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John Rhodes
Vendor (Televue Rep)
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Reged: 02/21/06

Loc: Torrance, CA.
Just in time: new Tele Vue Planetary Filter
      #5702706 - 02/26/13 11:35 PM

Jupiter is not gone yet and Saturn is coming ...
introducing:
Tele Vue BPL-0125 – Bandmate™ Planetary Filter
The new Bandmate Planetary is a 1.25” dual-band dielectric filter similar to our Mars Type-A. 
It maintains the exceptional contrast of the Type-A with a more neutral color balance that particularly enhances viewing Jupiter and Saturn. 
Every one is tested at high power to ensure image perfection.

Check with your favorite dealer for pricing.


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cliffy54
professor emeritus
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Reged: 03/14/10

Loc: ma
Re: Just in time: new Tele Vue Planetary Filter new [Re: John Rhodes]
      #5703005 - 02/27/13 07:51 AM

I checked 5 of my top dealers beginning with Astronomics can't find it listed? Do they call it something besides Planetary Filter?

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zeldaboy101
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 03/13/04

Loc: Maryland
Re: Just in time: new Tele Vue Planetary Filter new [Re: cliffy54]
      #5703151 - 02/27/13 10:00 AM

Found one listing.
http://www.skiesunlimited.net/televue/bandmate-planetary-filter.htm


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REC
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Reged: 10/20/10

Loc: NC
Re: Just in time: new Tele Vue Planetary Filter new [Re: zeldaboy101]
      #5703176 - 02/27/13 10:18 AM

Wow, $125 is pretty expensive for a filter!

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Starman1
Vendor (EyepiecesEtc.com)
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Reged: 06/24/03

Loc: Los Angeles
Re: Just in time: new Tele Vue Planetary Filter new [Re: REC]
      #5703299 - 02/27/13 11:16 AM

You expected a cheap filter from TeleVue?
I'm very interested to see what this filter does when they come in.
Good show, TeleVue!


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John Rhodes
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Reged: 02/21/06

Loc: Torrance, CA.
Re: Just in time: new Tele Vue Planetary Filter new [Re: cliffy54]
      #5703631 - 02/27/13 02:38 PM

Quote:

I checked 5 of my top dealers beginning with Astronomics can't find it listed? Do they call it something besides Planetary Filter?



Hi Cliffy54,
Thanks for your interest...
It is a new item on their new price list, they just received,


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BrendanF
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Reged: 12/04/07

Loc: Los Angeles, CA
Re: Just in time: new Tele Vue Planetary Filter new [Re: John Rhodes]
      #5703657 - 02/27/13 02:49 PM

Marketing words are fine, but I need a nominal filter transmission plot to understand what the filter does. If I don't know what it does specifically, I won't buy...

Any chance of getting a nominal filter transmission plot for this or any other Televue filter? I could not easily find any at Televue.com


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Starman1
Vendor (EyepiecesEtc.com)
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Reged: 06/24/03

Loc: Los Angeles
Re: Just in time: new Tele Vue Planetary Filter new [Re: BrendanF]
      #5703766 - 02/27/13 04:06 PM

Quote:

Marketing words are fine, but I need a nominal filter transmission plot to understand what the filter does. If I don't know what it does specifically, I won't buy...

Any chance of getting a nominal filter transmission plot for this or any other Televue filter? I could not easily find any at Televue.com



Good idea.
I post transmission charts for Lumicon and Baader, but TeleVue doesn't have similar charts for their filters.
You can find the TeleVue charts here:
http://www.astrosurf.com/buil/filters/curves.htm#TeleVue Bandmate [OIII]
http://www.astrosurf.com/buil/filters/curves.htm#TeleVue NebuStar
TeleVue Mars A
I could not find similar info about the Mars B filter.


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jgraham
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Reged: 12/02/04

Loc: Miami Valley Astronomical Soci...
Re: Just in time: new Tele Vue Planetary Filter new [Re: Starman1]
      #5704514 - 02/27/13 11:28 PM

+1 on publishing a transmission spectrum. I would never, ever consider buying a premium filter without seeing a spectrum first.

