Meade Series 4000 Color Filter Set #1 (#12, #23A, #58, #80A)
Color filters are considered by many to be an essential "must have" for observing and imaging the Moon and planets. The high quality Meade Series 4000 Color Filter Sets are manufactured from the finest optical glass, dyed (not "color coated") and anti-reflection coated on both sides of the glass for the highest performance. The Series 4000™ Color Filter Set #1 includes: (a) #12 Yellow (74% Transmission) - this filter adds contrast to blues, enhances reds and yellows on Jupiter and Saturn, and increases contrast on Mars and on the moon (in telescopes 6" plus), (b) #23A Light Red (25% Transmission) - this filter enhances detail in polar regions of Jupiter, Saturn and Mars (in telescopes 6" plus), and also increases contrast between Mercury and evening sky, (c) #58 Green (24% Transmission) - on telescopes 8" plus, this filter increases belt structure on Jupiter and Saturn's surface and in Saturn's rings, and also enhances Mars' ice caps, (d) #80A Blue (30% Transmission) - this is a popular filter for enhancing spiral features in Jupiter's cloud belt (including the Red Spot), and adding contrast to Saturn and the moon. Threaded for and compatible with all Meade Series 4000 and Series 5000 eyepieces.