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.
|Glass or Film or Herschel||Herschel Wedge|
|Warranty||1 Year Warranty|
Baader P wedge
Superbly machined product, with unsurpassed optics. I get about two times the contrast with this wedge than with the Baader Astro solar film on the same instrument. Most of the IR is removed by either the ND filter coatings or coatings on the wedge, but still you will want an IR blocker. The difference is about 2x exposure when you add an addition IR blocker because it removes the unwanted IR. Anyway, the continuum filter which is included wont work without an IR blocker. Worth the long wait. see my solar images at schursastrophotography.com