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#1 Mr. Bill

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 04:45 PM

Use these in my BTs with 24mm Pans (leave them permanently installed) and recommend over standard UHC filters.....I call them UHC Light. cool.gif

 

These allow more stars to be seen than the standard UHC as well as making the fainter emission nebulae stand out more clearly...work super on the Rosette and Seagull nebulae.

 

http://www.astronomi...c-e-filter.html


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Posted 16 February 2018 - 04:49 PM

I have the normal Astronomics UHC and also leave them on my ES 24. Gerd makes excellent filters and he is as knowledgeable as he is passionate about it. 


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Posted 16 February 2018 - 05:08 PM

I have the normal Astronomics UHC and also leave them on my ES 24. Gerd makes excellent filters and he is as knowledgeable as he is passionate about it. 

You might consider the UHC-E.....definitely different than the standard UHCs; I have both.


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Posted 16 February 2018 - 05:32 PM

Interesting, but how do I buy it in US, and what does it cost in US Dollars???



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Posted 16 February 2018 - 05:48 PM

Interesting, but how do I buy it in US, and what does it cost in US Dollars???

https://optcorp.com/...5-round-mounted



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Posted 16 February 2018 - 09:25 PM

Thanks Bill I may give these a shot!



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Posted 17 February 2018 - 11:32 PM

Hmmm, I just received the Baader UHC. Have not tried it yet.

When I had the 25x100s I sometimes used a Lumicon nebula filter on one side only.Do you use a filter on each eyepiece?

 

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 11:09 AM

Tried all combinations.....dominate eye only, non dominate only, both.

 

When I switched from standard UHF filters to the UHF-E filters mentioned above, I found using filters on both eyes worked best because so many more stars were visible that the views were natural.


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Posted 18 February 2018 - 02:46 PM

I think the UHC-E filters are a good idea for binos.  For most BT use, exit pupils don't exceed about 4.4mms and IMO, standard UHC and certainly OIII filters are just too dark for my tastes.  

 

The DGM VHT filter looks similar.  Recommended for smaller scopes and binoculars.

 

From the DGM site: 

 

"The VHT is a "mid-band" Nebula/LPR filter that is the perfect match for smaller scopes, or binoculars that can use filters. This filter provides a good balance between the NPB and GCE with regards to contrast vs. field background and star brightness. In addition to the VHT`s excellent visual performance it is also a very good astro-imaging filter with high H-Alpha transmission, and  transmission exceeding 90% from 486.1 to 501nm, which includes H-Beta and both Oxygen lines. As with all DGM filters, the durable Ion Assisted Plasma Coating Technology used to produce your filter ensures decades of high quality performance."

 

http://www.npbfilter...m/spectral.html

 

http://www.npbfilters.com/about.html

 

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 03:05 PM

I use two Orion SkyGlow Broadband filters on my 100mm binos. I too find they provide a brighter overall image (as compared to UHC or OIII) but still help extended nebulae stand out -- the last time I used them was on the NA nebula. The passband appears very similar to the UHC-E.

 

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 03:29 AM

After recommending by Mr.Bill; I ordered a single filter to see if it really does work just to use in one side of the binocular to see as mono vision. So far it is cloudy and some rain but I put in front of my eye to see the sky where the thin clouds which was whitish and as soon come between my eye and the sky; the sky colour changed to light blue as there are no clouds at all !!

 

Well the real test will be when the sky clear to see how it works


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Posted 23 February 2018 - 01:05 PM

Just bought a pair of these which are even more broadband than the Astronomik UHC-E.

 

https://www.highpoin...-mounted-fuhc-1


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Posted 23 February 2018 - 05:39 PM

Mr. Bill ....... You are killing me. Now you are enticing me to buy this one too wink.gif

well, once it is in your hand then let us know how does it work



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Posted 23 February 2018 - 06:16 PM

Well, I'm done for a while buying optics.....I'm perfectly content with my 70s and 100s so will be trying new filters and eyepieces this year to complement what I have now.


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Posted 28 February 2018 - 12:11 PM

Interesting combo.....32mm Meade Plossls and Baader UHC-S broadband filters.

 

Used with 70mm......12.5x, 4.16 degree true fov, and a 5.6mm exit pupil!

 

Should be killer sweeping large emission nebulae like the Rosette and NA and California.

 

Amazing eyepieces on sale for $36.99 at B&H Photo.

 

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 12:26 PM

I tried Baader 32mm 4 element plossels with filters. The huge EP was great but the edge sharpness for such a small AFoV was a bit disappointing. I am still looking for something well corrected in that size that plays well with f5.5

Are those 5 element plossels?

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 12:42 PM

I tried Baader 32mm 4 element plossels with filters. The huge EP was great but the edge sharpness for such a small AFoV was a bit disappointing. I am still looking for something well corrected in that size that plays well with f5.5

Are those 5 element plossels?

4 element.

 

I tried them in the 70s without filters and found them to be sharp on axis and reasonable at the edges....daytime terrestrial views were quite crisp.


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Posted 28 February 2018 - 12:50 PM

Sound about like my experiance with the Baader. I will happily sacrifice FoV if they are sharp to the edge. I may be asking too much here 😕

Still, at that price point they can’t be beat 👍

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Posted 03 March 2018 - 02:42 AM

Just bought a pair of these which are even more broadband than the Astronomik UHC-E.

 

https://www.highpoin...-mounted-fuhc-1

Which one do you prefer, Mr.Bill?



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Posted 03 March 2018 - 04:13 PM

Haven't had a chance to try out side by side....just got UHC-S and the weather and moon hasn't cooperated.

 

Will post impressions when I can.



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Posted 15 March 2018 - 04:10 AM

Haven't had a chance to try out side by side....just got UHC-S and the weather and moon hasn't cooperated.

 

Will post impressions when I can.

 

Sorry to bug you... but inquiring minds want to know wink.gif

 

Any impressions on the Baader UHC-S/L?



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Posted 15 March 2018 - 09:52 AM

Still waiting for weather to cooperate.....fingertap.gif


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Posted 03 April 2018 - 11:21 PM

Anyone had a chance to try the ‘new’ Lumicon UHC filters yet? I see they are available finally...

 

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Posted 21 April 2018 - 08:45 PM

Still waiting for weather to cooperate.....fingertap.gif

Have you had a chance to compare the Baader uhc-s to the Astronomik uhc-e? I have the uhc-e but havn’t had theweather to try them yet



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Posted 21 April 2018 - 09:06 PM

Have you had a chance to compare the Baader uhc-s to the Astronomik uhc-e? I have the uhc-e but havn’t had theweather to try them yet

Looks like a shot the next couple of days.




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