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Lumicon Ultra High Contrast UHC Filter - 1.25" # LF3025

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Brand Lumicon
Part Number LF3025
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Manufacturer Description

The ULTIMATE nebula filter. The original Lumicon 1.25in Ultra High Contrast Filter is unbeatable for revealing nebulosity. This is achieved by passing three nebula emission lines-the two doubly ionized oxygen lines (496 and 501nm) and the H-beta line (486nm)-while blocking light-pollution and Sky Glow. The result is superb views of the Orion, Lagoon, Swan and other extended nebulae.

To ensure that your Lumicon filter remains the World's Best, the strictest quality control standards are employed throughout the production process. Each Lumicon Ultra High Contrast Filter is individually inspected and proudly inscribed with the percentage of light transmittance of the OIII and H-beta emission lines.

Manufacturer part number: LF3025

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5.0 (Based on 14 Reviews) 93% of reviewers recommended this product.
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    1. Guest

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      Review by AMIT S.
      1545132243
      Dec 18, 2018

      5.0 Lumicon UHC 1.25" filter

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      Excellent optical quality

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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      Review by Justin F.
      1545065905
      Dec 17, 2018

      5.0 The one to buy

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      If you're going to get one filter I recommend this one. Excellent optical quality with no ghost images. Great views of many nebula from under Los Angeles light pollution.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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      Review by Yuri
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      May 30, 2017

      5.0 Easly Best DSO filter on the Market

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      This filter performed way beyond my expectations on Saturday when viewing the Swan, Lagoon and Triffid Nebulas. All these objects are extremely low down from UK latitudes and I live in an inner city area blighted by light pollution and this time of the year we do not get true darkness in the month of May..

      I also viewed the Dumbell and Ring Nebulas and this filter really makes them glow - wonderful.

      The Swan nebula looked particularly majestic and graceful giving me the instant smile factor.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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      Review by Tyson M.
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      Dec 29, 2016

      5.0 re: lumicon UHC

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      It is said that this filter works on the most amount of targets..more than the OIII filter.

      Apart from buying a larger scope, this is the best visual upgrade you can make to your current set up. Lumincon being the best brand for filters.

      Testing it on M42 with a Meade 10" ACF, the most dramatic change was actually in town. It almost doubled the size of M42 in town, filtering out the light pollution.

      From a dark site, the change was less dramatic but in all cases it looked better while using the filter. I have yet to use it on more targets but I look forward to it.

      Highly recommended.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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      Review by Apias of Sant-petersburg, Russia.
      1463011200
      May 11, 2016

      5.0 Choose the best things. And of them - what is available!

      Pros:

      Lightweight,Strong Construction,Easy to Use,Accurate

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      For each instance Lumicon UHS-filter has on the quality of the test result (% Hb band transmission, OIII-496nm, OIII-501nm, Ha).
      This filter of Lumicon allows me to get the best picture of the nebula. Thus it outperforms the UHC-filters from other manufacturers.
      I use it on the telescope Lightbridge F/5 12" for observing deep-sky objects. This filter became the top for me.
      Save your time, when searching for the best UHC-filter, use the time to observation DSO!

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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      Review by Chuck of Brook Park, Ohio.
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      Dec 25, 2011

      5.0 Lumicon UHC Filter

      Pros:

      Easy to Use,Quality Lenses,Strong Construction

      Cons:

      None

      Comments:

      With this filter I was able to see the Crab nebula, M1, with my 12" SCT in heavy light polluted sky.
      Not visible without it.
      Also M76, the little dumbell nebula in Perseus was easily seen.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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      Review by Marcus of Rio de Janeiro - Brazil.
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      Sep 21, 2011

      5.0 Excellent!

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      Quality Lenses

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      "Lumicon says:::
      UHC best on 41 nebulae,close second best on 46 nebulae.
      TOTAL 1st and 2nd RECOMMENDATIONS for UHC: 87 objects."

      proved in my omni 120

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? No
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      Review by rainercosta of Brazil.
      1292803200
      Dec 19, 2010

      5.0 Lumicon UHC

      Pros:

      Compact,Accurate,Strong Construction,Quality Lenses

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      The product is of excellent quality and perfectly meets the requirements to be intended.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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      Review by Daniel of Savannah, TN.
      1269561600
      Mar 25, 2010

      5.0 Absolutely Phenomenal!

      Pros:

      Strong Construction,Quality Lenses,Accurate,Compact

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      I finally got The Crab from my location with this! This is a wonderful filter. It consistently surpasses my expectations. M42 has never shown so much detail. I have been going back, and revisiting the Messier Catalogue for a "Second - First Light"! I am using an 8 inch Dob, and the filter does not overly darken the background. For smaller scopes, I would recommend checking the manufactureer's recomendations.

