To prevent damage, we recommend using an Energy Rejection Filter on telescopes of 80mm aperture or more, or when tracking the Sun for long periods. This can be a UV/IR cut filter mounted before the diagonal, or a full aperture red or yellow glass ERF mounted in front of the telescope.
When to use a Front Mounted ERF
Telescopes upon which we do not recommend UV/IR cut filters:
- Some larger aperture (130mm and higher) and/or all-day tracking applications where the Quark / Quantum are susceptible to overheating.
- SCT telescopes
- Petzval refractors (a concentrated beam will fall upon unknown coatings)
- Certain older oil spaced triplets prior to adoption of UV resistant oils.
- Any instrument for which the owner is not comfortable with the UV/IR cut solution.
These users should consider front mount energy rejection. This is accomplished using a colored glass optical window before the objective or corrector plate.
A refractor with an aperture of 80mm or less doesn’t require energy rejection.
This is because the amount of energy collected with 80mm of light just isn’t enough to do damage to your system. 80mm is the size of the palm of your hand.
Your hand doesn’t spontaneously ignite in the sun – and it’s not transparent like your refractor’s objective is.
All of your lenses are transparent and do not absorb energy. A diagonal and the front elements of the QUARK are >99% reflective and doesn’t either. All of that energy is reflected back out the front of your telescope unmagnified. Unless your telescope is made of paper, then it is not at-risk for damage with an aperture of 80mm or less.
Thread: M48x0.75 (2″)
In the Box
- 2″ UV/IR Cut Filter
- Filter Box
Warranty & Manuals
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