Baader Set of 3 Narrowband Filters (H-a/O-III/S-II) 1.25"

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Baader Premium Narrowband CCD Filters ♦

 

 

   
   

CCD imagers will find Baader's Premium Narrowband CCD passfilters to deliver the absolute highest contrast deep sky images in H-Alpha, H-Beta, Oxygen III, and Sulfur-II, with the shortest exposures possible.  Their ultra-narrow bandwidths have extremely high transmissions, while completely rejecting light pollution as well as the important blocking of longer wavelengths.

The high optical quality of the Baader narrowband filters guarantees no loss in sharpness or contrast.  Each substrate is fine-optically polished plane parallel to deliver a smooth and accurate 1/4 wavefront over the entire surface.  This special custom polishing operation sets Baader filters apart from the standard commercially precision polished filter substrates used by most other filter manufacturers. 

In addition to their transmission properties, the Baader coatings were developed with another key goal in mind - eliminate the annoying reflections present in other narrowband astro-filters.  To achieve this freedom from reflections, along with excellent out of band blocking, required careful design and testing of the coating stacks.

Coatings are professionally applied in Germany by the most sophisticated equipment available today, ensuring high consistency for bandpass centering, transmission, and out of band blocking.  The anti-reflection coatings are designed to prevent halos and balanced to prevent physical deformation of the optically flat substrates. The ultra-hard ionbeam deposition ensures the coatings will never degrade from use or normal cleaning.   Each filter is coated individually, permanently sealing the coating edges, in order to guarantee lifetime coating durability and uniformity.  Baader mil-spec coatings won't degrade, peel or flake off, unlike the coatings of filters that have been simply cut out of pre-coated sheets of glass.  This cutting operation leaves the coating edges rough and torn which enables penetration of moisture between the coatings and substrate.

These filters are available in three sizes, standard 1¼", 2", and a 50.4mm diameter bare substrate (unmounted) for use in SBIG STL and similar cameras.   A new unmounted 50mm square version of the H-a filter is now available for large format cameras (H-b, O-III, and S-II 50mm Square filters are due in late summer of 2009).  Clear parfocal filters are also available to assist in focusing.

Click on the images below for typical transmission curves:

H-Alpha Transmission Curve

H-Beta Transmission Curve

O-III Transmission Curve

S-II Transmission Curve

 

 

 

 

 

H-alpha Spectrogram

(transmission of solar spectrum)

H-beta Spectrogram

(transmission of solar spectrum)

O-III Spectrogram

(transmission of solar spectrum)

S-II Spectrogram

(transmission of solar spectrum)

 

 

 

NGC7000+Pelican Mosaic taken with Baader Narrowband CCD filters.  Note the tight stars and absence of halos.  Image courtesy of Johannes Schedler ©2008 by Panther Observatory.

 

 

 

Please click on the thumbnail below for an image taken through the Baader Narrowband 7nm H-Alpha filter.  This image was taken with a TEC-140 @f/7 using an SBIG ST-10XE.  Total exposure of 280 minutes (14 x 20).  This image was taken from suburban Boston with a full moon 40degrees away!

 

Image Courtesy of John Boudreau

(www.spacescenes.com)

 

NOTE for Users of the Unmounted Filters (RND and SQ):  The preferred oriention of the filter is to have the highest reflectivity side facing skyward. 

 

Individual Filters

- Baader Narrowband 7nm H-Alpha Filter, 1¼"   (#FHALN-1)

- Baader Narrowband 7nm H-Alpha Filter, 2"   (#FHALN-2)

- Baader Narrowband 7nm H-Alpha Filter, 36mm Dia Unmounted   (#FHALN-RD36)

- Baader Narrowband 7nm H-Alpha Filter, 50.4mm Dia Unmounted   (#FHALN-RD50)

- Baader Narrowband 7nm H-Alpha Filter, 50x50x3mm Square Unmounted   (#FHALN-SQ50)

- Baader Narrowband 7nm H-Alpha Filter, 65x65x3mm Square Unmounted   (#FHALN-SQ65)

- Baader Narrowband 8.5nm H-Beta Filter, 1¼"   (#FHBN-1)

- Baader Narrowband 8.5nm H-Beta Filter, 2"   (#FHBN-2)

- Baader Narrowband 8.5nm H-Beta Filter, 50.8mm Dia Unmounted  (#FHBN-RD50)

- Baader Narrowband 8.5nm O-III Filter, 1¼"   (#FOIIIN-1)

- Baader Narrowband 8.5nm O-III Filter, 2"   (#FOIIIN-2)

- Baader Narrowband 8.5nm O-III Filter, 36mm Dia Unmounted  (#FOIIIN-RD36)

- Baader Narrowband 8.5nm O-III Filter, 50.4mm Dia Unmounted   (#FOIIIN-RD50)

- Baader Narrowband 8.5nm O-III Filter, 50x50x3mm Square Unmounted   (#FOIIIN-SQ50)

- Baader Narrowband 8.5nm O-III Filter, 65x65x3mm Square Unmounted   (#FOIIIN-SQ65)

- Baader Narrowband 8nm S-II Filter, 1¼"   (#FSIIN-1)

- Baader Narrowband 8nm S-II Filter, 2"   (#FSIIN-2)

- Baader Narrowband 8nm S-II Filter, 36mm   (#FSIIN-RD36)

- Baader Narrowband 8nm S-II Filter, 50.4mm   (#FSIIN-RD50)

- Baader Narrowband 8.5nm S-II Filter, 50x50x3mm Square Unmounted   (#FSIIN-SQ50)

- Baader Narrowband 8.5nm S-II Filter, 65x65x3mm Square Unmounted   (#FSIIN-SQ65)

 

 

Filter Sets

- Set of 3 Narrowband Filters (H-a/O-III/S-II): 1¼" (FNSET3-1), 2" (FNSET3-2), 36mm Dia Unmounted (FNS3-RD36)

  50.4mm Dia Unmounted (FNS3-RD50), 50x50x3mm Square Unmounted (FNSET3-SQ50)

- Set of 4 Narrowband Filters (H-a/H-b/O-III/S-II): 1¼" (FNSET4-1), 2" (FNSET4-2),

  50.4mm Dia Unmounted (FNS4-RD50), 50x50x3mm Square Unmounted (coming soon)

 

Clear Focusing Filters

- Baader Clear Filter, 1¼"   (#FC-1)

- Baader Clear Filter, 2"   (#FC-2)

- Baader Clear Filter, 36mm Round (2mmThick)   (#FC-RD36)

- Baader Clear Filter, 50.4mm Round (3mmThick)   (#FC-RD50) 

- Baader Clear Filter, 50mm Square (3mm Thick)   (#FC-SQ50) 

- Baader Clear Filter, 65mm Square (3mm Thick)   (#FC-SQ65) 

 

  Comparison of Transmission curves and spectrums, taken using Baader Dados Spectrograph
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