DayStar Filters Calcium QUARK Ca H-Line Eyepiece Solar Filter

DayStar Filters Calcium QUARK Ca H-Line Eyepiece Solar Filter

DayStar Filters Calcium QUARK Ca H-Line Eyepiece Solar Filter

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Product Highlights

  • 3968.5Å, 25mm Blocking Filter
  • Use Astronomical OTAs for Solar Viewing
  • ±0.5Å Wing Shift Tuning
  • Optical Coatings Tuned to Calcium H-Line
  • Use with f/7 to f/30 Refractor OTAs
  • No OTA Aperture Limitations
  • Rear-Mount UV/IR Cut Filters Recommended
  • 5 VDC, 1.5A micro-USB Port
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SAFETY FIRST: Observing the Sun without the proper protection may result in serious personal injury, including permanent eye damage and blindness, and/or damage to equipment. Never point an optic at the sun without an approved solar filter on the front of the optic. For direct solar viewing, viewing the sun through an optic, or when using cameras with an optical viewfinder, ensure your filter is ISO 12312-2 (also written as ISO 12312-2:2015) certified. Never use photographic neutral density filters for direct solar viewing, viewing the sun through an optic, or when using cameras with an optical viewfinder.

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Daystar Filters' Calcium QUARK Ca H-Line Eyepiece Solar Filter departs from traditional K-line tuned filers and focuses on the 396.9nm H-line wavelength. This wavelength is closer to the visible spectrum and is therefore easier to see - especially older users who have trouble seeing the K-line. When using the filter for imaging the sun, H-line provides improved quantum efficiency, higher glass transmission, and improved performance from anti-reflection optical coatings. H-line also offers slightly more visible features due to the hydrogen contribution. Views through the filter show the chromosphere, plages/faculae, sun spots, and solar flares in a vibrant violet color with high-contrast.

While there are no OTA aperture limitations, Daystar recommends the use of rear UV/IR cut filters for long-duration solar viewing sessions, or OTAs larger than 80mm (3.1"). For best results, they suggest using refractor-style scopes with focal ratios between f/7-f/30, and you can enjoy full-disk viewing with focal lengths up to 1800mm.

This all-in-one filter design enables the use of nighttime telescopes for solar viewing, and is engineered to eliminate unnecessary components which reduced the size and weight. This streamlined form enables it to simply insert into 1.25" or 2" diagonals and accepts 1.25" eyepieces. The filter is powered via a micro-USB port, and Daystar includes a power cord and an AC adapter to meet the high-power requirements of 5 VDC 1.5A. To enable its use at home and abroad, a set of international outlet plugs is provided with adapters for the US, UK, EU, and Australia.

Filter Properties
  • Tuned to calcium H-line 3968.5Å wavelength
  • Use to view chromosphere, plages/faculae, sun spots, and solar flares
  • Integrated 25mm blocking filter with a 19mm clear filter aperture
  • Tuning knob allows for ±0.5Å wing shift for Doppler-shift compensation
  • Markers at every 0.1Å for reference and repeatability
  • Optical coatings are engineered for the Ca H-line 397nm wavelength
  • Internal baffles improve image contrast
  • Operating temperature range: 0 to 100°F (-18 to 38°C), ambient outside temperature
  • LED indicators for power, warming, ready, and fault
Use and Handling
  • Standard configuration: 1.25" snout with a 67mm backfocus
  • Adapters for adjusting backfocus: 2" front snout with a 61mm backfocus, 1.25" front snout with a 99mm backfocus
  • Accepts 1.25" eyepieces and astrophotography adapters/accessories
Recommended OTA Specifications
  • No aperture limitation
  • f/7 to f/30 refractor OTAs in full aperture
  • Full disk viewing on refractors with a focal length up to 1800mm
  • Rear UV/IR cut filters recommended
  • Not compatible with red or yellow glass energy rejection filters
  • Short focal ratio refractors will need an optional 2x or 2.5x Powermate for best performance
  • 5 VDC, 1.5A micro-USB port
  • 90-240 VAC wall adapter
  • Set of international outlet plugs for US, UK, EU, and Australia
UPC: 702730991091
In the Box
DayStar Filters Calcium QUARK Ca H-Line Eyepiece Solar Filter
  • Plastic Case
  • USB Power Cord
  • Wall Outlet Power Adapter
  • Set of International Plug Adapters
  • Wedge Adapter
  • 2" Front Snout 61mm Backfocus Adapter
  • 1.25" Front Snout 99mm Backfocus Adapter
  • Limited 10-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Type Calcium H-line
    Filter Factor 3968.5 Å
    Blocking 25 mm
    Size Drawtube side: 1.25"/2"
    Eyepiece holder: 1.25"
    Multi-Coated Yes
    Power Requirement 5 VDC, 1.5 A
    Construction Aluminum alloy
    Dimensions 3.6 x 2.8 x 2.2" / 9.1 x 7.1 x 5.5 cm
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.05 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.7 x 4.5 x 4.2"
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