyepiece with this combination?

    Answer rated: 20
    Yes, the T-2 90° BBHS prism is perfectly compatible with the Vario-Finder. The supplied eyepiece of the Vario Finder can be screwed directly into the housing of the erecting star diagonal.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Dec 2, 2016 12:03:00 PM
  4. Rated: 43
    11/9/2016 10:31 AM 2" Amici-Prisma 90°, beidseitig mit 2" Steckanschluss
    I have some questions regarding your Amici-prism 2" diagonal:

    1. Does it really have only 30 mm clear aperture? Is it not too small for 2" eyepieces like Nagler 31 mm (42 mm fieldstop)? No vignetting?

    2. What is the length of the light path in this diagonal?

    3. I'm thinking about using this diagonal in a 80/400 refractor, with Teleskop-Service flattener TSFlat2 (http://www.teleskop-express.de/shop/product_info.php/info/p1010_TS-Optics-Universal-APO-Flattener-TSFLAT2-fuer-Refraktor-Teleskope.html), which has normal 2" filter thread. Can the nosepiece of the diagonal be unscrewed, and the flattener screwed to the body of the diagonal itself? (so the flattener would work as a nosepiece). In the description there is the information that "innenanschluss" is M48 thread, and this - I think - is equal to standard 2" filter thread...
    Kind regards, Piotr Kierzkowski

    Answer rated: 18
    This 2" Amici has got indeed a clear aperture of ca. 38mm, so it should work quite well with your eyepiece. Unfortunately, we do not have the data about the light path at hand.

    The nosepiece on the telescope-side can be removed, the housing has got an M48-filterthread, too. Only the eyepiece clamp can't be removed.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Nov 9, 2016 2:58:00 PM
  5. Rated: 32
    11/1/2016 11:59 PM Baader H-alpha 7nm CCD Narrowband-Filter
    Do all Baader narrowband filter both UV and IR as well? I am thinking of using them with a Full Spectrum DSLR. Thanks.

    Answer rated: -31
    All Baader Planetarium narrowbandfilters are blocking UV and IR, they are made for use with fully unblocked monochrome cameras.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Nov 2, 2016 3:43:00 PM
  6. Rated: 32
    5/6/2017 6:25 PM 2" MPCC Mark III (Multi-Purpose Coma Corrector for Newtons)
    I want to connect my existing EOS T-ring to the Baader MPCC. Does the item on the webpage come with the necessary spacers, or will I have to buy additional items?

    Thanks.

    Answer rated: -14
    If you use any standard T-2-ring, you can use the MPCC without any other adapters - the ring will give you the necessary distance of 55mm to the sensor of your DSLR. This is the standard-distance which was also used bei camera lenses with T-2-thread.

    Only if you have a low-profile T-2-ring like #2408318 or if you use the M48-thread, you'll have to use additional spacer rings.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on May 8, 2017 9:41:00 AM
  7. Rated: 31
    8/14/2017 11:46 AM Solar Viewer AstroSolar® Silver/Gold (1pc, 10pc, 25pc, 100pc)
    Wrinkles, folds, creases - is my Baader AstroSolar Viewer safe?

    Answer rated: 13
    Your AstroSolar Viewer is perfectly safe. Each single viewer has been safety-tested and is tucked into it's own protective poly-bag. After each time you used it put it back into it's poly bag and it will serve you for years to come (the next total eclipse in the US will commence on April 8th 2024).

    Like published many times for AstroSolar Film, the film is mounted loosely in it's paper frame to retain the ultra high quality which AstroSolar is known for. When looking at the film you might have the impression it would show wrinkles - and this is perfectly normal and that's how it ought to be. All our product images do show how this will look like. Wrinkles in this case are a sign that the film is mounted correctly. What we do not let pass though are real folds and creases in the metal film. Even these will not be dangerous in the least - but they could impair the high optical quality of the solar image.

    Do not let the viewer fall into dirt, do not let it collect dust over some weeks, do not put it flat on a table while rubbing it back and forth - that is - do not violently scratch off the metal coating visible at the front side. AstroSolar film is metallized on both sides. Even some scratches on the front side will not be dangerous for your eyes! This material has a 25 years history and we stand behind it. In addition, the special (non-soot) black film that complements the metal film will work as an added safety layer and definitely the combination of materials will keep your eyes out of harm.

    Even so we do insist that each viewer must be tested by you as well before each use, to check if any changes have appeared over time due to wrong handling or improper storage. If your viewer is torn from age or use, if it shows bright pinpoints during a short glimpse towards the sun, then discharge it and get a new one.

    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Aug 15, 2017 9:49:00 AM
  8. Rated: 31
    12/19/2017 5:04 AM Baader SC / HD Ultra Short T-Adaptor, 7mm optical length
    I'm trying to connect a Mallincam DS2.3+ to a Hyperion Mark III Zoom 8-24mm. The DS2.3+ has what seems like a M25f thread. What adapter rings are required?

    Answer rated: -24
    The Malincam comes with a C-Mount thread so you´ll need this two adapters because the EP has M43 thread:
    http://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/baader-c-mount-t-2-with-integrated-1%C2%BC%22-filterholder.html
    http://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/baader-hyperion-t-adapter-m43i--t-2a-(m42x0.75).html
    A lot more possibilities for adaptions you can see here (especially the last page for the video modules):
    http://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/downloads/dl/file/id/444/product/2848/digiscoping_camera_adaptations_for_afocal_photography_and_eyepiece_projection.pdf

    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Dec 19, 2017 10:18:00 AM
  9. Rated: 30
    11/22/2017 3:00 PM SET: Hyperion Universal Zoom Mark IV + Hyperion Barlow 2,25x (8-24mm / 3,6-10,7mm)
    Why is the Barlow not compatible with spotting scopes

    Answer rated: 5
    Spotting scopes do not work with all eyepieces, because they don't offer the same back-focus like an astronomical telescope. We had to shorten the housing of the Zoom eyepiece to get into focus with all spotting scopes. You really have to fight for every millimeter.

    The problem is that the front lens of the scope basically creates an image in a given distance, which is then magnified by the eyepiece. So, you need to get the eyepiece close enough to the front lens. In a spottin scope, the erect-image prism is mounted fix inside of the tube, and you can't get close enough. In a telescope, you can move both prism and eyepiece closer to the front lens.

    While a Barlow lense moves the image further to the outside, it has to be even closer to the front lens than an eyepiece - with a refracting spotting scope, you'd have to remove parts of the scope's housing to get into focus. The prism and the internal focusing mechanism are in the way...

    So, although you can attach the Barlow mechanically to a spotting scope, you wouldn't be able to reach focus and get a sharp image.

    Only if you use a telescope as spotting scope like our C5 Schmidt-Cassegrain spotting scope, you'd be able to use the Barlow - but this only works with a very small number of spotting scopes.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Nov 22, 2017 3:01:00 PM
  10. Rated: 27
    9/20/2017 12:55 PM Methanfilter 1¼" (889nm, 8nm)
    What are the threads and pitch of your 1.25" and 2" filters?

    Answer rated: 23
    Our 1.25" filters have a M28.5 male (and M28.5 front female) thread / our 2" filters have a M48 male (and M48 front female) thread

    Both thread sizes come with our proprietary pitch - which is not the same for the female and male threads.
    This is our own proprietary "emergency solution" for uniting a world were manufacturers all over the world copy from each other - to the point that there are almost a dozen different pitches in use for male and female threads. Traditionally US-companies used to do a UNF-based pitch and the rest of the world went for metric threads - but these do vary from 0.5 to 0.75.

    For this reason it does not make sense to publish our non standard pitch because our pitch is made to cope with all existing metric and US-pitch standards - and as said - our solution has evolved from sheer necessity. It is a mixture of a queer pitch and under-/over-dimensioning . We will not want to declare this as a standard and get bashed up for it. It works for us and is a result of 20 years adaptation to fit our filters onto all crazy threads we have seen. And inspite of this - every now and then there comes another "dragonboat-eyepiece" were even our filters may not fit...
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Sep 22, 2017 1:43:00 PM
  11. Rated: 27
    12/4/2017 7:27 AM Baader Hyperion Universal Zoom Mark IV, 8-24mm eyepiece (1¼" / 2")
    I'd like to use the mpcc mk3 with this eyepiece. Where is the field stop located?

    Answer rated: -10
    Please see following link: http://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/downloads/dl/file/id/357/product/3117/hyperion_universal_zoom_mark_iv_specifications_drawing_and_technical_data.pdf
    Please mention the reference surface which is the determining factor.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Dec 4, 2017 8:01:00 AM
  12. Rated: 26
    4/25/2017 2:58 PM Baader 2" ClickLock eyepiece clamps (from T-2 to 4,1")
    I have a Celestron Edge HD 8" SCT. After a few months using the 40mm kit eyepiece, I'm looking to purchase a couple of Hyperion eyepieces. What ClickLock components would be required to mount this?

    Answer rated: -17
    To use 2"-accessories with an SCT or EdgeHD, we recommend the following parts:
    #2956220 SC-Clicklock (for 6", 8", 9¼") or #2956233 SCL-ClickLock (11", 14")
    #2956100 Baader 2" ClickLock Diagonal Mirror or #2456115 Baader 2" BBHS ® Mirror Diagonal with 2" ClickLock Clamp
    optional: #2956214 Baader 2" to 1¼" ClickLock Reducer (T-2 part #15B) (all Hyperion an Morpheus eyepieces can be used with the 2" barrel; this reducer is only necessary for 1,25" eyepieces)

    Especially if your telescope is mounted on an Alt-Az mount, you can use the Baader 2" NexStar locking ring #245827 instead ot the SC-ClickLock to permanently mount the mirror at the back of the telescope - if you remove the nosepiece from our star diagonals, you get an SC-thread which fits directly at the telescope. This way, so can save some space and do not risk that the telescope hits the base of the mount when you point it high at the sky.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Apr 26, 2017 8:57:00 AM
  13. Rated: 25
    10/16/2016 6:12 PM Baader 2" ClickLock Diagonal Mirror
    Is the 2" ClickLock Diagonal Mirror (# 2956100) threaded for standard 2" filters? Thanks!

    Answer rated: -10
    Yes indeed, it is threaded for 2" (M48) filters.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Oct 24, 2016 9:01:00 AM
  14. Rated: 25
    12/10/2017 8:12 PM Baader T-2 / 7.5 mm Extension Tube (T-2 part #25C)
    I need a lockable T-2 extension, total length about 10 mm (for use with the Geoptik CCD-Canon connector). Can the 7.5 mm T-2 extension be combined with the #33 locking ring to achieve this? If not, is there another T-2 system item(s) for this? Thanks.

    Answer rated: -11
    Unfortunately, you can't combine these two parts this way. But the male and female threads of this adapter are ca. 5mm long, so I'd recommend that you use e.g. two 1.4mm T-2 spacer rings from the set #2458102 and put one on each side of the adapter. This way, you get very close to 10mm without loosing much of the threads - so you still have a secure connection to your camera.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Dec 11, 2017 9:35:00 AM
  15. Rated: 24
    10/8/2016 2:40 PM Maxbright Binocular incl. case
    I would like to ask if the release date of the successor model is already known? Thank you in advance.

    Answer rated: -102
    Please excuse, the release date of the Maxbright G2 is not confirmed and we do not want to have people waiting too long. Maybe you could find a used model somewhere to ease the wait. At any rate, we are working hard to make it very good - seriously better than the G1 Maxbright.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Oct 10, 2016 10:13:00 AM
  16. Rated: 22
    11/12/2016 11:14 PM Baader zero-tolerance protective Canon DSLR T-Ring T-2/M48 and 2"
    Does this T ring assembly fit the Baader 2 inch semi-apo filter?

    Answer rated: -8
    The 2" nosepiece has got a 2" filterthread, so you can use any filter mounted in a 2" filter cell.

    But you can not use the filter compartment of the Protective T-Ring for this filter, as this requires filters with 50.4mm diameter. Anyway, you can use it to use the 2" SemiApo and another 50.4mm filter at the same time.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Nov 14, 2016 10:16:00 AM
  17. Rated: 22
    7/3/2017 9:24 PM Baader 2" Amici-erecting-prism 90° with 2" holder and 2" sleeve
    I would like clarification on the threads / interfaces with the prism holder body. You state the Lens Side has both an inner connection that is M48-.75mm thread and an outer connection 2" barrel....does the 2" barrel screw into the M48-.75mm thread in the prism holder body? or is the interior of the 2" barrel threaded with M48-.75mm? On the Eyepiece side, is the clamp removable at all? Is it threaded in or pressed fit in? If either, please specify. Do you have a CAD model of the assembly you can share?
    Thanks, James Riall

    Answer rated: -4
    The 2"-nosepiece of the prism has got an M48-thread for 2"-filters, so you can attach 2"-filters in front of it. The nosepiece is removable and also attached with an M48-thread to the housing.

    The eyepiece clamp is not removable.

    I'm sorry, but we can't publish CAD-drawings of the housings - there is too much "Cut&Paste-Copying" in the times of the internet.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Jul 5, 2017 9:53:00 AM
  18. Rated: 21
    9/8/2016 8:02 PM Baader 2" ClickLock Diagonal Mirror
    Is the housing for this diagonal CNC machined? And what features are there that ensure proper alignment of the mirror? What are the features of the mirror glass?

    Answer rated: 5
    The mirror seat of the diagonal body is machined, to provide a defined position.
    We do regard the mirror substrate of our dielectric diagonals a proprietory information. As you may have heard, a dielectric coating with as much as 50 coating layers can extend an enormous amount of stress onto the mirror substrate. Many proudly offered dielectric mirrors suffer under "power" - means the surface bends under the coating stress and over time develops a very weak spherical shape. For this reason we use a hardened variety of borosilicate glass, which can sustain the plane polished surface to remain in perfect order. Admittedly this substrate has somewhat larger index of expansion and does take longer to regain its optical shape when subjected to large temperature differences - but only when compared to our BBHS mirror-diagonals which feature a hard-silver coated glass-ceramics (Astro-Sitall) as substrate.
    However - we had extensively tested this combo of coating and substrate to be a perfect match for our dielectric diagonals - especially ensuring a longlived product that does not change in optical quality over time. Please read more about the mechanical and optical properties of our BBHS-diagonals, as well as our marketing philosophy, to not participate in the usual number competition here: http://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/blog/baader-bbhs-reflective-properties/
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Sep 14, 2016 11:09:00 AM
  19. Rated: 21
    3/6/2017 9:34 AM Baader Neodymium (Moon & Skyglow) Filter
    I note that you do not provide either the Neodymium Filter nor the IR-Pass Filter in a version that is 'Square 50 x 50mm unmounted', is this correct?
    In relation to both Filters' Wavelength Spectrum Response what alternative Filter(s) do you have that has the nearest spectrum response in the 50 x 50mm unmounted version? Preferably 3mm thickness.
    The reason for this enquiry is to have a useful 'Luminesence' filter for Lunar and Planetary Astrophotography when the rest of the filters are for Deep Sky Imaging (Baader CCD Complete Filter Set II 50 x 50mm #2459544).

    Answer rated: -9
    To make it short, unfortunately we currently don't offer either in 50x50 with 3mm thickness because it will dim image compared to our 2mm substate thickness filters.

    Answer in detail: We are sorry, we never felt the Neodymium-Filter to be of intense enough value for CCD-imaging (but very nice for planetary lucky imaging!), hence it is being handled as perfect visual/videography filter here and only av. cell-mounted in 1 1/4" and 2" (2" being a size which already does serve well for DSLR-imaging and were we have all adapters available to put this filter in front of any DSLR-camera lens - or to use our UFC- filter changer for mounting it in front of any CCD-camera.

    The neodymium substrate will become very expensive in 50x50 x3 mm size and we already must go through a lot of glass to cancel out substrates with striae and other pouring defects. If you find someone offering this substrate in that size and thickness, you should very carefully check it for optical defects as most people do not do this careful glass selection, nor do they polish each filter substrate on an auto-deck-polisher, nor do they apply a truly high efficient BBAR-coating on both sides. Actually most are just usurping the name of the substrate while supplying very mediocre optical quality.

    If you have evidence of people using our smaller neodymium-filters successfully as "L-filter" substitute in a regular CCD-camera filter wheel, then please let us see the links. If it is reasonable we may enter into such a project - but the resulting price may be double of a cell-mounted 2" filter. Also keep in mind that the 1 mm added thickness will definitely cause some loss in transmission!

    Regarding the IR-pass-filter in 2 mm thickness: These are perfect for lucky imaging/videography. Hence 95% of these filters are being sold in the 1 1/4" cell-mounted version in 2 mm thickness. Again - offering this in 3 mm thickness will reduce transmission and not offer enough benefit for regular CCD-imaging (just our 2 ct´s).
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Mar 6, 2017 9:35:00 AM
  20. Rated: 21
    9/16/2017 5:33 PM Baader 2" ClickLock eyepiece clamps (from T-2 to 4,1")
    Which Baader 2" ClickLock should i choose for my meade lxd55 emc 127 mm refractor ?
    Thanks !

    Answer rated: 1
    Unfortunately, we do not have the technical data for all telescopes on the market, especially not for older models. To answer your question, we would need to know which threads are available on your focuser. If this information is not included in the manual, you'd have to contact the manufacturer.
    If there is no thread available, but the telescope has got enough backfocus and already a 2" clamp, you can use either #2956237 37mm ClickLock extension or #2956247 47mm ClickLock extension, or even the Baader 2" ClickLock Diagonal Mirror #2956100 - then you don't have the Clicklock at the telescope, but at least you can use it whenever you change the eyepiece.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Sep 20, 2017 11:21:00 AM
  21. Rated: 21
    5/4/2018 11:04 PM Alan Gee Telecompressor Mark II (T-2 part #20)
    Does the Alan Gee come with the spacer tubes described in the manual or are those purchased separately?

    Thank you.

    Answer rated: 8
    The two 19mm spacer tubes are included; only the various T-2-extensions are not included.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on May 7, 2018 8:21:00 AM
  22. Rated: 20
    5/24/2017 9:35 PM 2" BDS-RT Baader Diamond Steeltrack Focuser
    Is there an RT adapter to fit a Steeltrack focuser to a Skywatcher EQUINOX 80 please?
    Thanks, Paul

    Answer rated: -14
    We would love to see our Diamond Steeltrack on as many telescopes as possible. However we cant answer this question for certain, since we don't sell this telescope and thus don't know the thread sizes, backfocus and so on. You could send us your scope and we would inspect it and check if we have a fitting adapter - if not we could produce one.
    If you don't want to send us your scope, we would need precise measurements of the thread sizes / pitch as well as measurements or specs from your telescope to evaluate the backfocus. Please send images of all measuring steps.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on May 26, 2017 1:30:00 PM
  23. Rated: 19
    4/8/2018 3:29 AM Baader 2" ClickLock Diagonal Mirror
    How secure is the nosepiece when coupled to the diagonal body? Is there any risk of it loosening when subjected to heavy loads with the diagonal oriented horizontally?

    Answer rated: -6
    The nosepiece is extremely secure and is able to hold even very heavy payload. We've tested it with a C14, see here: https://www.baader-planetarium.com/media/wysiwyg/gross_BP28-AB2956100-06-ClickLockDiagonal-2inch.jpg (but this is not recommended for imitation).

    Also we recommend to check out this Youtube Review: https://youtu.be/oYoymtIT0ww
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Apr 9, 2018 9:25:00 AM
  24. Rated: 19
    7/3/2017 10:44 PM Baader Ultra-Narrowband H-alpha 3,5nm Filter
    I understand your 3.5nm Ha filter in 1.25" size will become available later this year. When will you produce 3.5nm filters of the same size in SII and OIII? Thank you.

    Answer rated: 9
    We are working on these filters, too, and hope to have them ready by the end of the year - but we can't promise it.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Jul 5, 2017 12:34:00 PM
  25. Rated: 18
    10/12/2016 10:43 PM Baader1¼" Amici-erecting-prism 45° with 24mm free aperture
    I am looking for a 45 degree 1-25" correct image diagonal. I want it to look at the view across the bay, and the image to be the same as looking through a pair of binoculars.
    Would your article part no.2956150 do the business. Is there any other options.

    Answer rated: 9
    Yes, this item will do the job!
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Oct 27, 2016 3:17:00 PM
  26. Rated: 18
    12/28/2016 9:00 PM Baader Double Polarizing Filter
    I am going to be shooting a full solar eclipse this summer. My thoughts are to use a 400mm Canon lens with a 2x converter. The barrel thread is 77mm what do you recommend?

    Answer rated: -3
    We would need the outer diameter of your lens to answer correctly. You will probably need an ASBF 70 or 80 filter.
    Please check out our Baader Solar Filter Finder tool to make sure by yourself:
    http://astrosolar.com/baader-solar-filter/
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Jan 9, 2017 8:26:00 AM
  27. Rated: 18
    6/11/2018 3:28 PM 2" BDS-NT Baader Diamond Steeltrack® Focuser
    I bought recently this focuser, but i made the hugh mistake to move the drawtube align screws and now nothing work correctly the tube is no more aligned. Do you have a trick to put the drawtube perfectly on axis ? I tried but its not okay at all.....

    Thank you
    Alexis

    Answer rated: -5
    Please check out page 12 + 13 of our Diamond Steeltrack instruction manual:
    https://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/downloads/dl/file/id/175/product/2859/instruction_manual_for_all_baader_diamond_steeltrack_bds.pdf
    We tried to be very explicit that this alignment procedure is very delicate. Please note the following red text that we wrote on page 12:
    "Please read the following thoroughly and only proceed with the alignment procedure if you feel well informed about what you are doing"
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Jun 11, 2018 3:33:00 PM
  28. Rated: 18
    7/3/2017 4:49 PM Baader Neodymium (Moon & Skyglow) Filter
    Hi I have a Canon 5D modified with the stock IR filter removed making it full spectrum imager. I need a standard 2" threaded IR cut filter to block the unwanted IR while leaving the Ha intact, I could purchase your Baader UV-IR-CUT Filter for this purpose but wonder if the Moon and sky-glow filter would serve dual duty to cut the unwanted IR while also preforming as a LPF with the additional benefit of lunar and Planetary enhancement. Lastly would the Moon and Sky Glow filter degrade deep sky imaging at dark sky locations thus making a case for the need of both filters?

    Answer rated: -1
    The Moon and Skyglow filter can be used as UV/IR blocker, that is correct. And it also has some LPR function (which is of course not as strong as with a full Deep Sky UHC Filter). This means it will degrade the efficiency at dark sky locations not as strong as with a real UHC filter.

    But - it will mean you have:
    -not the maximum deep sky contrast in light polluted areas
    -not the maximum efficiency in really dark areas
    ->therefore separate filters, a UHC and a UV/IR blocker and maybe the Moon&Skyglow for planetary work are the better solution.

    So if imaging efficiency is not your main intention and a compromise is ok you can choose the Moon&Skyglow alone. Otherwise we recommend separate ones.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Jul 6, 2017 12:26:00 PM
  29. Rated: 18
    12/3/2017 6:02 AM Baader 2" ClickLock eyepiece clamps (from T-2 to 4,1")
    Which 2" Baader Clicklock will suit my Orion ED80 CF?

    Answer rated: 3
    We don´t sell Orion products so we don´t know how your present clamp is mounted. You can unmount your clamp to find out what size is
    given on your focuser or ask a dealer who sell this type.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Dec 4, 2017 9:05:00 AM
  30. Rated: 18
    12/8/2017 8:56 PM Baader zero-tolerance protective Canon DSLR T-Ring T-2/M48 and 2"
    I need an adapter that will allow me to attach my Nikon 610 to my Celestron 8se that will take a 2" light pollution filter for prime focus astrophotography. I currently have a T-Ring and T-Adapter provided by Celestron, but it will not take 2" filters

    Answer rated: -15
    We have the protective ring only for Canon cameras. According your question there is only the classic way using this nose piece:
    http://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/baader-2%22--t-2-nose-piece-and-camera-adapter-(same-as-used-by-sbig)-(t-2-part-16).html
    To connect 2" accessories onto the OTA we have two different rings:
    http://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/2%22-deluxe-eyepiece-clamp-for-sc-telescopes-(available-with-filter-holder--extension).html
    http://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/baader-2%22-clicklock-eyepiece-clamps.html
    If you choose the ClickLock clamp please take Item No. #2956220 with SC-thread
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Dec 11, 2017 9:25:00 AM
  31. Rated: 17
    1/21/2018 6:58 PM Baader Hyperion Universal Zoom Mark IV, 8-24mm eyepiece (1¼" / 2")
    On my Newtonian: If I'm using a MPCC w/this zoom and alternating between visual and T2 w/Nikon APS-C, is there some sort of extension I could use (clicklock preferred), so that I don't have to add/remove the focuser ring extension each time? To make matters even more fun, this will be used on a Bresser Hexafoc... Is this doable?

