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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...
The spec sheet for both Continuum filters show the same transmission ranges of 535nm - 545nm.
The transmission range was a copy & paste mistake from the old 10nm filter and has been corrected, thanks for noticing.
Baader 7.5nm Solar Continuum Filter – for Visual and Photographic Observations of the Sun
The Solar Continuum Filter is practically a narrow band photosphere filter for solar observation in white light. It provides the highest contrast in the photosphere of the sun. The filter works as a monochromator: suppressing the effects of the atmospheric turbulence and delivering images that are significantly sharper.
Lens systems - including those of apochromats, catadiopters or eyepieces - are traditionally optimized for the spectral range around 540nm, since this is where our eye has the highest sensitivity. This narrowband filter therefore blocks everthing with the exception of the spectral range in which a lens optic works most sharply and with the highest contrast. The effect is greatest on achromatic lens telescopes; but there is also an effect on apochromatic telescopes, catadioptric systems, and even pure mirror systems by reducing air turbulence.
As a monochromatic filter, it is ideal for use on monochromatic cameras and can even provide a tremendous gain on pure color systems.
With a colour camera, as with deep-sky narrow-band photography, it is less effective as only the green pixels are used. Thus, although you still benefit from the improved image sharpness of the telescope that is optimised for green wavelengths (and the reduction of the influences of air turbulence), with a colour camera you cannot fully exploit the better image quality compared to monochrome cameras, as you are effectively working with reduced camera resolution.
Compared to the previous model with a 10nm half-band-width, this filter has a half-band-width of only 7.5nm, which increases the contrast even more. It thus replaces both the previous Baader 10nm Solar Continuum filter and the stacked 1 ¼" filter #2458392. The single filter is so good that stacking is no longer necessary - the contrast gain of a single 7.5nm filter makes stacking unnecessary, and this performance is now also available in 2".
The Baader 7.5nm Solar Continuum filter is also be included in the scope of delivery of the Cool Ceramic Herschel prism Mark II, which is in preparation.
Test Report: Baader Solar Continuum Filter revisited – now with 7,5nm FWHM
This entry was posted on September 6, 2022Last modified on September 28, 2022.
The Baader 7.5 nm Solar Continuum also offers 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 black frontside outer rim, to additionally eliminate any reflection due to light falling onto the edge of a filter
- 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.
Important information for Solar Observing
For purely VISUAL observation, the Solar Continuum filter must ONLY be used in combination with our Herschel wedge with an additional ND3 filter or alternatively with the AstroSolar Safety Film (ND 5.0). The Solar Continuum must always be installed behind the actual solar filter.
The combination of AstroSolar photographic film (ND 3.8) and Solar Continuum filter or the photographic ND filters of the Herschel wedge must only be used for photographing the sun at the highest magnifications. These weakers must only be used to achieve very short exposure times with a camera, and thus to minimise the influence of air turbulence. AstroSolar photo film (ND 3.8) is also not suitable for mounting directly in front of a camera lens. The resulting image brightness is much too high.
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