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What's your "Best of Baader?"

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#26 N-1

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Posted 25 February 2021 - 06:01 PM

To me, it would have to be their Astro-Solar white light filter material. Its price:performance ratio is off the charts


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#27 Mitrovarr

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Posted 25 February 2021 - 06:32 PM

This thread is really reminding me how much good stuff Baader sells.
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#28 Piero DP

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Posted 25 February 2021 - 06:35 PM

Tough question! I like their products a lot.
Maybe the Baader VIP Barlow - which I modded with their adaptors..

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Posted 25 February 2021 - 07:03 PM

I bought this because I wanted the best performance for my PVS14. It is designed to have good performance from 390 to 2000nm.

 

Baader 2" Clicklock BBHS Dielectric Mirror Star Diagonal

 

I have several good diagonals but this ones my best. The Clicklock mechanism works well.



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Posted 25 February 2021 - 11:43 PM

I have the Baader Hyperion 17mm.  I really want to get a zoom and the Baader Hyperion zoom is the one.  

 

Has anyone use the zoom in a bino viewer?  



#31 Gastrol

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Posted 26 February 2021 - 08:57 AM

Sky Surfer V



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Posted 26 February 2021 - 11:09 AM

The Varilocks, astronomically life changing smile.gif

I know, right? Locks/releases in an instant, self-centering, doesn't scratch things, build quality pretty much beyond criticism - I don't know how you could improve on them.

 

(Forgot to mention again - the sky surfer ii. I have most of their inventory.)


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Posted 26 February 2021 - 11:28 AM

Well this thread just cost me $300! 

 

High Point has the Mark IV zoom in stock. Now to tell the wife. flowerred.gif


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Posted 26 February 2021 - 11:42 AM

Well this thread just cost me $300! 

 

High Point has the Mark IV zoom in stock. Now to tell the wife. flowerred.gif

Except for that, you're gonna absolutely love it. The tiny barlow is pretty awesome too.


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Posted 26 February 2021 - 01:59 PM

Morpheus eyepieces, especially the 17.5mm; T-2 90° prism diagonal with focusable eyepiece holder;  and the focusable eyepiece holder itself.

 

I bought the eyepiece holder from AgenaAstro to use as a fine-focuser with the single-speed Crayford on my Dob scope.

 

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Posted 26 February 2021 - 03:25 PM

I know, right? Locks/releases in an instant, self-centering, doesn't scratch things, build quality pretty much beyond criticism - I don't know how you could improve on them.

 

(Forgot to mention again - the sky surfer ii. I have most of their inventory.)

It sounds like you are describing a ClickLock.  The VariLock is a t-thread extension tube with adjustable length.

 

I use both ClickLocks and VariLocks in my setup.  As much as I like the ClickLock, the VariLock would be harder to replace if I had to find something else.


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Posted 26 February 2021 - 03:32 PM

Except for that, you're gonna absolutely love it. The tiny barlow is pretty awesome too.

I think the Baader Zoom had more impact to my observing than any other eyepiece.



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Posted 26 February 2021 - 03:51 PM

The 2" BBHS zenith mirror,

the 10nm visual OIII filter #2458395

the blue(RGB)CCD filter #2458470B

the Solar Continuum 10nm filter #2458390

the 3.6mm Symmetric Diascope Edition eyepiece (discontinued)

 

Otherwise, I don't have many accessories from Baader,

JG



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Posted 26 February 2021 - 05:12 PM

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Posted 26 February 2021 - 10:25 PM

The Herschel Solar Prism diagonal on a StellarVue 70mm refractor in-tandem with a Coronado SolarMax60 II!

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Posted 27 February 2021 - 12:43 AM

Two additions:

 

- All the (discontinued) BGO eyepieces, especially the 7mm which i can use with glasses.

 

- The Micro guide ep (link)



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Posted 27 February 2021 - 02:14 AM

It sounds like you are describing a ClickLock.  The VariLock is a t-thread extension tube with adjustable length.
 
I use both ClickLocks and VariLocks in my setup.  As much as I like the ClickLock, the VariLock would be harder to replace if I had to find something else.


+1 for Varilocks extension tubes. I have three different cameras with marginally different internal back focus (distance to sensor). I can swap them without adding removing any components by simply adjusting Varilock length. Compared to multiple individual screw on spacers Varilock is a positive addition, yet so simple in concept.
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Posted 27 February 2021 - 02:55 AM

I have a lot of Baader toys. Almost all are good but the truly best-in-class that I own are

 

ZAO II (especially my pairs of 10 & 16 mm)

Mk V binoviewer & GPC's

T2-01B diagonal

Sky Surfer V

ClickLocks (on all my scopes except the E-160 and RCOS)

Solar continuum filter

 

If I was to pick the one stand-out it would be the diagonal. No-one else has something similar.

 

On the other hand, I find their 2"-T2 adapter is barely adequate.



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Posted 27 February 2021 - 03:59 AM

My Baader items include 6x Clicklock clamps, 3x SkySurferV RDFs, 1x T2 Maxbright Mirror diagonal, 1x 2" BBHS Mirror diagonal, 1x Polaris1 reticle finder eyepiece as well as a couple of HD Quick Connects but my favourite is my Baader Cool Ceramic Herschel Solar Wedge kit with 5 filters.....



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Posted 27 February 2021 - 11:12 AM

Sounds like Baader is doing quite well - by this group at the very least. That's what happens when you put quality, sensible stuff on your shelf, I guess.



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Posted 27 February 2021 - 11:14 AM

Baader BBHS mirror



#47 doole

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Posted 27 February 2021 - 11:16 AM

It sounds like you are describing a ClickLock.  The VariLock is a t-thread extension tube with adjustable length.

 

I use both ClickLocks and VariLocks in my setup.  As much as I like the ClickLock, the VariLock would be harder to replace if I had to find something else.

You are correct, Sir. (I have a Varilock, too.lol.gif  )

 

I guess it's time to start a 'Baader' department in my storage room...


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#48 BKBrown

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Posted 28 February 2021 - 11:48 AM

For me I have one favorite for visual and one for imaging. My visual favorite is the Baader Hyperion 8-24 zoom hands down...I love this versatile, fun EP. For imaging it is the 1.25" UV/IR cut filter, I use this filter on every one of my color planetary imaging cams and have recommended it numerous times to others

 

Also love their click-lock products (honorable mention smile.png)

 

Clear Skies,

Brian snoopy2.gif



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Posted 10 March 2021 - 04:14 PM

my "Best of Baader" is:

(1) Baader Sky Surfer V

(2) Baader Herschel Wedge

here they are in action:

 

TEC Baader solar.jpg


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Posted 10 March 2021 - 06:03 PM

Morpheus plus the Hyperion Mk IV zoom.

 

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