    Answer rated: -48
    Unfortunately, I don't see a solution for this - the camera has to be adapted directly onto the T-2-thread of the MPCC, so this thread must remain accessible. Even if you attach a T-2-Clicklock to the MPCC, you'd have to unscrew the Clicklock to attach the camera.

    So, you can't get rid of the T-2-thread, there is no space for any quickchanger, once the camera is attached.

    The only solution I can think of at the moment for more comfort would be an additional MPCC which is attached permanently to the camera adapter...
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Jan 31, 2018 9:45:00 AM
  32. Rated: 17
    9/19/2016 3:39 PM 2" Glasspathcorrector® 1,8x for Refractors and SC's
    My 1.8x glass path corrector appears out of collimation on f/5 while the 1.7x works perfectly.
    I have the following: Baader 2" glass path corrector for refractors, SC and other systems. Extension factor 1.8x.

    I have tested it with various diagonals and in 3 high quality refractors with my Mark V Binoviewer.

    Everything looks good in my 180mm F7 and 101mm Petzval F5.4 refractors. But in my 140mm Petzval F5 refractor the stars appear out of collimation on regular stars as well as on an artificial star tested indoors. When I replace the 1.8X GPC with the smaller 1.7X GPC or 2.6X GPC everything looks good. The scope has perfect collimation. However, when I use the 1.8X GPC something is out. It doesn't really make sense so I am wondering if you know what might be the problem. Perhaps F5 is too fast for the 1.8X GPC. Is that correct or could it be something else I am overlooking?

    Answer rated: -23
    your assumption is correct. We manufacture two glasspath correctors with ~2" front aperture that are carefully designed to pick up the full beam to enter into the binocular.

    The 1.7x version (2" GPC only) is designed to correct the coma of Newtonian telescopes and work down to f/3.5.
    The 1.8x model is designed to work perfectly with refractor telescopes from f/8 to f/6. The design dates back to the days of Carl Zeiss APQ-Apochromates and was done by the APQ-designer, Dr. Pudenz.

    We are sorry that the 1.8x (Refractor-)GPC does not perform to your expectation at f/5, but this is the fate of every specialised design, made to perform 100 % at the target application.

    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Sep 19, 2016 3:40:00 PM
  33. Rated: 17
    3/28/2017 3:24 PM
    Tell me, please, will this tail be compatible (# 2451101) with Celestron CPC 1100 Edge HD? And if not, what advise? Thank you!

    Answer rated: 0
    Yes, this dovetail bar fits perfectly. Please see also the PDF under the tab "Downloads":
    http://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/downloads/dl/file/id/131/product/1136/manual_for_mounting_the_baader_dovetail_bar_z_and_v_at_celestron_c8_c_925_and_c_11_sc_and_hd_optics.pdf
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Mar 28, 2017 3:54:00 PM
  34. Rated: 16
    2/12/2018 12:22 AM Baader DSLR-2" Filter Holder M48/SP54
    Could you tell me the exact products I need to fit a 2” filter to a DSLR lens of 58mm diameter please?

    Answer rated: -5
    You need the following two parts:

    # 2408166 - Baader DSLR-2" Filter Holder M48/SP54
    # 2958058 - Baader Hyperion DT-Ring SP54/M58

    Then you can mount your 2"-filter onto the M58-filter-thread of your lens.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Feb 12, 2018 8:20:00 AM
  35. Rated: 16
    2/22/2018 2:31 AM Baader 2" ClickLock eyepiece clamps (from T-2 to 4,1")
    I have two questions about the 2" ClickLock 2" CL-Extension 47mm.

    1) How long is the overall length of this adapter including the 2" nosepiece. I know the optical length is 47mm, so how long is the attached 2" nosepiece?

    2) How deep can a 2" eyepiece be inserted into this adapter? I have a 2" eyepiece with a 38mm nosepiece. Will I be able to seat it all the way in?

    Thanks,
    Steve

    Answer rated: -33
    The length over all is 74mm so the 2" nose piece telescope side is 27mm long (74mm-47mm). The ClickLock body takes 2" barells up to 36mm deep.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Feb 22, 2018 8:39:00 AM
  36. Rated: 16
    9/15/2017 2:30 PM Baader 31mm Hyperion Aspheric 2" Eyepiece
    Is the 72° available with the 31,75mm plug-in sleeve?

    Answer rated: -18
    No, there is indeed an error in the technical specs data sheet, we will correct this ASAP. The apparent field of view when using the 1.25" barrel is 55°
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Sep 15, 2017 3:21:00 PM
  37. Rated: 16
    5/2/2017 10:18 PM Universal Red Dot Mount RDM
    Can you tell me what are the screw size/threading on top of the base? I want to know if they are 1/4"-20 to fit a standard camera hole. Thanks

    Answer rated: 4
    This is not a 1/4"-thread, but screws with the metric M5-thread fit into the holes.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on May 3, 2017 1:31:00 PM
  38. Rated: 16
    11/10/2016 5:02 PM Mark V Großfeld (Giant)-Binocular
    What is the in focus requirement of the binoviewer

    Answer rated: 17
    The optical length of the Baader Giant Binoviewer Mark V is 113mm. We suggest to use a 1.25x glass path corrector in order to get the color correction right. This will also enlarge the backfocus of your telescope and will be enough magnification for most applications.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Nov 11, 2016 9:26:00 AM
  39. Rated: 15
    8/10/2017 12:24 AM Baader f/2 Highspeed-Filters (H-alpha, O-III, S-II)
    I have a set of these. I was imaging at F2.1 with hyperstar. Could I use them at F3.6 or F5.0? (TAK with 0.73 reducer and native F)
    What degradation or other issues occurs at these slower speeds?

    Answer rated: 9
    Taking into account the high speed systems properties, these filters have a shifted CWL (Central Wave Length), where the peak is not congruent with the H-alpha, SII or OIII emission lines. This shift is calculated carefully and tested in such way that the best images can be obtained with very fast focal ratio telescopes. f/2 and f/3.6 are suitably close to each other, so the CWL does cover the range from f/2 to f/3.5. A telescope with an f-ratio of f/5 or f/10 actually might render a weak signal though.
    Even using these filters at f/3.8 might already result in a small loss of signal - that is - longer exposure time and consequently contrast might suffer a bit. Other than that - due to the mismatch some offband light might reach the chip but it shouldn´t be a huge concern. The most problematic filter is the H-alpha. Both SII and OIII have two emission lines which are close to each-other, so you will still be able to get part of both these lines. H-alpha in comparison to the other two, has a really tight bandwith.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Aug 16, 2017 3:03:00 PM
  40. Rated: 15
    1/31/2017 5:42 PM Baader Hyperion Universal Zoom Mark IV, 8-24mm eyepiece (1¼" / 2")
    Is any adapter available that allows this eyepiece to be used on the Kowa TSN-883 spotting scope?

    Answer rated: -3
    Unfortunately this adapter is not available until now and we cannot confirm yet a definite date.
    However - all efforts done on the new Mark IV release, to aim at making this eyepiece adaptable onto most existing Spotting scopes.
    Sorry if we can not serve you right now. We will strive to do so in the future
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Feb 1, 2017 8:32:00 AM
  41. Rated: 15
    2/2/2017 7:55 AM Baader Hyperion Universal Zoom Mark IV, 8-24mm eyepiece (1¼" / 2")
    Is the optics of this zoom eyepiece improved or modified if compared to the previous version? If yes, how?

    Answer rated: 0
    Many things have changed on the new Mark IV version as you can see in the product description and the instruction manual. Amongst others 4mm backfocus gain, improved zooming mechanism even at cold temperatures, new safety-kerf barrels and so on. However, we didn't see a need to change the proven, high-quality optics of the Hyperion Zoom. It is and always has been performing very well.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Feb 2, 2017 10:33:00 AM
  42. Rated: 15
    2/15/2017 9:08 AM Baader Sky-Surfer III red dot finder
    What material is the RDF made of? Can it be mounted on a Celestron Nexstar Evulotion ?

    Answer rated: 18
    The material is mostly ABS-plastic material. The Sky Surfer III can mount onto any Celestron tube that is equipped with the two screws for holding a Celestron finder - plus it has the proper shoe to fit into Vixen/SkyWatcher finder ports.

    See the detailed instructions under the tab "downloads" that explain the amount of adapters being the most extensive offered anywhere.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Feb 15, 2017 9:36:00 AM
  43. Rated: 14
    12/24/2016 2:48 AM Okular Eudiaskopisch 35 mm ED 1¼"
    Do you still sell this eyepiece?

    Answer rated: 2
    The last models of the 35mm Eudiascopic eyepiece are now reserved for use together with our Mark IV Binoviewer and are not available anymore for single purchase, we apologize.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Mar 27, 2017 9:52:00 AM
  44. Rated: 13
    3/7/2017 2:34 PM Baader 2" ClickLock eyepiece clamps (from T-2 to 4,1")
    I recently purchases a 2" Baader Clicklock visual back to use with my EdgeHD 8" SCT. My issue is that the system is too tight and binds up. When I put a 2" diagonal or eyepiece into the clicklock and go to lock it I can only get about 1/2 of the rotational movement before it gets tight to the point of binding up.

    Is this an issue or is it designed like this? I also thought that the part would be smooth when rotated, but I can feel distinct clicks so to speak. I just want to make sure that this unit is good and not defective, and I have never use this type of system before

    Answer rated: -19
    What you describe is completely normal. You only have to turn the lever by about 15 - 20° - if really the 2" barrel has the correct standard diameter. The lever moves much further in order to provide secure clamping action also for badly undersized 2" sleeves/barrels, which we have seen in this industry. A 15-20° turn for standard eyepieces will already put a lot of force onto a 2" barrel - you will note that it will hold your eyepiece or diagonal very firm and securely. You should not try to tighten it up as hard as you can! There is no need to extend a large force when clamping an eyepiece.

    The distinct clicks are part of the design. This was designed to let people hear and feel the lever position also in the dark.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Mar 8, 2017 11:27:00 AM
  45. Rated: 13
    9/21/2017 2:57 AM Hyperion Zoom 2.25x Barlow lens
    Can I use this kit with my Brandon Vernonscope 80mm apochromatic F6 480mm focal length?
    Thank you!

    Answer rated: -22
    The Hyperion Zoom Barlow lens will work perfectly with your Brandon Vernonscope.
    But you need the ClickLock 1,25" clamp to use it with your 1,25" eyepieces, please see this graphic
    http://assets.baader-planetarium.com/media/extendware/ewimageopt/media/inline/d9/5/hyperion-zoom-225x-barlow-lens-cd3.jpg
    Answer by: Tobias Baader (Admin) on Sep 26, 2017 4:46:00 PM
  46. Rated: 13
    5/7/2017 12:16 PM Baader M68 Tele-Compendium
    What material used to make Baader M68 Telecompendium; Universal Filter Holder Assembly? Concerned about long term galvanic corrosion affecting components if any steel used / mating surfaces. Telescope not protected against atmospheric humidity.

    Answer rated: -1
    Used material is anodized aluminum throughout
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on May 8, 2017 8:23:00 AM
  47. Rated: 13
    10/7/2018 8:34 PM 2" BDS-NT Baader Diamond Steeltrack® Focuser
    Can the Diamond Steeltrack NT focusser be installed on a Skywatcher MN190 without drilling holes?

    Answer rated: -1
    Only our discontinued Classic Steeltrack NT focuser was able using the holes when disassembling the original Sky-Watcher focuser. Then only
    when having the focus wheel axis 45° to the OTA axis.

    Please notice our website for instructions how to mount the Diamond Steeltrack - as you can see there have to be new holes done to mount it.
    You need to have access to the inner tube holding the nuts but the Makstutov Correctore is closing it - I´m sorry.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Oct 8, 2018 2:26:00 PM
  48. Rated: 13
    11/28/2018 1:22 PM ASSF: AstroSolar Spotting Scope Filter OD 5.0 (50mm - 150mm)
    Can I use AstroSolar films at deep temperatures

    Answer rated: -16
    For exactly this purpose we do supply the ASTF-series of mounted solar filters. The fastening rim on which the film is affixed to has the same expansion coefficient as the film itself. and that very ring is free-floating in the cell that mounts onto the telescope tube.

    Hence there is no stress build-up extended onto the film as it shrinks with temperature variation.

    The film itself will not be harmed by temperatures between -50°C up to +50°C. Below the film will become stiff and further below (- 100°C) even brittle. Above 50°C the adhesive that fastens the film onto its mounting-ring may start to become soft - in case that temperature persists for longer than 24 hours.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Nov 28, 2018 1:24:00 PM
  49. Rated: 13
    1/18/2017 10:37 AM Baader D-ERF Energy Rejection Filter (75 - 180mm)
    Is it possible to use a cheaper ERF (energy rejection filter) from another manufacturer or dealer for the SolarSpectrum H-Alpha filters than the D-ERF?

    Answer rated: 22
    We absolutely must point out that an ERF from another dealer may void the warranty of the SolarSpectrum H-alpha Filter, so that repairs may be payable even during the warranty period.

    You can buy cheaper standard ERFs, but they don't meet the same specifications as our D-ERF. Simple energy rejection filters are made of red dyed glass (Schott RG 610 or Schott RG 630). These are long pass filters which let all energy beyond ca. 570nm pass - this includes the full near infrared spectrum (heat radiation) above 630nm.

    The heat at the focal point behind such an ERF filter is three times higher than behind one of our D-ERFs. This way, the immersion oil in the stack of block-, polarization and Etalon-filters will boil away. An H-Alpha-filter which is permanently overheated this way will age very fast. We can not cover this with our 5-year-warranty.

    By the way: The coloured glass of these simple ERFs is rather "soft" and chemically unstable, so it can degrade over the years. The soft glass melt tends to form streaks. If they are not coated simple ERF-filters will age because of the oxygene in our atmosphere, and after some years the surface will get rough, and contrast is lost. When we were still using this glass, we had to check each and every filter on our optical bench, and many filters failed the double pass test.

    The problem with the glass quality of an RG 610 remains even when it is coated with an UV/IR-reducing coating. We tried this, too, with our C-ERF (Cool ERF), but we abandoned it after some years. The soft glass often got warped during the coating procedure, so that even less filters were useful after being coated. Our experiences with this combination lead to the development of the D-ERF (Dielectrical ERF).

    There are dealers and manufacturers who still offer such ERF or C-ERF filters but do not test them as thoroughly on an optical bench as we did. This is the reason why there are many cheaper C-ERFs and ERFs on the market - but the customer will pay for the cheaper costs a much higher price: a reduced image quality and a reduced lifespan of the H-Alpha filter, compared to a high-quality D-ERF.

    Our D-ERF filters are made of very homogeneous, fine-polished BK-7-glass without streaks. They are coated with great effort with a dielectrical coating system which is age-resistant and fine-tuned for the Solar Spectrum filters.

    A Solar Spectrum filter will outplay all its benefits (resistance to aging, sharpness and contrast) only in combination with a D-ERF, and only with this combination can we guarantee its resistance to aging. Especially a Research Grade Filter requires a good D-ERF. Every chain is only as strong as its weakest link.

    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Jan 23, 2017 10:39:00 AM
  50. Rated: 13
    8/2/2018 11:30 PM Baader ClickLock Eyepiece Clamp 1¼" with built in diopter-adjustment (T-2 part #08)
    Dear Baader, can I use this clicklock to fine focus with a telescope schmidt/cassegrain?

    Answer rated: -2
    Its a very fine focusing method, very slow, but yes - it will work
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Aug 3, 2018 3:53:00 PM
  51. Rated: 12
    2/9/2018 11:44 AM Fluorit Flatfield Converter (FFC) / 3x-8x – Weltbeste Barlowlinse
    Two Questions: Will this Barlow be effective at 2X? How can this lens provide up to a 90mm diameter image circle when the lens itself is only 42mm(?) in diameter and the light path is convergent, not divergent, between the lens and the image plane?

    Answer rated: 7
    The FFC was designed by Carl Zeiss, to cover the full 90 mm image diagonal of a 6x6 emulsion film camera and provide a flat field. This is especially valid at the 4x factor.

    A barlow lens makes individual light cones narrower, but increases the off axis light beam angles strongly since it magnifies the image which leads to a divergent field of light. So with its 4x magnification the projected field increases 4 times also, being designed to project the advertised 90mm in perfect quality. Although no regular glass combination would allow to design a divergent bundle of light to emerge from the lens groups and still retain the full apochromatic properties of a precision objective lens - such as the APQ-lenses from Carl Zeiss were. It indeed does take two differently radied cemented groups of genuine Calciumfluorite (CaF2) - crystal with equally exotic partner glasses, to retain the full apochromatic properties. There is no other lens design existing having the same complexity.

    However - the days of emulsion film are gone since long - and modern chips are much smaller still. For this reason the factor could be reduced even to 2,5x instead of 4x by moving the image plane much nearer towards the exiting lens surface than those ~150 mm required for the 4x factor. In this way, the perfectly flat and apochromatic field would be reduced to only cover a 25 mm image circle with perfection.
    When aiming to 2x it can be that the lens surface has to be extremely near to the sensor, so any dry chamber or else could hinder this.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Feb 20, 2018 9:45:00 AM
  52. Rated: 12
    10/7/2016 1:08 PM 2" MPCC Mark III (Multi-Purpose Coma Corrector for Newtons)
    I purchased the Hyperion Zoom and the MPCC Mark III. Can you tell me how to adapt the eyepiece to the coma corrector?
    I also want to use other eyepieces. How do I know the right distance between fieldstop position and the MPCC?

    Answer rated: -9
    We found this question very important and wrote an extensive answer with application images for other customers with similar question. Please check out the following blog post: "Perfect Coma Correction with Baader-MPCC – But how to adapt eyepieces?"
    http://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/blog/perfect-coma-correction-with-baader-mpcc-but-how-to-adapt-eyepieces/
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Oct 12, 2016 2:37:00 PM
  53. Rated: 12
    4/28/2017 10:59 PM Baader f/2 Highspeed-Filters (H-alpha, O-III, S-II)
    What is the band width (nm) of the F2 Highspeed narrow band filters?

    Answer rated: -29
    I'm sorry but we can't publish this value - to make them work at f/2, we had to use rather unusual values, which we can't publish so far. But if you take a look at the images made with these filters, you'll see that they work - that's better than every transmission graph.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on May 15, 2017 2:06:00 PM
  54. Rated: 12
    5/25/2017 10:41 AM 2" BDS-SC Baader Diamond Steeltrack® Focuser
    Please, where in this focuser should my f/6.3 Celestron focal reducer (CFR) go? Currently, my imaging train would be:
    C11 --- (¿CFR?) --- BDS-SC --- (¿CRF?) --- ASI174

    Thanks,
    Martin.

    Answer rated: -19
    You need to keep the distance between corrector and camera. So, it's the best if you put it between focuser and camera.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on May 29, 2017 10:31:00 AM
  55. Rated: 12
    12/19/2016 5:34 PM VIP 2x modular barlow lens, visual and photographic
    I understand that the optically active element of the VIP-Barlow is the 2.6x glass-path-corrector lens referenced "4C" in the T2 system. Is that correct ? If not, Is the active element for sale alone ?

    Answer rated: -22
    Thanks for this question, to make it short: it is not correct. We did repeat it many times but somehow it is not getting noticed - the 2.6x glasspath-corrector (# 2456317) is NOT a barlow lens.

    The 2.6x glasspath-corrector is solely designed to provide the necessary backfocus for using binoviewers in conjunction with newtonian telescopes and refractor telescopes. For correcting for the huge amount of glass in our Mark V giant binoviewer (# 2456410) - and likewise in the newly designed Maxbright Mark II binoviewer that is still under preparation at this time.

    Both lens elements of the Baader 2x VIP-Barlow (# 2406101) and the 2.6x glasspath-corrector (# 2456317) do look quite similar when inspecting them by eye only (they use the same housing) - and we are very sorry that through the years this is always again creating confusion in the forums. However - we always again reiterate that the two products are not the same lenses and cannot be used for serving a dual purpose.

    In case you were ordering the 2.6x glasspath-corrector and would use this product as a 2x barlow lens, you would find out that it creates severe chromatic errors if used in this (wrong) mode. The same accounts if trying to use the 2x VIP-barlow-lens as glasspath-corrector in conjunction with a binoviewer - you would see color error and conclude that the lens were faulty.

    We never said that these two products may be used for the other purpose, but always again people look at them and conclude they were the same - which definitely is not the case. Both products work excellent if used for their specific purpose. But since they repeatedly are being (ab)used in either/or configuration, some people concluded both designs were flawed. Again - this definitely is not the case.

    Thanks for purchasing the VIP-Barlow if you want a barlow lens. We are sorry but the barlow-element alone is not available. If you intend to use a barlow element only that readily threads into regular 1 1/4" filter threads, we do recommend our Q-Barlow 2.25x Link (# 2956185).
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Dec 20, 2016 11:36:00 AM
  56. Rated: 12
    7/11/2017 11:29 AM Baader Multipurpose Finder Bracket MQR III 7x50 (max 62mm)
    1. Do you ship to Australia?
    2. Is this bracket similar to the discontinued excellent Celestron 51149A bracket?

    Answer rated: 6
    Distribution for Australia is handled be www.extravision.com.au - they are closer to you and can handle requests faster than we can.

    The MQR do the same as the Celestron bracket, but are of a different, more sturdy design.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Jul 12, 2017 8:21:00 AM
  57. Rated: 11
    4/7/2018 6:06 PM 2" BDS-NT Baader Diamond Steeltrack® Focuser
    Hi, I would like to purchase a Baader Diamond SteelDrive System Without Hand Control, part number 2957152 plus a Baader 2 Inch Diamond Steeltrack NT Focuser, part number 2957230. Can you tell me if this set up would fit a Skywatcher Newtonian 200p and then controlled through a laptop using Sequence generator pro without the hand controller.
    Hope you can help,
    Kind regards,
    Phil Rees

    Answer rated: -6
    The SteelDrive can be assembled to all kind of our BDS SteelTrack (NT, RT, SC). So far the SteelDrive isn´t available yet, also we cannot
    tell if//when the programmers from Sequence Generator will support it.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Apr 10, 2018 9:24:00 AM
  58. Rated: 11
    5/28/2018 5:36 PM Baader 2" BBHS ® Prism Star Diagonal Prism with 2" ClickLock Clamp
    PRISM-2Z 2456117 (2 inch diagonal with zeiss prism) I have a Celestron Evolution 9.25, with 2" visual back. Can I remove the nose piece and screw this diagonal directly onto my 2" visual back and use the lock ring LRING 2458270? Thank you. Jeff

    Answer rated: 1
    Yes this is right when you unscrew the 2" nosepiece a 2" SC thread is released. With the help of the locking ring you´re able to mount
    the diagonal onto the OTA: https://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/baader-2%22-nexstar-locking-ring..html
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on May 29, 2018 9:48:00 AM
  59. Rated: 11
    6/21/2018 9:18 AM Baader 2" ClickLock eyepiece clamps (from T-2 to 4,1")
    I have a Celestron Edge HD 8" SCT and I would like to purchase your #2956100 Baader 2" ClickLock Diagonal Mirror and your #2956220 SC-Clicklock.

    I have a Nikon DSLR and that I use with and without a Focal reducer. What other Clicklock products would I need to purchase?

    Answer rated: 4
    For visual use the ClickLock diagonal and the 2" SC ClickLock clamp is great. According astrophotography you need to go another way
    because the telescope requires a dedicated back focus distance to the camera. Therefore Celestron is offering a special adapter #93644 which is made of two pieces. Without reducer at f/10 the back focus length is 133,35mm, with reducer at f/7 it is 105,0mm. At last you´ll need a matching T2-Adapter for Nikon. https://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/baader-t-ring-nikon-to-t-2.html
    I know it is less convenient to change accessory but for astrofotography you have to spend more attention that you´ll be successfull.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Jun 21, 2018 3:05:00 PM
  60. Rated: 11
    7/20/2017 4:55 PM Mark V Großfeld (Giant)-Binocular
    Good evening, I just bought a Mark V. The two rings left side solidarity, it is not possible to adjust the diopter on this side? Is this normal?
    In addition, on the right side, there is a small opening about 15 ° at the bottom of the right eyepiece tube. A little external light penetrates into the right tube. Is that also normal?

