Baader 2" Herschel Safety Wedge Solar Prism - Version "P"

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Baader 2" Herschel Safety Wedge Solar Prism - Version "P"

The photographic version of Baader's 2" Herschel Safety Wedge Solar Prism is your key to creating the best white-light solar images humanly possible. This excellent tool utterly evades any level of image degradation while enabling absolutely safe full-aperture solar imaging. This Herschel wedge was designed as a superior alternative to traditional glass lens or film solar filters, and is by its nature superior in image clarity and contrast when compared to these kinds of solar filter. The Herschel wedge will show you far more detail on the suns surface than those more traditional filters, especially in regards to surface granulation and sunspot detail. It also benefits from a general filtration as opposed to a specific wavelength focus, permitting it to benefit from the attachment of variable modifiers such as the Baader Polarization or Solar Continuum filters to zero in on specific solar targets as desired.

The Baader 2" Herschel Safety Wedge Solar Prism makes safety a priority with an integrated Baader ND=3.0 solar filter. This filter is not removable, negating the potential safety concern of potentially unfiltered light being permitted through the wedge and making sure you will always be safe from the suns light when this wedge is installed on your refracting telescope. The Baader ND=3.0 filter was designed and produced specifically for use with the Baader Herschel wedges and is perfectly and uniquely suited to the purpose of safe solar filtration when used as a part of this Herschel Wedge.

The Baader Herschel wedge uses a high precision 2" Zeiss Wedge Prism to eliminate stray light, ensuring that you only see what you're looking for. Contrast and image clarity are maximized by every facet of the Herschel wedges design, all coming together to provide you with a safe and enjoyable solar viewing experience.

Safety Note- Very Important!: Do not attempt to remove the integrated filters from the Baader Herschel Wedge. They are nesascary for your safety when viewing the sun, and are the barrier between you and possible eye damage. Please follow the safety instructions provided with the Herschel wedge, and the further safety instructions available in this Solar Wedge Safety Guide.


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  • I read the review that was posted and they say that an IR blocker is needed. Is this needed? If so, where can it be purchased from?

    An IR blocker is needed only if the refractor you use is larger than what Baader recommends or you are imaging with a CCD camera. A standard 2" Luminance or IR blocking CCD filter from Baader or other manufacturers can be added inside the Herschel Wedge.

  • I have an Explore Scientific 127mm ED Triplet carbon fiber scope and a Nikon D7200 DSLR camera. I want to take solar images - prime focus. Will the safety wedge (model P) work with my scope? If so, do I need to do anything different with this scope. Can I

    This wedge will reach focus with an eyepiece, but it may not work with a DSLR due to the long back focus. If you can reach focus with your DSLR shooting through a standard 2" diagonal, you should have enough room to reach focus with some optional adapter

  • Hi! I need somethig else to attach my Dslr camera? Thank You!!!

    Eduardo, You would need the T-adapter for your DSLR and a 2"->T to drop into the varilock adapter. I would recommend a TPO adapter: OS-A2125T. Tony

  • I would like to use this with an ES AR152. I can find no data at all if one can use this the Baader wedge with a 152mm aperture scope. Is this safe to use with a 152mm scope?

    Baader designed their Herschel Wedge for 90MM-110MM refractors. It should be specifically noted that this accessory is only meant for use with refractors. However, they do document use with larger telescopes: "Maximum telescope size: We have used the H