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Bessell-U, bless You.

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by YouVIart, Jun 21, 2014.

  1. YouVIart

    YouVIart Mu-43 Regular

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    Wessex Solstice, BG38 & Bessell-U filters by the dying light of the longest day.
    Some shots handheld; some shots cheating with tripod.
    Ultraviolet and visible light, a bit too breezy for UV. But I can't control the weather, so had a go any way.
     

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  2. kds315

    kds315 Mu-43 Regular

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    Nice one. The Bessel-U is from an astro filter set?
     
  3. YouVIart

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    Cheers, Klaus. It was a random/fluke find, from ebay, just the one filter.
     
  4. JCDowdy

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    Klaus,
    Bessel U band astronomy filter.
    Omega SKU: XBSSL/U but rather thick at 5mm. 25mm US$100
    HORBIA XBSSL/U/SBIG 1.0mm UG1, 1.0mm S8612, 3.0mm WG 305, 1.25" eyepiece £128
    Nothing likely to get your pulse up!
    - JD
     
  5. JCDowdy

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    John C. Dowdy, Ph.D.
  6. kds315

    kds315 Mu-43 Regular

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    I know that filter and many other astro related UV transmitting filters, just haven't seen many flowers shot with them ;-)
    Most have leakage issues anyway...I tried of few.
     
  7. YouVIart

    YouVIart Mu-43 Regular

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    The only commercial UV filter I have, at the moment, so may as well bung-some-up. Schott BG38, BG39 or BG40, will all rid Bessell-U of it's small IR leak.
     

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  8. kds315

    kds315 Mu-43 Regular

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    The BG40 will do best.
     
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  9. YouVIart

    YouVIart Mu-43 Regular

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    Indeed, It's a good all-rounder.
     
  10. kds315

    kds315 Mu-43 Regular

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    Yep. Highest UV transmission and best IR blocking combined.
     
  11. YouVIart

    YouVIart Mu-43 Regular

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    Commonly available, not so prone to rust. I'd be an S8612-man, otherwise.
     
  12. kds315

    kds315 Mu-43 Regular

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    Never had a deteriorated one, except some very old glass samples I once got which may have been stored not dry.
     
  13. YouVIart

    YouVIart Mu-43 Regular

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    How long have you had your oldest BG40, roughly speaking, that you bought new?
     
  14. kds315

    kds315 Mu-43 Regular

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    About ten years, no damages at all...
     
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  15. YouVIart

    YouVIart Mu-43 Regular

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    That's very good going, it's a Schott BG10-years-at-least. If well cared for, that is ;'¬)
     
  16. YouVIart

    YouVIart Mu-43 Regular

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    Bessell-U & BG38 Foundling Foursome.

    Last few photos, using Bessell-U with BG38 comparison shots.
     

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  17. YouVIart

    YouVIart Mu-43 Regular

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    Evening Flowering With My Best Bessell.

    Bessell-U, Bessell-Unique and Heliopan BG38, all meet for a flower feast shoot out.
     

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