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Baader Planetarium 2 Inch Cool-Ceramic Safety Herschel Prism

Item# AAS060
 
5.0

(2 Ratings)

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  • For refractor use only
  • Photo model can also be used for Visual use
  • Features Baader's eyepiece ClickLock technology

Description

Baader 2" Herschel prism for non-compromised solar observation.  A new technology for light and heat absorption.  Includes 2" Solar Continuum filter.

 

The Baader Herschel prism's mode of operation

 

The sunlight enters the telescope unfiltered.  On the back side, 4.6% of the light are deflected by 90 degrees.  The rest of the light is focused outside the Herschel prism.  This light's energy is very high and cannot be used for observation.

 

The Baader "Cool Ceramic Safety" Herschel Prism offers the best solution:

 

A special ceramic, developed for space technology, accepts the light energy without heating its environment so the prism housing can be kept closed and the risk of glare or fire is eliminated.

 

Easy positioning of the sun

 

A smart side effect of this ceramic screen is the possibility of centering the sun in the telescope easily.   Just place the sun spot in the middle of the ceramic screen and you can start observing

 

Both the Visual and the Photo version contain the same Herschel prism.  The difference lies in the different filter equipment.  The Visual model includes the 2" Neutral Density ND 3.0 and 2" Solar Continuum Filter.  The Photo version includes four 2" Neutral Density (ND0.6 / 0.9 / 1.8 / 3.0 and the 2" Solar Continuum Filter.

 

What kinds of telescopes can be used with the Herschel prism?

 

The Herschel prism is intended for frefractor telescopes without field flattener lenses on their back side.  The objective design (Doublet, Triplet, Air-Spaced etc.) is not important.  For all other kinds of telescopes we recommend a standard aperture covered solar filter.

Dimensions & Specifications

Warranty

2 Year Manufacturers Warranty

Type

Solar Filters

Brand

Baader Planetarium

Size Code

2

Telescope Accessories Series

Baader Cool-Ceramic Herschel Prism

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Baader Planetarium 2 Inch Cool-Ceramic Safety Herschel Prism
 
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5.0

Highly overlooked solar accessory!

By lucky luc

from Pa

About Me Professional Guide

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Great Optics
  • Strong Construction
  • Widely Compatible Adapter

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy
    • Astrophotography

    Comments about Baader Planetarium 2 Inch Cool-Ceramic Safety Herschel Prism:

    Spectacular views! Very well made! Both the Photo and Visual models are a great value for the price! - I'm 65 years old and after 40 years of buying telescopes, this accessory beats them all, hands down! Buy this unit ASAP! Great value for the money! More so, do not hesitate on buying anything from Telescopes.com. Fast shipping! Great customer service! Honest descriptions! BETTER THAN DESCRIBED!!! Amen!

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    5.0

    Great response on a hard-to-find item!

    By Charlie

    from Silver Spring, MD

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Great Optics
    • Strong Construction
    • Widely Compatible Adapter

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy
    • Astrophotography
    • Best white light syatem

    Comments about Baader Planetarium 2 Inch Cool-Ceramic Safety Herschel Prism:

    I have a 152 APO refractor and consider this the best Herschel wedge available.

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