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More Phil's Scribblings: Baader Continum Solar Filter Review

Postby The Man with the Corrugated Iron Roof » Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:32 pm

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Re: More Phil's Scribblings: Baader Continum Solar Filter Re

Postby Aratus » Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:13 am

I bought one of these filters a year or two ago. It lets a tiny fraction of the light through, which is supposed to be its strong point, but that is little help if you have to crank up the noisy gain. At best I've managed to get photos nearly as good as one without - except it is dark green. I've not detected any improvement to the number of in-focus frames. I've recently moved from an 8" to an 11", and that might make this very deep filter more useful. We will see
I use an 11" Celestron SCT (CPC 1100) on an equatorial wedge, housed in a 2.2m Pulsar observatory. I use a ZWO ASI1600MC and Canon 500D for imaging.
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