Baader DADOS Spectrograph


Astronomical spectroscopy is a becoming increasingly popular with amateur astronomers. In the past universities, research institutions and professional observatories were the only ones doing such activities. Now the cost of such devices have firmly placed spectrographs well within the reach of amateur astronomers, schools, universities and small private and public observatories.

The DADOS® (Spanish for dice, due to its boxy dice like appearance) - is a user-friendly slit spectrograph, made by Baader Planetarium, and was first developed at the Max-Planck-Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics in Garching, Germany.  It was originally designed for use in schools or universities and for amateur observers. It offers features of a professional-level spectrograph and can be used for astronomical investigation or for instructional/educational use.