Starizona Complete Filter Slider for HyperStar System
- For use with the Starizona HyperStar System
- Fits all HyperStar models
- Easy slide-on/out mechanism
- Filter drawer held securely with strong magnets
A filterwheel is often used by those who image using a filter (or filters). However with the Starizona HyperStar system, filter wheels are too large to use (even with the smallest filterwheel) because they block too much of the telescope aperture.
The Starizona Filter Slider allows for easy exchange of different filters without removing the camera from the HyperStar lens and is the perfect way to use multiple filters with the HyperStar. The Filter Slider is unique by being perfectly circular, with no handles or protrusions that could interfere with the incoming light path. The body of the filter slider is small enough in diameter that it adds no significant obstruction to the telescope, even with an 8" HyperStar.
The Starizona Filter Slider is designed to be simple to use. The filter holder slides easily into the main body. Tapered edges guide the filter holder into place for easy switching of filters in the dark. Once fully inserted, the filter holder is held in place securely and precisely. Rounded notches on the outside of the filter holder make it easy to grip with your fingers to remove the holder.
The filter holder slides easily in and out of the filter slider body, making it simple to change filters in the middle of an imaging session. Each holder uses small but powerful magnets to lock in place against matching magnets in the main body. The magnets are strong enough to prevent any slipping but they allow for easy removal of the holder when it's time to change filters.
The Filter Slider is only 17.5mm (0.69") thick, so it will work with most CCD camera and HyperStar lens combinations. New HyperStar adaptors are available that are shorter in length to accommodate the thickness of the Filter Slider. Please see the appropriate HyperStar Filter Slider adaptor for your telescope.
The filter slider standard system is designed to hold 2" mounted filters which have a standard 48mm thread*. The body has female M48 threads on the HyperStar side and male T-threads on the camera side.
One filter holder is included with the Filter Slider. Additional drawers can be purchased separately to hold multiple filters such as an LRGB set or narrowband set.
- Holds standard 2" mounted filters (M48 thread)*
- Diameter: 3.10" (78.8mm)
- Thickness: 0.69" (17.5mm)
- Telescope Side Thread: Female M48
- Camera Side Thread: Male T-Thread (M42)
- Weight: 5 oz. (140g)