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Celestron UHC/LPR Telescope Filter - 1.25 Inch

Item# CELE139
 
4.5

(49 Ratings)

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  • Significantly reduces light pollution
  • Sky background is darker
  • Great for city and suburban observation
  • Boosts contrast in any environment
  • 1.25 Inch format - simply attach to eyepiece
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Description

Premium light-pollution killer!

Celestron's 1.25-inch ultra high-contrast, light pollution reduction (UHC/LPR) filters make deep-sky observation and astrophotography possible in urban areas. That means you can capture stunning views of the Orion Nebula, the Rosette Nebula, the North American Nebula, the Veil Nebula the Helix Nebula, and many, many others from a nearby parking lot!


LPR filters work by reducing transmission of light wavelengths produced by artificial light. This includes mercury-vapor, and both high- and low-pressure sodium-vapor lights. They also block "sky glow," or unwanted natural light, caused by neutral oxygen emission in our atmosphere.
While blocking unwanted light, Celestron LPR Filters permit transmission of more desirable wavelengths, including those of hydrogen alpha, hydrogen beta, doubly ionized oxygen and singly ionized nitrogen.

This will improve viewing of emission nebulae, both from urban and rural areas.

This new, ultra high-contrast (UHC) LPR filter has improved contrast over the typical broadband filters. Sky background is darker, and contrast of emission nebulae is noticeably improved. Advanced-technology coatings enable the filter to achieve outstanding transmission of more than 97 percent across the entire bandpass, with total blockage of prominent light-pollution lines.
Celestron's 1.25-inch UHC/LPR filter is the perfect accessory for viewing nebula from light-polluted skies, or for boosting the contrast of nebula from dark-sky sites. That makes it a must-have accessory for urban stargazers!

CHOKING HAZARD - small parts may pose a risk to children under 6 yrs.

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Available for shipment to the USA and Canada only.

Dimensions & Specifications

Size

1.25 Inches

Type

UHC Filters

Brand

Celestron

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Celestron UHC/LPR Telescope Filter - 1.25 Inch
 
4.4

(based on 49 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (23)
  • Strong construction (19)
  • Great optics (14)
  • Widely compatible adapter (13)
  • Good padding (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy (37)
    • Bright conditions (20)
    • Astrophotography (7)
    • Low visibility (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (30), Avid adventurer (9)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (14)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Incredible views!

    The descriptions of the UHC/LPR filter left me skeptical and wondering if this was the best way to improve my views. Once I received it, though, I could tell the very first time...Read complete review

    The descriptions of the UHC/LPR filter left me skeptical and wondering if this was the best way to improve my views. Once I received it, though, I could tell the very first time that it was absolutely perfect. The difference in contrast is truly remarkable, and images look much clearer when viewed through this filter.

    It's threaded on the outside to fit 1.25" eyepieces, and also threaded inside so that you can use additional filters. I like the ability to stack colored filters, giving many flexible views. All in all, this was a great addition to my accessory collection.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Could be worse...Maybe

    It is as advertised, an inexpensive LPR. That being said, it does not make nebula "pop" as I had read from previous reviewers. I tested the filter in urban and rura...Read complete review

    It is as advertised, an inexpensive LPR. That being said, it does not make nebula "pop" as I had read from previous reviewers. I tested the filter in urban and rural locales and the results were identical. detail was improved but at the cost of brightness of the object. It makes viewing the Orion Nebula (M42)better. But so far that is the only object enhanced by the filter. Is that enough on it's own for you to buy it? I would opt for an OIII filter at this point. Hope this helps.

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    4.0

    Still learning

    By Logan

    from BOWLING GREEN,OH

    About Me Avid Adventurer

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      Cons

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          Comments about Celestron UHC/LPR Telescope Filter - 1.25 Inch:

          The jury is still out but so far I otice a difference when viewing nebula. I still cannot find the ring nebular but havehad good sucess finding M16-17.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Required improvement

          By ced.me

          from Venezuela

          About Me Avid Adventurer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Padding
          • Widely Compatible Adapter

          Cons

          • Bad For Planets

          Best Uses

          • Astronomy
          • Bright Conditions
          • Light Polluted Skies

          Comments about Celestron UHC/LPR Telescope Filter - 1.25 Inch:

          This is a simple and useful tool to improve the deep sky observations in urban environments. It works perfectly fine blocking the sodium lines of the classical yellow light poles, but no so efficient with the fluorescent white light bulbs.

          It helps a lot when looking for diffuse objects like nebulae and globular clusters. But makes the planetary observation a bit unpleasant by the greenish tone characteristic of this filter.

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          • No
           
          5.0

          Great Filter

          By Philip

          from AUSTIN,TX

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Great Optics
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Celestron UHC/LPR Telescope Filter - 1.25 Inch:

              I live downtown and there is a great deal of light pollution. This filter greatly improved the night time viewing sessions with my telescope.

              Great service: thanks Hayneedle!

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              • No
               
              5.0

              great

              By Walter

              from JOLIET,IL

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Astronomy
                • Astrophotography

                Comments about Celestron UHC/LPR Telescope Filter - 1.25 Inch:

                I will continue to buy from hayneedle the shipping was very fast. It was the correct product and was in great condition upon arrival. The filter works great to block light pollution. I will use it every time I go to look out of my telescope. I recommend this for astronomer that wants great views.

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                • No
                 
                5.0

                Get the lens

                By John

                from OMAHA,NE

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Astronomy

                  Comments about Celestron UHC/LPR Telescope Filter - 1.25 Inch:

                  Very helpful to see objects where light polution is a problem. Adds good contrast.

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                  Customer Q & A

                  Q1: Will it fit in my Orion 1.25" eyepieces? Are the threads standard across brands?

                  A: Yes, the Celestron LPR filter will fit your Orion 1.25-inch eyepieces. The threads are standardized.

                  Q2: I want to know which filter(s) will be the best one for observing from my area. There is quite a bit of light pollution and a lot of haze towards the horizon. The limiting magnitude is about 9-10 (with a telescope). I want to mainly observe galaxies.

                  A: Unfortunately, no filter will solve the haze problem; that's air pollution. However, the Celestron UHC/LPR Filter can do something about the light pollution. It's the filter you want for viewing in light-polluted skies.

                  Q3: Will the Celestron UHC/LPR Filter - 1.25 Inch fit on the eyepieces in the Zhumell 1.25in. Eyepiece and Filter Kit?

                  A: Yes, the Celestron UHC/LPR Filter should work just fine with the Zhumell eyepieces.

                  Q4: I have a Celestron 127 EQ and live in a light polluted suburb between San Francisco and San Jose. What type of LPR filter do you recommend? What is the difference between an LPR, high contrast, O-III, narrow bandwidth, etc.? Do these all do the same thing? And in what situations are each most effective?

                  A: All of these filters essentially do the same thing.  They will all block out certain band widths and project a high contrast image but there are a few differences.  The O-III is the only filter that is recommended for photography because it is made with a thinner glass.  The LPR is the only filter you would want to use to battle light pollution because it has additional coatings applied for this purpose that the others don't.  For your needs the LPR is the best choice.

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