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Meade Series 4000 Color Telescope Filter Sets

Item# MEAD011
 
5.0

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  • Meade Series 4000 Color Filters
  • Choose from 3 different sets
  • Each filter packed in a foam-fitted plastic case
  • 1.25 inch format
  • Filters may also be stacked to achieve selective filtration

Description

Meade Series 4000 Filters

 

Color filters are essential for observing and imaging the moon and planets in tantalizing detail.  The right filter can mean quite literally the difference between seeing several small craters in the floor of Clavius on the moon or not; seeing five or six swirls in Jupiter's north equatorial belt or not; seeing the inner crepe ring of Saturn or not.

 

Depending on atmospheric conditions on Earth and the planet being observed (or photographed), the advantage of color filters can be anywhere from subtle to dramatic.

 

Meade Series 4000 filters offer 26mm of clear aperture and are manufactured from the purest optical glass, dyed-in-the-mass (not "color coated") There are no finer filters available for telescopic applications.  They thread into the barrels of virtually any brand of 1.25" eyepiece as well as the 1.25" Meade Basic Camera Adapter.  They may also be stacked to achieve selective filtration of the visual color spectrum.

 

Each Series 4000 filter is packed in a foam-fitted plastic case for safe long-term storage.

 

#12 Yellow (74% Transmission)

 

Adds contrast to blues and enhances reds and yellows on Jupiter and Saturn, increases contrast on Mars and the moon (in scopes 6" plus)

 

#23A Light Red (25% Transmission)

 

Enhances detail in polar regions of Jupiter, Saturn and Mars (in scopes 6" plus).  Also increases contrast between Mercury and evening sky.

 

#58 Green (24% Transmission)

 

On telescopes 8" plus, this green increases belt structure on Jupiter and Saturn's surface and in Saturn's rings.  Also enhances Mars' ice caps.

 

#80A Blue (30% Transmission)

 

A popular filter for enhancing spiral features in Jupiter's cloud belt (including Red Spot), and adding contrast to Saturn and the moon.

 

#11 Yellow-Green (78% Transmission)

 

Contrasts with red and blue features on Jupiter, and Saturn.  Darkens the maria on Mars.  Clarifies the Cassini division in Saturn's rings.

 

#25A Red (14% Transmission)

 

Dark red blocks blue and blue-green for sharp contrast in Jupiter's cloud belts.  Helps define polar caps and maria on Mars.  For telescopes 8" plus.

 

#47 Violet (3% Transmission)

 

Strongly rejects red, yellow and green.  For study of Martian polar caps, the atmosphere of Venus, Saturn's rings.  For telescopes 8" plus.

 

#82A Light Blue (73% Transmission)

 

Useful on the moon, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn.   Light blue adds contrast without robbing image brightness.  A valuable filter for stacking.

 

#8 Light Yellow (83% Transmission)

 

Popular for enhancing lunar features in telescopes 8" and under.  Also for observing red and orange features of Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune.

 

#21 Orange (46% Transmission)

 

Blocks blue-green wave lengths to enhance detail in polar regions of Jupiter and Saturn.  Also sharpens edge detail of maria on Mars.

 

#38A Dark Blue (17% Transmission)

 

Popular for study of Jupiter.  Strongly refects orange and red for greater cloud belt and Red Spot contrast.  Also for Mars, Saturn and Venus

 

#56 Light Green (53% Transmission)

 

Excellent for Mars' polar ice caps and yellow-tinted dust storms.  Also for increasing red and blue features on Jupiter and lunar contast.


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

Warranty

1 Year

Type

Filter Sets , Planetary Filters

Brand

Meade

Telescope Accessories Series

Meade Series 4000 Color Filters

Options

Configuration: Filter Set #1 (#12/#23A/#58/#80A), Filter Set #3 (#8/#21/#38A/#56)

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Meade Series 4000 Color Telescope Filter Sets
 
4.8

(based on 8 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (4)
  • Strong construction (4)
  • Great optics (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (6)

    Reviewed by 8 customers

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    4.0

    Best package of planetary filters!

    By Astro Chris

    from Taos, NM

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Great Optics
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

    • Inconvenient packaging

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy

    Comments about Meade Series 4000 Color Telescope Filter Sets:

    These colors are the most useful ones for planetary viewing and should be the first ones anyone buys. The other sets have optional colors if someone is interested in expanding the basic set. The filters are well made, good clean threads that screw in easily.

    I just wish all the filters were provided in a single compact case rather than each one in its own flimsy jewel box. That's too many pieces to keep track of in the dark and takes up too much room in my eyepiece case. I repacked them in another container before taking them out into the field.

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    4.0

    Mead 4000 Color Filters

    By Joel the Starman

    from Houston, Texas

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Widely Compatible Adapter

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy

      Comments about Meade Series 4000 Color Telescope Filter Sets:

      The lenses are easy to use. They fit my Meade, Orion and Televue lenses. I used a red lens for Jupiter and it did seem to bring out more detail. The blue one made looking at the moon (about half full)much easier as it was too bright otherwise.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Product

      By Joe

      from Depew NY

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy

        Comments about Meade Series 4000 Color Telescope Filter Sets:

        Wow what a difference these make!!!

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great product. Would buy again.

        By Joe

        from Depew NY

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Great Optics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Astronomy

          Comments about Meade Series 4000 Color Telescope Filter Sets:

          I use these filters with my Meade LX200R 8" telescope and it is like night and day how clear the planets and nebula come through. The only thing better would be if I got in a starship and traveled there.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          highly recommend!

          By shoredancer

          from marina ca

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Great Optics
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Meade Series 4000 Color Telescope Filter Sets:

              I am an amateur backyard astronomer. These sets are great! Meade quality is there. Piggy-back option is a nice feature to these lens. I imagine I'll eventually own all of these sets.

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