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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...
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
A H-alpha-filter only lets deep-red light pass, so in combination with the Solar Continuum, the image would be black.
The stacked solar continuum filter will work in an unmodified DSLR. The center peak wavelength of the stacked filter will perfectly fit into the sensitive wavelength range of an unmodified DSLR.
DetailsBaader Narrowband Filers in sizes 1¼", 2", 50.4mm and 50x50mm
Double Stacked Solar Continuum Filter - For Visual and Photographic Observations of the Sun
Ensures highest contrast in the photosphere of the sun. The filter works as a monochrometer - suppressing the effects of the atmospheric turbulence and results in images that are significantly sharper. Owners of SCTs and refractors will benefit as red and blue wavelengths are completely excluded, with the transmission area peaking at 535nm where telescope optics are sharpest and free from chromatic aberrations.
Important Information for Solar Observing
The Solar Continuum Filter may be used for purely VISUAL observation ONLY in conjunction with the Baader Herschel Prism or with the Baader AstroSolar Safety Film (ND 5.0).
The combination of AstroSolar Photo Film (ND 3.8) and Solar Continuum filter is used exclusively for photography of the sun at high magnifications. This combination is highly apt to capture the finest solar surface detail and granulation at extremely high magnification while enabling ultra-short exposure (measured in milliseconds) in order to freeze atmospheric turbulence.
Three sample images, taken by Olivier Grattepanche. Mr Grattenpanche writes:
Instrument: "TSC 225 Schmidt-Cassegrain from TAKAHASHI, NJP160 mount, F/40 with 2X Big Barlow Tele-vue, NGFs focuser, and of course your incredible Baader Astrosolar filter D:3.8, IR cut filter and Continuum filter"
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