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ASBF: AstroSolar Binocular Filter OD 5.0 (50mm - 100mm)

$36.00
SKU ASBF-50 (Baader #2459325)
ASBF-Filter

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Description

ASBF – Baader Solar Filter for Binoculars

Safe solar observation with all types of binoculars / safe solar photography with all camera lenses. The AstroSolar filter material is likewise mounted onto a plastic ring whereas the plastic ring itself works as stabilizing element for the filter cell. This still plastic ring is mounted onto the aluminum front frame. The thermal expansion coefficient of the plastic and the film are similar. This category is essentially similar to the ASSF in terms of mechanics. The only difference is that one side is cut off in order to make them usable on any binocular – even when the bridge is nearly closed. (depending on the binocular type).

  • ASBF 50 to 100 packages come with three centering bolts of 13mm diameter and 24 mm height, and 3 Safety Straps with adhesive pads, screws, washers and instructions
  • Important note: One side of filter cell shortened for use with binoculars. Two filters are mandatory, mentioned price is for one piece only
Alpine # Baader #

Aperture

(mm/inch)

Ideally Suited for Aperture

Range (mm)

Clamping Range

Inner Tube Dia

Clamping Range

Outer Tube Dia

ASBF-50 2459325 50 / 2.0 40 - 60 81 - 96 55 - 70
ASBF-60 2459326 60 / 2.4 50 - 70 91 - 106 65 - 80
ASBF-70 2459327 70 / 2.8 60 - 80 101 - 116 75 - 90
ASBF-80 2459328 80 / 3.2 70 - 90 111 - 126 85 - 100
ASBF-100 2459329 100 / 3.9 90 - 110 131 - 146 105 - 120


About BSF

After 15 years of offering AstroSolar film sheets as a DIY-product, this system of Baader Solar Filters™ is designed to retain the true optical quality of the diffraction limited AstroSolar Safety Film.

Baader Solar Filters provide a professional and secure solution to observe and image the Sun using AstroSolar Safety Film. Many ready-made filters stretch the filter material like a drumhead in order to make it look like a piece of glass – this absolutely estroys the image quality, rendering the film useless for high magnification work. AstroSolar must be mounted entirely stress free in order to perform like a high precision planeoptical window. It sounds like a contradiction with the traditional perception of quality, but AstroSolar must show slight ripples! When the film is put under stress by an improper cell mount its optical quality is degraded and it tehn performs just like a common coated glass-filter made of untreated floatglass.

With AstroSolar™ the Sun appears in it’ s real color – neutral white. Other films and most glass filters produce a blurry bluish, yellow-orange, or reddish Solar image, thereby cutting part of the spectrum. Especially with an orange sun, it is very hard to see faculae regions which are visible predominantly in the blue wing of the spectrum.

Baader Solar Filters are available in 3 types; ASTF - AstroSolar Telescope Filter, ASSF - AstroSolar Spotter Filter, and ASBF - AstroSolar Binocular Filter.  With a total 21 sizes, there is a Baader Solar Filter available to fit practically every Telescope, Spotting Scope and Binocular.

Supplied with each BSF

  • Original Baader AstroSolar® Safety Film (OD 5.0), cell mounted and quality inspected by skilled members of Baader's staff
  • Clear white IR-rejecting front ring with reinforcing raised edges along the outer and inner circumference, designed to protect the solar filter material from contact with any sharp metal edge
  • 3 injection molded centering-bolts with threaded brass inserts to center the filter-cell in front of the tube opening. These bolts come in three different diameters, depending on the filter category (ASTF/ASSF/ASBF). Each bolt features injection molded rubber grip-faces, shaped to easily slide onto any telescope tube – but to come off very hard
  • No tool mounting and adjustment of the centering bolts to fit a wide variety of mechanical tube diameters. Bolts made to contact the outside or optional (if appropriate) the inside of the optical instrument tube NOTE: SCT Users must only mount the filter to the Outside of the Tube (the limited depth of the SCT front ID prevents adequate engagement of the centering bolts)
  • Non-rotating sliding fasteners made from aluminum that hold the centering bolts. These metal sliders are equipped with a machined indicator to point towards the adjustment index
  • Additional Phillips screws are integrated into the sliding fasteners, so that the centering bolts can be firmly fastened with a screw driver if preferred by the user
  • Index scale provided beside each adjustment slot – adjacent to each sliding fastener, for fast and repeatable adjustment of the filter cell onto different telescope tubes
  • Black sliding washers supplied to securely cover the full length of the adjustment slots in the aluminum frame – for blocking sunlight from passing trough the filter cell beside the filter area
  • Only for ASTF-filters: rubber plugs supplied as cover for closing unused adjustment slots in the aluminum frame
  • Three security straps included, to secure the position of the filter cell with Velcro-adhesive pads. A safety feature to absolutely ensure a secure fit in front of the telescope under any circumstances (gust of wind asf)
  • Warning text printed onto the front side of each filter cell: Read the Instructions before use
  • Cardboard gift box fit for safely shipping the filter

