Optec - #58 Light Green, 50mm diam x 2mm thick
Like the #47B (Blue), this filter was used for early RGB imaging. The low transmission in the green and some IR leak makes it a poor choice now for color work. However, it is an inexpensive way to get the sharpest image from most telescope systems. Working at the visual wavelength peak, most telescopes including the popular SCTs and reducers will give their best performance with this filter.
The Optec IFW Intelligent filter wheel (#17350) is the ideal compliment for holding this filter
Optec can supply a full range of filters for the IFW wheel. Filters are easily and safely mounted in the new IFW filter wheel by use of delrin plastic holding tabs and spacers. Filters from 1 to 5 mm in thickness can be accommodated with use of delrin ring spacers. Because the flexible tab and not the head of the screw holds the filter in place, it is impossible for the filter to be damaged by excess over tightening. An ample supple of tabs and spacers are supplied with each filter wheel.
Filter wheels for both 50mm diameter and 2-inch diameter are available. For special purposes, an 8 position wheel configured for 1-inch filters is offered.
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