Lunático Astronomía

Astronomik ProPlanet 807 IR-pass filter



The ideal addition to the  Astronomik ProPlanet IR 742 for imaging the moon and planets, with telescopes larger than 10″ (250mm) when the seeing is poor.

This filter is an ideal complement to the ProPlanet IR 742 for use with converted DSLR cameras, CCD cameras, and Webcams. The effects of seeing are distinctly reduced. It is your entry into previously unknown dimensions of photography of the moon and the planets.

The ProPlanet IR 807 only allows infrared light with wavelengths of more than 807 nm to pass. In this wavelength range, the effects of seeing are significantly lower than in the visible spectrum of the human eye. This allows much sharper images than are usually obtained from your device and location. Another advantage is that the sky background of advanced dawn is dark and even allows photography of planets and moon at daylight.

Main use

The Astronomik ProPlanet IR 807 cuts off the visible part of the spectrum and allows the light of wavelengths longer then 807nm to pass. Due to this behavior, the part of the spectrum that is most sensitive to bad seeing is rejected. This approach does a big improvement to the imaging of planets and the moon. The image is more steady than the image in the visible light.

Jupiter, aufgenommen mit L-RGB Filtern und Astrnomik ProPlanet 742

Jupiter imaged with L-RGB Filtern (left) and Astronomik ProPlanet 742 (right)

Comparing sharpness in IR-R-G-B at Saturn

Comparing sharpness in IR-R-G-B at Saturn

Comparing L-RGB versus IR-RGB at Saturn

Comparing L-RGB versus IR-RGB at Saturn

Other uses

          • The Astronomik ProPlanet IR 807 is designed to be an addition to the Astronomik ProPlanet IR 742 if the seeing is extremely bad and a larger telescope is used.
          • For most cameras, the exposure times doubles, compared to the Astronomik ProPlanet IR 742 or imaging in visible light, if the Astronomik ProPlanet IR 807 is used.
          • Darkens the background during twilight.
          • Imaging of bright planets, stars, and comets by day.
          • Imaging of young stars in dust clouds and stellar nurseries.


When the seeing is very bad and the instrument is 10″ (250 mm) or larger, the Astronomik ProPlanet IR 742 may be the better choice.

Transmission curve:

filtro astronomik 807

Technical Data

  • more than 97% transmission for wavelengths of 807nm to 1100nm
  • blocking of wavelengths between 350nm and 790nm
  • Parfocal with other Astronomik filters
  • Glass thickness: 1mm
  • Completely resistant against high humidity, scratches, and aging effects
  • Diffraction limited, the filter will not reduce the optical performance of your telescope!
  • Astronomik filters are delivered in a high-quality, long-lasting, filter box
  • Since 2008 we do ship filters with a completely new design. Any kind of halo or strange reflection is a matter of past

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Filter thread

1,25", 2"

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