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Baader U-Venus-Filter (350nm)

$296.00
SKU FUV-1 (Baader #2458292)
Filter size

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Description
  • Baader U-Filter (Venus and UV) 350nm.
  • Transmission peak approx. 80% at 350nm, bandwidth 60nm (320-380nm), completely blocking the entire spectral range from 200nm to 1120nm.
  • Dielectric multi-coating on optically polished Schott Glass.
  • Enables imaging in the deep UV spectral region. A "breakthrough" for imaging the planet Venus! Allows amateur astronomers to capture cloud structures of the Venusian atmosphere.
  • Successful astro-application of this filter requires a suitable UV-sensitive lucky imaging camera module (i.e. SKYRIS 274M) with at least a telescope of 5" diameter (a telescope with an 8" diameter is recommended).
  • Non-astronomical applications possible: e.g. check for paint damage on cars or state of health of plants and much more.

Another unique and pioneering filter from Baader Planetarium. For the first time, amateurs can now record cloud structures on Venus. The Baader Venus Filter enables amateurs to successfully image in the deep UV, a spectral region normally inaccessible.

The latest coating technologies permit the Baader Venus Filter to transmit from 300nm to 400nm, with a peak transmission of 80%. The filter completely blocks the rest of the region from 200nm to 1500nm, through the use of a complex 20 layer dielectric coating stack, on top of a special optically polished UG-11 substrate. Up till now, Amateur efforts typically relied upon deep violet colored filters, or combinations with simpler interference filters, which do not provide the high transmission and efficient rejection outside the important spectral region from 320nm to 390nm. Given the poor transmissions of many optics in the UV and the lower sensitivity of some CCDs to this wavelength, high filter efficiency and complete rejection at longer wavelengths becomes paramount to recording good contrast at reasonable exposures. The same high optical quality and features as the other Baader filters ensures the highest contrast and sharpest images possible. Interestingly, the solar Calcium K-Line is also within the pass band of this filter. This opens up the exciting possibility for recording flare structures on the solar disk or edges.

The Baader U Filter has become the choice of UV imagers exploring the UV world of landscape, floral, and even forensic imaging. The latest 2" filter now has even higher transmission and improved out of band blocking. By using our DSLR-2 filter adapter ring plus the appropriate filter step ring (HDT-Rings), UV imagers can conveniently mount the U-Filter to their camera lens.

Here are some useful and interesting UV sites with some nice images of flowers and information on UV imaging. From there you can also link to many other UV sites:

http://www.naturfotograf.com/uvstart.html#top

http://www.beyondvisible.com/

http://www.beyondvisible.com/BV6i-links.html

Please Note: The Baader Venus filter is only applicable for imaging of Venus with Webcam, Digital, and CCD cameras (Visual Observation is impossible, due to the eye's insensitivity to the UV). For successful Venus imaging, we recommend the use of a UV sensitive astro CCD camera (ie, SBIG ST-2000XM) and at least a 5" telescope, or a webcam and 8" telescope.

Learn more about Baader Venus U-Venus Filter and Non Astro Applications

Specifications

1.25"

MANUFACTURER Baader Planetarium
SKU (#) 2458292
EAN CODE 4047825022240
WEIGHT (KG) 0.058
TRANSMISSION RANGE UV
FILTER THICKNESS (WITHOUT CELL) 2 mm
HBW (HALFBANDWIDTH) 60nm
CWL (CENTRAL WAVELENGTH) 350 nm
AR-COATING dielectrically coated, planeoptically polished
FILTER SIZE 1 25 inch
FILTER USAGE Specialty, UV-Pass
FILTER MOUNTED Mounted (LPFC 6mm)
TYPE OF FILTER Narrowband
SINGLE OR SET? Single Filter
FILTER SHAPE round

2"

MANUFACTURER Baader Planetarium
SKU (#) 2458291
EAN CODE 4047825009838
WEIGHT (KG) 0.061
TRANSMISSION RANGE UV
FILTER THICKNESS (WITHOUT CELL) 2 mm
HBW (HALFBANDWIDTH) 60nm
CWL (CENTRAL WAVELENGTH) 350 nm
AR-COATING dielectrically coated, planeoptically polished
FILTER SIZE 2 inch
FILTER USAGE Specialty, UV-Pass
FILTER MOUNTED Mounted (LPFC 6mm)
TYPE OF FILTER Narrowband
SINGLE OR SET? Single Filter
FILTER SHAPE round
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