    Answer rated: -11
    The locking rings move in opposite directions (one clockwise, one couterclockwise) - but both have a diopter adjustment and a clicklock, so you should be able to rotate both rings.

    Iy fou are talking about the whole close to the bridge, which is closed when you move both parts of the binoviewer to the closest pupil distance: This is normal and necessary to adjust the interpupillar distance; but intruding light is no problem.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Jul 24, 2017 11:03:00 AM
  61. Rated: 11
    12/17/2017 9:51 AM Baader Multi-Purpose Vario Finder 10x60 (single or with MQR-IV finder holder)
    What size threads are the two screws that attach the EQDovetail adapter to the finder?

    Answer rated: -15
    It is M5 thread - we´re using screws length over all 13mm with 3mm for cylinder head.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Dec 19, 2017 8:36:00 AM
  62. Rated: 11
    2/10/2017 7:21 AM Telecentric System TZ-4 (4x focal length)
    Can the Baader Telecentric lenses be used like ordinary Barlows, e.g. for visual observation or imaging (from UV to IR) of the planets?

    Answer rated: 9
    A Telecentric is not a Barlow, although it also affects the focal ratio. Its main purpose is to produce a beam of parallel light for H-alpha-filters. The change of the focal ratio is only a side effect.

    Because they are made for H-apha-filters, they are designed for 656.3 nm (the red H-alpha-light); only the TZ3 is also designed to work at 396 nm very good, although then the focal plane is shifted for ca. 5mm.

    For visual observations in other parts of the visual spectrum, you need a Barlow, not a Telecentric.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Feb 13, 2017 9:24:00 AM
  63. Rated: 10
    1/7/2019 2:11 PM Baader Neodymium (Moon & Skyglow) Filter
    Can this product be used on an unmodified sony a7r3? Do you offer any 'clip-in' options?

    Answer rated: -2
    Yes, this filter can also be used with unmodified cameras as well as for visual use.
    We do not have a clip-filter solution, but you can mount any 2" filters in front of a lens. This works for lenses with focal lengths of ca. 80mm and longer; for wide-angle-lenses, astronomical filters work not so good at the edges of the field of view.

    To mount a 2" filter in front of a camera lens, you need
    Baader DSLR-2" Filter Holder M48/SP54 # 2408166
    plus adapters from the SP54-thread to the filter thread of you camera. These are:
    Hyperion DT-rings #2958028 - #2458062 and additional Stepper Rings M67 up to M82
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Jan 7, 2019 3:18:00 PM
  64. Rated: 10
    9/9/2016 1:29 AM Baader 2" BBHS ® Mirror Diagonal with 2" ClickLock Clamp
    Are the BBHS coatings easy to clean? Do the coatings have a life comparable to your dielectric coatings? Do the coatings degrade over time and at what rate? Is there a difference in performance between your dielectric diagonal and the BBHS one, what are the differences and are they significant or very slight? I own an early Televue APO 4 inch refractor.

    Answer rated: -37
    BBHS-mirror coatings require the same care during cleaning as you would give to the protected aluminum-coatings of a Newtonian telescope. Only dielectric coatings have the ultimate hardness to withstand any kind of mistreatment during a cleaning procedure - very similar to our Phantom-Group hard antireflection coatings applied onto our lens surfaces.

    Any reflecting telescope with classic coatings can attain a lifetime of 20 or 30 years - correct handling provided. The same accounts for our protected silver-coatings, whereas the position of a stardiagonal within the optical train does provide much better protection against environmental influences, compared to the exposed surface of a primary telescope mirror.

    We do regard the benefit of the BBHS hardsilver coating to be quite noticeable, compared to the reduced spectral range offered by a dielectric coating. Please check in the Internet for statements that would verify our position. Or look for the very extensive tests on star diagonals, performed by William Paolini (see tab "Downloads".

    Please read more on the properties of our star diagonals and our design philosophy here: http://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/blog/baader-bbhs-reflective-properties/
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Sep 15, 2016 8:22:00 AM
  65. Rated: 10
    3/6/2017 9:10 AM Baader 36mm Hyperion Aspheric 2" Eyepiece
    Do you confirm the 72° apparent field of view with 31,75 mm connexion?

    Answer rated: -12
    The 72° apparent field of view can indeed only be confirmed for use with 2" barrel. With 1.25" barrel, the field of fiew is ~58mm. We apologize - we've just noted that this is wrongly stated in our technical data sheet. We will correct this.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Mar 6, 2017 12:47:00 PM
  66. Rated: 10
    9/3/2017 4:07 AM Baader UHC-S / L-Booster-Filter
    My ZWO filter wheel takes 31mm unmounted filters. Can a 1-1/4" be unmounted and fit?

    Answer rated: 4
    Mounted 1.25" filters have got an external diameter of ca. 31mm *including* the housing, the free aperture is a little bit smaller, as well as the filter glass itself (ca. 28mm). So, it will not work with a 1.25"-filter which was removed from the filter cell.
    But the filterwheel should have a ca. M28.5-thread (the standard 1.25"-filterthread), so that you can insert the mounted filter, anyway.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Sep 4, 2017 9:45:00 AM
    Answer rated: -15
    Thanks for the detailed answer. Looking back as to why ZWO offered 31mm filters, the reason is the ASI1600 camera I'm using at f2 has vignetting with 1.25 filters. Post will fix that, just preferred 31mm.
    Answer by: David Weiszbrod on Sep 5, 2017 2:27:54 AM
  67. Rated: 10
    3/25/2017 8:38 PM Baader 2"/90° Astro Amici-Prism with BBHS ® coating
    What advantage does the amici have over the roof prism? Which is better for astronomy? which is better for terrestial?

    Answer rated: 0
    In Europe the roof-prism was invented by an Italian calles "Amici" - thats why its called Amici-Prism here. The difference lies in the quality: the extreme accuracy of the roof edge and roof surfaces. Most roof prisms are only made precise enough for low mag terrestrial viewing. Otherwise the production cost would get too high.

    The amici/roof prisms that we supply with the BBHS-coating all are made according to the original optical specifications by Carl Zeiss. This is the reason for the high optical quality - good enough for high magnification work ( - and for the price as well).
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Mar 27, 2017 9:07:00 AM
  68. Rated: 10
    2/3/2019 12:35 AM 2" BDS-SC Baader Diamond Steeltrack® Focuser
    Hi, I would like to know if the 2" BDS-SC Baader Diamond Steeltrack® Focuser fits to my NexStar SE SCT 6".Best Regards Fermín

    Answer rated: 6
    Yes, you can attach the Steeltrack to a 6" Schmidt-Cassegrain, but to do so, you have to remove the rubber cover from the telescope's focussing knob. Then you'll have enough space for the SteelTrack. Unfortunately, there is not enough space between the Steeltrack and the brass focussing drive of the 6" Schmidt-Cassegrain to reattach the rubber cover; but you don't need it once the Steeltrack focuser is attached.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Feb 4, 2019 8:32:00 AM
  69. Rated: 10
    3/28/2017 8:13 PM Baader 2" BBHS ® Mirror Diagonal with 2" ClickLock Clamp
    Tell me, please, what is the best diagonal to choose for observing objects of distant cosmos and planets:
    Baader 2" BBHS ® Mirror Diagonal with 2" ClickLock Clamp
    Baader 2" BBHS ® Prism Star Diagonal Prism with 2" ClickLock Clamp
    And yet, the mass of them is indicated the same, is there any error here? The prism should be heavier? Thank you for your responses!

    Answer rated: -4
    There was indeed an error in the specs, the mirror weighs 451g and the prisms weighs 513g. Regarding your question which to choose:
    Usually prism diagonals are better suited for long focal length refractors and mirror diagonals for short focal length mirror telescopes.
    This is because the total reflection with prisms is suboptimal when using short focal lengths due to nonlinear light reduction with high angle side light rays and chromatic prism effects. Also there are shifts in backfocus and it can influence the correction of high quality optics due to the glasspath (the speed of light is lower inside a dense medium like glass in comparison to air).
    On the other side mirrors don't have the same maximum reflection values like a prism's lossless physical total reflection. Also a mirror is much more sensitive to transmission reduction when exposed to the air (sensitive silver layer getting weak very soon).
    But with the Baader BBHS self protecting silver reflection layer on both diagonals (mirror and prism) the backsides of both principles are well compensated, this means the mirror diagonal will not loose any light due to aging anymore and the general light angle sensitivity of the prism diagonal due to reliance on total reflection alone is compensated by the additional BBHS layer below the total reflection hypotenuse area.
    So the decision between diagonal mirror or prism is not as critical as it was until now.
    But still a short focal length instrument favours a mirror diagonal.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Mar 29, 2017 10:49:00 AM
  70. Rated: 10
    9/25/2017 10:44 AM RCC I, Rowe Coma Corrector
    Please can you explain the differences between this and RCC and MPCC correctors?

    Answer rated: 10
    Both MPCC III and RCC offer a similar quality (with the RCC being maybe a little bit better than the MPCC Mark III), but the MPCC is designed to work out of the box with a DSLR (that is, 55mm with a T-2-adaptation), while the RCC provides much more backfocus for e.g. a filter wheel or the RCC Off-Axis Guider. So, if you need more space for accessories, then the RCC is the right choice. If you either wan't to adapt only camera, or if you also want to use eyepieces, the MPCC III is better suited.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Sep 25, 2017 11:26:00 AM
  71. Rated: 10
    4/16/2018 8:31 PM Baader Sky Surfer V illuminated finder
    Will the DSLR hot-shoe adapter that works with the Sky-surfer III, work with the Sky-surfer V? If not, where can I obtain a hot-shoe adapter for the Baader Sky-surfer V?
    Thanks for any information.

    Answer rated: -12
    You cannot mount the SkySurfer V on the hot-shoe which can take the SkySurfer III. We don´t know a solution for it but fear that the big
    SkySurfer V couldbe too heavy for it and may damage the camera body.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Apr 17, 2018 4:53:00 PM
  72. Rated: 10
    5/5/2017 4:44 PM Hyperion Universal Zoom Mark IV, 8-24mm Okular (1¼" / 2")
    Somewhere I read that the Mark IV zoom was made water and dust resistant (waterproof?). Is this correct? This is more important for spotting scope user probably than astro users but would be a great feature. I suspect the zoom mechanism would be hard to seal though.

    Answer rated: -8
    The top lens doublet as well as the zoom ring on the Mark IV and previous Hyperion Zoom models are indeed O-ring sealed, to permanently shield off water (and dust) entry when the Hyperion Zoom is exposed to sudden rainfall. while inserted into a spotter for instance.

    What is not sealed in the same way is the front lens element inside the 1 1/4" nose piece during its travel up and own. We sacrificed that O-ring seal in all zoom models in order to make the Click-mechanism work effortless and to avoid that "hard feeling" of most other zooms when changing magnification. This is certainly a concession to its primary use on astronomical telescopes. Here the zoom ring must work without "resistance". On most other zooms the telescope will come off target or start to "wiggle" everytime when rotating the zoom ring actually is a real effort.

    Effortless handling - is what we try to achieve with this zoom - as well as intuitive indication of the distinct magnification stops. This smoothness in operation is just one of the reasons that made this Zoom such a success among Astro-Amateurs - without most people noticing even why they have that positive feeling, compared to using other zoom eps.

    Also when using the Mark IV on your spotter you will find it a side-benefit, to reach high magnification without loosing target - just because the zoom were so darn stiff to rotate.

    For your application attached to spotting scopes, what remains is that you won´t have any water entry while the Hyperion Zoom is mounted onto the spotting scope. The bottom design of the zoom creates an overlapping shield, to not have water creeping into the 1 1/4" receptor.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on May 7, 2017 4:03:00 PM
  73. Rated: 10
    10/15/2017 4:27 AM Baader H-alpha 7nm CCD Narrowband-Filter
    I have a non-modified Pentax K-1 DSLR camera. At the end of my t-ring is a 2" nose that accepts 2" threaded filters. Can I use this successfully for narrowband/Ha imaging on an unmodified Pentax K-1 DSLR camera with good results? I'm not expecting results as good as on a modified camera, but on an unmodified one is there at least some improvement when using this Ha filter and if so, how much? Please help. Thank you.

    Answer rated: -12
    You will see some improvement even with an unmodified camera. But be aware that the exposure time goes up
    very much when you only collect Halpha light
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Oct 19, 2017 2:31:00 PM
  74. Rated: 10
    8/23/2019 6:55 AM Baader 2" Cool-Ceramic Safety Herschel Prism (Visual / Photographic)
    Is this prism safe to use with a TeleVue NP127is refractor, which is a Nagler-Petzval design. In addition to the first objective doublet lenses, this has a second doublet at the focuser end of the OTA. Thank you.

    Answer rated: 2
    We do not sell TeleVue-telescopes and are not sure about the design of the lenses.
    So we'd have to ask you to check the manual or consult your TeleVue-dealer. If the telescope can be used for projecting the sun, it can also be used with a Herschel wedge.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Aug 26, 2019 10:20:00 AM
  75. Rated: 10
    11/10/2018 12:25 AM Baader f/2 Highspeed-Filterset H-alpha / OIII / SII
    When will 2" filters will be in stock?

    Answer rated: 1
    Some stores talk about March 2019. Is it the real delay?
    Answer by: Jean-Pierre Berger on Nov 20, 2018 4:11:03 AM
    Answer rated: -5
    Unfortunately it is very often hard to predict delivery times of items. Therefore we have installed an "Notify" function on the pages of products wich are currently out of stock. Please use this function to become informations as soon as they are available.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Nov 12, 2018 8:33:00 AM
  76. Rated: 10
    8/1/2017 3:51 PM Baader Neodymium (Moon & Skyglow) Filter
    Which size filter is most suitable for Hyperion eyepieces? Also, where does it attach?

    Answer rated: -17
    The 1.25" version fits to all Hyperion eyepieces except the 31 & 36mm Hyperion Aspheric. They have a filter thread at the 1,25"-barrel. For the Hyperion Zoom, you have to use the 1,25"-barrel (which is possible even in the 2"-configuration with the Mark IV Zoom, but not with the older models).

    If you also use 2" eyepieces, most reducers from 2" to 1.25" like our 2" to 1¼" ClickLock Reducer #2956214 also have a 2"-filterthread included.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Aug 2, 2017 8:48:00 AM
  77. Rated: 10
    8/2/2017 10:07 AM Baader Hyperion Universal Zoom Mark IV, 8-24mm eyepiece (1¼" / 2")
    How do I get the new universal zoom Mark IV 8-24mm eye piece to focus at infinity on the Celestron Regal M2 100ED?

    Answer rated: -22
    This is described on page 5 and 7 of the manual (PDF: http://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/downloads/dl/file/id/356/product/3117/description_and_recommended_accessories_for_the_hyperion_universal_zoom_mark_iv.pdf ).
    You need to replace the telescope ring B with spotting scope ring A, this will give 4 mm more back focus. Then you have to push the eyepiece into the eyepiece clamp as far as possible; you may have to give it some mure pushes because the locking collar of the spotting scope moves when you turn it.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Aug 2, 2017 10:26:00 AM
  78. Rated: 9
    5/17/2019 9:48 PM Baader Hyperion 68° Eyepiece Set (Starter)
    The recommended distance from the m43 thread on the eyepiece to the sensor on a APS-C DSLR camera is T-Adapter(7.5mm) + 30mm extension + T2-ring(55mm flange-back). By using a 40mm extension instead of a 30mm I get more magnification, but what's most important when doing photography is to minimize the abberations/lense errors as much as possible. Which distance is best for this? 40mm extension or 30 mm extenion?

    Answer rated: -5
    This is an empiric value. You need 40mm of distance to get rid of the distortions at the edges with a full-frame-camera; for APS-C, 30mm are sufficient.

    We did not notice obvious influences on the image quality by increasing the distance/magnifications, only the exposure times get longer when you increase the distance. Of course, if you are close to the resolution limits of the optical system, too much magnification is not helpful, but but as long as you don't exceed the resolution power of your telescope, it should not matter whether you use 30 or 40mm with APS-C.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on May 20, 2019 8:26:00 AM
  79. Rated: 9
    8/15/2017 1:03 AM Solar Viewer AstroSolar® Silver/Gold (1pc, 10pc, 25pc, 100pc)
    Am only ordering one pair. will it be here by the time of the Eclipse?

    Answer rated: 39
    We don't ship to the USA from our website - and even if we would, unfortunately you wouldn't get your Solar Viewer in time for the eclipse. Please inquire at US dealers.
    Alternatively, here is an option to observe the eclipse in full safety without buying any commercial product:
    http://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/downloads/dl/file/id/471/product/2989/how_can_i_observe_the_eclipse_in_full_safety_without_buying_any_commercial_product.pdf
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Aug 15, 2017 9:56:00 AM
  80. Rated: 9
    1/31/2018 10:21 PM 2" BDS-NT Baader Diamond Steeltrack® Focuser
    Is there a unit suitable for a Celestron CPC 9.25"? the one in description says newtonian. Thanks

    Answer rated: -9
    The CPC 9.25" is a Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope. So you will need the BDS-SC Steeltrack:
    https://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/2%22-bds-sc-baader-diamond-steeltrack.html
    Answer by: Tobias Baader (Admin) on Feb 1, 2018 8:39:00 AM
  81. Rated: 9
    1/24/2019 6:04 AM Alan Gee Telecompressor Mark II (T-2 part #20)
    Will it work on Meade ACF scts?

    Answer rated: 2
    The Meade ACF optics is a coma corrected system so unfortunately the Alan Gee Telecompressor won´t work with it because it is made
    for classic Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Jan 24, 2019 11:06:00 AM
  82. Rated: 9
    2/6/2020 6:32 PM Baader UFC (Universal Filter Changer)
    Ich habe kameraseitig den UFC T2 male Adapter, gibt es auch einen UFC T2 female Adapter um auch ZWO Kameras ohne den Umkehrring anschließen zu können? Oder gibt es dafür eine andere Lösung?

    Answer rated: -5
    Diesen Adapter mit Innengewinde führen wir nicht. Das Außengewinde der Kamera würde sonst in die UFC Basis hinein ragen, der Filterschieber
    somit anstoßen.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Feb 7, 2020 10:02:00 AM
  83. Rated: 9
    10/6/2016 8:38 PM Baader 2" ClickLock eyepiece clamps (from T-2 to 4,1")
    What is the optical length for this product (Baader 2" ClickLock CL-SC-Clamp 2956220) ?

    Answer rated: 1
    The optical height of the SC-clamp is 47mm. Please note the technical image to our 2" ClickLock System. Its the first image linked under "Application Images". More ClickLock clamps are in production.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Oct 10, 2016 10:08:00 AM
  84. Rated: 9
    10/9/2017 8:36 AM Fluorite Flatfield Converter (FFC) / 3x-8x
    There’re some discussions about FFC on the web, it seems to designed for photography, do you know anyone using it in visual?

    Answer rated: 2
    As this product was designed to provide perfectly round stars - without increasing their size - to cover the 90 mm diameter field of a 6x6 medium format camera,
    the performance is even much more impressive when it is used visually. Many people call it "worlds sharpest barlow lens" - we don´t disagree.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Oct 9, 2017 8:37:00 AM
  85. Rated: 9
    8/31/2019 4:18 PM Baader Neodymium (Moon & Skyglow) Filter
    Can I get a Baader Neodymium (Moon & Skyglow) Filter to work with a Canon 5D camera or a Canon 77mm/82mm diameter lens; rather than with a telescope? I want to minimize noise pollution when photographing night sky, stars, and Milky Way

    Answer rated: 5
    You can mount astronomical 2" filters in front of camera lenses, this works with longer focal lengths. With wide angle, there will be colour shift, depending on the filter.

    Please note, that of course you then effectively have a mask with the filter diameter in front of your lens.

    You need
    Baader DSLR-2" Filter Holder M48/SP54 # 2408166 - this provides the SP54-thread
    plus DT-rings (https://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/accessories/adapters-imaging-accessories/camera-adapters/dt-rings.html) and stepper rings for your camera.

    For 77mm, you need
    Baader Hyperion DT-Ring SP54/M62 for DTAdapter II&III and Hyperion Eyepieces # 2958062
    plus
    Baader Hyperion Stepper-Ring M62 onto M77 # 2958077

    For 82mm, you need
    Baader Hyperion DT-Ring SP54/M62 for DTAdapter II&III and Hyperion Eyepieces # 2958062
    plus
    Baader Hyperion Stepper-Ring M72 onto M82 # 2958082
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Sep 2, 2019 12:41:00 PM
  86. Rated: 9
    6/8/2017 2:16 AM Baader Colour Filters (blue, bright blue, green, yellow, red, orange)
    When the blue filters will be available again?

    Answer rated: -1
    We expect them to be available again in approx. two months
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Jun 8, 2017 8:57:00 AM
  87. Rated: 9
    11/9/2017 2:22 PM Baader H-alpha 35nm CCD Filter
    Does the filter block IR radiation right down to 2400nm. Solar radiation extends that far. KG3 heat absorbing glasses protect down to 2400nm. On your UV IR blocking filter you say it is better than KG3 so that implies that goes down to 2400nm.

    Answer rated: 7
    Our H-alpha filters are developed with the usage of CCD imaging in mind. The most used camera chips are sensitive to light with a wavelength up to 1150 nm. Therefore blocking the light on such stretched region, would have resulted in an unnecessary cost increase.
    We do not use KG- glass because it does not allow 100% transmitance on the visible spectrum. In this respect, our filters acheive a better result than KG glass.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Nov 10, 2017 8:32:00 AM
  88. Rated: 9
    6/1/2018 6:45 PM Alan Gee Telecompressor Mark II (T-2 part #20)
    I have an older Meade LX200 7" Maksutov telescope. Can I use the Alan Gee telecompressor with it, both visually and photographically? What additional tubes or accessories would I need?

    Answer rated: 2
    The Alan Gee was designed for Schmidt-Cassegrains with f/10. We haven't had the chance to test it at f/15, and we don't have a Meade Mak here to test it, so unfortunately we can't give you a definite answer.

    But usually, it's much easier to use a lens at a slower f/ratio than it it was desingned for, than to use it at a faster f/ratio.

    For the adaptation to SC-threads or 2"-focusers, please take a look into the manual which you can find in the download section of the website.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Jun 4, 2018 9:02:00 AM
  89. Rated: 9
    6/6/2018 1:53 PM Glasspathcorrector 1:1,70 for Baader-Binoviewer with T-2 thread (MaxBright II® and MaxBright®)
    Hi, what is the difference (technical and in pratical use) between this correctors, #2456316 1.7x and #2456305 1.8x? Thank you.

    Answer rated: 3
    The 1.8x for refractors and SCTs must be inserted rather deep into the focuser, so it doesn't work with all SC-telescopes (because of the inner diameter) and refractors (if they have internal field flatteners, Petzval-elements or similar). It also requires the use of the T-2-mirror #2456100 with an optical length of 43mm to keep the correct distances.

    The 1.7x is more flexible: It can be used with other star diagonals, too, as well as behind e.g. a Herschel Wedge for solar observation. It is also mounted the same way as the 1.2x, which may be more comfortable if you work with different glass path correctors to achieve several magnifications. That's why we usually recommend the 1.7x
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Jun 6, 2018 3:45:00 PM
  90. Rated: 9
    1/28/2017 2:27 PM Baader ClickLock Eyepiece Clamp 1¼" with built in diopter-adjustment (T-2 part #08)
    Which clickstop adapters are suitable to upgrade mark v bino eyepiece holders?

    Answer rated: -1
    The Clicklocks work similar to our #2458100, but they are not the same, and you can not replace them yourself. The Clicklock for the right and for the left eyepiece move in opposite directions, and much mor important: It is tricky to mount the eyepiece clamps perfectly adjusted and aligned. This is not possible to do with simple means, so we do not offer the parts needed to do it on your own. The chances are very high that you will see double images if you replace the eyepiece clamps in your own.

