If you have an achromat or ED telescope that emits some false color when viewing the brightest planets, this filter can help you. Unlike other chromatic aberration filters that eliminate the purple but turn the image brown, this one is color matched. Objects will appear their natural color but the color error in these less expensive telescopes will be reduced. This filter was originally designed for our SV110ED since it already has excellent color correction. This filter does reduce the purple fringe seen around the brightest stars and planets.
This filter is not intended for use with our apo triplets as it is not needed. It is only intended for use when you want to eliminate some of the false color seen in achromats and larger ED's.
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Hi all, Many thanks to Vic for offering these still! I was happy to design this filter way back when more color-laden achromats and some EDs still showed a significant purple fringe. I was annoyed at color tints so I employed a special approach and sent this curve to Vic. He and his designers were able to get the REAL curve VERY close to the theoretical!
I was elated to help with this project for Vic and the crew at SV! Enjoy and clear skies!!!
This is a great filter for anyone suffering from chromatic aberration, and doesn't want to get yellow or brownish colored targets. This shows objects in their natural color while getting rid of those purple fringes. Just what I was looking for! I can't believe there aren't any reviews on this. Just a great option!
I must say that whoever designed this filter is amazing! It's like they read my mind. Unfortunately, I can't afford a high end apo at this point in my astronomy obsession.. but i still love observing with what i have..a 102 achromat.. which i love, and it gives me great views.. but of course with brighter objects I do get some purple color around those targets. I tried other filters, but I didn't like how they would turn objects other colors like yellowish or brownish.. i kept saying i wish they could make filters that showed objects in their true colors but also did their job..in this case getting rid of that purple.. my friend said: "try the Stellarvue filter" well, I wanted to try it before buying because I've gotten stuck with a lot of filters I couldn't use due to most places having an " only return new" policy or get a penalty. In any event lucky for me my friend knew someone who had one, and got it to me. It's wonderful! Does exactly what the description says! Gets rid of that aberration, but keeps objects in their true color/tones. So i immediately purchased my own. I'm really surprised this filter didn't have any reviews, or more people talking about it.. it's an awesome filter in my opinon. I Would recommend to anyone with a refractor suffering from chromatic aberration. Thank you Stellarvue!