- non-ageing sealed coating edges
- Warning: for photographic imaging only
- For solar work use only with 3.8 AstroSolar 200x290mm Photo Film (included)
- Never look into the sun with the K-Line filter.
The New Baader Planetarium Calcium K-Line Filter makes imaging of the sun in K-Line accessible to anyone with a telescope and digital camera or webcam. Baader's innovative double-stacked filter uses sophisticated coatings to produce a sharp 8nm wide bandpass, centered at 395nm. This bandpass provides ample contrast for high-resolution imaging of super granulation, flares, and other features that are prominent in CaK. Unlike small, dedicated, and expensive CaK telescopes, the Baader K-Line filter works with with your existing telescope - at a small fraction of the cost. The Baader CaK may be used with virtually any telescope, of any aperture - Newtonian, SCT, Refractor, etc.
The Baader K-Line Filter is simply used just like any standard 1.25" thread-on eyepiece filter. It may be attached to an eyepiece for projection imaging (see Digital Photography for camera projection adapters and Digital T-Rings), or directly to a camera's nosepiece (ie, T2-14) for prime-focus . In addition, an objective pre-filter must be used at the telescope's entrance to reduce the energy that reaches the filter. For this purpose, a 200mm x 290mm (8x11inch) sheet of Baader's renowned AstroSolar Photo Film (Photo ND=3.8) is provided with each K-Line filter. This material may be easily mounted to any telescope using instructions provided (see AstroSolar and TurboFilm Mounting ).
The Herschel Safety Wedge Solar Prism may also be used as the energy rejection filter (in place of the AstroSolar Photo Film). This will provide the absolute highest quality solar images possible in CaK.
Please note: The Baader K-Line filter is intended Only for imaging. It is not suitable for safe visual observation (the UV levels may pose an eye safety risk from prolonged observations). Due to the eye's low sensitivity and very poor resolving ability at 395nm, solar features in CaK are generally invisible for most observers - even through multi-thousand dollar sub-angstrom dedicated CaK etalons and telescopes. All of these instruments are intended primarily for imaging.
In addition to imaging the sun in CaK, the Baader K-Line filter opens up another exciting possibility - imaging of Venus! The narrow bandpass @ 395nm enables imagers to record cloud structures, with results similar to the dedicated Baader Venus Filter.
|FILTER THICKNESS (WITHOUT CELL)
|CWL (CENTRAL WAVELENGTH)
||dielectrically coated, planeoptically polished
||1 25 inch
||Mounted (classic 8mm)
|TYPE OF FILTER
|SINGLE OR SET?
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Important notes on the stacked K-Line Filter