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  • A Review of the new Baader Maxbright Binoviewers
    July 3, 2020

    A Review of the new Baader Maxbright Binoviewers

    Back in 1996, we discovered for ourselves the benefits of observing with two eyes.  The improvements are dramatic in the reduction of eye-strain, and the ability to comfortably concentrate on objects and discern faint contrasts.  Using two eyes also serves...

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  • New Baader Star Diagonal Technical Brochure
    May 6, 2020

    New Baader Star Diagonal Technical Brochure

    Baader makes a huge range of Star Diagonals and accessories. Their new technical brochure thoroughly explains all of their diagonals and related accessories, which will help you to find the perfect match for your needs. Download: Baader Star Diagonals (T-2 and...

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  • Baader Flip Mirror II Star Diagonal
    August 28, 2019

    Baader Flip Mirror II Star Diagonal

    We have received our first batch of the new Baader Flip Mirror II Star Diagonals. This exciting new product is the 'swiss army knife' of star diagonals. With 3 adjustable configurable output ports and high quality flip mirror the BFM-II...

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  • Mars - Afocal and Barlow Projection
    October 20, 2020

    Mars - Afocal and Barlow Projection

    Most of us have been viewing Mars intently for at least the past month or so.  We're lucky there is no dust storm that would obscure the wonderful detail now visible.  The fall season provides earlier sunsets and now Mars...

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  • USING FILTERS FOR LUNAR/PLANETARY OBSERVATION
    September 30, 2020

    USING FILTERS FOR LUNAR/PLANETARY OBSERVATION

    1. OVERVIEW For the vast majority of my astronomical observing life, over 50 years, I have never used filters of any kind for planets or otherwise. But after half a century of reading the extraordinary claims by manufacturers and observing...

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  • Mars opposition is coming!
    September 28, 2020

    Mars opposition is coming!

    Mars opposition is coming!  As a relatively inexperienced planetary photographer, I am often amazed at the high quality of images I see from a very wide range of equipment and workflows used by amateurs.  There are obviously many ways to skin the cat and much can be done with surprisingly little equipment.    This improves my odds of finding one of them!
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