    But we can upgrade the binos in our optical lab, so that they will not lose their collimation. Please use the contact form at the bottom of the page to send us an email; we cannot offer this service in our webshop.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Jan 30, 2017 11:16:00 AM
  91. Rated: 9
    12/11/2017 2:23 AM Baader UHC-S / L-Booster-Filter
    Is this filter parfocal with the high speed narrowband set?

    Answer rated: -8
    Yes. The Baader UHC-S / L-Booster is parfocal with the high speed narrowband set.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Dec 11, 2017 11:05:00 AM
  92. Rated: 9
    1/6/2020 8:42 PM Baader U-Venus-Filter (350nm)
    What adapter would be needed to have the 2" UV filter work on a 72mm SIGMA 18-300mm lens?

    Answer rated: -5
    Assuming that 72mm is the filter thread size of the objective lens, you will need the following combination of adapters:
    #2408166: Baader DSLR-2" Filter Holder M48/SP54
    https://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/baader-dslr-2%22-filter-holder-m48sp54.html
    #2958062: Baader Hyperion DT-Ring SP54/M62
    https://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/baader-hyperion-dt-ring-sp54m62-for-dtadapter-iiandiii-and-hyperion-eyepieces.html
    #2958072: Baader Hyperion Stepper-Ring M62 onto M72
    https://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/baader-hyperion-stepper-ring-m62-onto-m72.html


    Please check out also our "DIGISCOPING"-Brochure with many more information:
    https://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/downloads/dl/file/id/444/product/1768/digiscoping_camera_adaptations_for_afocal_photography_and_eyepiece_projection.pdf
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Jan 7, 2020 10:20:00 AM
  93. Rated: 8
    2/1/2019 1:59 AM Baader 2" ClickLock eyepiece clamps (from T-2 to 4,1")
    Can you tell me which 2" clamp is appropriate for the Sky-Watcher 8" Flextube SynScan GoTo Collapsible Dobsonian?
    Does this clamp center the accessory relative to the focuser tube?

    Answer rated: 5
    Most likely (we don´t sell SkyWatcher) your clamp is made with a M54x1 thread so our 2956254 will fit. Please unscrew you clamp and check it
    with a caliper or ruler to be sure.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Feb 4, 2019 9:42:00 AM
  94. Rated: 8
    9/18/2017 8:33 AM 2" MPCC Mark III (Multi-Purpose Coma Corrector for Newtons)
    Please tell me how can I connect the 2" MPCC Mark III (Multi-Purpose Coma Corrector for Newtons) and the camera QHY 163m. Is there any ready-made solutions. If not, how to calculate the adapter? Thank you.

    Answer rated: -2
    it is quite hard to find data about the back-focus of the QHY 163M camera as their manual is not online, but it seems to be 18mm. The MPCC is designed for a distance of 55mm +/-1mm between its T-2-thread and the sensor, so you need a spacer with a length of 37mm.
    You can achieve this easily with the
    Baader VariLock 46, lockable T-2 ExtensionTube 29-46mm with spanner tool (T-2 part #25V) #2956946 ( http://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/accessories/adapters-imaging-accessories/astro-t2-system/baader-varilock-46-lockable-t-2-extensiontube-29-46mm-with-spanner-tool-(t-2-part-25v).html )
    Please check the camera manual if the back-focus measured from the T-2-thread is 18mm. If it is different, you can use either the Varilock 46 (for 29-46mm) or the VariLock 29 (for 20-29mm).
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Sep 18, 2017 8:35:00 AM
  95. Rated: 8
    9/30/2018 4:18 PM Baader Hyperion Universal Zoom Mark IV, 8-24mm eyepiece (1¼" / 2")
    Is this eyepiece parafocal as you move between click stops?

    Answer rated: -7
    We recommend that you focus at high power and then zoom out. Usually, you do not have to adjust the focus then, or only a little bit - this depends also on the possibility of your eyes for accomodation. In any way, there will not much refocussing be necessary - usually it's only the testing to see if you really have already achieved the best focus.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Oct 1, 2018 9:18:00 AM
  96. Rated: 8
    8/9/2019 12:22 PM Baader Ultra Narrowband O-III CCD-Filter (4,5nm)
    A few days ago I acquired an OIII filter 4.5 nm 31mm and after trying it the halos it generates are horrible.
    Why does this happen if the specifications ensure that they do NOT produce halos?

    Answer rated: -2
    Your oiii 4.5nm filter creates terrible halos even around not-so-bright stars. Writing articles and saying that this is not a problem is not correct on your part, as a world-famous company. Do not consider your customers idiots, we use similar products and know what the result should be. If your filter on 7nm does not give halos, then they are not at all, without any conditions. And OIII 4.5nm turned out to be frankly bad. If I had the opportunity, I would gladly return the money.
    Answer by: Dmitry Podorozhko on Feb 13, 2020 5:56:22 PM
    Answer rated: -5
    In the moment when you install our filters in between your camera, the flattener/reducer, Coma corrector, telescope, it becomes part of this unique optical system. And each optical system is different because many items from different manufacturers are involved. All optical surfaces interact with each other in certain ways. One way is that coatings are reflecting unwanted light away. When there is no other surface that reflects the light back - then its perfect, no halos can occur. This is what we mean with "the filter does not produce halos". He does not produce the halos by its own, inside of the filter. But in the moment when other surfaces are close to the filter, it is possible that light gets reflected back by one of these surface and halos occur.
    Because there are so many combinations of camera (windows), flatteners, correctors a.s.o. possible, it may happen in that in some unlucky cases even "halo free" filters are involved in the halo production - but not guilty by themself. We know from customer that the windows in front of the chips of certain camera models are more likely to generate halos than other cameras. And some cheaper flatteners/reducers/correctors are also more often involved in the problem.
    You can try to turn around the filter, it may be by chance that the reflection of different wavelength from the other side reduces the halo. Or - if anyway possible - bring more space in between filter and the other surfaces that are reflecting. That makes the halos bigger, less bright, and sometimes they disappear.
    BUT: Are halos really terrible? If - for example - you make a photo of Horsehead Nebulae with filters, its impossible to get it without halos because the extremely bright star in the field. This fact and this appearance of the object is widely accepted - and it doesn´t look worse than the spikes of the spider of a Newtonian.
    Please also read here: https://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/downloads/dl/file/id/287/product/2958/faq_problems_with_filters_can_have_the_strangest_causes.pdf
    Even photos from professional Observatories show halos because its unavoidable. And nobody cares.
    If you send us your photo with halo and detailled informations about the setup (camera, reducer, flattener, corrector, filter, telescope) then we can help you to find the source for the halo - but most likely you cannot get rid of it, only with image processing tricks.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Aug 9, 2019 12:33:00 PM
  97. Rated: 8
    11/25/2016 1:32 PM
    Will this clamp fit a Zeiss Telementor dovetail? I wish to fit my telescope to an Ioptron Mini Tower. Many thanks.

    Answer rated: -2
    Unfortunately not. Such a norm is only produced by Astro Physics anymore: DOVE 08
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Nov 28, 2016 9:06:00 AM
  98. Rated: 8
    12/12/2019 7:41 PM Alan Gee Telecompressor Mark II (T-2 part #20)
    I've very interested in this product but want to make certain I'm clear on what I would need to use it with my old model C9.25, ZWO ASI1600MM Pro (6.5mm back focus distance), ZWO EFW (20mm thick) and ZWO OAG (16.5mm thick).

    In addition to the Alan Gee & the provided 19mm spacer tubes, I would need:
    BTA T-adapter
    Baader Varilock 29 (at 20mm position)
    Baader Centering ring

    Is that correct?
    Thank you.

    Answer rated: 5
    Yes, you need
    - Centering ring for Alan Gee II Telecompressor # 2454410 to use the Alan Gee at the C925
    - Baader T Adapter (BTA) for SC and MAK Telescopes # 2408160
    - Baader VariLock 29, lockable T-2 ExtensionTube 20-29mm with spanner tool # 2956929 at ca. 20mm

    You can play around a liitle bit with the length of the VariLock to vary the magnification factor, if you want to.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Dec 16, 2019 12:37:00 PM
  99. Rated: 8
    11/8/2018 7:25 PM Baader Hyperion 68° Eyepiece Set (Starter)
    Do I need to remove the 1 1/4" barrel when fitting these lenses to a telescope with a 2" focuser?

    Answer rated: 5
    No. There are lenses in the 1,25" barrel, if you remove it, you will have a wide angle eypiece with long focal lenght and poor correction. More useful tips can be found in the manual: in the download section of the product page https://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/downloads/dl/file/id/155/product/1208/hyperion_eyepieces_instruction_manual.pdf
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Nov 9, 2018 9:40:00 AM
  100. Rated: 8
    7/21/2017 3:46 PM ASBF: AstroSolar Binocular Filter OD 5.0 (50mm - 100mm)
    Hi. I want to shoot the solar esclipse and I need a filter. There are just a couple of things I want to make sure of before I purchase this. Is this filter good for capturing an image or only for observation? Also, my camera lens is 58mm, so would this filter fit my lens properly? Thanks.

    Answer rated: 1
    You can surely use it visually and for imaging as well. Please check out the first FAQ on our AstroSolar.com Website: "I want to take images of the sun. Do I need AstroSolar® 5.0 or 3.8 Film?"
    http://astrosolar.com/en/faqs/
    The clamping range of the ASBF 50 is 55 - 70 mm. So it should fit fine on your camera lens.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Jul 21, 2017 4:40:00 PM
  101. Rated: 8
    7/17/2018 11:09 AM Baader Q-Barlow 2.25x / 1.3x
    Dear Baader I have the q-barlow but the screwed into the eyepiece directly for 1.3x magnification is possible with any brand\kind of eyepiece or just with your classic orthos?

    Answer rated: -4
    The 1.3x configuration works with every 1.25'" eyepiece which has got a standard filter thread and an empty barrel - it is inserted ca. 15 mm deep into the eyepiece, this much space must be available.

    There are eyepieces which already have a built-in kind of barlow element inside of the 1.25" barrel, here you can't insert the Q-Barlow.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Jul 18, 2018 8:14:00 AM
  102. Rated: 8
    7/30/2018 4:37 AM Bundle: Hyperion Universal Zoom Mark IV with Hyperion-Barlow 2.25x (8-24mm / 3.6-10.7mm)
    do you have an adapter that will attach Mark 4 zoom to a Sony FDR AX53 movie camera? It provides a 55mm filter thread to attach to the camera.
    Thanks Jamie Pauley purchasing through Adorama in the US.

    Answer rated: 12
    To attach a camera with 55mm Filter thread, you need
    Baader Hyperion Zoom M43 / SP54 Adapter # 2958086
    Baader Hyperion DT-Ring SP54/M55 for DT Adapter II&III and Hyperion Eyepieces # 2958055

    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Jul 30, 2018 8:56:00 AM
  103. Rated: 7
    1/21/2019 3:28 PM Baader L-RGB CCD-Filterset
    I have a Celestron 11" RASA. I am using Baader high speed F/2 H-alpha / S-II / O-III filters.
    1. Are these LRGB filters suitable, do the LRGB filters need to be matched to the F/2 as well similar to the H-alpha etc.?
    2. If they are suitable are they parafocal with the high speed F2 filters? So I can focus using the L filter and swap to the H-alpha ?
    Thank you.

    Answer rated: 3
    1. Since the LRGB have a wide bandpass, the focal ratio of the telescope is not relevant. You can use them with your instrument.

    2. This depends on the thickness of the filters. If you are using LRGB and narrow band filters of the same size,
    they have the same thickness, therefore they are parafocal.

    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Jan 30, 2019 5:04:00 PM
  104. Rated: 7
    8/28/2017 12:20 PM Hyperion Zoom 2.25x Barlow lens
    How to increase magnification app to 4x, i read that T-extenders will do the trick, but of what length? Is the possibility to achieve 3x magnification?
    Best regards
    Krzysztof

    Answer rated: -25
    You can increase the magnification of a Barlow by expanding the distance between lens and field stop. We have described the formula and calculations in this PDF: http://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/downloads/dl/file/id/240/product/1062/calculating_different_magnifications_with_the_vip_barlow.pdf
    You can find T-2 extension tubes (with variable and fixed length) at http://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/accessories/adapters-imaging-accessories/astro-t2-system.html?filter_adapters_type=237&limit=36
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Aug 30, 2017 9:01:00 AM
  105. Rated: 7
    10/15/2018 7:42 PM Baader 2" ClickLock Diagonal Mirror
    What is the right type of screw driver to loosen the 6 M2.5 screws so the Click lock can be removed?

    Answer rated: -5
    You need an 1.3mm Allen key/hexagon socket wrench.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Oct 17, 2018 8:54:00 AM
  106. Rated: 7
    3/31/2019 7:14 PM Baader UHC-S / L-Booster-Filter
    Does this filter work as Luminance?

    Answer rated: 0
    You can use this filter as Luminance filter when you fight with light pollution. In other cases, when the sky is very dark and clear, our clear filters are the perfect solution.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Apr 1, 2019 8:57:00 AM
  107. Rated: 7
    11/20/2018 7:05 PM Baader UFC (Universal Filter Changer)
    Will the filter base and slides be compatible with the new Celestron 8" RASA?

    Answer rated: 1
    We do not yet have an RASA 8 in our hands to adapt our UFC system to these. It will for sure take time until spring 2019 before we can come up with solutions..Please register for our newsletter to become informations about new products, adaptors a.s.o. as soon as they are available
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Nov 22, 2018 10:22:00 AM
  108. Rated: 7
    7/4/2018 8:37 AM 2" MPCC Mark III (Multi-Purpose Coma Corrector for Newtons)
    Hi, i purchased your mpcc mkiii, and i would like to know which ring i need to use with a nikon d800?

    Answer rated: 17
    You can use any standard T-ring like the Baader T-Ring Nikon to T-2 #2408300
    https://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/accessories/adapters-imaging-accessories/camera-adapters/classic-t-rings/baader-t-ring-nikon-to-t-2.html

    All regular T-rings (but not the low profile adapters) provide the necessary distance of 55mm, which is an industrial standard.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Jul 4, 2018 11:41:00 AM
    Answer rated: 6
    Thanks for the update!
    I have a m48 t-ring on my d800, do i need to use the badeer m48 extender to compensate the small ring i removed from the coma corrector?
    Thanks,
    Answer by: Ludovic Duvert-gauge on Jul 4, 2018 12:37:58 PM
  109. Rated: 7
    7/12/2017 4:56 PM Baader 2" BBHS ® Prism Star Diagonal Prism with 2" ClickLock Clamp
    Is the prism in this diagonal (#2456117) a Carl Zeiss spec prism?

    Answer rated: 11
    Yes, this prism is produced according to the Carl Zeiss specifications
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Jul 13, 2017 1:58:00 PM
  110. Rated: 7
    1/28/2017 4:56 PM TurboFilm 127 x 51 cm, ND 0,1
    How is the film fitted to a telescope tube?

    Answer rated: -4
    You can easily create a filter cell from cardboard the same way as you can do it for our AstroSolar film. We have some illustrated descriptions at
    http://astrosolar.com/en/information/how-to/
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Jan 30, 2017 10:31:00 AM
  111. Rated: 7
    2/8/2017 4:32 AM Baader SC / HD Ultra Short T-Adaptor, 7mm optical length
    I have recently bought this product to help me get a very short connection for my T2 Zeiss prism to my C9.25 SCT rear port. I find that the two "rings" rotate freely with each other - is it normal? Or is this adapter supposed to be a fixed single piece with no rotating components? I am trying to figure out the best way to tighten this to the rest of my system, so that heavy accessories espcially like binoviewers won't rotate freely by accident!

    Answer rated: -20
    This is indeed normal and intended behaviour. The two rings rotate freely exactly for the purpose of being able to align your accessories as preferred. However: when you completely tighten it onto your C9.25 SCT rear port, it will be pressure-locked and wont rotate anymore.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Feb 8, 2017 3:42:00 PM
  112. Rated: 7
    12/28/2018 11:08 PM Baader Multi-Purpose Vario Finder 10x60 (single or with MQR-IV finder holder)
    The version of the 10x60 finder witth MQR IV finder holder, does it include an EQ dovetail as well?

    Answer rated: 2
    A dovetail is only included in the version without MQRI V holder
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Jan 3, 2019 12:21:00 PM
  113. Rated: 7
    5/17/2019 6:24 AM Baader 2" ClickLock eyepiece clamps (from T-2 to 4,1")
    i have a C8 edge hd 8" sct with baader 2" click lock and I would like to use my nikon d5300 with an adapter, with which to use a filter without using the UFC. What could I buy?

    Answer rated: -4
    The 8" EdgeHD has got a backfocus of 133mm, the SC-Clicklock is 47mm long.
    For an APS-C-camera, you can use T-2-adapters without problems and don't need a larger diameter for the adapters. So, you can use the standard T-ring, which gives you 55mm backfocus for the DSLR.

    To adapt the APS-C-camera to the 8" EdgeHD with a Clicklock, we'd recommend
    - 1x T-Ring Nikon to T-2 # 2408300 (55mm backfocus to the camera sensor)
    - 1x Baader VariLock 29, lockable T-2 ExtensionTube 20-29mm with spanner tool, set to 28.5mm, # 2956929
    - 1x Baader 2" / T-2 Nose Piece and Camera adapter # 2408150 (total length 2,5mm)
    - 1x 2" Clicklock #2956220 (length 47mm, you already have this part)

    This gives you a total length of 133mm without a filter.

    You can screw any filter with a 2" housing into the 2" nosepiece (just like into any eyepiece). The filter will move the focus outwards by ca. 1/3 of its thickness, so a 2mm filter will move the focus about 0.7mm outwards. If you set the Varilock to 29mm, you are within the 8" EdgeHD's specified working distance of 133.35 +/-0.5mm.

    A full-frame camera would require a Wide-T-Ring to make use of the full aperture; for the smallet APS-C, the T-2-combination works fine.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on May 20, 2019 9:07:00 AM
  114. Rated: 6
    1/15/2019 7:52 AM Reducing piece S52 / M48
    Does this part have the s52 dovetail on both sides?

    Answer rated: 4
    The S52 Dovetail is only at the outer side in a way that the inner M48 thread points to the telescope/lense. Please refer the application Images
    according this item.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Jan 15, 2019 9:43:00 AM
  115. Rated: 6
    2/7/2020 7:11 PM Baader 2" ClickLock eyepiece clamps (from T-2 to 4,1")
    Can the lever position for the Baader Click-Lock M60 (Vixen thread) be adjusted? I don't see any set screws like are on other models.

    Answer rated: 2
    Unfortunately the M60 ClickLock is one of the few where this is not possible
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Feb 10, 2020 8:37:00 AM
  116. Rated: 6
    10/13/2016 5:19 PM Baader H-alpha 35nm CCD Filter
    I have bougth an used filter #2458380, but on the body filter, in the original Baader label, is written "H-Alpha 45nm Passfilter 2" wIR-cut.
    Since in your catalog the #2458380 is 35nm filter, my question is: there where an old version with same P/N but different band?
    Thanks a lot in advance for your help.
    best regards

    Answer rated: -11
    Yes it is true - the older filters had 45 nm bandpass.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Oct 14, 2016 8:32:00 AM
  117. Rated: 6
    4/13/2018 1:11 PM Steeldrive motor drive for classic Steeltrack focusers
    I have a Steeldrive focuser motor which works fine except that the temperature never has been detected by the handcontrol or SteelGo/ASCOM. The manual suggests to fasten some screws, which has been tried without success. Do you have a solution to this problem?

    Answer rated: 5
    Please try first to check the temperatur sensore by using a voltmeter. The sensore should give back different resistance value in ohm so
    you can see if the sensore is defect or may be something else.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Apr 17, 2018 4:48:00 PM
  118. Rated: 6
    5/21/2017 9:44 AM SolarSpectrum 0.7x Telecompressor 2"
    What is the ideal distance from the back of the 0.7x solar telecompressor lens to the face of the camera chip to give the 0.7x reducing factor? Thanks.

    Answer rated: -8
    The correct distance is 110 mm.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on May 22, 2017 2:44:00 PM
  119. Rated: 6
    8/22/2019 5:31 PM Baader Focusing Eyepiece Holder 1¼" / T-2 (T-2 part #08A)
    The specifications state 5mm of travel; how far does the focus ring turn to produce this 5mm? 1/4 turn? Full turn?

    Answer rated: -1
    It takes about 2 turns for 5 mm of travel.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Aug 26, 2019 10:17:00 AM
  120. Rated: 6
    8/25/2019 12:49 PM Baader f/2 Highspeed-Filters (H-alpha, O-III, S-II)
    PLEASE COULD YOU TELL ME IF THE 2" BAADER H-ALFA SOLAR FILTER WILL FIT A HERSCHELL SOLAR WEDGE.
    REGARDS RAY.

    Answer rated: 4
    While the 2" Filter would technically fit (same housing as our Neutral Density Filters) we have to strongly warn you that this product combination is not approved and does not make sense. The here mentioned H-alpha f/2 Highspeed-Filter is not suitable for Solar Observation in any way, but for the H-alpha lines in Deep Sky Astrophotography. As always with Solar Observation: Only use this product if you feel well informed about its properties and the requirements for safe handling and storage.
    Furthermore the Herschel Wedge also reduces the H-alpha light by design because it blocks all wavelenghts, so H-alpha filter behind it would result in a dark image.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Aug 26, 2019 8:07:00 AM
  121. Rated: 6
    6/7/2017 8:51 PM Alan Gee Telecompressor Mark II (T-2 part #20)
    I see teleskop-express.com has a special edition Alan Gee Tele for SCT focuser. So can i make one with a regular Alan Gee and a regular 2"-T2 adapter.It seems the SE AG tele has a short threaded tube over AG tele compressor then the 2"-T2 over those tubes...Also if i buy SE AG from Teleskopexpress are the 2 rubber rings and metal ring sold alone if I wanted to use inside my Celestron C5 it would seem there is a middle tube missing from SE AG?Any one else sell SE AG?I just got a Baader 31mm,,very nice glass.Thanks for your time

    Answer rated: 4
    You can modify any existing Alan Gee like the TS Special Edition. The ring #1508025 is screwed into the telescope-end of the 2"-adapter #2408150, and the Alan Gee without the two spacer rings is placed between these two parts.

    We do not sell these spacer rings alone, but maybe TS has them or even includes them with their Special Edition.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Jun 12, 2017 1:19:00 PM
  122. Rated: 6
    11/21/2018 12:13 PM DADOS Slit – Spectrograph
    I am interested in buying a Dados spectrograph. Which of the CCD/CMOS cameras available today would you recommend to use with it?

    Many thanks

    Eric
  123. Rated: 6
    7/5/2018 3:19 AM Baader Hyperion Zoom M43 / SP54 Adapter
    Hi do i need this adapter to connect the hyperion mark IV zoom to my canon dslr or do I need adapter #2958080? Thanks!

    Answer rated: 4
    You´ll need the 2958080 ring to connect a Canon DSLR onto the eye piece:
    https://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/baader-hyperion-t-adapter-m43i--t-2a-(m42x0.75).html

    This document will give you a lot of information on how to connect the camera:
    https://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/downloads/dl/file/id/444/product/1772/digiscoping_camera_adaptations_for_afocal_photography_and_eyepiece_projection.pdf
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Jul 5, 2018 9:02:00 AM
  124. Rated: 6
    7/5/2018 10:39 PM Baader Standard Base - for MQR III&IV, for Witty One & for V-Bracket
    What are the maximum dimensions of dovetail that this base will hold?
    I picked up a used 60mm guide-scope that came with a standard (43mm) v-style dovetail base and I am having trouble finding a finder base that will support a dovetail that big.

    thank you

    Answer rated: -3
    The widest point of this base is approx. 34mm and therefore too small for Vixen dovetail. I´m sorry but so far we don´t have a solution for this case.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Jul 6, 2018 10:21:00 AM
  125. Rated: 6
    1/26/2017 3:39 PM Baader Hyperion Universal Zoom Mark IV, 8-24mm eyepiece (1¼" / 2")
    Can you recommend a reducer to use with Mk IV zoom? I want to reduce the magnification min/max range ... THX

    Answer rated: 6
    You can increase the max. magnification with the Hyperion Barlow. The combination of Mark IV and Barlow results in focal lenghts from 3,6 - 10,7
    To reduce the focal length of your telescope however, in order to increase the field of view (= less magnification) is more difficult. A reducer has to be calculated to optically match your telescope brand and model, otherwise you may not be able to reach focus and the image quality might be horrible, with an enormous amount of field curvature and/or spherical aberration

    Unfortunately reducers are not our speciality, since we only offer reducers for very few such special optics. Also please note that the reducers that we do offer (such as the Alan Gee Telecompressor #2454400 - calculated for C8 or higher Schmidt-Cassegrains) are all mainly optimized for photography and cannot be used in combination with prism or mirror diagonals since the optical backfockus just is not enough.