Safety Information

Safety Warning - How to Protect Your Eyes (link to Safety Information)

Safety Precautions -  How to Prevent Accidents (link to Safety Precautions)

Specifications

50mm

FILTER SIZE 50 mm
MANUFACTURER Baader Planetarium
SKU (#) 2459325
EAN CODE 4047825033079
USAGE Visual solar observation and imaging
ASTROSOLAR FILM AstroSolar Safety Film
OPTICAL DENSITY 5.0
INNER DIAMETER / CLEAR APERTURE (MM) 50
OUTER DIAMETER 110
FILTER MOUNTED? Yes
OUTER CLAMPINGRANGE (13MM BOLTS) 55 – 70
INNER CLAMPINGRANGE (13MM BOLTS) 81 – 96
SOLAR WAVELENGTH Whitelight (integral light)

60mm

FILTER SIZE 60 mm
MANUFACTURER Baader Planetarium
SKU (#) 2459326
EAN CODE 4047825033086
USAGE Visual solar observation and imaging
ASTROSOLAR FILM AstroSolar Safety Film
OPTICAL DENSITY 5.0
INNER DIAMETER / CLEAR APERTURE (MM) 60
OUTER DIAMETER 120
FILTER MOUNTED? Yes
OUTER CLAMPINGRANGE (13MM BOLTS) 65 – 80
INNER CLAMPINGRANGE (13MM BOLTS) 91 – 106
SOLAR WAVELENGTH Whitelight (integral light)

70mm

FILTER SIZE 70 mm
MANUFACTURER Baader Planetarium
SKU (#) 2459327
EAN CODE 4047825033093
USAGE Visual solar observation and imaging
ASTROSOLAR FILM AstroSolar Safety Film
OPTICAL DENSITY 5.0
INNER DIAMETER / CLEAR APERTURE (MM) 70
OUTER DIAMETER 130
FILTER MOUNTED? Yes
OUTER CLAMPINGRANGE (13MM BOLTS) 75 – 90
INNER CLAMPINGRANGE (13MM BOLTS) 101 – 116
SOLAR WAVELENGTH Whitelight (integral light)

80mm

FILTER SIZE 80 mm
MANUFACTURER Baader Planetarium
SKU (#) 2459328
EAN CODE 4047825033109
USAGE Visual solar observation and imaging
ASTROSOLAR FILM AstroSolar Safety Film
OPTICAL DENSITY 5.0
INNER DIAMETER / CLEAR APERTURE (MM) 80
OUTER DIAMETER 140
FILTER MOUNTED? Yes
OUTER CLAMPINGRANGE (13MM BOLTS) 85 – 100
INNER CLAMPINGRANGE (13MM BOLTS) 111 – 126
SOLAR WAVELENGTH Whitelight (integral light)

100mm

FILTER SIZE 100 mm
MANUFACTURER Baader Planetarium
SKU (#) 2459329
EAN CODE 4047825033116
USAGE Visual solar observation and imaging
ASTROSOLAR FILM AstroSolar Safety Film
OPTICAL DENSITY 5.0
INNER DIAMETER / CLEAR APERTURE (MM) 100
OUTER DIAMETER 160
FILTER MOUNTED? Yes
OUTER CLAMPINGRANGE (13MM BOLTS) 105 – 120
INNER CLAMPINGRANGE (13MM BOLTS) 131 – 146
SOLAR WAVELENGTH Whitelight (integral light)
Downloads

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