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Baader Neutral Density Filter ND-3.0 0.1% Transmission - 2" # FND3-2 2458332

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Brand Baader Planetarium
Part Number 2458332
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Manufacturer Description

For the discriminating observer, Baader offers a line of premium Neutral Density filters. These filters are planoptically polished with Baader's famous Phantom Coating Group Multicoatings. The result - no reflections, no straylight, and no ghosting, offering performance unlike any other competing filter on the market today.

This 2" filter has a neutral density of 3.0, so its transmission factor is 0.1%. It has a standard 2" male filter thread (M28.5x0.6) so it can be screwed on to virtually any astronomy eyepiece or accessory that has 2" filter threads. Also features a standard 2" female filter thread on the other side, so it can be stacked with additional filters. Cell thickness = 8.25mm (0.32"); Clear filter aperture = 45.8mm (1.80").

Neutral density filters are excellent filters to reduce the overall brightness of an image to cut down glare while viewing bright astronomical objects through a telescope. They are useful for splitting binary systems, comfortably observing the moon, or stacking with other planetary filters. ND filters retain true color balance of the objects being observed since all wavelengths are transmitted uniformly over the entire spectrum.

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5.0 (Based on 11 Reviews) 91% of reviewers recommended this product.
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      Review by Michael S.
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      Jan 1, 2018

      5.0 Great filter

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      I needed darker than the usual moon filters for viewing a full moon. I felt like wearing sunglasses along with the lighter filter. This did the job, along with the usual Baader quality!

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      Review by Michael S.
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      Nov 12, 2017

      5.0 Does exactly what it should

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      Reduces the brightness without loss of contrast. One may even say it increases contrast since your eye is more relaxed. Recommended.

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      Review by Thomas M.
      1499704485
      Jul 10, 2017

      5.0 Purchased for use in my Intes Herschel Wedge

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      Years ago I purchased an Intes Herschel wedge for solar viewing. Until now I've been stacking cheaper ND filters and a polarizer which took up too much room in the eyepiece holder causing the eyepiece to tilt and rock. Didn't use the wedge much because of this. I decided it was silly when the proper filters were available. I own other Baader filters and they are always top-notch, so I ordered this one, and it too is of great quality. Using this filter, with an additional single polarizer to vary the brightness does the trick! Baader products really are high quality, and I get great high resolution views of the - now quiet - solar surface.

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      Review by James J.
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      Mar 14, 2017

      5.0 Baader ND 0.6 (25% trans.)

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      Fits all of my eyepieces well (mostly Tele Vues); great for viewing the moon, Venus and the sun (through a full aperture solar filter). Mostly used with Tele Vue refractors and an older Celestron 5. The coatings are great , but take some experience and care to clean them when needed.

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      Review by Karl L.
      1483821678
      Jan 7, 2017

      5.0 A Surprisingly Effective Lunar Brightness Limiter

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      It improves contrast while preserving enough brightness, which doesn't necessarily happen with an ND .9 filter.

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      Review by A Mariscal of Zapopan, Jal. MEXICO.
      1430524800
      May 1, 2015

      5.0 Very good filter

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      Strong Construction,Lightweight,Quality Lenses,Easy to Use

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      A neutral density filter for very luminous objects using great apertures. Very good quality, no ghost images. Very recommendable. I use it for photographing the sun with an LPI camera and an Astro Baader Solar Photo Filter, because using only the Solar Filter the image is still too bright for the exposure times of the LPI. With this neutral density filter the exposure time is increased to the level that the LPI could take appropriate images.

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      Review by Victor of Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico.
      1414540800
      Oct 28, 2014

      5.0 I would buy more products again from Agena

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      Strong Construction,Compact,Quality Lenses,Lightweight,Accurate,Easy to Use

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      Really easy to adapt, lightwave, great finish

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      Review by Astro829 of MV, AZ.
      1392595200
      Feb 16, 2014

      5.0 Comfortable view

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      Compact,Lightweight,Strong Construction,Easy to Use,Accurate,Quality Lenses

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      Helps from being blinded by the light. Used some other ones and found the Baader to be a lot more comfortable to use.

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      Review by Chuck Hunt of Brook Park, Ohio.
      1363996800
      Mar 22, 2013

      5.0 Baader ND Filter

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      Accurate,Strong Construction,Quality Lenses

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      I have a variety of these Baader ND filters for use on my solar wedge. I bought this one to replace another one in my solar wedge. I also had to replace one that was broken that I accidently dropped.

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      Review by Chuck of Brook Park, Ohio.
      1360368000
      Feb 8, 2013

      5.0 Baader ND Filter

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      Accurate,Strong Construction,Quality Lenses,Lightweight,Compact,Easy to Use

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      I have purchased many of the Baader ND filters in various densities, ND.6,.9,1.8,and ND 3.
      I use them exclusively on my solar wedge(must have ND3 installed) for brightness reduction.
      Don't use these on the sun by themselves (unsafe) as that requires another solar filter like Baader solar film. But they can also be used on the Moon or other sky objects where a reduction in brightness improves the image in the telescope.

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      Review by Chuck of Brook Park, Ohio.
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      Jun 29, 2012

      5.0 Baader ND Filter

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      Easy to Use,Quality Lenses,Accurate,Strong Construction,Lightweight,Compact

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      I bought this filter for use with my 3" refractor and Baader white light solar filter. The solar filter itself provides a comfortagble safe view butI wanted to reduce the brightness more. I purchased the .6 and .9 ND filters. Both (used separately) provided a very good sun view improving visibility of fine solar detail. These ND filters are also excellent for Moon observation.

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