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Lumicon Ultra High Contrast UHC Telescope Filter

Item# LUMI002
 
4.0

(4 Ratings)

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  • The ultimate nebula filter
  • Unbeatable for revealing nebulosity
  • Great for Orion, Lagoon and Swan nebulae
  • Each individually inspected by Lumicon

Description

Lumicon UHC Filter


The original Lumicon Ultra-High-Contrast narrow bandpass filter (24nm) isolates just the two doubly-ionized oxygen lines (496 and 501nm lines) and H-beta line (486nm) emitted by planetary and most emission nebulae while completely blocking the rest of the overall spectrum of light. The result is extreme contrast between the black background of space and the delicate photons of nebula light needed for near-photographic views of the Orion, Lagoon, Swan and planetary nebulae, among others. This makes the Lumicon UHC Filter the best all-around dark-sky nebular filter on the market today. See for yourselfit's truly amazing what the Lumicon UHC filter allows you to see! Lumicon tests every filter individually on a Perkin-Elmer Double Beam spectrophotometer, inscribing on the filter its % transmission for each of the primary lines. Do not settle for cheap imitations.

Not intended for photographic use.

Dimensions & Specifications

Size

1.25 Inches , 2 Inches

Type

UHC Filters

Brand

Lumicon

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Lumicon Ultra High Contrast UHC Telescope Filter
 
4.0

(based on 4 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

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      • Astronomy (3)

      Reviewed by 4 customers

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      5.0

      Excellent

      By Stargazer

      from SE Minnesota

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Great Optics
      • Widely Compatible Adapter

      Cons

      • Only for specific targets

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy

      Comments about Lumicon Ultra High Contrast UHC Telescope Filter:

      It's a great filter. Makes the Rosette easy to find, and the Orion nebula is amazing through this. This is primarily for emission nebulae. It does make some much easier to see, and adds detail and contrast. It's very good at what it does, just make sure you use it on the right targets. It has fit every eyepiece that I have tried, but they were all pretty ordinary.

       
      4.0

      Lumicon UHC Filter

      By Bill W.

      from Orange County, CA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good for city observing.

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy
        • Bright Conditions
        • Low Visibility

        Comments about Lumicon Ultra High Contrast UHC Telescope Filter:

        Makes suburban observing in city light conditions much better.

        (0 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        This one, not so much.

        By Tim A.

        from Fort Collins, CO

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Small and light

        Cons

        • Doesn't do that much

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy
        • Bright Conditions

        Comments about Lumicon Ultra High Contrast UHC Telescope Filter:

        So far, I find the Deep Sky far preferable in my moderately light polluted sky. The UHC admittedly darkens the background. But it just sucks a little too much overall brightness from the view. Open clusters lose too many members. :-(

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Good for city skies

        By Regina Valluzzi

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Lumicon Ultra High Contrast UHC Telescope Filter:

        We've been using the UHC filter on a 5 inch reflecting telescope. Even though this is a strong filter for a telescope this size, it does help cut the light pollution and improves the view on a number of objects. For bright planets, we're been using it in combination with the Orion planetary filter (great for Jupiter), and with both filters we can see detail in Jupiter's bands on most nights. I should add that a 10x magnification in a pair of binoculars allows us to actually read the signs on the buildings in downtown Boston - we're viewing in conditions of pretty severe light pollution.

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        Customer Q & A

        Q1: May I direct purchase from Madrid (Spain) the Lumicon UHC Filter 1.25"? Visa card accepted? Delivery time? Ordinary mail?

        A: Yes you are able to purchase the Lumicon UHC Filter. i am sorry but for international orders we are only able to accept International Amex, Paypal and Bank wire transfers. delivery time from when payment was recieved will depend on what shipping option you choose either 1-3 days or 4-5 days. US mail can take up to 2 weeks. To figure out the cost for shipping just add the item to your cart select the country from the list and then just enter in your postal code for where it will ship to the next page will then list all of the shipping options and costs.

        Q2: Will the Lumicon 1.25" uhc filter (LF3025) thread to my Celestron 1.25" eyepieces

        A: Yes, the Lumicon should fit standard 1.25-inch eyepieces just fine.

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