Baader 2" Herschel Safety Wedge Solar Prism - Version "V"

Baader 2" Herschel Safety Wedge Solar Prism - Version "V"
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  • Type of Solar Filter: Visual Specialized White Light Filter
  • Compatibility: Compatible only with Refracting Telescopes.
  • Special Features: Light Trap to distill unwanted light, removable 2" Nosepiece and 2" clamping eyepiece holder.
  • Back Focus Used: 128mm


The visual version of Baader's 2" Herschel Safety Wedge Solar Prism is your key to finding the best white-light solar views humanly possible. This excellent tool utterly evades any level of image degradation while enabling absolutely safe full-aperture solar viewing. 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.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Manufacturer Baader
Glass, Film, or Herschel? Herschel Wedge
Warranty 1 Year Warranty
Filter Diameter N/A
Filter Fits Telescope OD Range of... N/A
Included Items

Included Items

  • Baader Herschel Safety Wedge Solar Prism - Version "V"
  • Pre-installed ND=3.0 Filter
  • Continuum Filter
  • Protective Case
Questions & Answers

Product Questions

Is this wedge compatible with the ES 127mm Apochromatic Refractor?
What is the maximum objective aperture that the Baader Herschel Safety Wedge can safely handle? My personal scope is a 6-inch refractor but I would like to try it with a vintage scope that has a 9-inch lens and thus collects much more solar energy. What is the safe upper limit?
Do I need anything like adapters to use this on Takahashi TSA-102?
How is UV light filtered to protect the viewer's eye with the Baader Herschel Safety Wedge Solar Prism?
Was wondering if this is compatible with Explorer Scientific ED80 Apochromatic Refractor?
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