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Alternative to Baader F/2 filters?

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#1 ArandomPilot

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Posted 03 April 2021 - 03:07 AM

Since I plan to get an F/2 Hyperstar system with my future imaging rig, I plan to do narrowband imaging with it as well as broadband. I know baader F/2 filters are probably the best on the market (hence their high price), but I want to know if I can find filters with similar performance without the high price tag.  



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Posted 03 April 2021 - 04:45 AM

The Baader high speed filters are not terribly expensive when compared with comparable options such as the Astronomik ranges. I think you will stuggle to find cheaper options- it's somewhat of a captive market priced to what people are prepared to pay.



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Posted 03 April 2021 - 09:22 AM

The Baader high speed filters are not terribly expensive when compared with comparable options such as the Astronomik ranges. I think you will stuggle to find cheaper options- it's somewhat of a captive market priced to what people are prepared to pay.

I was thinking more along the lines of a wider bandpass like 12nm.



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Posted 04 April 2021 - 05:32 AM

Since I plan to get an F/2 Hyperstar system with my future imaging rig, I plan to do narrowband imaging with it as well as broadband. I know baader F/2 filters are probably the best on the market (hence their high price), but I want to know if I can find filters with similar performance without the high price tag.  

Astronomik is making a new MaxFR line for fast systems.  My retailer says he expects he can get some in 2-3 weeks. I plan to get some for my RASA 8. 




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