      Thanks Agena!

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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    10. AstroGuy1

      AstroGuy1 New Member

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      Review by Scottjan of Tennessee.
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      May 22, 2009

      5.0 Love this filter

      Pros:

      Great LPR filter

      Cons:

      None

      Comments:

      This is a great filter for a light polluted or dark sky viewing sight. This filter shows off orion nebulae great. It stands out against the dark black background and shows some color. This a very good all around filter.

      I have used this filter to view a full moon and allows high contrast for light polluted area. This filter has been a must (as I have a street light 200 ft away). I read a lot of reviews on lpr filters and this one had the best reviews
      as I can see why if you were to buy a filter for light polluted skyies or for nebulae this is the one.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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      Review by mhuston6 of Florida.
      1241827200
      May 8, 2009

      5.0 Lumicon UHC 1.25"

      Pros:

      Most used by me,Best all around filter

      Cons:

      Nothing bad

      Comments:

      This is my most used Lumicon narrow-pass filter!! Much more contrast and even with a full moon, the DSOs stuck out with at least 20-30% more detail!! Without the moon light, the contrast jumped to 40-50%!! Nice filter for visual or ccd work!! Even using a 10mm EP which isn't recommended but works fine!!

      Lumicon says:::
      UHC best on 41 nebulae, close second best on 46 nebulae.
      TOTAL 1st and 2nd RECOMMENDATIONS for UHC: 87 objects.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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    12. alanoodle

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      Sep 3, 2007

      5.0 Excellent Light Pollution Solution

      Pros:

      Greatly improves contrast in even badly light polluted areas.

      Cons:

      Can't think of any.

      Comments:

      I’ve faced a sad irony for a good portion of my adult life: I’m a Deep-Sky enthusiast who lives close to New York City. Under the best of observing conditions, the night sky over my backyard has always been dominated by a multi-hued glow and the faintest stars visible are listed as being about 3rd magnitude. Enter the Lumicon Ultra High Contrast (UHC) Filter.

      Lumicon did a beautiful job in manufacturing this narrow band LPR filter. Through very light polluted skies, I was able to see the eyes of the Owl Nebula M97 and the hole in the Ring Nebula M57 with my 10.1-inch Dob. The UHC Filter clearly showed the nebulosity while turning the pearlescent background black. The improvement in contrast brought out wisps of detail in the Orion Nebula and allowed the brighter parts of the Veil to be observed only 10 miles East of Kennedy Airport.

      In conclusion, the Lumicon UHC Filter is an excellent high-contrast filter to allow Deep-Sky observing in even very light polluted areas.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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    13. mhuston6

      mhuston6 New Member

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      May 9, 2007

      5.0 Lumicon UHC 1.25"

      Pros:

      This is the best all around filter and the most used by me!!

      Cons:

      I wouldn't dare say anything bad about this filter!!

      Comments:

      This is my most used Lumicon narrow-pass filter!! Much more contrast and even with a full moon, the DSOs stuck out with at least 20-30% more detail!! Without the moon light, the contrast jumped to 40-50%!! Nice filter for visual or ccd work!! Even using a 10mm EP which isn't recommended but works fine!!

      Lumicon says:::
      UHC best on 41 nebulae, close second best on 46 nebulae.
      TOTAL 1st and 2nd RECOMMENDATIONS for UHC: 87 objects.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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    14. scottjan

      scottjan New Member

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      Mar 3, 2007

      5.0 Love this filter

      Pros:

      Great all around lpr filter

      Cons:

      none

      Comments:

      This is a great filter for a light polluted or dark sky viewing sight. This filter shows off orion nebulae great. It stands out against the dark black background and shows some color. This a very good all around filter.

      I have used this filter to view a full moon and allows high contrast for light polluted area. This filter has been a must (as i have a street light 200 ft away). I read a lot of reviews on lpr filters and this one had the best reviews
      as i can see why if you were to buy a filter for light polluted skys or for nebulae this is the one.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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