    Sorry, this is quite a complex area. For this reason we never offered a "universal" reducer for lowering magnification during visual observation.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Jan 26, 2017 4:31:00 PM
  126. Rated: 6
    9/29/2019 1:39 AM Baader Fringe Killer Color Correction-Filter
    Will the Baader Fringe Killer filter reduce chromatic aberration for DSLR white-light Solar imaging in achromatic refractors with neutral-density Baader AstroSolar film?

    Answer rated: 3
    Yes it will - this is the purpose of this filter.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Sep 30, 2019 11:34:00 AM
  127. Rated: 6
    7/20/2017 3:01 PM
    I wonder if your item no. 2451530, the v Dovetail clamp 70 mm, is similar to the Nexstar clamp, once made by you and sold by Alpine Astro, in short, will it fit my Nexstar GT mount or do you selle anything else that will? Thank you very much for you answer.
    Best Regards, Lars Bruhn

    Answer rated: -5
    Yes, this is indeed the same clamp and will fit your NexStar GT.
    Answer by: Tobias Baader (Admin) on Jul 21, 2017 4:48:00 PM
  128. Rated: 6
    2/2/2017 9:35 AM Canon Camera Astro Upgrade
    Does Baader offer modification service to convert the Canon DSLRs to a "full-spectrum" DSLR, i.e. providing a camera without any filters to restrict the pass-band of radiation to the camera sensor?

    Answer rated: 11
    No, unfortunately we do not offer such a service.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Feb 2, 2017 10:08:00 AM
  129. Rated: 6
    1/2/2020 3:27 AM Baader L-RGB CCD-Filterset
    Are the Baader LRGB filter sets parfocal?

    Answer rated: 3
    Yes, all filters of a set have the same thickness (usually 2mm for filters in a filter cell and 3mm for filters withoiut filter cell).
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Jan 7, 2020 3:00:00 PM
  130. Rated: 5
    2/26/2017 3:55 PM Baader Filterbox, stackable on all sides
    What material are these boxes? Does the material become brittle, or easily broken in very low or freezing temperatures (e.g. -20 or -30 degrees C)?

    Answer rated: -7
    Sorry, these boxes are not meant to be subjected to temperatures of -20° or -30°C.
    The plastic material indeed will become brittle.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Feb 27, 2017 8:42:00 AM
  131. Rated: 5
    5/25/2019 1:47 PM Baader Hyperion Universal Zoom Mark IV, 8-24mm eyepiece (1¼" / 2")
    Can it work with Canon Eos M cameras?

    Answer rated: 7
    Yes, it works with all kinds of EOS cameras. Please note that you need an additional 40mm T-2 extension to compensate the shorter way to the sensor in the camera housing
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on May 27, 2019 9:26:00 AM
  132. Rated: 5
    3/12/2017 7:25 AM Research Grade TZ-3 Telecentric System (3x focal length)
    If using the TZ-3 with a 32mm CA SolarSpectrum ASO model is some light lost since the TZ-3 is designed to produce a 46mm output beam? If 'yes', light is lost, when used with a 32mm etalon can the rear lens of TZ-3 be moved closer to the front / input lens to produce an exit beam more closely matched to the 32mm CA of the ASO model Ha filter and thus produce a brighter image in an eyepiece?

    Answer rated: 8
    There is no light getting lost when using the TZ-3 on smaller sized etalons. In fact the TZ-3 offers the very same brightness with even a 19 mm sized etalon than the TZ-2 and TZ-4 - but the latter two simply are not able to cover the large field of a 46 mm etalon - like we offer in form of the research grade SolarSpectrum filters. All these three TZ-systems have a very similar focal length design, ranging between 200 to 250 mm. TZ-systems optically work best at such long FLs. We checked many optical designs to ultimately decide for these long FL-solutions. Trying to shorten the mechanics of the TZ_3 (or shortening on the FL) in any way will always result in a severe loss of optical performance.

    We have analyzed the optics inside the Quark for instance - and we must be too stupid maybe, but according to our calculation the resulting monochromatic spot diagrams look horrible. So yes - you certainly can try to trim down the TZ-optical principle in terms of shorter FL and small lens sizes. But we conclude that a lot of contrast (and image brightness) goes bust that way. So please do not try to move inward the exiting lens on the TZ-3 - the optical quality will be gone - and the warranty too.

    Better look into the solar telecompressor 0.4x that we had designed to work perfectly with the TZ-3. The image will be "very bright" as you end up with an f/10 beam when the incoming FL was set to f/10 as well.

    We will continue to look for alternative optical solutions for small etalons, but certainly it must be way better than what we find in the market right now.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Mar 13, 2017 12:03:00 PM
  133. Rated: 5
    2/13/2018 7:14 PM Fluorite Flatfield Converter (FFC) / 3x-8x
    What is the Strehl ratio of the FFC at 393nm? I know this is not designed for solar use, but I really need a corrector optic for the calcium k-line wavelength because almost all telescopes have zero correction below 400nm. I would like .95 strehl or greater at 393. anything less than .9 is unacceptable. I do have suitable energy rejection filters and a thermal shield, so there will be no exposure damage thresh hold. You guys make a hydrogen alpha imaging telecentric but do not make a k-line telecentric, and there are none on the market. I must either make one myself or find an optic somewhere.

    Answer rated: -2
    The FFC is NOT a telecentric system. Also it is NOT meant to be subjected to UV-wavelengths without prefilter such as an AstroSolar Film. And then the transmission at CaK will be much too low.

    Also an auxillary optical system cannot correct the missing optical correction of the telescope optics (unless it is specifically designed for this purpose).
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Feb 14, 2018 9:27:00 AM
  134. Rated: 5
    8/28/2018 7:53 PM Eudiascopic ED eyepiece 35 mm - 1¼"
    Hi Do you still have these eyepieces ?
    Eudiascopic ED 35mm?
    I would like to buy a pair.

    Thank you

    Answer rated: 2
    Yes, these article is available. If you cannot complete the purchase over our website, it means that we do not deliver to your country. Please refer to our Dealer Locator section to find the closest dealer near you.

    https://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/storelocator/?___from_store=de
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Aug 29, 2018 10:52:00 AM
  135. Rated: 5
    2/8/2020 7:10 PM Baader Hyperion Universal Zoom Mark IV, 8-24mm eyepiece (1¼" / 2")
    I want to connect the Hyperion 8-24mm Mark IV zoom to my Nikon D5600. I don't see a specific Nikon T-ring converter. What do I need to connect the eyepiece to my camera? Thank you.

    Answer rated: 4
    We do have four different Nikon T-Rings for different camera models:
    https://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/catalogsearch/result/?q=nikon

    Regarding required extensions, we highly recommend to look at our Digiscoping Instruction Manual:
    https://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/downloads/dl/file/id/444/product/0/digiscoping_camera_adaptations_for_afocal_photography_and_eyepiece_projection.pdf
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Feb 10, 2020 8:45:00 AM
  136. Rated: 5
    10/24/2016 3:33 PM BACHES Echelle-Spectrograph
    When I order the BACHES standard calibration set (Thorium-Argon lamp) instead of the Remote Calibration Unit RCU, can I use my existing LED flatfield screen at the front of the telescope for flatfielding BACHES echelle spectra?

    Answer rated: -3
    The RCU is a versatile calibration unit. In general: A flat unit is necessary to recognize the spectral orders for calibration, and to correct for pixel-to-pixel variations within the spectrum.

    If you use a flatfield unit in front of your telescope instead of the RCU, that unit should not have a green-blue emission gap. Why? For calibration of the ThAr spectrum, the calibration script of MIDAS scans the flatfield spectrum to recognize as much spectral orders as possible. Order detection could fail with a non-uniform flatfield illumination. That depeds on your given unit.

    Also important is the brightness of the flat unit in front of the telescope. It must be very bright to provide the same intensity level at the slit as the RCU which directly illuminates the slit of BACHES.

    Also, please consider remote control of the calibration unit. This can only be accomplished by the RCU which contains a LAN female connector for connection to your local network. A fixed IP address can be assigned. You are able to control the RCU with any web browser, the web interface is implemented in the RCU. The standard calibration set with ThAr lamp only can not be controlled remotely!

    We recommend the RCU to you, because we are sure that you will like the additional features as compared to the standard unit.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Oct 24, 2016 3:34:00 PM
  137. Rated: 5
    11/12/2019 1:20 AM Baader UFC (Universal Filter Changer)
    Will your new upcoming RASA 8 adapter be compatible with 17mm back-focus cameras? Will there be tilt adjustment available for these types of cameras?
    Thanks

    Answer rated: 4
    Yes, this latest addition of the UFC-family - the new RASA 8 / S70 UFC-Adapter (#2459136) which will launch on our website very soon - is compatible with 17 mm back-focus cameras such as ATIK Horizon. The UFC allows to change any kind of filter from 1 1/4" up to 50x50 mm square in front of the RASA 8.

    The only function, that still might be left to desire, is an easier way to reach the front adjustment hex-screws of the RASA 8. Due to the very short backfocus available, it is somewhat difficult to reach these screws and to "tweak" the star sizes in each corner of the image to absolute perfectness.

    So - in order to even reach this goal (exchange filters AND effortlessly adjust the camera tilt), in February latest we will launch a separate product - only produced for the RASA 8: the FCCT (Filter Changer & Camera Tilter). This unit will feature 3D-printed filter sliders and be only able to accept filters in diameters of 31 mm / 36 mm / and 2"(47.4 mm) w/o cell mount. This is a revolution for the RASA 8 since it makes perfect adjustment of all stars in the field a joy. Already now the first imagers are using this solution as prototypes and the results are outstanding, see here: https://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/blog/rasa-8-extreme-images-michael-jaeger-with-ccd-camera-f2-highspeed-filter/
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Nov 13, 2019 4:00:00 PM
    Answer rated: 3
    The RASA 8" UFC-Adapter is now available:
    https://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/baader-ufc-s70-rasa-8-adapter-telescope-sided-with-rasa-thread.html
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Nov 19, 2019 11:42:00 AM
  138. Rated: 5
    7/19/2019 2:47 PM Baader 2" ClickLock eyepiece clamps (from T-2 to 4,1")
    I have a Celestron Edge HD 8 and I am looking to upgrade the visual back to ClickLock to make it easier and more secure when attaching my camera and when swapping between viewing and imaging. I will be using a Sony Nex 6. I have a camera specific T2 adapter already but I am unsure what other adapters I need to get to the magic number of 133mm. I will not be using the 0.7 reducer. Many thanks!

    Answer rated: 3
    The length of the 2"SC thread is 9,9mm and for that the optical legth of the matching ClickLock gets reduced from 47mm to 37,1mm. From the
    outer end of the ClickLock #2956220 to the focal plane the distance is now 96,25 referring back focus 133,35 minus 37,1

    The camera itself has 18mm backfocus (Sony e=eighteen bayonet) plus11mm for the bajonett/T2 Ring is reducing 96,25mm-(18mm+11mm)
    so we have 67,25mm to brigde with following Items:
    https://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/baader-2%22--t-2-nose-piece-and-camera-adapter-(same-as-used-by-sbig)-(t-2-part-16).html
    https://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/baader-m68-extension-tube-40mm.html
    https://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/baader-t-2--15-mm-extension-tube-(t-2-part-25a).html
    https://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/baader-t-2--7.5-mm-extension-tube-(t-2-part-25c).html

    Left is now 2,25mm to take 1mm+1mm+0,3mm from this adjustment rings:
    https://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/t-2-fine-adjustment-rings-(03--05--1-mm)---aluminium.html
    Please check if your bayonet is 11mm - for example, this ring is only 8,3mm:
    https://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/baader-t-ring-sony-enex-bayonet-with-d52m48-to-t-2.html
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Jul 22, 2019 7:58:00 AM
  139. Rated: 5
    3/20/2019 4:12 AM Baader K-Line Filter 1¼" (double stacked)
    Hi, will this filter work with an unmodified Sony a6300 camera or do I need a modified sensor to register this wavelength?

    Answer rated: -1
    With an unmodified camera you will have a very dark or no image at all because the filter in front of CCD or CMOS sensors block UV
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Mar 20, 2019 8:43:00 AM
  140. Rated: 5
    12/16/2019 11:20 PM Baader f/2 Highspeed-Filters (H-alpha, O-III, S-II)
    for a scope like the skywatcher esprit 100 reduced to F3.58, which narrowband filters do you think would work best ?? the high speed filters vs the 7nm vs 3.5nm filters ?

    Answer rated: 5
    Because of the small aperture and the F 3.58 ration we would recommend 7nm normal filters, not highspeed
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Dec 17, 2019 12:59:00 PM
  141. Rated: 5
    3/26/2019 12:53 AM Baader VariLock 29, lockable T-2 ExtensionTube 20-29mm with spanner tool (T-2 part #25Y)
    To adapt a ZWO OAG to a Celestron C8 EdgeHD with a 0.7 Focal reducer is a Baader VariLock 29 plus a Baader SC / HD Ultra Short T-Adaptor the best option ?
    Thanks.

    Answer rated: 9
    The best option would be a custom made adapter, if the camera is not too heavy the VariLock29 can work also. Please hold in mind that the
    backfocal length at f/10 is 133,35mm but at f/7 it is 105mm for the C8EdgeHD. To reach both foci maybe this ring will be helpfull because it
    is also a M48 extension ring 28mm long:
    https://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/baader-hyperion-finetuning-ring-28.html


    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Mar 26, 2019 9:06:00 AM
  142. Rated: 5
    6/11/2017 3:47 AM Baader Safety CoolCeramic Herschel Prism 2" Photographic Version
    Greetings. I am having focusing issues with this product on a Televue NP 101 (non is) telescope. Are there adapters than can help with this?
    Thank you.

    Answer rated: 1
    If your problem only occurs with a camera, you can replace the 2" Clicklock clamp with the T-2-adapter #1508035 to attach the camera directly to the Herschel wedge.

    If you have problems with eyepieces, you can try to use the adapter #1508035 to attach another eyepiece clamp with T-2-thread - e.g. #2458100 - or an eyepiece, where the field stop is moved into the 2"-barrel, closer to the telescope.

    The Herschel Wedge requires a backfocus of 114mm, of this 47mm are used by the 2" Clicklock clamp. To measure the backfocus of your telescope, point the telescope at the full moon, hold a piece of paper behind it and measure the distance between the drawn-in focuser tube and the sharp image of the moon.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Jun 12, 2017 10:15:00 AM
  143. Rated: 5
    8/3/2020 2:36 PM Baader IR-Pass Filter (685 nm)
    Do you have a transmission diagram for your ir-pass filter. I found one from one of your suppliers but do not know if this is relevant or there have been changes. Above all, I want to ensure the damping up to 300nm.

    https://astro.astrosweden.se/sv/articles/2.232.241/baader-planetarium-baader-planetarium-ir-passfilter-685-nm

    Answer rated: 2
    We don't have a transmission diagram for this filter ourselves currently. The base of the filter is a Schott-equivalent absoption glass RG 630 (you can look up its properties in the Schott catalogue). For this reason it is assured that blocking is effective down to 300 nm.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Aug 4, 2020 3:22:00 PM
  144. Rated: 5
    11/12/2017 12:38 PM Baader 2" ClickLock eyepiece clamps (from T-2 to 4,1")
    I intend to place your ClickLock eyepiece holder on my personal construction telescope.
    The M64 (Takahashi) or the M60 (vixen) model could suite . But I do not have their thread pitch.
    What is the thread pitch of the M64 ClickLock (Takahashi ref # 2956264) and the M60 ClickLock (Vixen, ref # 2956260) ?

    Thank you.

    Answer rated: 34
    Both ClickLocks M60 and M64 are made with a 0,75er pitch and fits with Takahashi and Vixen.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Nov 13, 2017 12:51:00 PM
  145. Rated: 5
    11/18/2018 9:22 PM Laser Colli - Mark III
    I have an original (?) LaserColli which I use on reflecting telescopes. Can I use it on refractors ?

    Answer rated: 1
    As written on the product page this item is useful for reflecting telescopes. There are other tools available for refractors like Chesire eyepieces
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Nov 19, 2018 10:29:00 AM
  146. Rated: 5
    9/17/2019 3:32 PM Baader MaxBright® II Binoviewer with case
    I have a Celestron Evolution 9.25 with Baader 2" BBHS ® Mirror Diagonal with 2" ClickLock Clamp. Removing the Diagonal is not easy because I have to remove first the ClickLock Clamp, due to the focuser knob position. What is the recomended acessories to use MaxBright® II Binoviewer with my Celestron?
    Thanks

    Answer rated: 3
    Best solution for this problem is using this adapter screwed on the Bino:
    https://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/baader-2%22--t-2-nose-piece-and-camera-adapter-(same-as-used-by-sbig)-(t-2-part-16).html
    Then you can let the BBHS onto the tube, also you´re able to mount a glaspathcorrector like this for example:
    https://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/glaspathcorrector-1-25x-for-baader-binoviewer-with-t-2-thread-(maxbright-ii-and-maxbright).html
    Please take a look to the description for this corrector about the reasons why it should be used.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Sep 18, 2019 12:42:00 PM
  147. Rated: 5
    4/20/2019 9:23 PM Baader Hyperion Universal Zoom Mark IV, 8-24mm eyepiece (1¼" / 2")
    Can I use c mount camera to Baader Hyperion Universal Zoom Mark IV. Which adapter I shall select to connect the mark IV to c mount thread camera.

    Answer rated: -3
    Yes, you can - please take a look at page 5 of the PDF https://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/downloads/dl/file/id/444/product/3119/digiscoping_camera_adaptations_for_afocal_photography_and_eyepiece_projection.pdf which we have also linked to in the Downloads section.

    You need
    - Hyperion / Morpheus T-Adapter M43/T-2 #2958080
    - 1" C-Mount T-2 adapter Filterholder #2958520

    And spacers between these two adapters, depending on the size of your sensor and the desired effective focal length. The larger the sensor, the farther away should it be from the eyepiece to avoid distortions at the edge of the image.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Apr 23, 2019 10:14:00 AM
  148. Rated: 5
    7/16/2018 9:52 AM Hyperion Zoom 2.25x Barlow lens
    Can you tell me the full length of this Barlow with the 1.25 fitting?
    I need to source a Barlow that is short so I can achieve in-focus with a DSLR. thanks.

    Answer rated: -3
    The distance between your camera's T-ring and your focuser with inserterd Barlow is ca. 14mm, the nosepiece is ca. 2 cm long.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Jul 16, 2018 10:15:00 AM
  149. Rated: 4
    9/1/2016 12:13 PM 2" BDS-SC Baader Diamond Steeltrack® Focuser
    I want to mount my BDS-SC on c11 celestron. So I wanted to move the “reducer-adapter SC/HD 3.3 UNF to SC/HD 2 UNF”. How proceed, unscrew it? with what kind of tool? (I don’t want to damage it)
    Regards
    Alain

    Answer rated: 0
    i have succeeded to remove the adapter. thank you
    Answer by: alain thiry on Sep 1, 2016 12:47:00 PM
  150. Rated: 4
    1/13/2019 12:34 AM Baader Hyperion Universal Zoom Mark IV, 8-24mm eyepiece (1¼" / 2")
    If the zoom is modified to fit a Celestron Regal M2 spotting scope, can I then use it with a Celestron Barlow x2?

    Answer rated: 3
    You can use the Hyperion with a Barlow lens, but not on a spotting scope - usually, Barlow lenses do not work with spotting scopes because of missing backfocus; they can't be inserted deep enough. It is no problem on a telescope.

    To achieve higher magnifications, you need another eyepiece. Unfortunately, there is no Zoom available. You can find an overview about the Celestron eyepieces at
    https://www.celestron.de/ce_de/downloads/dl/file/id/1155/product/3444/bersicht_astronomischer_okulare_an_spektiven.pdf
    Also, our Classic Orthos and Morpheus eyepieces work.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Jan 14, 2019 8:38:00 AM
  151. Rated: 4
    1/15/2019 11:49 PM 2" BDS-NT Baader Diamond Steeltrack® Focuser
    Would it be possible to fit this to a Skywatcher 130 PDS?

    Answer rated: -5
    We do not know the positions of the bore holes of all Newtonians, but please take a look at the technical drawing of the Versa Base which you can find in the Download-section of the product page of the Steeltrack, or directly at https://www.baader-planetarium.com/de/downloads/dl/file/id/30/product/2859/bds_nt_dimensions_technical_drawing.pdf

    If the holes fit, you can simply replace your focuser with the SteelTrack for Newtonians. Please note that the Steeltrack is designed for tubes with 20cm diameter or larger; for smaller tubes, you need additional spacers (#2957235).
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Jan 16, 2019 9:53:00 AM
  152. Rated: 4
    2/14/2018 3:17 PM Baader DSLR-2" Filter Holder M48/SP54
    I want to get your 2" filter and place it in my imaging chain with standard 48mm 0.75mm threads on both sides (one male one female). It looks like your 2" filter uses 48mm threads with nonstandard pitches, so I need to buy adapters but I cannot figure out which adapters to get. Thanks!

    Answer rated: -11
    As previously answered on another question, our so-called "nonstandard pitch" differs only very slightly to allow adaptation of Baader filters to the many different pitch variations. So we are very confident that our filters will fit into your image chain.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Feb 14, 2018 3:23:00 PM
  153. Rated: 4
    9/23/2020 9:32 AM Baader MaxBright® II Binoviewer with case
    I am considering a purchase of binoviewer to use with my 305/1500 collapsible SkyWatcher dob. I would like to use ADC for planetary viewing, hence I need at minimum a 2x barlow/f.extender. my question is: could the 2.6 GPC be placed before ADC, i.e. can additional 55mm of lightpath be introduced between the GPC and binoviewer (OTA -> 2.6 GPC -> ADC -> bino)? Focusing distance is not much of an issue, since mirror can easily be moved. I am more interested in understanding how GPC will behave - is it sort of telecentric or 2.6x effect with distance becomes 3x or more.

    Answer rated: -1
    The glasspath corrector behaves more like a barlow lens than like a telecentric - it's best if you think of it as a barlow lens which also corrects the colour aberations of the prisms.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Sep 23, 2020 12:15:00 PM
  154. Rated: 4
    10/12/2016 9:30 PM Baader 2" BBHS ® Prism Star Diagonal Prism with 2" ClickLock Clamp
    What is the outside diameter of the nose piece? The precise inside diameter of the focusing tube on my refractor is 2.000 inches at 20 degrees Celsius +/- 0.001 inches. If it turns out that the nose piece is also exactly 2 inches, I could turn the nosepiece on a lathe. Your thoughts? What nose piece diameter would you suggest, if I had to turn it on a lathe?

    Answer rated: 2
    the outside diameter is 2" - equal to 50.8 mm (- 0.05 / -0.1 mm).
    We strive to have this fit into any 2" standard eyepiece holder and had no problems so far (we do this for quite a while).
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Oct 13, 2016 8:20:00 AM
  155. Rated: 4
    3/31/2017 6:16 PM RCC I, Rowe Coma Corrector
    Where can I find the documentation for the RCC-I?
    At least a drawings showing where to measure the 91.5 mm back focus would be helpful.

    Answer rated: 7
    Our translator was quicker than expected. The english product description is now available.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Apr 3, 2017 11:24:00 AM
    Answer rated: -5
    Unfortunately the detailed description of this product hasn't been translated to english yet, we apologize. We will do that very soon. Meanwhile you could switch to the german website and use Google Translate or a similar tool.
    Unfortunately we do not have a drawing for this product. The Backfocus of 91.5mm is measured from the T-2 thread.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Apr 3, 2017 9:53:00 AM
  156. Rated: 4
    3/22/2018 12:28 PM Baader T-Ring Canon EF (EOS) to T-2
    If I remove the bayonet Can #2458405 installs?

