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Model: ak_pp_807-ir_125Part Number: 10226125
This filter is an ideal complement to the ProPlanet IR 742 for use with converted DSLR cameras, CCD cameras and Webcams. The effects of seeing are distinctly reduced. It is your entry into previously unknown dimensions of photography of the Moon and the planets.The ProPlanet IR 807 only allows infrared light with wavelengths of more than 807 nm to pass. In this wavelength range the effects of seeing are significantly lower than in the visible spectrum of the human eye. This allows much sharper images than are usually obtained from your device and location. Another advantage is that the sky background of advanced dawn is dark and even allows photography of planets and Moon at daylight.
The Astronomik ProPlanet IR 807 cuts off the visible part of the spectrum and allows the light of wavelengths longer then 807nm to pass. Due to this behaviour the part of the spectrum that is most sensitive to bad seeing is rejected. This approach does a big improvement to the imaging of planets and the Moon. The image is more steady than the image in the visible light.
If the seeing is not so bad or if the telescope is smaller than 10" (250mm) we recommend the use of the Astronomik ProPlanet IR 742.
The major emission lines of artificial light pollution:| Hg 435,8nm | Hg 546,1nm | Hg 577,0nm | Hg 578,1nm || Na 589,0nm | Na 589,6nm | Na 615,4nm | Na 616,1nm |The major emission lines of nebulas:H-β 486,1nm | OIII 495,9nm | OIII 500,7nm | H-α 656,3nm
I purchased this to complete the set for use with an ATIK 383L+ and a EFW2 filterwheel. The complete set is Baader-C, Baader-R, Baader-G, Baader-B, Baader-L, ProPlanet-642, ProPlanet-807, Staranalyser-100, and a solid blank for darks. This gives me two different sets across the 400nm to 1000nm window, i.e. Penta-colour (R, G, B, 642, 807) and Tri-colour (L, 642, 807). The Atik 383L+ is sensitive between around 300nm and 1050nm. At the IR end there is a massive atmospheric absorption spike around 1100nm so there is no point going past there. Between them these filters chop the range that most CCD sensors can cover into usable chunks. I might now look for a low pass filter stopping at 400nm to replace the Baader-C, although it is useful to have a wide filter for focusing and target alignment. Perhaps I don't need the blank for darks perminantly fitted, the camera does have a darks shutter.
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