Bandmate Type 2 Series Filters by Tele Vue in Partnership with Astronomik:
Tele Vue introduces their new line of Bandmate Type 2 filters! The Bandmate Type 2 filter offerings initially consist of OIII, Hß, and Nebustar-UHC models. The first thing you’ll notice is that these filters are produced for Tele Vue in Germany by Astronomik. Tele Vue and Astronomik adhere to the same philosophy, "Do it better, or don’t do it at all"; the products, customer, and night sky deserve it.
Tele Vue and Astronomik have had their frustrations with the filter business. From pass-band to thread tolerances, the filter industry seems like the “wild west” of astronomical products and had been looking to develop a long-term supplier of state-of-the-art, custom filters for reintroducing Tele Vue's line of premium quality Bandmate filters; guaranteed to perform and fit, with uniformity beyond any competitive brand. Astronomik was excited with the idea of a partnership with Tele Vue, which was already a legendary brand known for its outstanding quality of their telescopes and eyepieces. Today they team-up to continue in high-quality filter design and production and bring the best filters possible to all astronomers worldwide.
The distinction you’ll find with Bandmate filters is their consistency, achieved by keeping control of the manufacturing and quality control processes each company does so well. All the materials are sourced in Germany. Each filter is: optically tested by Tele Vue in high power-space to ensure no image degradation, first tested on a spectrograph to ensure the coating meets design specifications, mechanically tested for fit, cosmetically inspected for pinholes, digs, and sleeks and serialized, all to insure your customer's satisfaction. All filters are backed with a 10-year warranty against manufacturing defects.
The Nebustar-UHC filter is a unique narrowband design specifically for Tele Vue. It blocks red wavelengths normally passed by typical UHC filters. The design eliminates star bloat to produce sharper, more natural looking stars along with enhanced nebulosity. This is an exclusive filter through Tele Vue and they wish that customers enjoy magnificent observing sessions with their most recent development for visual observers. The OIII and Hß are more typical representative offerings available from Astronomik's product line, but with the tight specification tolerances and additional assurance of Tele Vue's testing guarantee.