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faackanders2
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 03/28/11

Re: Just in time: new Tele Vue Planetary Filter new [Re: Starman1]
      #5710559 - 03/03/13 12:34 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Marketing words are fine, but I need a nominal filter transmission plot to understand what the filter does. If I don't know what it does specifically, I won't buy...

Any chance of getting a nominal filter transmission plot for this or any other Televue filter? I could not easily find any at Televue.com



Good idea.
I post transmission charts for Lumicon and Baader, but TeleVue doesn't have similar charts for their filters.
You can find the TeleVue charts here:
http://www.astrosurf.com/buil/filters/curves.htm#TeleVue Bandmate [OIII]
http://www.astrosurf.com/buil/filters/curves.htm#TeleVue NebuStar
TeleVue Mars A
I could not find similar info about the Mars B filter.




Harder to reverse engineer a filter w/o a plot.
Also harder to patent, but Televue doesn't seem to care about protecting themselves with patents.


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faackanders2
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 03/28/11

Re: Just in time: new Tele Vue Planetary Filter new [Re: faackanders2]
      #5710595 - 03/03/13 12:49 PM

Anything to enhance the planets is welcome. Thank you Televue!

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Aquarist
scholastic sledgehammer


Reged: 08/27/12

Loc: Illinois
Re: Just in time: new Tele Vue Planetary Filter new [Re: faackanders2]
      #5714891 - 03/05/13 04:57 PM

Sounds rather interesting, anyone have one yet?

Edited by Aquarist (03/05/13 04:59 PM)


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Starman1
Vendor (EyepiecesEtc.com)
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Reged: 06/24/03

Loc: Los Angeles
Re: Just in time: new Tele Vue Planetary Filter new [Re: Aquarist]
      #5714904 - 03/05/13 05:03 PM

Quote:

Is there going to be a 2" version?




Since the Mars filters come only in 1.25", and it is planets we're talking about, the likelihood is that nearly every eyepiece used for observing the planets is probably going to be 1.25", and HIGH power, so I doubt you'll see the filter in 2". There aren't many 2" eyepieces with focal lengths under 17mm, and most scopes use 2mm to 11mm for planetary observations.
Plus, many high power eyepieces that have 1.25" centers with 2" skirts accept 1.25" filters.

They do make the nebula filters in 2", though, since those are usually used at LOW powers.


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tomharri
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Reged: 09/19/08

Loc: USA
Re: Just in time: new Tele Vue Planetary Filter new [Re: Starman1]
      #5733256 - 03/14/13 11:33 PM Attachment (31 downloads)

HHHUUUUUMMMMM........... delicious, why does Televue keep doing this to us? I guess to stay in business. More detailed post under eyepieces. Look at the up side, they only cost as much as their plossls. Another must have?

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Sean Puett
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Reged: 09/06/10

Loc: always cloudy, washington
Re: Just in time: new Tele Vue Planetary Filter new [Re: tomharri]
      #5736579 - 03/16/13 04:19 PM

That is nice that it is the cost of their plossls. Have you tried it?

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Starman1
Vendor (EyepiecesEtc.com)
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Reged: 06/24/03

Loc: Los Angeles
Re: Just in time: new Tele Vue Planetary Filter new [Re: Sean Puett]
      #5736649 - 03/16/13 04:57 PM

I've been meaning to try one and post a short review, but it hasn't been clear here at night for over a week.
Don


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Sarkikos
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Reged: 12/18/07

Loc: Suburban Maryland, USA
Re: Just in time: new Tele Vue Planetary Filter new [Re: Starman1]
      #5742898 - 03/19/13 12:59 PM

I'd like to see a comparo with the Baader Moon & Sky Glow filter.

Mike


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buddyjesus
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Reged: 07/07/10

Loc: Davison, Michigan
Re: Just in time: new Tele Vue Planetary Filter new [Re: Sarkikos]
      #5744398 - 03/20/13 02:44 AM

drool. muhahahahahaha jk, I want one too!

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