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Baader Planetarium Solar Continuum Telescope Filter

Item# AAS014
 
3.5

(6 Ratings)

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  • MUST be used in conjunction with a primary solar filter
  • After the primary filter, and cannot be used alone
  • Enhances visibility of solar granulation and sunspot detail
  • Boosts contrast and reduces the effects of atmospheric turbulence

Description

The new Baader Solar Continuum filter is designed to enhance the visibility of solar granulation and sunspot details. By transmitting a specific spectral region around 540nm, free of emission and absorption lines, the Solar Continuum filter is able to boost contrast and reduce the effects of atmospheric turbulence. With the Solar Continuum filter in place, images snap to focus and granulation becomes regularly visible. Details at the limit of visibility become easier to hold, and image motion is reduced.


The Solar Continuum filter works well in all types of telescopes, for both visual and imaging. Users of SCTs and achromatic refractors will find it particularly beneficial, as it completely excludes the red and blue wavelengths and centers on the peak visual wavelengths where the telescope optics are sharpest and free from chromatic aberrations. For digital imaging, we also recommend the Continuum filter be combined with our UV/IR Cut Filter (to completely cut the defocused far infrared wavelengths).


The Solar Continuum filter also makes the perfect star test filter. Its narrow bandpass and complete blockage of longer and shorter wavelengths make it superior to standard green colored filters for testing refractors at their center design wavelength (and peak visual wavelength). With this filter, more accurate appraisals of optical quality can be made without the effects of spherochromatism or secondary color error. Due to the narrow 10nm bandpass, star testing through the Solar Continuum filter will require a bright test star.


As with all Baader Planetarium Filters, the Solar Continuum possesses all the trademark Baader filter qualities. Optical, physical and mechanical quality are superb.


Please Note: for safe use, the Solar Continuum filter must be used in conjunction with a primary solar filter (ie, Herschel Wedge Prism, or Baader AstroSolar Film). It must be placed after the primary filter and cannot be used alone, or permanent eye and equipment damage will result.


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

Solar Filters

Brand

Baader Planetarium

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Baader Planetarium Solar Continuum Telescope Filter
 
3.7

(based on 6 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (3)

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    1.0

    Uh

    By 2Bil

    from SF

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

    • Poor Fit

    Best Uses

      Comments about Baader Planetarium Solar Continuum Telescope Filter:

      This green filter should give us a clue here - it makes the sun green!

      A Denk Planetary runs circles around this filter to make white light viewing jump out. Try it-

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      OUTSTANDING filter for sunspot details

      By Rich

      from Pensacola, FL

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • 2in Filter
      • Easy To Use
      • Good Padding
      • Great Optics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy

        Comments about Baader Planetarium Solar Continuum Telescope Filter:

        A great filter combination when used with the Baader AstroSolar Film (A MUST for your eye protection!!!).

        Our astronomy club had a stargaze (solargaze) this past weekend at the Festival on the Greens on the campus of the University of West Florida and when the folks viewed the sun through my CPC 800 GPS XLT, there were a plenty of ooows and awwws. Many never knew you could "safely" view the sun and see the sunspots. This Hg filter really made the sunspot's details jumpout.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Nice addition for Sun spot trackers.

        By Tide Runner

        from Shalimar, FL

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Padding
        • Great Optics
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Astronomy
          • Astrophotography
          • Bright Conditions
          • Good for bright Moon

          Comments about Baader Planetarium Solar Continuum Telescope Filter:

          I have been tracking Sun spots for two months using an ETX-90. I have the basic yellow, blue, orange and neutral filters. They all have their place, but the continuum filter provides a very pleasant view of the Sun and makes Sun spots very easy to locate. My primary EP is a Baader 36mm aspheric. With that EP I can see bright faculae around the Sun spots. This is a great filter for general Sun spot viewing and drawing.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Solar Continuum Filter

          By Wil

          from Near St. Louis

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Astronomy

              Comments about Baader Planetarium Solar Continuum Telescope Filter:

              When used with Baader solar filter film, this filter will help bring out sunspots and subtle details. However, it won't work miracles. It does increase contrast and brings out more detail than simple color filters do.

              (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Solar Continuum Filter

              By Art Stevens

              from Port Richey, FL

              About Me Avid Solar Viewer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Sun Looks Good

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Astronomy

              Comments about Baader Planetarium Solar Continuum Telescope Filter:

              The Solar Continuum Filter is good but not amazing! It makes a good addition to my filter set but is nothing to write home about!

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