Baader Premium Six-Piece Color Filter Set - 2" Round Mounted - FCFS-2

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About the Baader Premium Six-Piece Color Filter Set - 2" Round Mounted...

The Baader Premium Six-Piece Color Filter Set includes three bandpass filters (Green, Bright Blue, Dark Blue) and three long-pass filters (Red, Orange, Yellow) and is designed for 1.25" eyepieces. A fine optical polish and 2 mm thick glass allows these filters to be inserted anywhere into the optical path without introducing astigmatism or other defects. For instance, they can be used in front of a binocular viewer without degrading the image in any way.


Substrates are free of striae and plane-parallel polished to within 30 seconds of arc. This eliminates any double images or ghosting due to wedge errors in the glass. The complete Baader Premium Six-Piece Color Filter Set comprises three long-pass and three genuine bandpass filters, which act similar to a nebula filter, so that only a small portion of the visual spectrum is transmitted to emphasize certain planetary surface detail.


The Baader Premium Six-Piece Color Filter Set has transmission efficiencies for the three long-pass filters (Yellow, Orange and Red) peaks at 98%, while the efficiency for the three bandpass filters peaks at almost 70%, unheard of for a simple colored glass filter. All filters have standard 1.25" eyepiece filter threads, tested and optimized to fit almost all eyepieces on the market. Each filter cell has a male as well as a female thread to allow stacking for narrower passbands or to combine with the Baader UV/IR-Cut filter. The combination of the Red and IR-Cut filter, for instance, results in an extremely narrow H-Alpha pass-band filter.


The filter cell of the Baader Premium Six-Piece Color Filter Set features the largest clear aperture of any telescope filter on the market for complete freedom from vignetting at any focal length. The front "crown" incorporates milled notches, which makes handling and threading the filter an easy operation in the dark. All surfaces are treated with a 7-layer multi-coating, featuring a mere 0.25% residual reflection. It is the most elaborate coating ever applied onto amateur color filters, resulting in a filter free of any false reflections under any incident angle of light.


Light is the hottest commodity for all planetary observation, and you''ll get it with the Baader Premium Six-Piece Color Filter Set. This is especially true during high magnification work, whether you have enough light or not is the deciding factor for the recognition of the subtlest planetary surface detail, much more important than a horde of different filters of mediocre execution. The 7-layer MC-coatings not only provide a brighter image, they prevent the softening effect of scattered light. Scattered light kills exactly those subtle features in planetary detail that you are longing to see. Painstaking attention to coatings and perfect optical figuring are simple reasons why the image contrast through these premium filters is so rock-solid.



Baader Premium Six-Piece Color Filter Set - 2" Round Mounted Features...


  • Freedom from Ghost images, even when stacked. Striae-free substrates are polished parallel to 30 seconds of to avoid wedge errors. Finest 7-layer hard multicoatings on both faces feature 0.25% residual reflections (Baader filters are unique, no other colored filter incorporates anti-reflection multicoatings). The coatings are also different for each of the filters, in order to match the coating performance to the filter curve of each color. This maximizes the transmission and minimizes reflections.



  • Extremely High Transmissions result in maximum contrast and isolation of planetary details, even with smaller telescopes. Efficiencies of the three longpass filters (Red, Orange, and Yellow) peaks at 98%, and efficiencies of the three bandpass filters (Green, Blue, Dark Blue) achieve 70%.



  • Carefully designed spectral characteristics. Filters may be stacked without image degradation or ghosting, in order to provide even narrower passbands. Or, combine with any of the other Baader filters for interesting possibilities.



  • No reduction in sharpness, even at high magnifications or when using the filter far ahead of the focal plane (ie, digital imaging, or in front of a diagonal or binoviewer).



Baader Premium Six-Piece Color Filter Set - 2" Round Mounted Specifications...

Filter Type: Color

Set Includes: Red (610 nm) Longpass, Orange (570 nm) Longpass, Yellow (495 nm) Longpass, Green (500 nm) Bandpass, Bright Blue (470 nm) Bandpass, Dark Blue (435 nm) Bandpass

Format: Round Mounted

Size: 2"

Threaded: Yes

Transmission: 70% to 98%

Coatings: Multi-coated

Baader Planetarium Product Number: FCFS-2