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Baader Astrosolar Spotter Filter 80mm by Baader

Baader AstroSolar Spotter Filter 80mmBaader Astrosolar Spotter Filter 80mm
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 destroys the image quality, rendering the film useless for high magnification work. AstroSolar film must be mounted entirely un-stressed in order to perform like a high precision planeoptical window. It sounds like a contradiction with traditional perception of quality, but AstroSolar must show slight ripples!

Price: £44.00

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Baader Astrosolar Binocular Filter 80mm by Baader

Baader AstroSolar Binocular Filter 80mmBaader Astrosolar Binocular Filter 80mm
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 destroys the image quality, rendering the film useless for high magnification work. AstroSolar film must be mounted entirely un-stressed in order to perform like a high precision planeoptical window. It sounds like a contradiction with traditional perception of quality, but AstroSolar must show slight ripples!

Price: £43.00

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Baader Astrosolar Telescope Filter 80mm by Baader

Baader AstroSolar Telescope Filter 80mmBaader Astrosolar Telescope Filter 80mm
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 destroys the image quality, rendering the film useless for high magnification work. AstroSolar film must be mounted entirely un-stressed in order to perform like a high precision planeoptical window. It sounds like a contradiction with traditional perception of quality, but AstroSolar must show slight ripples!

Price: £57.00

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Moon using an OIII filter on an 80mm

Moon 14052013

This was taken on 14th November 2013. I took it using my Altair Astro triplet 80mm refractor with an Atik 314L+ camera through an Astronomik OIII filter.

I took 20 frames of 1/1000th of a second (the lowest exposure the Atik 314L+ will do). I then stacked it in Maxim DL. I did not remove any darks or take any flats. I then took it into Photoshop and sharpened it and then used a high pass filter on it to sharpen it a bit more.

Not my best lunar image, you can tell the difference between doing this image on a 80mm refractor compared to an image I took using a 120mm refractor. The 120mm just gives you more contrast, light and generally a better image. You can see the 120mm moon image here: https://www.astronomylog.co.uk/2011/09/15/harvest-full-moon/

But if you want really sharp lunar images then a webcam type camera is a better idea, where you can take up to hundreds of frames a second and just take the best frames and stack those all automatically in programs like Registax. Here is an image where I did just that and created a mosaic: https://www.astronomylog.co.uk/2013/03/20/moon-mosaic-with-altair-astro-8-gso-rc/