Baader Universal Filter Changer (UFC): Simple photographic use example (Part 7)

We've been asked a few times recently on how to set up the Baader UFC for use with a DSLR and a range of wide-field imaging refracting telescopes. So we thought we would write a short blog on some ways this can be done.

Baader UFC System chart - Overview diagram

Baader UFC System chart - Overview diagram

Let us start from the telescope side first.

All the enquiries we have had, the wide field refractors have 2" barrel focusers, so there is our starting point. The telescope side of the UFC Base (to which everything else in the UFC system is connected to) uses Baader's S70 dovetail adaptors to allow the UFC to fit to telescopes.

Looking at the UFC main diagram above Baader do a Baader UFC S70 / 2" SC-thread (f) Telescope-Adapter (optical height: 1 mm) (#2459128, € 23,-) that allows 2"/SC male-thread accessories to be used. More about our UFC Telescope Adapters can be found in our blog: The UFC telescope-side adaptors.


We offer our Baader 2" Nosepiece with 2" filter thread (#2408155, € 35,-) or our Baader 2" Safety Kerf nosepiece with 2" filter thread (#2408156, € 35,-) .

The image below shows the latter 2" nosepiece attached to the UFC S70 2"/SC adaptor. Using one of these will allow the UFC to be attached to a telescope with a 2" focuser.

UFC S70 2"/SC adaptor with a 2" nosepiece attached

UFC S70 2"/SC adaptor with a 2" nosepiece attached


Moving away from the telescope side, we next encounter the UFC Base itself to which the telescope side and camera side adaptors attach and the filter slider is inserted into. You can read more about the UFC Base in part 2 of our series of blogs The UFC Base.

For the filter slider either the 2" mounted, 2" unmounted or 50x50mm square versions can be used depending on what filters you currently have or may want to purchase. Using smaller filters (with one of the Aux holders) will likely cause vignetting depending on the size [age] of your camera's sensor). More information on the UFC sliders can be found in part 3 of our UFC blogs: The UFC Filter Slider

 Baader UFC D 50.4 Filterschieber (#2459113, € 40,-)  Baader UFC 50x50 Filterschieber (#2459114, € 45,-)

Next we get to the camera side of the UFC Base.

There are three possible "routes" for attaching a DSLR camera:

 

Baader Protective T-ring with S52 dovetail (and T-2, M48 and 2" nosepiece) attachments.

Baader Protective T-ring with S52 dovetail (and T-2, M48 and 2" nosepiece) attachments.

 

So lets put all of this together. In the image below we have an example setup based on what we have written above. From right to left: we have:

Baader UFC example imaging set up for use with a 2" barrel focuser and a T-ring

Baader UFC example imaging set up for use with a 2" barrel focuser and a T-ring

 

In a future blog we will look at other ways the UFC can be used for imaging purposes, including how to set the UFC up for use with focal reducers/field flatteners.

 

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This blog is translated by Baader Planetarium.

Source: David Hinds Ltd. Thank you for writing a great overview of our UFC system.

 

 


Posts in this blog series:

Baader UFC Filter System complete, GermanOverview of the UFC- system:
Baader-UFC (Universal Filter Changer) - The Ever-Growing Chamber


Baader UFC Filter System completeThe main component fo the system:
Baader-UFC (Universal Filter Changer) - The UFC-Base

Baader Universal Filter Changer (UFC):
Baader-UFC (Universal Filter Changer) - The UFC Filter Slider


The UFC Camera Adaptors:
Baader-UFC (Universal Filter Changer) - The UFC Camera-Side Adaptors


 

The UFC Telecope Adapters:
Baader-UFC (Universal Filter Changer) - The UFC telescope-side Adaptors


Use example:
Baader-UFC (Universal Filter Changer)


Smaller-Sized Filters:
Using Smaller-Sized Filters with Baader's Universal Filter Changer (UFC)

 

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