The photographic version of Baader's 2" Herschel Safety Wedge Solar Prism is your key to creating the best white-light solar images humanly possible. This excellent tool utterly evades any level of image degradation while enabling absolutely safe full-aperture solar imaging. This Herschel wedge was designed as a superior alternative to traditional glass lens or film solar filters, and is by its nature superior in image clarity and contrast when compared to these kinds of solar filter. The Herschel wedge will show you far more detail on the suns surface than those more traditional filters, especially in regards to surface granulation and sunspot detail. It also benefits from a general filtration as opposed to a specific wavelength focus, permitting it to benefit from the attachment of variable modifiers such as the Baader Polarization or Solar Continuum filters to zero in on specific solar targets as desired.
The Baader 2" Herschel Safety Wedge Solar Prism makes safety a priority with an integrated Baader ND=3.0 solar filter. This filter is not removable, negating the potential safety concern of potentially unfiltered light being permitted through the wedge and making sure you will always be safe from the suns light when this wedge is installed on your refracting telescope. The Baader ND=3.0 filter was designed and produced specifically for use with the Baader Herschel wedges and is perfectly and uniquely suited to the purpose of safe solar filtration when used as a part of this Herschel Wedge.
The Baader Herschel wedge uses a high precision 2" Zeiss Wedge Prism to eliminate stray light, ensuring that you only see what you're looking for. Contrast and image clarity are maximized by every facet of the Herschel wedges design, all coming together to provide you with a safe and enjoyable solar viewing experience.
Safety Note- Very Important!: Do not attempt to remove the integrated filters from the Baader Herschel Wedge. They are nesascary for your safety when viewing the sun, and are the barrier between you and possible eye damage. Please follow the safety instructions provided with the Herschel wedge, and the further safety instructions available in this Solar Wedge Safety Guide.
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SKU BA-HERSCH-P Manufacturer Baader Glass, Film, or Herschel? Herschel Wedge Warranty 1 Year Warranty
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- Baader P wedge
Superbly machined product, with unsurpassed optics. I get about two times the contrast with this wedge than with the Baader Astro solar film on the same instrument. Most of the IR is removed by either the ND filter coatings or coatings on the wedge, but still you will want an IR blocker. The difference is about 2x exposure when you add an addition IR blocker because it removes the unwanted IR. Anyway, the continuum filter which is included wont work without an IR blocker. Worth the long wait. see my solar images at schursastrophotography.com
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- Included Items
- Baader Herschel Safety Wedge Solar Prism - Version "P"
- Pre-installed ND=3.0 Ffilter
- Continuum Filter
- Protective Case
- Questions & Answers
Product QuestionsI read the review that was posted and they say that an IR blocker is needed. Is this needed? If so, where can it be purchased from?Question by: Mike Ombrello on Aug 24, 2016 7:48:00 PMAn IR blocker is needed only if the refractor you use is larger than what Baader recommends or you are imaging with a CCD camera. A standard 2" Luminance or IR blocking CCD filter from Baader or other manufacturers can be added inside the Herschel Wedge. Never remove the ND3.0 filter, and read all safety instructions before viewing the sun.Answer by: Chris Hendren (Admin) on Aug 30, 2016 4:51:00 PMI have an Explore Scientific 127mm ED Triplet carbon fiber scope and a Nikon D7200 DSLR camera. I want to take solar images - prime focus. Will the safety wedge (model P) work with my scope? If so, do I need to do anything different with this scope. Can I also use the wedge with my eyepieces for visual use?Question by: Mike Ombrello on Aug 24, 2016 7:43:00 PMThis wedge will reach focus with an eyepiece, but it may not work with a DSLR due to the long back focus. If you can reach focus with your DSLR shooting through a standard 2" diagonal, you should have enough room to reach focus with some optional adapters from Baader.Answer by: Chris Hendren (Admin) on Aug 30, 2016 4:57:00 PMI would like to use this with an ES AR152. I can find no data at all if one can use this the Baader wedge with a 152mm aperture scope. Is this safe to use with a 152mm scope?Question by: Joel on Apr 11, 2016 2:16:00 PMBaader designed their Herschel Wedge for 90MM-110MM refractors. It should be specifically noted that this accessory is only meant for use with refractors. However, they do document use with larger telescopes:
"Maximum telescope size: We have used the Herschel prism succesfully with telescopes with 6 and 8 inch
aperture. Because of the huge amount radiation, we recommend to point the telescope away from the sun when you do not observe - make a break every hour or so to give the equipment time to cool down. The limiting factor for the focal length is the 2” adaption. The image of the sun in the image plane is ca. 1cm per 1m focal length, so focal length should not be longer than ca. 4,5m. If you can project the sun with your telescope and a 2”- focuser, you can also use the Herschel prism." -Baader Planetarium, GermanyAnswer by: Eric Blackhurst (Admin) on Apr 11, 2016 4:25:00 PM
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