    Answer rated: 14
    If you want to connect a DSLR camera by using the M48 thread onto the 2" MPCC Mark III Newton Coma Correktor the back focus distance
    increases from 55mm to 57,5mm so you need a 2,5mm longer T2-Bajonet ring. Therefore we made the M48 spacer ring. Please see
    https://assets.baader-planetarium.com/media/extendware/ewimageopt/media/inline/8/1/2-mpcc-mark-iii-multi-purpose-coma-corrector-for-newtons-47b.jpg
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Mar 22, 2018 2:37:00 PM
  157. Rated: 4
    11/20/2019 1:57 AM BCF 1 - DSLR Astro Conversion Filter for Canon APS-C Cameras (all latest Models)
    Does this filter work for a Canon 4000D?

    Answer rated: -1
    Yes, this will fit
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Nov 26, 2019 2:46:00 PM
  158. Rated: 4
    8/14/2019 6:17 AM Baader 2" Nosepiece with 2" filter thread
    I can not connect it with ClickLock clamp for 2" SC thread #2956220. The thread pitch is thin a bit. Is this in the spec?
    I would like to know which product is suitable as same as a nosepiece of 2" Herschel prism #2956500?

    Answer rated: -3
    The Baader 2" Nosepiece with 2" filter thread (T-2 Part #: 19) # 2408155 is the one which is also used in the Herschel wedge and should fit to the Clicklock #2956220.

    It may be that there is a little bit of the anodized coating too thick inside of one of the threads - please take a look at the thread; if it is blocked somewhere, just take a knife and go along the thread once to clean it.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Aug 14, 2019 4:37:00 PM
  159. Rated: 4
    3/31/2020 9:03 AM Baader 2" ClickLock Diagonal Mirror
    Can a UFC be inserted between the 2" barrel nosepiece and the diagonal body (point A in this discussion: https://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/blog/optical-tube-lengths-of-clicklock-mirror-diagonal) by using #2459128 and #2459120 for the telescope and camera adapters on the UFC respectively?

    Answer rated: 1
    The parts you mention should work fine to connect the UFC between the diagonal body and the 2" barrel. However, due to the threads, the end position of the UFC cannot be adjusted to your preferation, it might stop at an unfavourable position. We are thinking about developing an Camera-sided UFC adapter with S58 dovetail receptor. This would allow exact positioning to your needs. However it will take months before this product may come to the market.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Mar 31, 2020 9:55:00 AM
  160. Rated: 4
    10/22/2017 5:47 PM Baader Multipurpose Finder Bracket MQR IV 9x60 finder (max diameter 72mm)
    Does the item fit a celestron C6?

    Answer rated: 12
    About the curvature at the bottom side of the standart base it allows to fit it on most OTA. Of course the C6 too.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Oct 24, 2017 4:01:00 PM
  161. Rated: 4
    12/17/2019 2:16 PM BCF 1 - DSLR Astro Conversion Filter for Canon APS-C Cameras (all latest Models)
    I am going to modify Nikon D5600 for astrophotography and want to replace the stock filter with IR/UV cut filter from Badder. I want to increase the Hydrogen-alpha sensitivity. In your website I only see unmounted filters for Canon bodies. Is there any filter I can use for Nikon APS-C body ? I am fine to cut it to proper size in case your filter size is bigger. May I please request your suggestion on which one to purchase ?


    Thanks & Regards
    Diganta De

    Answer rated: 1
    None of our filters for modifying Canon cameras works for Nikon or Sony cameras. And we do not have other choices of filters to replace the original filter in the cameras of these brands. We are very sorry.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Dec 17, 2019 2:33:00 PM
  162. Rated: 4
    11/10/2017 8:34 PM
    Dear Baader, I have a s\c Meade 10' LX200, can I use this bar for my OTA?

    Answer rated: 3
    The thread holes of the Meade OTAs are different to those from Celestron. I´m sorry but unfortunately this bar will not fit onto your telescope.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Nov 13, 2017 9:07:00 AM
  163. Rated: 4
    6/6/2018 8:49 AM Baader 45 ° Maxbright Amici prism 1¼ "with built-in 2x glass path corrector
    May I please ask why this will not work with the Grossfeld Mark V Binoviewers with a quick changer ? Is it because of the weight of the Binoviewers ?

    Answer rated: -2
    You can actually use the MaxBright Amici with the Großfeldbino, too, but we do not recommend it - the quality is not on the same level as the Bino-viewer.

    The Amici has got small prisms, so you'd have a smaller field of view, and - most of all - it is only designed for terrestrial observations at magnifications of no more than 80x, just like most spotting scopes

    To make use of the quality of the Grossfeldbino, you should use a seperate glasspath corrector and either a T-2-prism (for the shortest possible connection) or an Amici which is designed for astronomical use like #2456130 (Baader T-2 / 90° Baader Roof-Prism).
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Jun 6, 2018 10:57:00 AM
  164. Rated: 4
    4/20/2020 9:59 PM Baader 2" ClickLock eyepiece clamps (from T-2 to 4,1")
    #2956254 M54a x 1-ClickLock (Skywatcher / Orion)
    I have a Quattro and the manual says this is a 54.5mm x 1 thread. I have verified this by threading a 54mm x 1 accessory on to the scope and it was very loose. What exactly is the threading on your ClickLock?

    Answer rated: 0
    It is known that this thread is made with a big tolerance so we decided to do our adapter with a diameter of 54,2mm. It is always a kind of
    gambling producing accessories for other brands. Hopefully Sky-Watcher won´t change it. Lastly our ClickLock will fit fine.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Apr 21, 2020 10:19:00 AM
  165. Rated: 4
    8/15/2020 8:22 AM Baader Stronghold Tangent Assembly
    The clamp provided on top is for vixen universal plate correct also.called EQ? I believe with the top two peice clamp removed the Baader vario with the supplied base plate can be directly attached to the tangent. Please confirm..

    Answer rated: -2
    Yes, it is for EQ(V) style prism clamps - that is Vixen-style, which is also used by the smaller SkyWatcher EQ mounts.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Aug 18, 2020 11:09:00 AM
  166. Rated: 4
    11/30/2017 2:43 PM Baader Ultra-Narrowband H-alpha 3,5nm Filter
    Are you developing a 36mm unmounted version of this filter?

    Answer rated: -4
    Currently there is no production of 36mm running but this may happen in future. Unfortunately we cannot predict when.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Nov 30, 2017 3:29:00 PM
  167. Rated: 4
    4/26/2019 1:13 AM Steeldrive II motor focuser with Controller
    The aux output for a dew heater is stated at up to 10w. If I attached a slightly higher rated dew strip (for example 15w) to that output, would it be able to operate safely (albeit limited to a maximum of 10w of power) or would there be a risk of damaging the controller?

    Answer rated: 5
    The AUX power output is fused. The controller would not be damaged beyond repair, but the fuse would have to be replaced.
    This would probably have to be done at our company as it is a small SMD part.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Apr 26, 2019 9:44:00 AM
  168. Rated: 4
    4/26/2019 9:35 PM Baader 2" to 1¼" ClickLock Reducer (T-2 part #15B)
    I recently purchased a Celestron 8" Edge HD SCT. I would like to change the Celestron supplied setup with secure Baader diagonal and connectors, while remaining to use 1.25" eyepieces. I'm thinking following setup (starting from back of SCT) for visual observations:
    1. Baader # 2958500B - SC / HD Ultra Short T-Adaptor (https://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/baader-sc-ultra-short-t-adaptor-for-c-581114.html)
    2. Any of the Baader T-2 diagonals (https://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/accessories/optical-accessories/prism-and-mirror-star-diagonals.html)
    3. Baader # 2956214 - 2" to 1¼" ClickLock Reducer (https://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/baader-2%22-to-1%C2%BC%22-clicklock-reducer-(t-2-part-15b).html)
    If I'm not mistaken the various items should all connect together via the T-2 threads.
    Is this a good setup?

    Answer rated: 3
    Yes, this combination will work. However, you will either have to open the Ultra Short adaptor to rotate the star diagonal for a comfortable viewing position, or lock it only so much that can still rotate with some pressure (which of course wouldn't be as stable as when you tighten it). So, I'd recommend this mainly for azimuthaly mounted telescopes. On an equatorial mount, the eyepieces moves more, and you will more often want to change its position.

    We'd usually recommend a 2" Clicklock #2956220 for the telescope and a 2" nosepiece #2408150 for the star diagonal, then you can rotate it more easily. This setup would be a little bit longer, but more versatile.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Apr 29, 2019 8:26:00 AM
  169. Rated: 4
    9/29/2019 1:16 PM Baader Solar Continuum Filter (540nm)
    Can you buy two Solar Continuum Filters separately and stack them, without needing to purchase the double-stacked version? Will the double-stacked Solar Continuum Filter work with an unmodified DSLR camera?

    Answer rated: 6
    Unfortunately it won't work to purchase two standard filters and stack them yourself instead of the special "Stacked Solar Continuum Filter". With this stacked filter, both filters are tilted against each other - this deflects reflections to the side outside of the field of view . If both filters are straight in the beam path (as with two single filters), retro-reflections will occur.
    The stacked solar continuum filter will work in an unmodified DSLR. The center peak wavelength of the stacked filter will perfectly fit into the sensitive wavelength range of an unmodified DSLR.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Oct 1, 2019 5:05:00 PM
  170. Rated: 4
    8/25/2020 10:16 AM Fluorite Flatfield Converter (FFC) / 3x-8x
    I just bought a Flat Field converter, and I'm trying to understand the drawing, about focusing distances.
    I understood that for magnifying 4 times (as exemple), I have to set camera, or his schip, at 150mm from the FFC. this part is ok.
    but my question is for the other side. what does that mean "focus of telescope without FFC? the different distances given in the drawings, are they distance I have to put in front of the FFC? between the telescope and the FFC?
    Thanks for your help.

    Answer rated: 2
    The focus of telescope without FFC is the place where the focus of the telescope is without the FFC. Just like a any other Barlow lens, the focus point of thetelescope moves, when you insert a Balrow (or a reducer). If you can reach focus with the FFC, you can ignore this point; if you don't and have to do mechanical changes to the telescope, this information is important.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Aug 25, 2020 12:02:00 PM
  171. Rated: 4
    12/14/2018 8:24 PM Mark V Großfeld (Giant)-Binocular
    How do you direct-connect a Mark IV zoom EP to the Mark V binoviewer (can you?)?

    Answer rated: 8
    The binoviewer has got "only" a clicklock eyepiece adapter, so you can't screw the eyepieces directly (and theft-proof) onto the binoviewer. The Clicklock can't be removed, because it also contains the mechanism for the diopter adjustment.

    To attach the Hyperion Zoom, we recommend to use the adapter "A" for spotting scopes which is included with the eyepiece, because it saves you some more millimetres of backfocus.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Dec 17, 2018 8:29:00 AM
  172. Rated: 4
    7/27/2017 9:20 PM Baader UHC-S / L-Booster-Filter
    Does the filter work with galaxies and clusters?. I have a 80mm refractor. Will it block too much the light of the objects?

    Answer rated: -11
    Filters like UHC or OIII work because emission nebula emit light only at specific wavelengths, so that we can try to block all other (artificial) light sources and let only the light of the nebula pass.

    Stars and galaxies on the other hand shine in all colours, so their light is also partially blocked. There are no filters for stars and galaxies; you have to move to a darker observation site. Otherwise, the UHC-S will work also with smaller telescopes.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Jul 31, 2017 10:41:00 AM
  173. Rated: 4
    12/22/2018 2:32 AM Hyperion Zoom 2.25x Barlow lens
    Will this Barlow attach to the older Mark II Zoom?

    Answer rated: -7
    Yes, it will fit to all older Hyperion Zoom models
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Jan 2, 2019 2:32:00 PM
  174. Rated: 4
    6/3/2020 10:34 AM Baader 2" to 1¼" ClickLock Reducer (T-2 part #15B)
    I also have a Celestron Evolution HD 8 telescope. My diagonal is 1.25 inches. Can I install the 2 inch Clicklock as the telescope’s new visual back, immediately followed by the 2 to 1.25 inch Clicklock Reducer, then my 1.25 inch diagonal (regular non-Baader)?

    Answer rated: 1
    Yes, no problem - all standard 2" accessories fit into the 2" ClickLock, and all 1.25" accessorieries fit into the 2"/1.25" reducer.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Jun 3, 2020 10:39:00 AM
  175. Rated: 4
    1/10/2020 7:43 PM Baader Hyperion Universal Zoom Mark IV, 8-24mm eyepiece (1¼" / 2")
    I have a Nikon D7100. Which adapter do I need to connect the Hyperion Universal Zoom Mark IV, 8-24mm eyepiece to the camera directly (I already have a T-Ring adapter for Nikon). I purchased the Hyperion M43 and DT-Ring DP54 as suggested in the picture with no luck

    Answer rated: 12
    The SP54-thread is inteded to make a connection to the filter thread of a camera lens.

    To attach the camera body directly, you need the Hyperion / Morpheus® T-Adapter M43/T-2 # 2958080

    In addition, you should add two T-2 / 15 mm Extension Tube # 1508154 for an APS-C-camera like the D7100 or one T-2 / 40 mm Extension Tube # 1508153 for full-frame-cameras. Otherwise, the sensor will be too close to the eyepiece, and there will be distortions at the edge of the image.

    Please take a look at the following PDF, where we describe all possible adaptations to the eyepieces:
    https://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/downloads/dl/file/id/444/product/3117/digiscoping_camera_adaptations_for_afocal_photography_and_eyepiece_projection.pdf
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Jan 22, 2020 3:38:00 PM
  176. Rated: 4
    9/3/2020 5:49 AM Baader FCCT (Filter Changer Camera Tilter)
    Will there be filter slides available for mounted 1.25" and 2" filters such as the f/2 highspeed filters?

    Answer rated: -1
    No, there is not enough backfocus available for a filter cell and a filter drawer.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Sep 3, 2020 8:13:00 AM
  177. Rated: 3
    1/15/2020 3:28 PM Baader MaxBright® II Binoviewer with case
    Do I need any additional accessory, that is not included in "MaxBright II Binoviewer with case", to use it with the Stellarvue 90 f7 Raptor Triplet Refractor? Thanks

    Answer rated: 4
    The MaxBright II has two front-connection options:
    1. A female T-2 thread to adapt onto most common photographic equipment
    2. A Zeiss ring-dovetail as it has been established by Carl Zeiss for more than 50 years.

    We will soon publish an extensive manual that shows the multitude of accessories that we recommend to combine with the MB II in order to adapt this onto most every telescope with the shortest possible optical length.

    We cannot equip the MB II with the star diagonal that you certainly would need with your refractor in order to have a convenient way of looking through the telescope, because all users of Newtonian telescopes could not make use of this star diagonal. Accordingly it will be a matter of the customer or the dealer to help finding the appropriate adapters or star diagonals for the telescope in question and most of all, to enable this adaptation without wasting precious backfocus. This is the reason why we have developed a multitude of T-2 prism star diagonals with T-2 threads on both sides. Because you could choose for your refractor whether you want to use a 2" nosepiece to put it in front of the star diagonal or whether you opt for a 1.25" nosepiece.

    So please have a bit more patience until we publish the MB II manual and check our website for star diagonals. Because furthermore we are preparing an extensive document to explain all the differences and benefits of our various star diagonals in exhausted detail, this will also be published within the next month.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Jan 20, 2020 4:46:00 PM
  178. Rated: 3
    1/29/2020 6:34 PM Baader Tripod Adapter Flange for NexStar SE / EVO
    Will this adapter work with the AVX tripod?

    Answer rated: -3
    No, unfortunately the AVX uses a new design for its base, and the flange does not fit.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Jan 30, 2020 8:48:00 AM
  179. Rated: 3
    3/12/2017 8:05 PM Research Grade TZ-3 Telecentric System (3x focal length)
    A couple of followup questions. 1) I noticed the TZ-3 tube has 3 'sections' longest being in front, shortest at rear holding 'collimation'/'pickup' lens and a middle section that appears to be just a spacer. Can the middle section be removed (omitted) such that rear lens becomes closer to front 'input' lens.
    2) Is the middle section intend for removal to provide for an alternate closer location of pickup lens or is this just a manufacturing convenience to be a separate part (reuse of existing parts?)?
    3) What would be the characteristics of the resulting output beam? Diameter, F#, impact on position of TZ relative to main objective (assume that would not change), impact on distance from TZ to final focal plane which was originally 250mm?

    Answer rated: -13
    This definitely is not the case. Neither the TZ-3 nor any other TZ-system can retain its designed optical performance, when the distance between the internal lens groups is being altered.

    Answers for individual questions:
    1) The middle intersection roughly marks the position of the initial instrument focal length. The middle section cannot be removed.
    2) The middle intersection bears a mask (straylight shield). No part of this product is being "reused" on any other product.
    3) A large deviation from the designed 250 mm focal lenght is not advisable. Noticeable deterioration of the image contrast would be inevitable.
    Answer by: Tobias Baader (Admin) on Mar 13, 2017 12:14:00 PM
  180. Rated: 3
    2/2/2020 6:00 PM BCF 1 - DSLR Astro Conversion Filter for Canon APS-C Cameras (all latest Models)
    Will this filter fit a Canon 600D? I assume it will but have to ask.

    Answer rated: 0
    Yes, it will fit in a Canon 600D
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Feb 3, 2020 9:17:00 AM
  181. Rated: 3
    9/23/2020 11:08 AM Baader UBVRI Photometric Johnson/Bessel V-Filter (4mm Glass)
    What is clearance required for insertion into a filter drawer - eg the altair astro filter drawer

    Answer rated: 0
    The 1.25" filters come in a Low-Profile filter cell, which is 6mm high (plus the filter thread).

    The filters glass is 4mm thick.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Sep 23, 2020 4:45:00 PM
  182. Rated: 3
    7/1/2020 11:40 PM Baader Ultra-Narrowband H-alpha 3,5nm Filter
    Can this filter be used as an internal energy rejection filter for H-alpha solar observation on 140mm and 60mm refractors? The ERF would be placed in front of the diagonal mirror, and the etalon behind the diagonal.

    What is the filter's throughput beyond 1000nm?

    Answer rated: 6
    We do NOT recommend this! No filter near focus can replace a front end blocker - as 100% of solar energy hit the filter close in front of the focus position. Front end energy blocking is mandatory for H-alpha work - but not so for white light work.

    Why - because in white light you could use a Herschel Wedge Prism to throw away 95.4 % of ALL entering energy - before it even reaches the first neutral density filter or dielectric continuum filter.

    This is not possible on H-alpha - you need 100% of the H-alpha wavelength, but preferably zero of anything else. so - in theory - you can do this as you describe - but the filter at that heating point can break on you any second.

    Also - all photographic narrowband filters ought to be fully blocked OD 4.0 from 390 nm to 1150 nm - as this is the sensitivity range of almost all CCD/CMOS-chips (most filter suppliers though do not show their blocking efficacy above 700 nm....).

    So the 3.5nm H-alpha-filter is surely blocked to 1150 nm - but our front end D-ERF-filters are blocked to 1450 nm - exactly to provide perfect solar safety. Above 1400 nm most optics do not pass IR anyhow.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Jul 2, 2020 7:47:00 AM
  183. Rated: 3
    6/28/2019 12:02 PM 2" BDS-RT Baader Diamond Steeltrack Focuser
    I have a 2 inch Baader Diamond Steeltrack RT. Can you please confirm the function of the tension brake screw? When this screw is loosened, both the coarse and fine focus knobs can be turned. However when I tighten this screw, the coarse focus knob locks, but the fine focus knob can still be turned and the drawtube and the fine focus knob move as normal. Also when I tighten this screw, focus shifts. Is this correct behaviour, or should tightening this screw lock both knobs and the drawtube. This is not clear in the manual. Thanks.

    Answer rated: 4
    What you are experiencing is normal. The tension brake screw, as the name suggests, is used to inrease or decrease the tension on the focuser, changing like this the force required to move the focuser. Eventually when the screw is tightened, it functions as a brake and the focuser doesn't move anymore. In this case, the coarse focus knobs cannot be turned, but the fine coarse yes. However this movement isn't translated into focus change due to a gearbox built in the mechanics of the focuser. As for the focus shift, it is a mechanical play created from the needed tolerances. When you tighten the screw, it causes the whole focusing mechanism to be pulled toward you, until it is totally play free.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Jul 3, 2019 2:59:00 PM
  184. Rated: 3
    3/5/2018 2:55 PM Baader Wide-T-Ring Sony E/NEX Bayonet with D52i/M48 to T-2 und S52
    Hi there - I'm a little confused - in the description at the top it says that from the front support surface to the image plane of the camera, this represents 55mm. However, this ring is only meant to add 8.3mm to the 18mm backfocus of e-mount cameras. That would give a total backfocus of 26.3mm...so my question is if I want to connect my e-mount camera to the back of a field flattener which requires 55mm backfocus, is this adapter enough, or do I need to add approx 28.7mm of spacers? Thank you and sorry for the long question.

    Answer rated: -2
    Because of a mistake by translation our description of the Item was wrong. You´re right when you say that the back focus length is 26,3mm
    (-E- for eighteen milimeter from the camera body plus 8,3mm from the E-bayonet ring) You can increase this length with this rings:
    https://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/accessories/adapters-imaging-accessories/astro-t2-system/baader-varilock-46-lockable-t-2-extensiontube-29-46mm-with-spanner-tool-(t-2-part-25v).html
    https://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/accessories/adapters-imaging-accessories/astro-t2-system/baader-varilock-29-lockable-t-2-extensiontube-20-29mm-with-spanner-tool-(t-2-part-25y).html
    You need 28,7mm more distance to reach the well known 55mm DSLR distance back focus. Please hold in mind that 2mm thick filter
    will lay out the focus point of about 0,7mm extrafocal. Also please notice that T2 rings will obstruct the image corner of full format sensores.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Mar 6, 2018 8:51:00 AM
  185. Rated: 3
    3/6/2018 11:05 PM Baader DSLR-2" Filter Holder M48/SP54
    Hi, could you please tell me what products I would need to fit a 2" filter to a lens of 40.5 mm diameter?
    Thanks!

    Answer rated: 5
    Unfortunately, we do not have a stepper ring for M40.5. You need either a stepper ring from M40.5 to SP54, or to one of our stepper rings.
    We do have:
    M46: DT-ring SP54 / M46 #2958046
    M49: DT-ring SP54 / M49 #2958049
    M52: DT-ring SP54 / M52 #2958052
    M55: DT-ring SP54 / M55 #2958055

    So, you need:
    - Baader DSLR-2" Filter Holder M48/SP54 #2408166
    - One of the stepper rings above. They all have a female (inner) SP54 thread and a male (outer) thread
    - A stepper ring from M46, M49, M52 or M55 to your M40.5-thread. One of these stepper rings should be easily available at your preferred photo-dealer
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Mar 7, 2018 12:06:00 PM
  186. Rated: 3
    9/17/2018 3:08 PM Baader T Adapter (BTA) for SC and MAK Telescopes (T-2 part #21)
    I have purchased the Alan Gee MkII and need to adapt it to my 2” Moonlite focuser which is mounted to my GSO RC8. It looks like I will need items 16 and 26 to do this. Where is the best place to order these from to be shipped to the states? I have various spacer rings to use with my Altair Astro 183C PROTEC camera that had 17.5 mm flange distance. The AG was purchased from Agena AstroProducts. Thanks, Tim

    Answer rated: 4
    Yes, you need the parts #16 (# 2408150) and #26 (#1508025) to mount the Alan Gee in a 2" eyepiece clamp, and in addtion some spacers to reach the desired distance between sensor and Alan Gee.

    For purchase in/delivery to the United States, please contact our distributor www.alpineastro.com.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Sep 17, 2018 3:42:00 PM
  187. Rated: 3
    7/11/2019 5:59 PM Baader 2" Cool-Ceramic Safety Herschel Prism (Visual / Photographic)
    I have never used a Herschel Wedge before on my refractor--always mylar film, or glass filters on the forward end of the scope.
    Will the unfiltered solar energy entering my(very expensive) air spaced triplet objective possibly damage the lens due to over heating? Could I use the wedge/and refractor continuously for 2 or 3 hours with out worry of damage to either? Thank you. Jon Mayer

    Answer rated: -1
    When you have a good refractor, all the light and also the the heat passes through the lenses and end up in the Herschel wedge. There the heat will be dissipated and the lens will be only a few degrees warmer but not really hot. So there is no danger for damage of the lens. We checked the Herschel wedge in summertime on an 8" Zeiss Refractor -.a whole day - and it survived very well.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Jul 12, 2019 8:44:00 AM
  188. Rated: 3
    4/20/2017 6:45 PM Baader Stronghold Tangent Assembly
    I just received a Baader Stronghold Tangent. I cannot remove the locking dowel it's holder. What is the proper way to remove the locking dowel from its holder?

