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Baader Planetarium Moon & Skyglow Telescope Filter

Item# AAS009
 
4.5

(27 Ratings)

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1.25 Inch Moon & Skyglow Filter
2 Inch Moon & Skyglow Filter

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  • Planetary and Lunar views are improved
  • Great for Jupiter's Great Red Spot
  • Martian surface features significanly boosted
  • Darkens background sky and improves subtle detail
  • Great for Galaxies, Nebulae and Globular Clusters

Description

The Baader Planetarium Moon & Skyglow (Neodymium) filter brings an entirely unique approach to contrast enhancement and light pollution reduction. Based on earlier research at Carl Zeiss, Baader has developed a new filter that uses Neodymium glass which filters out a few specific wavelengths from streetlights as well as skyglow from the Moon. The unique spectral characteristics of Neodymium also boost color contrasts by isolating the Red, Green, and Blue regions (so-called RGB enhancement). The result is a filter that leaves natural colors intact, but enhanced.
Lunar and Planetary views are improved in all scopes, reflectors, refractors (APO or Achro). Jupiter's Great Red Spot and ruddy hues of the bands are noticeably enhanced. The Background sky is darkened, and subtle details improved. The filter's high efficiency preserves image brightness, and many Galaxies, Nebulae and Globular Star Clusters are improved due to the reduction of skyglow from artificial lighting.
The high quality of Baader Planetarium filters permits stacking with no image degradation. Achromat owners will find the combination of Moon & Skyglow and the new Fringe Killer filter to be ideal for planetary viewing. The high light throughput and natural coloration will make achromats perform more like an apochromat.
The filter substrate is a special custom melt of Neodymium doped glass, designed for specific transmission characteristics, and made only for Baader Planetarium. In addition to it's unique spectral characteristics, the Baader Moon & Skyglow filter delivers the best possible image sharpness, contrast, and real-world durability.
CHOKING HAZARD - small parts may pose a risk to children under 6 yrs.

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Only ships in contiguous USA.

Dimensions & Specifications

Size

1.25 Inches , 2 Inches

Warranty

2 Year Manufacturers Warranty

Type

Moon Filters

Brand

Baader Planetarium

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Baader Planetarium Moon & Skyglow Telescope Filter
 
4.5

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (16)
  • Great optics (14)
  • Strong construction (10)
  • Widely compatible adapter (8)
  • Good padding (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy (20)
    • Bright conditions (11)
    • Astrophotography (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (17), Avid adventurer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (9)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    First Light review

    This is a high quality filter that does as advertised. Planets and the moon have much better contrast, even under a lot of light pollution. It is nice to have one main filter for...Read complete review

    This is a high quality filter that does as advertised. Planets and the moon have much better contrast, even under a lot of light pollution. It is nice to have one main filter for viewing the planets and moon. All that said, while the filter gives enough dimming and contrast to view the moon comfortably, for a full moon, a slightly darker filter is probably more comfortable for long periods of viewing.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Useless with an 8" Dob

    This filter does nothing to reduce light pollution/sky glow with my 8" Dob, it may work for a smaller telescope. Owners of larger telescopes should consider UHC/Narrowband and/or Oxygen III...Read complete review

    This filter does nothing to reduce light pollution/sky glow with my 8" Dob, it may work for a smaller telescope. Owners of larger telescopes should consider UHC/Narrowband and/or Oxygen III line filters. This particular filter does not block sodium street lamps or moon glow for my medium aperature telescope.

    This filter does not create any visible optical problems, even when viewing Saturn fairly close to the Moon.

    Reviewed by 27 customers

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    5.0

    Metal & coated glass -- no plastic!

    By Robert

    from STOW,MA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Great Optics
    • Widely Compatible Adapter

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Baader Planetarium Moon & Skyglow Telescope Filter:

        I bought the 1.25" model. It is beautifully made and packaged in a case suitable for field use. Uniformly tinted, free of distortion. Not quite dark enough for Moon, but it definitely increases contrast when there is light pollution, including from said Moon.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        skyglow defeated

        By Darrell

        from MOUNT SHASTA,CA

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Padding
        • Great Optics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Astronomy

          Comments about Baader Planetarium Moon & Skyglow Telescope Filter:

          In the location I observe from to the south west are city lights. Many of the objects I wish to see are in that part of the sky, I observed M22 and M20 the Trifid neb. for the first time with this filter, that gives this filter 5 stars for me.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I would buy this product again and again

          By Bud

          from Northland

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Great Optics
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Astronomy
            • Bright Conditions
            • Terrestrial Viewing

            Comments about Baader Planetarium Moon & Skyglow Telescope Filter:

            It works great in the Astromaster 70 refractor. I bought for night sky viewing,and it is perfect for the light glow in the sky. Really kills the glare. It is like using a whole new telescope. I tryed it in the daytime, and it works great for objects with a lot of glare on them.I really am glad I chose this filter. Works in eveyone of my ep's.

            Service and delivery comments:

            I received my order on time. The filter was packaged in a very good plastic case,and was in great condition. I called customer service to let them know my payment was sent. Michael, and everyone else were great help. Thank you Hayneedle.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Much better contrast!

            By NY Pete

            from Tarrytown, NY

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Strong Construction
            • Widely Compatible Adapter

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Astronomy
              • Bright Conditions

              Comments about Baader Planetarium Moon & Skyglow Telescope Filter:

              Upon first inspection, it is very nicely designed and constructed. The glass and coating is flawless and consistent. It fits very nicely into all my 2" EP's. I live in an area with a fair amount of light pollution, and using this filter makes an enormous difference. It tweaks the contrast, so that a lot more is visible in the sky and things 'pop' more. My initial tests were with a nearly full moon, so it was a little too bright in my 8" dob. For that I'll stick to the polarizing filter. This filter is an excellent addition to my setup.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Baader Planetarium Moon & Skyglow

              By Lewis

              from Houston

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • well made
              • Widely Compatible Adapter

              Cons

              • Insufficient function

              Best Uses

                Comments about Baader Planetarium Moon & Skyglow Telescope Filter:

                I bought this filer for viewing moon and Jupiter with my 4" APO refractor telescope. It may have increased the contrast of Jupiter a bit. However, it does not cut off moon reflection sufficiently. The moon still looks TOO blight.

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                • No

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                Customer Q & A

                Q1: Will this filter thread directly onto the T-ring for Canon EOS for prime focus photography?

                A: Hello, Thank you for your email. The filter will thread into an eyepiece - but if you are using a t-ring/t-adapter - you won't be able to use the filter due to the eyepiece having been taken out of the telescope. Best Regards, Denny

                Q2: I'm looking to get a light pollution filter but I already have a lunar filter. Will my lunar filter work for light pollution as well?

                A: A lunar filter will not act like a LPR (light pollution reduction filter), A moon filter is designed to dramatically reduce the light coming into the eyepiece - making the moon more comfortable to view and increase contrast and detail.  

                Q3: We live in the city with a lot of light pollution and a relatively narrow view of the night sky. Which eyepiece filter would you recommend to use with the Nexstar SLT 80?

                A: We suggest the Baader Moon and Skyglow Filter for anyone that lives in light polluted skies.  This is a great filter and can make a great difference in your viewing enjoyment.

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