Bring the cosmos in for a close-up with the intense, high-performance Zhumell Lunar and Planetary Color Telescope Filter Set. Included are #12 Yellow, #80A Blue, #21 Orange, and a Neutral Density Moon Filter (ND96-0.6). Each is designed for 1.25-inch format eyepieces to assist in viewing details in planetary and lunar landscapes. Once you incorporate these color filters into your setup, you’ll wonder how you ever went without.
#12 Yellow – 74% VLT
Yellow filters help greatly in viewing Mars by bringing out the polar ice caps, enhancing blue clouds in the atmosphere, increasing contrast, and brightening desert regions. Yellow also enhances red and orange features on Jupiter and Saturn and darkens the blue festoons near Jupiter’s equator.
#21 Orange – 46% VLT
An orange filter helps increase contrast between light and dark areas, penetrates clouds, and assists in detecting dust storms on Mars. Orange also helps to bring out the Great Red Spot and sharpen contrast on Jupiter.
#80A Blue – 30%VLT
A blue filter provides detail in atmospheric clouds on Mars, increases contrast on the moon, brings out detail in belts and polar features on Saturn, and enhances contrast of Jupiter’s bright areas and cloud boundaries. A blue filter is also useful in helping to split the binary star Antares when at maximum separation.
ND96-0.6 – Neutral Density
Neutral density filters allow all wavelengths to pass through equally. The effect of a neutral density filter is to reduce the overall brightness of an image. Neutral density filters are useful for splitting binary systems, viewing the moon, and reducing glare.