    Answer rated: -9
    The locking dowel should be removable with light force. Alternatively you could loosen the M4 headless set screw a bit, which is hold the locking dowel. You can access it from the side
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Apr 21, 2017 9:39:00 AM
  189. Rated: 3
    7/10/2020 10:51 AM 2" BDS-RT Baader Diamond Steeltrack Focuser
    Is there an 2" BDS-RT Baader Diamond Steeltrack Focuser Adapter for Explore Scientific ED APO with a 54mm 0,75 outer thread? (I have a clicklock 54i that is the fitting Im looking for also for the focus adapter). If not, I’d like to put that up on the wishlist.

    Answer rated: 3
    So far we had no plans to produce such an adapter, you're the first to request this. We will keep this in the "wishlist" but can't guarantee anything.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Jul 20, 2020 2:09:00 PM
  190. Rated: 3
    3/25/2020 1:50 AM Baader FlipMirror II Star Diagonal
    I cannot get the image in the eyepiece to center. I'm using the Baader Focusing Eyepiece holder. I have moved the adjustable T2 ring to its limit, but the image when centered in the camera is at the edge of the field of the eyepiece. Ideas?

    Answer rated: 4
    You probably need to adjust the two brass pins on which the mirror rests in its lower position. This way, you can move the image along the optical axis of the telescope (either closer to the telescope or to the camera).

    To test this, take a look through the eyepiece and move the mirror slightly up - if the star moves in the desired direction (or contrary to it), then you need to adjust the brass pins. Please see page 11 in the manual (chapter 3 - Adjusting the mirror). If it moves sideways instead, things get complicated. But that's most probably the solution.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Mar 25, 2020 10:58:00 AM
  191. Rated: 3
    3/18/2019 11:38 PM Baader 13mm Hyperion 68° Modular Eyepiece
    Is there a way to determine which lower barrel (1.25" nosepiece) belongs to a particular Hyperion? I have 13mm and 21mm Hyperions. The 21 behaves like a shorter eyepiece, and the 13 seems to have low eye relief. These were not new, so there may have been a mismatch along the way.

    Answer rated: -6
    You can try to stop the time a star is running through the field. Take a star likely around 0° declination at meridian south. At this position a star
    is doing around 4 Minutes for one degree For example, with a 1000mm focal length telescope, you get a magnification of 77 times @13mm EP and see a field of 0,883° and 47,6 times @21mm with a field of 1,46° If you stop the mount and let the star travel through the field of the EP (full diameter) the 13mm should take 3,532 minutes and the 21mm 5,84 minutes.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Mar 19, 2019 9:07:00 AM
  192. Rated: 3
    12/12/2016 11:28 AM Telecentric System TZ-2 (2x focal length)
    I would like to know when the TZ3 will be available.

    Answer rated: 1
    The TZ-3 is now available. Please check out here:
    http://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/solar-observation/solar-spectrum-h-alpha-filters/research-grade-tz-3-telecentric-system-(3x-focal-length).html
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Feb 2, 2017 9:26:00 AM
    Answer rated: -19
    The TZ-3 Telecentric System will become available in February 2017
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Dec 12, 2016 11:56:00 AM
  193. Rated: 3
    5/25/2018 5:17 PM Baader 2" BBHS ® Prism Star Diagonal Prism with 2" ClickLock Clamp
    Does the diagonal have an eyepiece stop?

    Answer rated: 6
    No - the ClickLock-receptor is designed to accept eyepieces up to 35mm sleeve length plus 8mm for an eyepiece filter and stay flush with the full length of the receptor. The ClickLock was designed to stay as short as possible to not eat up too much backfocus.

    You could have the eyepiece sleeve plus mounted filter reach up to 5 mm into the housing without touching the mirror. We did allow this to happen in order to provide maximum depth for eyepieces.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on May 30, 2018 3:16:00 PM
  194. Rated: 3
    9/2/2019 11:46 AM Baader Hyperion Universal Zoom Mark IV, 8-24mm eyepiece (1¼" / 2")
    With eyepiece projection, the image at the edge is extremely blurred. What could be the reason for this?

    Answer rated: 12
    For eyepiece projection with our Morpheus and Hyperion (zoom) eyepieces, we recommend a distance between eyepiece and T-ring of 40 mm on full-frame cameras, in addition to the 55 mm that were the flange focal distance of all "SLR" and DSLR camera bodies for decades when a T-ring was placed in front. Only with a T-ring that maintains this distance can old lenses with a T-thread deliver sharp images. Therefore, it has been tried to take this distance into account in all designs, because this is the only way to ensure that the sharpness performance is optimal. Of course, all this is only valid to a limited extent today - because the DSLR standard is losing it importance and the term „T-ring“ is all too often reduced to the mechanical thread and not the correct distances. In our brochure on digiscopy, we have therefore stated the back focal distance of 55mm. With a DSLR (full frame or APS-C), this distance is also maintained in good approximation with modern, narrow T-rings, which are intended for use on telescopes, where every millimetre often has to be haggled. For Micro Fourthirds cameras, for example, we have a special adapter that allows both an adaptation with the 55mm standard support dimension and a much shorter adaptation.

    Mirrorless system cameras have a much shorter back focal distance than comparatively large SLR cameras. The available T-adapters are usually for use with telescopes with a moving focuser. Here the shorter back focal distance must be compensated by additional extension sleeves, if a certain distance has to be kept.

    The example adaptations in our digiscoping brochure thus apply to all T-adapters that follow the T2 standard and deliver a back focal distance of 55mm.
    The indicated distances of
    min. 40mm spacer sleeve plus 55mm T-2 flange focal distance for full format
    min. 30mm spacer sleeve plus 55mm T-2 flange focal distance for APS-C
    min. 15mm spacer sleeve plus 55mm T-2 flange focal distance for MFT
    were empirically determined (Canon full format, Nikon APS-C (slightly larger sensor than Canon APS-C), Panasonic MFT) and are the values at which the image looked good, i.e. no (disturbing) distortion could be detected in nature photography. However, only the Hyperion Zoom without Barlow lens was used. For decades, we had in principle recommended the 40mm extension; with the smaller sensors, shorter distances (and less magnification) are also possible. The overall length of an adapter ring from the M43 eyepiece thread to T-2 was neglected, or it was regarded as part of the eyepiece.

    With shorter overall distances than indicated above, the sharpness in the edges is catastrophic. Only with these distances the image is enlarged in such a way that the entire sensor can be used.

    When working with an additional Barlow lens for even more magnification, the resulting effective focal length increases extremely and the system becomes more difficult to control. The thick stack of lenses does not make the image any better, and the telescope opening must provide sufficient resolution, also in relation to the pixel size of the camera. For highest magnifications we therefore recommend the FFC instead of the eyepiece projection in combination with a barlow lens – more on this below.

    What can easily be overlooked is that, depending on the camera type and the telescope aperture ratio, a more or less pronounced vignetting is unavoidable.

    We regret that we can’t give a binding (or universal) recommendation for an eyepiece-Barlow-lens-combination - for no single eyepiece on the market - where vignetting does not occur. Eyepiece projection is basically a compromise and has been "invented" for planetary photography since the beginning of all photography in order to be able to image a small object in the center of the image with excellent sharpness and very long focal length. The further development of the eyepiece also made it possible to enlarge the usable image area - however, this method is still a compromise. We therefore do not claim that you can achieve perfect sharpness over the entire image field with an eyepiece and a Barlow lens. We also do not claim that you can achieve a completely unvignetted image field!

    For exactly this reason - because there has been no solution from anyone in the world (and still is not) - we asked Carl Zeiss-Jena in 1990 to calculate for us a plano barlow lens of any complexity for medium format cameras. Ultimately, this was only possible with two additional crystal substrates made of genuine calcium fluorite (not comparable to simple ED glass). For the Baader Fluorite Flatfield Converter (FFC) Barlow - which can produce an image circle of 90 mm from 4x to 8x - an aperture ratio of 1:10 - as is the case with many refractors - was the basis for calculation at that time. The 90 mm image circle was due to the fact that the famous "PENTAX 6x7" medium format camera was available at the time - with a 90 mm image diagonal.

    To this day, this FFC converter lens system is "the sharpest of all Barlow lenses" in the world. And since the full 42mm format uses less than half of the FFC’s 90mm image circle, the FFC works so well even at an aperture ratio of f/5 that it delivers diffraction-limited sharpness even with CMOS chips with ~ 4my pixel size (if the telescope optics and seeing are good enough). However, this only works so well due to the large image distance. If you are looking at the "Baader FFC-Barlow", you will see that the image distance has to be varied between 80 and 150 mm (or even more). So you pay for the excellent optical performance with a very long mechanical construction. Without an excellently stable focuser, this can only cause frustration. Anyhow - You will surely find enough judgments which testify that there is no other projection lens system with sharper - and not vignetting - imaging.

    So if photography with very long focal lengths is your main focus, then you would have to replace the combination of the eyepiece with a 2.25x Barlow for a FFC - in addition to the armada of extension rings, which are necessary if you want to use this projection method without mechanical distortion.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Sep 2, 2019 11:47:00 AM
  195. Rated: 3
    5/29/2018 10:48 AM Carl Zeiss 1¼" Abbe Barlow lens 2x
    When I use the barlow and Varilock does it work like a zoom eyepiece? Is there anything else I need? Thanks.

    Answer rated: 3
    No - you could not attain the broadness of magnification that you can reach with a zoom in the first place - and changing magnification with threading the VariLock up and down would be very tedious and time consuming. And you would need about three VariLocks in a row to broaden the magnification range anywhere near.

    Also - a barlowlens may work well in a range of 2x to 3x (with the Zeiss being even somewhat better) - but still it is not the same quality as what you can do with a high quality zoom, were several lens groups are moving up and down to optimize optical performance.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on May 30, 2018 8:21:00 AM
  196. Rated: 3
    4/21/2020 9:37 AM Baader 2" Cool-Ceramic Safety Herschel Prism (Visual / Photographic)
    I wanted to know if the Herschel prism is recommended to use it with a D-ERF filter in front of the lens to prevent heat from entering and protect the tube? or the D-ERF is only recommended for use in H & alpha ??

    Answer rated: 2
    Generally you can use the Herschel Wedge on normal refractors without DERF. The DERF is mainly designed as a prefilter for Halpha telescopes. But in case you want or need to keep the heat out of the OTA you can also combine the Herschel Wedge with an DERF
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Apr 21, 2020 9:57:00 AM
  197. Rated: 3
    8/12/2020 8:30 PM Hyperion Zoom 2.25x Barlow lens
    I tried to use this Barlow attached to the Hyperion zoom Mark IV but I found that I could not bring planets into focus. My telescope is a Televue Pronto of 480 mm. Is there some other attachment that I need to bring planets into focus?

    Answer rated: -1
    It depends on why you don´t come into focus. If you need to focus further out, you can use for example 2" extension https://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/2%22-deluxe-eyepiece-clamp-for-sc-telescopes-(available-with-filter-holder--extension).html
    If you need to go further in, you can only replace the 2" Diagonal that you most likely use, with an 1,25" version to have a shorter lightpath
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Aug 13, 2020 9:09:00 AM
  198. Rated: 3
    6/13/2018 5:01 PM Maxbright Binocular incl. case
    Hi,
    Can you let me know what have to use like extra accessories to install Baader Maxbright binoviewer to my new Celestron Regal M2 100ED scope please.
    The scope can use astronomycal 1.25" eyepieces and has 540mm focal lenght.

    Kind regards
    Dimitre

    Answer rated: 2
    Unfortunately it is impossible to reach focus with one of our bino viewers in a spotting scope, doesn´t matter wich spotting scope. The focus mechanism of any Spotting Scope is internal and therefore focus travel is too much limited to allow attaching a binocular viewer
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Jun 14, 2018 11:15:00 AM
  199. Rated: 3
    1/18/2017 11:53 PM 2" Glasspathcorrector® 1,7x for Newtons
    Is it possible to stack GPC's without losing image quality?

    For example, a 1,25x or 1,70 GPC on top of the 1,7x newtonian GPC with a Mark V binoviewer. That would give a nice flexibility.

    Answer rated: -30
    Sorry, GPCs are not designed to be stacked. Dual stacking will create spherical aberration - unfortunately we cannot recommend it.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Jan 19, 2017 5:04:00 PM
  200. Rated: 3
    11/30/2018 12:53 AM Zeiss-Diascope Bayonet 1¼" eyepiece adapter
    Will this adaptor also fit a Leica Apo Televid 77 - silver version?

    Answer rated: -4
    Zeiss Bayonet and Leica Bayonet are different so it will not fit
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Nov 30, 2018 8:27:00 AM
  201. Rated: 3
    1/25/2017 10:21 PM Carl Zeiss 1¼" Abbe Barlow lens 2x
    Do you know what the lens element to imaging plane distances are for 2x, 3x and 4x operation? Also the text says no loss of quality at 3x then elsewhere it says no loss of quality up to 4x. Is 4x okay or is that a misprint?

    Thanks
    Martin

    Answer rated: 4
    In standard configuration, the Barlow is set up for 2x magnification. If you add another 64mm, the magnification increases to 3x. We do not recommend much higher distances/magnifications, mainly because of mechanical reasons.

    You can extend the magnification of many Barlow lenses by increasing the distance, as explained e.g. in this PDF:
    http://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/downloads/dl/file/id/240/product/1062/calculating_different_magnifications_with_the_vip_barlow.pdf
    The image quality decreases slowly, so there is no "hard break" beyond which a Barlow can not be used - it also depends on the complete optical system.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Jan 30, 2017 1:57:00 PM
  202. Rated: 3
    10/3/2019 6:56 PM Baader T-2 Stardiagonal (Zeiss) Prism with BBHS ® coating (T-2 part #01B)
    I have a Baader 2" Clickclock diagonal mirror. Can I remove the 2" Clicklock from that diagonal and attach it to the T-2 Ziess prism diagonal?

    Answer rated: -2
    Unfortunately this is not as easily possible, since the our 2" mirror/prism diagonals feature a special modified version of our SC/HD ClickLock #2956220. If you remove it from the housing by opening the 6 screws with an allen wrench key, you will notice that it features a dovetail receptor and no internal thread. You would need additional parts which we don't sell individually. We would recommend to purchase a designated 2"/T-2 ClickLock #2956242
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Oct 4, 2019 8:45:00 AM
  203. Rated: 3
    1/4/2020 1:54 PM Baader Neodymium (Moon & Skyglow) Filter
    Waqas already asked similar but few years have passed. I've noticed you have a kind of universal adapter. Basically I want to use this filter with as many lenses I can. But you've stated the thread here is a telescope thread. How should I go about using the filter with my camera lenses? I have step up and down rings from the 80s to the 40s in mm but i suspect they're useless for this thread.

    Answer rated: 5
    The answer provided to the other question is still valid. The most important adapter to use our 2" Filters with camera lenses is our DSLR-2" Filter Holder M48/SP54 (#2408166). https://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/baader-dslr-2%22-filter-holder-m48sp54.html
    Based from the SP54 thread, we have lots of Step Up- and Down Adapters, our "Hyperion DT-Rings".

    Please check out also our detailed PDF on Digiscoping:
    https://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/downloads/dl/file/id/444/product/1769/digiscoping_camera_adaptations_for_afocal_photography_and_eyepiece_projection.pdf
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Jan 7, 2020 10:52:00 AM
  204. Rated: 3
    8/5/2017 10:32 AM
    Which Dovetail model is compatible with this rider clamp?
    regards
    Henri

    Answer rated: 4
    You can use it to attach accessories to all standard 3" dovetails (Losmandy-style), e.g. these ones:
    http://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/accessories/telescope-accessories/dovetail-bars-and-clamps.html?filter_bars_design=253&filter_bars_type=276
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Aug 7, 2017 8:51:00 AM
  205. Rated: 3
    2/18/2017 6:53 AM
    What is the spacing of the mounting holes? (Astrophysics rings, which i am trying to find a bar for, require 60mm or 3.2 inch spacing)

    Answer rated: 0
    The spacings are 60mm and 88,9mm - thus perfectly suitable for Astro Physics rings.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Feb 20, 2017 1:53:00 PM
  206. Rated: 2
    5/18/2019 12:11 PM Baader H-alpha 35nm CCD Filter
    Hi, Astrograph use these filters as internal ERFs in solar telescopes, tested in refractors up to 152mm. I have been using a 1.25" version in a Vixen 110mm VMC with no issues. I am considering using a 2" in a 180mm Mak. Is there a specification for the watts per square cm on the filter and a specification for the maximum working temperature? I calculate there would be 26W incident on the filter spread across it, with 1.3W transmitted. Andrew.

    Answer rated: -3
    We are NOT RECOMMENDING these filters for solar observation or photography at all! If somebody does this, its on his own risk, it may lead to permanent damage of the eye or the camera/telescope setup. We are warning and recommend not to use these filters as an internal ERF - they are not designed for this use. We have no values for working temperature a.s.o.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on May 20, 2019 12:44:00 PM
  207. Rated: 2
    1/24/2018 3:31 PM Baader VariLock 46, lockable T-2 ExtensionTube 29-46mm with spanner tool (T-2 part #25V)
    Good afternoon. I've a Ziel Newton 150/750 mm + Canon EOS 1100D + Protective T ring. The focuser is near the end with this setup. When I add also the coma corrector (MPCC), I can't reach focus because it's too inside. Could this product help me? I have also to buy other parts?

    Answer rated: -6
    Any T-2-extension between the MPCC and the camera will not work, because it would harm the optical quality of the image.

    If it is only some millimeters, you may try to move the main mirror with the setting screws which are made for collimation. Unfortunately, there isn't much more to bring the MPCC closer to the mirror (if you don't want to replace the complete focuser).

    If you need to get farther away from the telescope, you can add the Finetuning Rings #2958228 or #2958214 to the front of the MPCC.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Jan 31, 2018 2:11:00 PM
  208. Rated: 2
    8/17/2017 2:43 PM Baader 2" ClickLock eyepiece clamps (from T-2 to 4,1")
    I'm looking for a 2" clicklock solution to my Explore Scientific 80 mm ED APO. Unfortunately I cant find the appropriate dimension in your selection. The scope side connection has an external M54 threading (0,75). Can you suggest a solution for me, if necessary in combination with an adapter? I earlier purchased a clicklock for my C14 and I am very happy with the quality of this product.

    Answer rated: -14
    We do have an M54 ClickLock but this has also an M54 external thread (fitting for Skywatcher/Orion). So you would need an inverter ring from M54 external to M54 internal thread. Unfortunately we don't have such an adapter or another solution. The only adapter we have that would fit is our DT-Adapter II (#2458040) - but this would reduce the inner diameter to T-2 and you would have to get a T-2 inverter ring and then use our 2" T-2 Clicklock. Not the best solution...
    We would suggest to get an M54 inverter ring custom made at a milling company. There is a company in Germany who does such things, but we don't know if they ship international: www.astroholgi.de
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Aug 17, 2017 3:38:00 PM
  209. Rated: 2
    8/14/2018 2:46 PM Rubber/Metal foldable Morpheus® eyecup (M43-threaded)
    Is a dust cap (end cap) included with this eye cup?

    Answer rated: 4
    No. A dustcap is not included with the Rubber/Metal foldable Morpheus eyecup.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Aug 14, 2018 2:56:00 PM
  210. Rated: 2
    5/31/2019 9:33 AM Baader O-III Filter (10nm) visual
    Hi Is this for 'visual' use only or can it be used with a modified DSLR? I already an Ostara O III 'visual' filter but it yields very bright background. I've tried using with IR cut filter but to no avail. Many thanks Steve H

    Answer rated: 1
    We cannot say if there will be more constrast with this filter than with the competiting filter because we have not tested their filter. Generally our visual OIII filter can be used with DSLR but even an modified DSLR is not a good camera for narrowband (OIII) photos. Only every 4th pixel is sensitive for this wavelength. You loose 3/4 of the resolution of the sensor wich makes the photo weak and unsharp.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Jun 3, 2019 2:04:00 PM
  211. Rated: 2
    6/15/2020 11:46 PM Baader Wide-T-Ring Nikon Z (for Nikon Z bajonet) with D52i to T-2 and S52
    What do I need to attach a Nikon Z6 camera to a Celestron HD 14" telescope? Sorry I find your web site very confusing. Thanks for your help

    Answer rated: 1
    The Celestron C14 EdgeHD has a back focus of 146,05mm and needs a T-adapter like this (US Item #93622)::
    https://www.celestron.de/ce_de/t-adapter-48mm-edgehd-925-11-14.html
    We recommend this bigger M48 adapter instead of the smaller with T2 thread M42x0,75 because your camera has a full format sensor. From this adapter you have 55mm left which should be fine for DSLR cameras. But you have a mirrorless camera with 16mm back focus plus this Rings:
    https://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/baader-wide-t-ring-nikon-z-with-d52i-to-t-2-and-s52.html
    https://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/changer-ring-s52--m48.html
    which hight is 8,3mm. So you have a gap of 30,7mm between your camera and DSLR (55-16-8.3) which you can fill with this rings:
    https://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/baader-hyperion-finetuning-ring-28.html
    https://www.baader-planetarium.com/de/m48-fein-abstimmringe-aus-aluminium-(03--05--1-mm).html (2pc of 1mm and 1pc of 0.5mm)
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Jun 16, 2020 9:46:00 AM
  212. Rated: 2
    8/23/2017 12:16 AM Filter cell 2" classic (8mm height)
    I want to add an IR cut filter to an ASI071 CMOS camera. The camera comes with an M48 to M42 adapter so I should be able to screw this filter into the adapter and screw the adapter into the camera. Does the "front side" of this filter have M48 female threads? If so, what is the depth of the thread?
    Thanks

    Answer rated: -6
    We propose to choose the low profile cell - it has 6 mm height above the male M48 thread and it may later fit into all commercial filter wheels - whereas the cell with 8 mm height may stuck the rotation.

    The inner clear diameter of the LPFC filter cell is 47.4 mm. A filter bottoms out against a clear opening of 46 mm diameter.

    The cell has an M48 internal thread of 5.5 mm in height and a retainer ring with an M48 make thread, the mechanical height of that retainer ring is 1,6 mm.

    In essence this creates room in the chamber for our 2 mm thick, round filter discs of 47.4 mm diameter and it leaves room enough to thread the next filter cell into the first one - so that filters can be combined.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Aug 30, 2017 2:17:00 PM
  213. Rated: 2
    1/28/2020 11:25 AM Alan Gee Telecompressor Mark II (T-2 part #20)
    Is it possible to use the telecompressor with a C11 ?
    In that that case is there any adaptator to be used ?
    What if a crayford is used ?

    Answer rated: -6
    As both C14 and C11 also offer the standard 2" SC-thread, the Alan Gee can be used with these telescopes, too (as long as you don't remove the 2" SC thread and only use the larger 3" thread).

    But we are working on a version of the Alan Gee for 2" eyepiece holders like our 2" Clicklock or a regular focuser. We think that it will be available in no lather than early spring (just follow our Newsletter at https://www.baader-planetarium.com/de/newsletter/), it will be more intuitive to use than the regular Alan Gee. This should be the better solution for you as you can easily use it with your 2" focuser.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Jan 29, 2020 8:53:00 AM
  214. Rated: 2
    3/10/2017 3:29 PM Baader 21mm Hyperion 68° Modular Eyepiece
    Some users state that the actual field of view of the 21 mm is actually 60° rather than 68°.
    Can you confirm ?

