Using Smaller-Sized Filters with Baader’s Universal Filter Changer (UFC) (Part 8)

 Baader UFC D 50.4 Filterschieber # 2459113

Baader UFC D 50.4 Filter Slider (#2459113, € 40,-)

It may appear, at first glance, that the Baader Planetarium Universal Filter Changer (UFC) is for use with larger 2″/50mm sized filters. Not so! You can use popular, and more often used smaller 1.25″, 31mm unmounted or 36mm unmounted filters too. So how can the filter slider drawer made for use with larger sized filters be used with smaller filters? Simple – with a step-down adaptor. Baader call these step-down adaptors AUX Filter Holders.

Apart from the UFC Base, and the associated telescope- and camera-side adaptors for your telescope/camera combination, you will need Baader UFC D 50.4 Filter Slider (#2459113, € 40,-) . It is to this particular filter slider that any of the AUX step-down adaptors attach to.

We offer three AUX step-down filter holder adaptors for use with the D50.4mm slider:

1.25″ UFC Aux Filter Holder (left) and inserted into the D50.4 Slider.

1.25″ UFC Aux Filter Holder (left) and inserted into the D50.4 Slider.

 

 

31mm/36mm Unmounted UFC Aux Filter Holder and inserted into the D50.4mm Slider

31mm/36mm Unmounted UFC Aux Filter Holder and inserted into the D50.4mm Slider

 

The 31mm and 36mm unmounted AUX holder have a small narrow “shoulder” on the inside of the unit to support of the filter once the filter is in place (otherwise the filter would drop or fall straight through the holder!).

The AUX filter holder is simply inserted into the UFC filter slider's circular opening and then it is secured in place using the three Allen key hex-screws that come with the filter slider. As with the 31/36mm AUX filter holder, the D50.4mm slider also features a small “shoulder” in the “base” of the filter opening to support the AUX holder in place (as well as to support 50.4mm unmounted filters when the AUX holder is not used).

The 1.25″/31mm/36mm filters can be inserted, removed or exchanged with the AUX holder either in place or with it removed from the UFC filter slider – its personal preference.

 

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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) - Visual use example

Baader-UFC (Universal Filter Changer) - Simple photographic use example

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