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For adapting any cell mounted Baader 2 inch Filter onto a camera lens with 52mm front filter thread you will need:
#2408166 Baader DSLR 2" Filter-Holder M48 / SP54: https://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/baader-dslr-2%22-filter-holder-m48sp54.html
#2958052 Baader Lens-Adapter-Ring SP54 / M52: https://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/baader-hyperion-dt-ring-sp54m52-for-dtadapter-iiandiii-and-hyperion-eyepieces.html
Based on the SP54 thread, we offer many more adapters for various camera threads, our so-called Hyperion DT-rings. https://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/catalogsearch/result/?q=sp54
Both thread sizes come with our proprietary pitch - which is not the same for the female and male threads.
This is our own proprietary "emergency solution" for uniting a world were manufacturers all over the world copy from each other - to the point that there are almost a dozen different pitches in use for male and female threads. Traditionally US-companies used to do a UNF-based pitch and the rest of the world went for metric threads - but these do vary from 0.5 to 0.75.
For this reason it does not make sense to publish our non standard pitch because our pitch is made to cope with all existing metric and US-pitch standards - and as said - our solution has evolved from sheer necessity. It is a mixture of a queer pitch and under-/over-dimensioning . We will not want to declare this as a standard and get bashed up for it. It works for us and is a result of 20 years adaptation to fit our filters onto all crazy threads we have seen. And inspite of this - every now and then there comes another "dragonboat-eyepiece" were even our filters may not fit...
C2 Swan-Band Filter (15nm ) – O-III parallel
Contrast gain for comet hunters
The Baader C2 SWAN-Band-Filter with ≤ 15 nm Half-Band-Width isolates the two C2 lines at 511 and 514nm.
These two emission lines, named Swan bands after their discoverer, dominate the spectrum of a comet's gas tail in the visible range. The filter allows only the light from the two carbon bands to pass through and, among other things, blocks the ubiquitous stray light, similar to a nebula filter in deep-sky observation. Structures in the gas tail thus become clearer even under good observing conditions. At the same time, it completely blocks the OIII line at 501nm and below, which other Swan-Band filters allow to pass. This allows for even higher contrast, and comets with gas tails can be distinguished even better from those dominated by a dust tail (and where a SWAN filter provides only a small contrast enhancement). For ambitious comet observers, a SWAN filter is part of the basic equipment.
Just in time for the introduction of the new C2 Swan-Band filter, a bright comet, comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF), offered itself as a test object. Our customer Andreas Bringmann was one of our first testers - see more under TAB Review
This image was taken from the big city and with an almost full moon. You can clearly see the amount of "doubly ionized carbon" (the carbon excited to glow radiates only in the wavelengths 511 nm and 514 nm ) emitted by the comet. The filter shows the complete extension of the ion cloud around a comet:C-2022E3_ZTF passes Hassaleh in Auriga (Baader C2 Swan-Band 15nm), imaged with Celestron EdgeHD 11", Takahashi FSQ-85ED | Moravian Instruments G3-16200 MK I, ZWO ASI6200MM Pro | 10Micron GM3000 HPS & Baader C2 Swand-Bad Filter, 2" (15nm), © A. Bringmann
The Baader SWAN-Filter has got all the advantages of the CMOS-optimized Baader filters:
- Increased contrast, matched for typical CMOS quantum efficiency and s/n ratio
- Reflex-Blocker™ coatings, for largest ever freedom from halos, even under most adverse conditions concerning aux-optics
- Identical filter thickness to existing standards, with utmost care for parfocality
- Blackened edges all around, with filter-lead-side-indicator in the form of a telescope-sided black outer rim, to additionally eliminate any reflection due to light falling onto the edge of a filter, making additional front-masks obselete
- Each filter coated individually, with sealed coating edge (NOT cut out of a larger plate with coatings left exposed, read more)
- Life-Coat™: evermore hard coatings to enable a non-aging coating for life – even in a most adverse environment
New CMOS-optimized Baader Filters
This entry was posted on May 8, 2021Last modified on May 4, 2022.
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