Hi,Does anybody in the solar section, who is observing in white light. Use a Baader Solar Continuum Filter?I want to know what advantage’s there are to using one of these, over a Deep Orange filter, that I currently use.
Hi.Yes I use the continuum filter. I use it with a 120mmm achromatic refractor and a herschel wedge. The filter will impart a green colour to the sun’s disk. I find the views are improved with the filter in two ways. 1: Sharper. I believe the green filter reduces chromatic abberation on the achromat. 2: Granulation and faculae are much more visible. I hope this is helpful.Regards.Tom Moran
Thank you Tom,I am currently using a Antares Green filter for solar observation’s with a Baader WL filter. This filter enhances, surface granulation and faculae.Would I notice any significant difference if I bought a Baader SCF?
It is indeed a pity. I have my WL filter attached to my WO at the moment. There is nothing to see at x16 or x22 with both a Baader contrast boost filter or my Green filter.BBSO shows AR1236 on the North-Western limb, and very little else.http://www.bbso.njit.edu/Images/daily/images/gongint.jpg