    Answer rated: 3
    We have used this opportunity (your question) to take the eyepiece to the sky and verify the optical calculation by measuring it with the star drift method. We can absolutely confirm that the 21mm Hyperion eyepiece has an apparent field of view of 68° (+/- 2% measuring accurecy)
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Mar 17, 2017 12:05:00 PM
  215. Rated: 2
    9/17/2020 10:01 AM Baader Wide-T-Ring Nikon Z (for Nikon Z bajonet) with D52i to T-2 and S52
    Can I attach the T-Ring to a Takahashi FS-60CB with the Multiflattener 1.04x which has a M52x0.75 thread and requires a backfocus of 87.5mm? Which parts would I need?
    thanks

    Answer rated: 0
    The Nikon Z-bayonet has got a flange distance of 16mm, the Wide T-ring adds 8.3mm. So you have 87,5-24,3=63,2mm remaining for adapters. This should be no problem - but we do not have an adapter from M52 to a more common thread.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Sep 17, 2020 12:53:00 PM
  216. Rated: 2
    1/25/2019 12:04 PM Steeldrive II motor focuser with Controller
    Can the Steeldrive II be mounted to a 2 inch monorail focuser as fitted to a TS Optics Ritchey-Chretien.

    Answer rated: -6
    Unfortunately this will not work, you would have to replace the TS focuser with a Diamond Steeltrack Focusser
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Jan 25, 2019 12:37:00 PM
  217. Rated: 2
    8/30/2018 8:23 AM Baader 31mm Hyperion Aspheric 2" Eyepiece
    Which adapter ring i need to fit ASI 120mc ZWO on hyperion eyepiece 21mm.

    Answer rated: -1
    To attach a camera with T-2-thread like the ASI to any Hyperion or Morpheus eyepiece, you need Baader Hyperion T-Adapter M43i / T-2a (M42x0.75) # 2958080 and additional T-2-spacers to reach the desired magnification.
    All adaptations are described in this PDF:
    https://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/downloads/dl/file/id/444/product/3117/digiscoping_camera_adaptations_for_afocal_photography_and_eyepiece_projection.pdf

    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Sep 3, 2018 9:06:00 AM
  218. Rated: 2
    6/28/2020 11:11 PM Baader T-2 / 90° Baader Roof-Prism with BBHS ® coating (T-2 part #02)
    Regarding the quality of visual observation, is there any difference between this T2 Roof prism (2456130) and the 2" Astro Amici Prism (2456120)?

    Answer rated: -2
    Both of our Astro-Amici Prisms are produced with the same specifications. There is no difference in the quality of visual observation - the only difference is the size.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Jun 29, 2020 10:30:00 AM
  219. Rated: 2
    3/24/2017 12:20 PM 2" BDS-SC Baader Diamond Steeltrack® Focuser
    Do you know if we can use the BDS-SC with the Celestron Edge HD focal reducer for Edge HD 8"?

    Answer rated: 0
    Please see following PDF Document about the 0,7x Celestron Reducer:
    http://www.celestron-deutschland.de/images/files/downloads/521_reduceredgehd80.pdf
    As you can see there is only 105mm back focus left. the BDS SC is at least 93mm long.
    http://www.baader-planetarium.com/de/downloads/dl/file/id/29/product/2856/bds_sc_dimensions_technical_drawing.pdf
    According to this circumstances there is unfortunately not enough back focus left to adapt
    a Camera.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Mar 27, 2017 9:45:00 AM
  220. Rated: 2
    9/2/2018 1:24 PM 2" BDS-RT Baader Diamond Steeltrack Focuser
    Can I fit this focuser to takahashi tsa 120 with 125x1mm thread?
    I can not find reduction ring for my scope. Thanks.

    Answer rated: 3
    Unfortunately we don´t have an adapter to connect our BDS-RT onto the 125x1 thread I´m sorry. Besides of this you can find here a
    drawing with all neccessary data about:
    https://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/downloads/dl/file/id/28/product/2858/bds_rt_dimensions_technical_drawing.pdf
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Sep 10, 2018 4:14:00 PM
  221. Rated: 2
    2/8/2020 4:58 PM Filter cell 2" Low Profile, 6mm height
    What has to be the maximum and minimum diameter of an unmounted filter in order to properly fit into the filter cell 2" low profile? Is a 50mm diameter filter going to be suitable to be mounted in your 2" filter cell? Thank you.

    Answer rated: 6
    Unfortunately a 50 mm filter will not fit into our cells because the connecting male/female (standard) threads measure 48mm as outer diameter - and consequently the female side must be smaller then that in clear diameter, otherwise filter cells could not be combined. Accordingly the largest glass diameter could be 47.5 mm and the smallest possible size would be 46.5 mm, whereas this already will be problematic because the filter substrate will need some camfer (ground bevel) in order to protect the glass from chipping. So in reality the filter should not be smaller than 47 mm.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Feb 17, 2020 11:11:00 AM
  222. Rated: 2
    10/10/2016 11:34 AM Baader OTP 60W Outdoor Telescope Power Switching Power Supply
    Does it fit to the Vixen Sphinx SXW mount? The mount needs a power supply 12V DC, 3A
    The power supply must provide plug with following specs:
    Tip positive
    Plug Dimensions:
    outer diameter 5.5 mm,
    inner diameter 2.1mm)
    Plug Type: "M-plug"

    Answer rated: -13
    Our 60W outdoor power supply does support 3A, having a tip positive connector with 5,5/2,1mm.
    So it looks like it will fit to your mount.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Oct 10, 2016 11:34:00 AM
    Answer rated: -17
    After further evaluation with the customer and seeing more images, we came to the conclusion that it doesn´t fit the Vixen mount after all unfortunately.
    Even if the measurements seem to be similar it is clear that male and female sockets are the other way round. Voltage and current are fine, but you would have to get a custom made adapter or to cut off the connector from our power supply and remount a Sphinx like one.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Oct 11, 2016 8:49:00 AM
  223. Rated: 2
    2/10/2020 7:44 PM Baader Short Pillar III w/o Flange Adapter
    What is the recommended weight capacity of the pillar?

    Answer rated: 0
    This depends on the connection to the pillar below. The short pillar itself is made of massive steel, this part itself can easily handle ~100kg of weight, the question is how solidly you are mounting it onto your pillar.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Feb 11, 2020 12:19:00 PM
  224. Rated: 2
    2/14/2020 5:07 PM 2" MPCC Mark III (Multi-Purpose Coma Corrector for Newtons)
    Is it possible to connect the MPCC to a DT RING SP54 /M52 ?
    If yes which intermediate ring should I use.?
    Thank you

    Answer rated: 1
    You can use
    Baader Hyperion DT-Ring SP54/M52 for DTAdapter II&III and Hyperion Eyepieces # 2958052
    to get from SP54(female) to T-2 (female), then you can screw this adapter to the T-2-thread of the MPCC and have a male M52-thread on the camera/eyepiece side of the MPCC.

    But please do not ask about the correct distances for a camera lens, we never tested this under the stars.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Feb 19, 2020 9:45:00 AM
  225. Rated: 2
    9/29/2017 9:28 PM Baader 2"/90° Astro Amici-Prism with BBHS ® coating
    Is it possible to have the same quality (suitable for hight magnifications) with an erecting capacity ?

    Answer rated: -5
    Keep an eye open. We will soon relese a new batch of 2" Amici Prism with BBHS Coatings.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Oct 4, 2017 8:29:00 AM
  226. Rated: 2
    3/6/2020 9:09 PM Baader T-2 / 90° Baader Roof-Prism with BBHS ® coating (T-2 part #02)
    Will the T-2 Quick Release work with the T-2/90 degree roof-prism with bbhs coating?

    Answer rated: 0
    Yes, the housing has T-2 threads and the T-2 Quick Change System can be used with this diagonal just as shown in this picture:
    https://www.baader-planetarium.com/media/extendware/ewimageopt/media/inline/42/5/tqc-tcr-schwerlast-t-2-schnellwechselsystem-5a4.jpg
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Mar 9, 2020 8:18:00 AM
  227. Rated: 2
    3/12/2020 9:21 PM 2" MPCC Mark III (Multi-Purpose Coma Corrector for Newtons)
    Can the MPCC be used with the Hyperion Zoom 2.25x Barlow lens for imaging? I can use the Focusing Eyepiece Holder and Varilock combination to connect them, but will this actually work and if so, what length should I set between the MPCC and Barlow?

    Answer rated: -1
    The MPCC is an tool for Deep Sky photography with Newtonian telescopes. It not designed for use with an Barlow lens that you normally use for high power photos or visual observations mainly of Solar System objects. The barlow lens would magnify the middle of the field wich is mostly coma free anyway. We suggest to work with the Hyperion Zoom and Barlow lens and without MPCC.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Mar 13, 2020 2:40:00 PM
  228. Rated: 2
    3/20/2020 9:33 AM Baader FlipMirror II Star Diagonal
    In order to use the OAG port at the base of the flip mirror, the prism can only go so high before it will hit the mirror when ‘down’. If your connection to the telescope relied on a 1.25” nosepiece rather than a 2” / T2 /M48 connection, would the light ever reach the prism as it would be too low to pick up any light?

    Answer rated: 1
    In its downward position, the mirror has got a length of ca. 2,5cm, so there are only 2-3mm for an autoguider prism. This might just work, but we wouldn't recommend (and be at peace with ourselfes).
    To be honest, autoguiding is usually used for larger sensors which would be obstructed by a 1,25"-focuser anyway, and most focusers which are strong enough for a flip mirror, a camera, a guiding camera and maybe even an eyepiece are 2"-focusers, so we preferred a larger mirror.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Mar 20, 2020 2:48:00 PM
  229. Rated: 2
    5/14/2017 11:06 AM SolarSpectrum 0.7x Telecompressor 2"
    Which way round should the 0.7x telecompressor go in the optical chain? i.e. which is the front and back of this optically and how would I know how to orientate it?

    Answer rated: 3
    The longer 2" thread points towards the camera.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on May 15, 2017 9:39:00 AM
  230. Rated: 2
    8/15/2019 6:36 PM 14 mm Morpheus® 76° widefield eyepiece
    I just got the Morpheus 17mm eyepiece and I would like to know if it is possible to remove the 1.25" barrel from the 2" barrel? A 2" cover was included in the box so I assume I should be able to do this. I don't want to have to keep switching my diagonals all the time.

    Answer rated: 1
    There should only be two larger covers be included, for both positions of the eyepiece cup (folded up/folded down) - quite close to two inch, but not exactly.

    The 1.25" nosepiece can't be removed without destroying the eyepiece. It is part of the optical design.

    If it should be too long for your 2" star diagonal (quite uncommon, but maybe if you have a very low-profile eyepiece clamp and a prism), then you may use a 2"/1.25" reducer. Our Pushfix # 2408151 can even be permanently mounted onto the eyepiece, its silver screw can be replaced with a headless screw.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Aug 19, 2019 10:30:00 AM
  231. Rated: 2
    8/16/2019 2:40 AM Baader MaxBright® II Binoviewer with case
    Is the Alan Gee mark II with a diagonal applicable to the MB II if only the back focus is enough?

    Answer rated: 3
    Yes it is. This will be the same as with the Großfeld-Bino.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Aug 19, 2019 10:36:00 AM
  232. Rated: 2
    10/19/2018 11:07 AM 2" BDS-RT Baader Diamond Steeltrack Focuser
    Is there an adapter for the Bresser Messier AR 127L with Hexafoc to mount the BDS RT?

    Answer rated: 4
    We don´t sell Bresser products so please contact a dealer who is selling this brand. He should be able to give you the information what thread
    is on the hexafoc to see if it is possible to mount the BDS-RT.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Oct 26, 2018 9:37:00 AM
  233. Rated: 2
    3/16/2019 3:53 AM Baader CCD Complete Filterset III (L-RGB-C / H-alpha 35nm / OIII 8.5nm / SII 8nm)
    are these filters parafocal

    Answer rated: 7
    These filters have the same thickness of the glass, they are homofocal. But this does not mean that all telescopes bring all wavelength in the exact same focus point, this is different from telescope to telescope.. So they are parfocal, you should check focus when changing the filter.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Mar 20, 2019 10:37:00 AM
  234. Rated: 2
    6/6/2017 9:45 AM Baader 2" ClickLock eyepiece clamps (from T-2 to 4,1")
    I have an 8 Edge HD with the Celestron HD Focal reducer and would like to use the combination of Baader ClickLock and a diagonal WITH the Celestron Edge HD focal reducer. What would be your suggestions if I would like to use the Baader ClickLock system for visual and/or AP, keeping in mind the required 105 mm from Reducer to camera sensor by Celestron, and do I need the Celestron T-adapter also?

    Answer rated: 40
    The SC-Clicklock has got a length of 47 mm, the distance from a T-2-adapter to the sensor of a DSLR is 55mm. Our T-2/2"-adapter #2408150 adds another 2.5mm, so you are at 104.5 mm which meets the tolerances pretty good - Celestron gives a tolerance of +/- 0.5mm for the EdgeHD. You may use the Baader T-2 adjustment/spacer-rings #2458102 for the perfect distance. The Celestron T-adapter is not required then.

    Visual use is a bit complicated, because a star diagonal like #2956100 already has got an optical length of 112mm incl. Clicklock clamp. You can remove the nosepiece, then you'll have a 2"-thread with which you can attach it directly to the reducer - but you'll need the NexStar Locking Ring #2458270 to rotate it into a convenient position. It is 5mm thick - please check if the thread at the Celestron reducer is long enough.

    But for visual observation, it is not as critical as for photography - we even have customers who have adapted a focuser to an EdgeHD and are happy with the results.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Jun 12, 2017 12:25:00 PM
  235. Rated: 2
    3/23/2019 12:48 AM Baader Stronghold - Additional set of EQ-clamp brackets
    What is the size of the key for the hex-bolts? I have a good range of metric and imperial Allen keys but none of them are a good fit.

    Answer rated: -1
    The right allen key you need to use for the bolts delivered with the Baader Stronghold EQ clamp brackets is a 5mm allen key.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Mar 26, 2019 8:32:00 AM
  236. Rated: 2
    9/2/2019 3:43 PM Baader 5mm Hyperion 68° Modular Eyepiece
    What about the Baader 3,5mm Hyperion 68° Modular Eyepiece?
    Why has it gone out of production? Should I trust an offer of this used article?

    Answer rated: -5
    The market for 3.5mm-eyepieces is not very large, and the 5mm Hyperion combined with the Finetuning rings gives a more than competitive image at similar focal lengths - 4mm focal length with the 14mm Finetuning ring or 3.2mm with the 28mm Finetuning ring.

    So, while there is nothing wrong with a good 3.5mm Hyperion, there just wasn't enough demand for another production run - there aren't many telescopes where you can use these short focal lengths.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Sep 2, 2019 4:15:00 PM
  237. Rated: 2
    11/3/2017 4:14 AM Baader T-2 Stardiagonal (Zeiss) Prism with BBHS ® coating (T-2 part #01B)
    Does it make sense to use a T2-2" clicklock on this for a 2" eyepiece? Or it's better to just use 1.25" clickclock and eyepiece given the connection interface size is only T2.

    Answer rated: 8
    The aperture of the housing/prism is 34mm. You can use 2" eyepieces up to 34mm free aperture on
    the telescope side, these will be fully illuminated. If you have 2" eyepieces with a wider aperture than 34mm
    you will see that the field is vignetted.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Nov 3, 2017 10:17:00 AM
  238. Rated: 2
    6/19/2017 2:51 AM 1 kg leveling counterweight and V-dovetail clamp, Diam. 70mm
    Hi guys, does it fit in a SCT Celestron AVX 8" EdgeHD dovetail ?
    Thanks a lot !!

    Answer rated: 3
    Yes, it fits to all dovetails which are compatible with the Vixen-style - this includes the dovetails used with the AVX-mount.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Jun 19, 2017 8:52:00 AM
  239. Rated: 2
    4/7/2019 9:47 PM Baader Wide-T-Ring Nikon Z (for Nikon Z bajonet) with D52i to T-2 and S52
    When the Wide T-Ring for Nikon Z is coupled with the 2"/S52 nosepiece, what is the MINIMUM inside diameter of this assemble?

    Answer rated: -13
    The inside diameter is limited by the filter thread of the 2" nosepiece and ca. 47.2mm wide.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Apr 8, 2019 11:19:00 AM
  240. Rated: 2
    9/12/2019 11:20 PM Baader 2"/90° Astro Amici-Prism with BBHS ® coating
    Is a roof line spike visible using the 2" Baader Amici prism in the telescope at low or high power? I plan to use the prism for astrophotography and really need the short back focus that this diagonal provides.

    Answer rated: 1
    We do not recommend Amiciprisms for astrophotography at all. The problem is the colour fringing and contrast loss that happens because of 3x internal reflexion. Even highest quality Amici Prisms do have these effects wich are visually not disturbing and barely visible. But photo quality will decrease significantly. Genereally it is recommened to have a straight beam path for Astrophotography. The less glass is in between the collecting optical element (mirror or lens) and the camera, the better it is.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Sep 16, 2019 9:14:00 AM
  241. Rated: 2
    4/10/2019 4:05 AM Baader 2" ClickLock eyepiece clamps (from T-2 to 4,1")
    Which Baader Clicklocks, adapters/diagonals are usable and or recommended for Takahashi Mewlon 210?

    Answer rated: 3
    First you need this adapters that you have access to a wide range of further accessories by the common M68 Zeiss thread:
    https://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/baader-takahashi-mewlon-aux-adapter-m71m72-to-fit-2558230.html
    https://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/baader-takahashi-adapter-m72m68-(zeiss).html

    Then, for example, you can screw on this Items:
    https://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/baader-2%22-clicklock-eyepiece-clamps.html Item No. #2956268

    An alternate if its back focus critical:
    https://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/baader-ultrashort-2%22-eyepiece-clamp.html

    To be more flexible with this Items you´re able fast from visual to photographical or any other application:
    https://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/baader-m68s68-changer-to-fit-zeiss-adapter-system-(dovetail-clamp-only).html
    https://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/baader-m68s68-steel-change-ring-to-fit-zeiss-adapter-system-(dovetail-ring-only).html
    https://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/baader-2%22-clicklock-diagonal-mirror-m68-thread-(zeiss).html

    But you can change any of our 2" diagonals by unscrew the 2" nose piece and 2"/M55 adapter to put on a M55/M68 adapter:
    https://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/baader-m55m68-(zeiss)-adapter-for-2%22-cl-stardiagonal.html
    If you want to use a BBHS Mirror instead etc.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Apr 10, 2019 8:24:00 AM
  242. Rated: 2
    5/13/2020 10:59 AM Baader 8mm Hyperion 68° Modular Eyepiece
    I have a Celestron Regal M2 80 mm spotting scope and was interested in buying some fixed focal length eyepieces to add to my original Celestron zoom eyepiece.

    I read on the Baader-Planetarium.com website that some spotting scopes have difficulty getting infinity focus with your Baader Hyperion eyepieces and therefore, with your 8-24 mm zoom eyepiece, additional (spacer ) rings are provided to achieve this.

    The website specifically refers to Celestron Ultima spotting scopes. Do you know if this is also the same with Celestron Regal scopes or not?

    If it is, can these rings [a] be purchased and [b] will they fit on your other Baader Hyperion eyepieces?

    I was specifically interested in the Baader Hyperion 68 degrees 8 mm and the Baader 31/36 mm Hyperion Aspheric eyepieces.

    Answer rated: 1
    Astronomical eyepieces have to come close to a spotting scope. The Hyperion Zoom Mark IV is designed to be compact enough, so these rings shorten the body of the eyepiece. Unfortunately, they only fit onto the Hyperion Zoom Mark IV.

    The Hyperion Aspheric (31 and 36mm) will not work with any spotting scope as their 1.25"-adapter is too long. The 8mm will work without any problems (as well as all HYperions except the 5mm and the discontinued 3.5mm), but it provides the same magnification as the original eyepiece from Celestron. The 5mm will probably not work, at least it doesn't work with the Zeiss Diascope spotting scopes.

    On the other hand, all our newer eyepiece lines (the Morpheus and the Classic Ortho/Plössl) will work with your spotting scope out of the box.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on May 13, 2020 4:16:00 PM
  243. Rated: 2
    9/15/2019 12:47 PM Baader UV/IR Cut / L-Filter
    What is the height of the Baader 1 1/4 Mounted uv ir Filter in mm . thankyou

    Answer rated: 4
    The outer diameter of our 1.25" filters (including the cell mount) is 31 mm.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Sep 16, 2019 8:31:00 AM
  244. Rated: 2
    9/16/2019 5:10 PM Baader f/2 Highspeed-Filterset H-alpha / OIII / SII
    Hi, his this set suitable for a f/d more than 6.7 and an ASI1600 ?

    Answer rated: 7
    As written in the product description, these filters are only suitable between f/1,8 and f/3,5. They work with ASI 1600 but many customers claim that due to back reflections of the camera window there are Halos possible with this camera and very narrow filters, especially OIII
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Sep 17, 2019 9:30:00 AM
  245. Rated: 2
    1/17/2017 3:40 AM Baader Universal Red Dot Mount (RDM) incl. Standard Finder Base
    I have a Celestron C8. There are two sets of spacing for the mounting holes, one set appears to be about 1.25 inches, the other about 1.75 (as measured between holes). Will this mount fit the smaller spacing?

    Answer rated: 9
    The holes which are 1.25 inches apart are specifically designed for that purpose, so the Baader Standard Base will fit there perfectly. The other holes are meant for an additional dove tail to mount accessories on top of the OTA. In each case, you should use only the original screws or short screws because long screws might damage the primary mirror.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Jan 18, 2017 2:46:00 PM
  246. Rated: 2
    4/12/2019 2:35 PM Baader Hyperion Universal Zoom Mark IV, 8-24mm eyepiece (1¼" / 2")
    I recently purchased both the Hyperion Mark IV zoom and Hyperion 2.25 barlow and have a question regarding set-up.

    While the box for the zoom suggests that the barlow is attached directly to the eyepiece (see caption "thread for Hyperion Barlow" and arrow pointing directly at the eyepiece), the manual (https://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/downloads/dl/file/id/356/product/3117/description_and_recommended_accessories_for_the_hyperion_universal_zoom_mark_iv.pdf) indicates at p. 11 that "the barlow is attached onto the 1¼" nosepiece" (i.e. nosepiece between eyepiece and barlow).

    Could you please advise as to the correct set-up? Does it matter one way or the other (my preference would be not using the eyepiece but I am happy to do so if this will improve performance)?

    Many thanks in advance for responding at your very earliest convenience. Your kind assistance is much appreciated.

    David

    Answer rated: -6
    Both ways are possible and work equally good. We recommend to attach the Barlow to the 1.25" nosepiece of the Hyperion Zoom with the Adapter A, because this is more sturdy and also works with all other eyepieces.
    But you can as well remove the 1.25" nosepiece from the Hyperion Zoom if this is better suits your needs. So, both options work equally in regards of optical performance, and you freely chose the mechanical adaption which you like better.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Apr 15, 2019 10:23:00 AM
  247. Rated: 2
    8/16/2020 1:48 PM Baader MaxBright® II Binoviewer with case
    I have a Bresser AR127L telescope, I just went ahead a minute again and bought a MaxBright II binoviewer without accessories. So from a newbie question here, what other accessories and eye piece do I need to set it up on my Bresser telescope. Can I use a 2” eye piece as well instead of the 1,25”?. Sorry, am clueless on Binoviewer.

    Answer rated: 1
    Please take a look at the manual of the MaxBright binoviewer, where most of your questions are answered. It is in the download section of the proct website. Take a special look at the section about how to determine the back focus of your telescope, which tells you if you need a glasspath corrector to reach focus, anf if you can use your existing star diagonal or if it is too long. This determines if you need a 1.25" T-2 nosepiece, or if you need a very short star diagonal with T-2-threads instead of a long eyepiece clamp.

    You can only use 1.25" eyepieces, although our Hyperion Aspheric 2" eyepieces come with adapter so that they can be used as 1.25" eyepieces - if there is sufficient back focus.

    We always recommend to measure your available backfocus first (with your existing star diagonal, but if possible also without it), so that the necessay adaption can be found - often, there are cheaper sets availableht an if you have to buy every item seperately.
    Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Aug 17, 2020 2:05:00 PM
  248. Rated: 2
    5/20/2020 9:14 PM Baader Color Filter-Set Moon and Planetary (6 colors)
    Does the 2" Filter Set (2458310) come with six of your stackable filter cases (2459253)? The picture of the set on your website shows non-stackable clamshell cases which may just be an old photo. I just want to me sure if I order the set from USA distributor Alpine Astronomical (SKU: FCFS-2) that it will come with the stackable filterboxes. Thanks!

    Answer rated: 2
    Yes, the 2" filter set does come with our stackable filter cases. It is correct that the picture on our website was outdated, apologies. We have removed it from the product page.
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