I have bought this filter but not yet tried it. Soon I will do imaging of the sun with my Celestron Neximage 5 + APO 2x Barlow and my OTA, Celestron C8" XLT.
I have also bought your AstroSolar Safety Film and will use it in front of the C8".
Is this enough for imaging of the sun or will it be too warm and harm my equipment?
Friends of mine have said that it is also needed to add an extra IR filter to reduce the heat, but this is something I haven't read from you in Baader. Maybe it's some amateur's ideas without the correct knowledge.
I have bought many things from you and think you are one of the best optic manufacturers in the world. I really trust your skills and your products.
So before I start imaging the sun, it's better to ask you for good advice instead of destroying my equipment. :-)
Bo Sundin aus Schweden
Thanks for your kind words. We can confirm that AstroSolar Safety Film (OD 5.0) in FRONT of your optics is suitable of protecting your instruments and eyes. No need for an additional IR-filter. Please also check out www.astrosolar.com for more informational pages as well as FAQs.
Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on May 12, 2021 12:10:00 PM
Currently some products are out of stock due to COVID delays in manufacturing and supply chains. Unfortunately, we cannot predict delivery times and have many thousands of customers, which we cannot inform individually when a product is available. Therefore we have developed two automatic tools which we would like to ask you to use:
If you enter your email address here, you will receive a monthly newsletter with a lot of information about our products and new releases https://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/newsletter/
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Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on May 5, 2021 2:40:00 PM
Sorry, we don't sell "Astrozap". Do you maybe mean our AstroSolar Safety Film? In that case the answer is yes, thats the same material.
As for finding the correct Baader Solar Filter: please check out our filter finder tool: https://www.astrosolar.com/baader-solar-filter
Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on May 11, 2021 11:24:00 AM
2015 or earlier LRGB filters. Do they have the /\ mark?
I bought some an SBIG filter wheel FW5-8300 that came with 36 mm unmounted LRGB filters in 2015 *used*. The original owner claimed that the filters are Baader filters. No filter cases came with my purchase.
Recently, I examined the filters and found that
the L filter had an /\ mark on the edge which is what I believe Baader filters should have. But the RGB filters do not. Question: Do the Baader filters always have had /\ marks on them? If not is there a way to check whether they are Baaders?
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