Last updated: 27 September 2005
Subject: Lumicon ND 25 review Sent: Friday, September 23, 2005 18:15:36 From: Eric Theblack (firstname.lastname@example.org) Lumicon Neutral Density 25 Lunar Filter I tried the ND 25 filter out on the harvest moon. I am pleased to report that it worked as advertised. As an astronomer with any sort of experience will know, you cannot look at the full moon through a telescope because the glare is blindingly harsh. I like this filter because it is a good go-between. It is not too dark and not too light. It cuts down on the glare of the full moon while still allowing a bit of luminosity, which call me crazy but I like. Yet it allows you to see so much detail. It's hard to imagine you can get any more details than this. I saw pits and indentions in crater walls, mountain ridges, chalk mark blast lines from craters, etc. I tried it out again later in the week when the moon wasn't quite full and got a really good view of the line seperating the dark and light side, with shadows cast on the light side and everything. Awesome. I was using the ETX 125 PE UHTC with standard Meade 26mm super plossl at first. At 73X, it gave me a nice wide view of the entire moon. Then I switched to the vaunted Nagler 13mm Type 6, for 146X. The Nagler really shined through here. I even barlowed it with the Televue 2.5X powermate, pushing it up to 365X, and did not see any noticable decrease in detail or image quality. Very recommended. Price is $19.95
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