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Fascinating and impressive. A look through a telescope is unforgettable for many people. What is there still to discover in this universe? Which prospects await the observer in the observatory?

The Moon
Unusual landscapes of craters and mountains, with shadows and structures, will amaze you.

Our evening and morning star is a planet. It is her appearance from a round to a sickle-shaped heavenly body which led Galileo Galilei to his discovery that the Sun is the center of our planetary system, not the Earth as was believed in ancient times.

Red Mars

He shows his white polar ice caps in addition to brown and red surfaces, which are desert regions, as well as clouds and storms from time to time.

This planet has dark and light streaks of clouds and the largest storm of the solar system at 1.5 times the size of the Earth. One can see his four largest moons, the Galilean moons, which are named for their discoverer.


Saturn reveals itself to the observer as a yellow ball surrounded by an amazing ring of ice and broken rocks as well as a large number of moons, which change their position in relationship to each other every day.

Gas Nebulae and Galaxies 

The 17'' reflector telescope, the Planewafe CDK 17 Astrograph, offers an even deeper view into space. Particularly in the dark winter nights it presents objects which are so far away that the light from there to here has been traveling for thousands of years (comparison: light from the moon to the Earth requires a travel time of little more than a second, from the sun to the Earth 8 minutes and 20 seconds). We can see with our own eyes: gas nebulae, from which stars originate, the remainders of dying or exploding stars (planetary nebulae), and fascinating galaxies made from billions of stars whose light has already been traveling for millions of years in order to get to us.


3.2 meter fully automated observatory dome developed by Baader Planetarium and located at 1900m above sea level.
CDK (Corrected Dall Krikahm) 17” Astrograph 42.5 cm mirror on mount 10 Micron GM 2000. The GM 2000 HPS (High Precision Speed) reaches a satellite tracking system and positioning speed of 20 degrees per second with an average positioning accuracy of <20” and a tracking accuracy of approximately 1”/15 minutes.

Manufacturer: Plane Wave Instruments, USA

  • Mirror Telescope Opening: 17” (430mm)
  • Focal Length: 2,940mm
  • Aperture: f / 6.8
  • Obstruction: 39%
  • Frame = 52mm
  • Figure = Airy disk of 6.5 mu / 21mm off axis and 9.6 mu / 26mm
  • off axis at 430, 585 and 730 nanometer wavelength

Tec 110 Apo

  • Apochromatic refractor APO 110 FL
  • Free opening 110 mm
  • Focal length 616mm
  • Aperture ratio 5.6
  • Manufacturer Telescope Engineering, USA
  • observations of the stars at Pacheiner's Alpine Guest House
  • observations of the stars at Pacheiner's Alpine Guest House