Tele Vue Bandmate Type 2 Hβ 2" Filter
Tele Vue introduces their new line of Bandmate Filters. This is the Tele Vue Bandmate Type 2 Hβ 2" Filter.
The first thing you’ll notice about the Tele Vue Bandmate filters is that these products are produced for them in Germany by Astronomik. Tele Vue and Astronomik are two relatively small companies that adhere to the same philosophy. "Do it better, or don’t do it at all." The products, the customer, and night sky deserve it.
David Nagler of Tele Vue and Gerd Neumann of Astronomik had crossed paths at astronomy shows for years. Both have had their frustrations with the filter business. From passbands to thread tolerances, the filter industry seems like the “wild west” of astronomical products. Tele Vue wanted to develop a long-term supplier of state-of-the-art, custom filters and approached Astronomik with the idea of reintroducing Tele Vue’s line of premium quality Bandmate filters; guaranteed to perform and fit, with uniformity beyond any competitive brand.
Gerd and Eric of Astronomik were excited with the idea of a partnership with Tele Vue. “When we started in Amateur Astronomy, Tele Vue already was a legendary brand known for its outstanding quality of their telescopes and eyepieces. Today we are proud to team up with them to share our knowledge and experience in filter design and production and bring the best filters possible to all astronomers worldwide.”
The distinction you'll discover about Tele Vue Bandmate filters is their consistency, achieved by keeping control of the manufacturing and quality control processes each company does so well. All the materials are sourced in Germany. Each filter is: optically tested by Tele Vue in high-power space to ensure no image degradation occurs. Astronomik tests their filters on a spectrograph to ensure the coating meets specifications. They are mechanically tested for fit, cosmetically inspected for pinholes, digs, and sleeks, and serialized, all to insure customer satisfaction. All Tele Vue Bandmate filters are backed with a 10-year warranty against manufacturing defects.
The Hβ filter in 2" size is a typical representative Hβ offering available from Astronomik's product line, but these now have the tight specification tolerances and additional assurance of Tele Vue's testing guarantee.
|Filter Type:||Narrow Band Hβ|
|Peak Transmission:||Hydrogenβ Emission|
|Red Wavelength Blocking:||Yes|
|Filter Size:||2" diameter|
|Warranty:||10 years (for manufacturing defects)|