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22, 2003. Heavy-Duty Azimuth Adjustors are now available
as an update for all 1200 mount models 12AZKIT
. This new one-piece assembly with graduated adjustor
knobs will help you to tweak your precise polar
alignment quicker and easier.
13, 2003. If you have a 1200 or 900 mount and use
the Losmandy D Series plates, you will appreciate
our new 16" dovetail mounting plates. DOVELM16
(for the 1200) and DOVELM16S
(for the 900) provide a solid base of support for
larger scopes that use the Losmandy plates that
are 17.25" or longer. We have also improved the
entire mounting plates section with new photos, expanded information and instruction sheets.
23, 2002. We have added lots of new photos of the
f6 Traveler EDFS, 130
f6 StarFire EDFS and 155
f7 StarFire EDFS showing these scopes in action
with a wide variety of accessories.
8, 2002. We are offering two new limited production
refractors in this production run cycle. The 92mm
f7 Stowaway is a longer cousin to the f5 version
that we offered several years ago. At 6.5 lbs, it
is a real gem. We are also bringing back the 130mm
f8.35 StarFire EDT for those who favor a longer
focal length. As usual, we will be contacting people
who have been on the notification list for these
scopes. See the Notification
Update for further information.
7, 2002. The products section has been reorganized
a bit to improve navigation. We also added a few
more photos and updated information. Several new
products have been added that will be of particular
interest to CCD imagers. These include a 2"
adapter with brass locking ring and three large
thumbscrews (ADA2003), and several adapters
to use our 2.7" and 4" Field Flatteners with several
popular CCD cameras (A1260, A1261, A1262).
2, 2002. Check out a few new Special
Deals, especially if you own an 800 mount.
5, 2002. The Advanced
Telescope Systems (ATS) Portable Piers are now
available from Astro-Physics. These piers have been
very popular with astrophographers and imagers on
the west coast for a number of years because they
offer a very solid platform for your mount.
If you have two piers for your 1200 or 900 mounts,
perhaps one permanent and one portable, you may
wish to purchase an extra Mount
Base/Pier Adapter. This will allow you to
quickly switch your mount from one pier to the
Wedge for 0-20 Degrees (part# 900WDG) will
allow the 900 mount to be used from 0-20 degrees
latitude - perfect for someone living on or traveling
to the Big Island of Hawaii or other warm and
wonderful place. This item has been on our price
list for awhile, but has not been described or
pictured. It is suitable for the 900GTO and all
prior 900 models.
14, 2002. Our new Special
Deals section launches today. Check this new
link on the side bar (also shown as our Featured
Product on the home page today) to see what overstock,
discontinued or unique products are available as
special discount prices. Quantities are limited.
18, 2002. Introducing a new product, part # AP16,
2"/T2 Nosepiece with smooth 2" barrel. This part
will allow the Giant Binocular Viewer from Baader
Planetarium to seat properly in the focusers of
the TMB and Borg refractors or with any components
that have compression/locking rings. Refer to the
for further information.
10, 2001. Software Bisque released version 5.00.014
update with a much improved driver for the AP GTO
mounts. Upgrade your Level IV, Version 5 copy of
TheSky at the support
section of their website. Refer to TheSky
version 5.00.014 Windows Update - AP Driver Features"
for more information.
23, 2001. We are pleased to offer many new
products from Baader Planetarium including the
Fluorite Flatfield Converter Barlow (FFC) and additional
components of the FFC System, 1.25" Colored Filter
Set (6 filters, polished optically flat), and the
Moon & Skyglowfilters (1.25" and 48mm sizes). The
filters are on the way from Germany and will be
ready to ship sometime next week. The FFC and related
components are due to arrive in mid-July.
5, 2001. Software Bisque recently announced version
5.00.012 Windows update which includes a driver
for the Astro-Physics GTO mount. If you already
own version 5 of TheSky, you can download this upgrade
from the support section of the Software
Bisque website. New features include higher-resolution
RA, motion control, set tracking rates, park (parking
available only for GTO Control Box chips dated 11-13-00
or later). Refer to TheSky
version 5.00.012 Windows Update - AP Driver Features"
for more information.
17, 2001. A Polar
Alignment Scope has been added to our product
line once again. Over the last few years, we have
maintained an in-house notification list (not available
as a choice on the web pulldown notification list)
for people who were interested in polar scopes.
Today, we contacted the people on the list and expect
to sell all of the scopes received in our recent
shipment. However, we have placed another order
with our supplier which we hope to receive in the
next few months.
11, 2001. Kendrick Astro Instruments is now offering
completed, ready-to-use solar
filters for commonly used telescopes on the
market today. These filters feature the Baader AstroSolar
safety film mounted in felt-lined, aluminum cells
with three nylon thumbscrews. We are very pleased
that Jim is offering these completed filters for
the convenience and safety of our customers. The
white-light views are remarkable showing fine, filamentary
detail in the high-contrast images. Since we are
experiencing solar maximum in the sunspot cycle,
now is the time to enjoy solar astronomy too!
15, 2000. Baader
Planetarium AstroSolar Film was selected as
one of Sky & Telescope's 25
Hot Products of 2000. You can either
purchase the sheets from us to make your own filters
or, better yet, order complete filters for all popular
telescopes from Kendrick
Astro Instruments. We will offer these filters
soon on our website.
19, 2000. Sky & Telescope declared that the Baader
Planetarium AstroSolar Film is now "The New
Standard in Solar Filters." Read all about it in
the September 2000 issue, p. 63-64. Our customers
have been very excited about this solar filter material
since we introduced it to the U.S. market one year
February 18, 2000. Sky
& Telescope Review of DigitalSky Voice. Originally
published in the December 1999 issue, you can now
read it on-line.
22, 1999. DigitalSky
Voice™ software is selected as one of
the 25 Hot Products
of 1999 by the editors of Sky & Telescope
magazine. Don't forget to vote for DSV as your
favorite product introduced in 1999. Hint
Hint ; ) Cast your ballot
by visiting www.skypub.com.
22, 1999. DigitalSky
Voice™ software is reviewed by Sky
& Telescope magazine, December issue, pages
66-69. It highlights the "excellent voice recognition
right out of the box" and describes many of the
key features. It's a great review. We couldn't have
said it better ourselves.
20, 1999. Products
goes on-line at last. More features coming.
1, 1999. Introduce BAADER
AstroSolar™ white-light solar filter material.
21, 1999. Shipping DigitalSky
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