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Meade Telescope Moon Filter ND96

Item# MEAD012
 
4.5

(28 Ratings)

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Description

A must have for lunar observing in telescopes with apertures of 4 inches or larger.  A full moon's light through the eyepiece of your telescope can be blinding.  A moon filter acts like a pair of sunglasses!  Dramatically reducing glare, brightness and lets you observe the lunar surface comfortably.  Craters on the lunar surface stand out in better detail and definition.

 

The Meade series 4000 ND96 Moon Filter is 1.25 inch format and manufacturered from crown optical glass.  Anti-reflection coatings on both sides and is mounted in a machined aluminum cell.  Filter threads into the barrels of nearly all 1.25 inch eyepieces.


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

Supplier Sku:
07531

Dimensions & Specifications

Size

1.25 Inches

Warranty

1 Year

Type

Moon Filters

Brand

Meade

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Meade Telescope Moon Filter ND96
 
4.6

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great optics (15)
  • Easy to use (12)
  • Strong construction (8)
  • Good padding (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy (21)
    • Bright conditions (10)
    • Astrophotography (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (20), Avid adventurer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (11)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    It works

    I'm impressed with this product and it works as advertised. Have used it several nights to view the moon with and it definitely is a big improvement and really helps to bring out the...Read complete review

    I'm impressed with this product and it works as advertised. Have used it several nights to view the moon with and it definitely is a big improvement and really helps to bring out the detail of the moon. I even used it on a full moon and was impressed with the great detail as well as comfortable viewing it provided. No more burning my eye out to try to study the moon! I rated this 4/5 as I'm new to astronomical equipment and I realize there possibly could be something better out there in comparison. This is my first moon filter and I'm happy with it. One morning I even used it on a very bright Venus and was able to see the shape a little better.

    For cons, I am using it with a Meade 70mm refractor, the NG-70SM, and with the filter screwed onto the eyepiece the eyepiece no longer slides all of the way down into the diagonal. That's the reason I gave it a "poor fit" con. It still works and very well, just that I'm not sure it's made for the type scope I'm using it on.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not quite enough filtering for me.

    This filter provided just enough light filtering at most phases. But with a full moon, I still found myself a little blinded by the moon. It's still a good filter for the price,...Read complete review

    This filter provided just enough light filtering at most phases. But with a full moon, I still found myself a little blinded by the moon. It's still a good filter for the price, though.

    Reviewed by 28 customers

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    1.0

    useless

    By Thomas

    from WACONIA,MN

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Adds No Function

      Best Uses

        Comments about Meade Telescope Moon Filter ND96:

        the link to this showed up when I ordered my camera adapter attachment for my telescope. I assumed it was a filter for that adapter since it showed up with that product.

        It is useless.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Great 1.25 filter for the price

        By Glenn

        from JACKSONVILLE,NC

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Great Optics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Astronomy

          Comments about Meade Telescope Moon Filter ND96:

          Much better filter than the one that came with the telescope. The fliter is almost full width 1.25 instead of the small glass that cheaper filters have.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Nice filter.

          By Michael

          from TAMPA,FL

          About Me Avid Adventurer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Astrophotography
              • Terrestrial Viewing

              Comments about Meade Telescope Moon Filter ND96:

              I used it last night with my 1.25 9mm for lunar observation and it made a huge difference. Much more clear and a lot less glare. Good product. Fits nice too.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Great Choice for a filter

              By Ravenhorse48

              from Wisconsin

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Great Optics

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Astronomy

                Comments about Meade Telescope Moon Filter ND96:

                Very easy to use moon filter. Easier on the eyes when you view for extended periods of time. Its a must-have.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Should have this

                By Ravenhorse48

                from Wisconsin

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Astronomy
                    • Astrophotography

                    Comments about Meade Telescope Moon Filter ND96:

                    I learned a long time ago to take care of these old eyes and doing astronomy for a long time I recommend a moon filter. There are nights when the moon is so bright that its uncortable to view it for too long (for me anyway). This takes nothing away from the quality and lets you view it for longer and see a lot of the great mares etc.

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                    • No

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                    Customer Q & A

                    Q1: Can I use the Meade Moon Filter ND96 on my DS2130S telescope?

                    A: Absolutely! The Meade moon filter will work with any telescope that uses a 1.25 eyepiece format

                    Q2: I have a Bushnell reflective telescope, It has a 3x extender on it and a 20mm lens is this good enough to begin exploring the night skys? If not please advise. plus would the Meade Moon Filter help?

                    A: The Bushnell Reflector should give you hours of enjoyment. The 20mm eyepiece should give you a start used with or without the 3X Barlow lens. You'll get brighter images without the Barlow, however. It's best to use eyepieces without the Barlow if you can because of light loss. That's why outfits like Zhumell, Meade and Celestron make eyepiece kits. You need eyepieces of different focal lengths for different viewing situations. The Meade Moon Filter would be useful, but we'd recommend an eyepiece & filter kit instead. Here's the URL for a Zhumell Eyepiece & Filter Kit that will perform well for you. It contains a Moon Filter: http://telescopes.com/products/zhumell-1-25in-eyepiece-and-filter-kit-31061.html. You'll find the eyepieces will give better image quality than the 20mm ocular that came with the telescope.

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