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Antares 2" Color Filters (Set of 7 Filters)

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Brand Antares
Part Number 2FS1
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Manufacturer Description

Fine planetary detail is almost always enhanced with the use of color filters. Since different planets exhibit different colors on their surfaces, it only makes sense that if a filter restricts a neutral color and transmits a feature color, contrast will be improved and more detail will be seen. Observers often ask which filter should be used for which planet, and for this question, while there are rules of thumb, there are no firm answers. For one thing, the colors of the details on some planets are continually changing. Also, everyone's eye response is slightly different, we're talking about very subtle detail, and the best results have to be achieved by trial and error. And since the filters can be stacked by threading them together, there are a lot of combinations to try.

We offer Antares filters in a set of 7 filters of the most popular hues for 2" barrels. Color filters are specified by their Wratten numbers. This set of 7 filters includes:
#11 (Yellow-Green)
#12 (Yellow)
#15 (Amber)
#21 (Orange)
#23A (Light Red)
#56 (Green) and
#80A (Blue)

These filters fit standard 2" threading on eyepieces and diagonals and each filter comes in a twist-type plastic case for storage.

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5.0 (Based on 2 Reviews) 100% of reviewers recommended this product.
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    1. Richard Witzke

      Richard Witzke New Member

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      Review by Richard W.
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      Mar 26, 2017

      5.0 Antares-FS1 6 Colar filter set

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      Four of six filters in this set define what I feel are the basic core of filters for planetary viewing. The are must have filters. Initially the improvement over unfiltered viewing is slight, but with use, the value of the filters becomes undeniable as they earn a space in your EP case.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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      This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.com

    2. Guest

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      Review by bwana of Bergen, Alberta, Canada.
      1427500800
      Mar 27, 2015

      5.0 A great deal for a good price!

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      USEFUL,Quality Lenses

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      Fun package of filters for color separation and "playing"

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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      This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.com

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