Many companies claim the Neodymium filter as their idea – here is the real story: When Baader Planetarium had taken over responsibility for Zeiss Amateur Astro Products Division in 1996, among many other product ideas (which are gradually entering the market…), one of the most intriguing was a selective bandpass- filter to cut a good part of light pollution and greatly intensify the H-alpha wavelength of the visual spectrum – working as a whole like an RGB-Intensifier. This was achieved with the help of the rare earth element NEODYMIUM, whose effect as astronomical filter never had been tested before. The effect is very impressive though, especially if applied on the planets Jupiter and Mars, while at the same time considerably darkening the sky background. Many thousands of Neodymium Filters have been distributed since then, being one of the most effective and economical tools for the amateur.
The latest production run features multilayer coatings on both sides, which makes the genuine NEODYMIUM Moon & Skyglow-Filter the brightest in this family of filters.
Intensifies surface details on Mars, Jupiter and Moon – and enhances many Deep Sky galaxies and nebulae against the background sky.
|Average Rating (10 Reviews): |Baader neodymium 2inch filter
Saturday, 13 March 2021 | John
Brilliant service from First Light Optics. I've had several dealings with them and they are first class. Knowledgeable staff, prompt responses and very quick delivery. I'd been looking for this filter for a while now so I'm pleased.
High expectations surpassed
Monday, 21 December 2020 | Michael
First dry run two nights ago I put this filter in the 2" thread of a Baader Hyperion and stuck that in my Vixen r200ss. I was blown away! The details and colours in M42 alone were deeply satisfying. Instantly gave me that warm fuzzy feeling inside when observing becomes an almost magical experience. Well recommended!
Wednesday, 7 October 2020 | John
I bought this filter for observing Mars . It certainly allows some finer detail to be seen and does not change the tone colours. I found it was most effective in my 8 inch Dob, but it also improved the image, though more subtly in my 120 ED frac.
Tuesday, 8 September 2020 | Graham
Looks good and gets excellent views. I have been unable to ise yet but looks and feels of a very high quality
'Swiss Army knife' of filters
Saturday, 30 May 2020 | MR
I have the 1.25", (purchased many years ago before FLO was established).
For me it is the 'Swiss Army knife' of filters. This is the 'all in one' or 'Marmite' filter.
Either you love it or hate it.
Not much good for Imaging!
Monday, 11 March 2019 | Ryan
I've had one of these for a few years but until recently I didn't use it much until recently and to be honest its about to be removed from my setup very soon. every image i have taken has a really bad colour cast, which seems to be impossible to balance out. I'll be buying another LPF very soon!
Excellent all around filter
Wednesday, 19 December 2018 | Ilias
Excellent all around filter. Works great visualy: helps on Mars obervation, really makes Jupiter GRS "pop-out" and is an excellent moon filter. It can also be used stacked with the fringe killer as it neutralizes the yellow tint the latter adds to the view. May also be used as a mild light pollution filter in astrophotography applications: I very much prefer it to the UHC-S filter - and other light pollution filters - as it does not affect the color balance and provides better light througput.
Saturday, 28 April 2018 | Timothy
To be honest, I can't say that this has made much difference so it stays in its box I'm afraid to say. Still it's well made and well packed.
Monday, 7 May 2012 | Richard
Bought the 1.25 version of this filter as I already had a 2" Skywatcher LP filter. To be honest it is difficult to see much difference between the two, but it does what it is supposed to do and you cannot ask more than that.
Not just a light pollution filter
Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | Shane
After reading many good comments about this filter, I purchased one and have never looked back. I have since sold my 'moon filters', light pollution and coloured planetary filters as the Baader Neodymium Filter (BNF) has effectively replaced them all.
I generally prefer an unfiltered view if possible and especially on the moon to about 50% illumination. However, when the moon is fuller than this it gets quite bright and detail is washed out. Using the BNF creates a grey and contrasty image which appears extremely natural.
I also use the BNF on Jupiter in particular and it does create a colour change but then detail becomes much more visible over a period of observing.
It also does what it says on the tin regarding light pollution and therefore I consider this a 3 into 1 filter - great value indeed!