Polar filter (nr. 3)
For increasing contrast between lunar features of varying brightness.
Increases contrast between surfaces of varying planetary transmissions
Enriches blue heavens with a deeper shade of blue.
Removes surface reflections
Reduces atmospheric haze.
Yellow filter (nr. 12)
Moon: for increasing contrasts between lunar characteristics under various light conditions.
Venus: to be able to view the contrast of the thick Venus cloud under good light conditions.
Mars: for increasing contrast of the polar caps, frozen areas and low-hanging clouds.
Jupiter: for darkening atmospheric currents.
Orange filter (nr. 21)
Moon: for increasing contrasts in the lunar landscape
Mercury: to reduce the brightness of the observation during daytime observations.
Venus: to reduce the brightness of the observation during daytime observations.
Mars: to improve contrast of the polar caps, frost areas and low-hanging clouds
Jupiter: to be better able to observe the belt structure.
Saturn: to have a better look at the atmospheric bands.
Red filter (nr. 23A)
Moon: (somewhat useful) for increasing contrast of lunar features.
Mercury: to improve observations when Mercury is in the twilight zone (when the planet is close to the horizon).
Venus: to reduce brightness when observing during the daytime.
Mars: to improve contrast of the polar caps, frost areas and ochre deserts.
Jupiter: (very useful) to be able to observe blue-tinted cloud formations.
Saturn: to be able to establish the blue-tinted cloud formations.
Green filter (nr. 56)
Moon: to increase contrast between lunar features in various light conditions.
Venus: to view the cloud patterns.
Mars: to increase contrast of the polar caps and to be able to observe frost.
Jupiter: to enhance visibility of the big red spot.
Saturn: to be better able to observe the white elements in the atmosphere.
Light blue filter (nr. 82A)
Moon: to increase contrast between lunar surfaces.
Jupiter: enhances the boundaries between the red belts and the adjacent bright zones.
Mars: useful during violet clearing and when studying surface characteristics of polar caps.
Saturn: improves low contrast details of cloud formations.
Light yellow filter (nr. 8)
Moon: to improve contrast and to reduce irradiation between lunar characteristics (suitable for telescopes under 127mm).
Venus: (slightly useful) for revealing low-contrast banding in Venus’s thick clouds.
Mars: to darken blue and green maria, oases and channel demarcation. In addition, orange desert areas are highlighted.
Jupiter: (somewhat useful) for darkening currents in blue tints and improving details in small orange-red features in the belts.
Saturn: (slightly useful) for darkening currents containing low-blue tones
Neptune and Uranus: (somewhat useful) for improving very subtle dark features (suitable for telescopes of 250mm and bigger).
Comets: to bring out highlights in yellowish comet dust tails and to improve the contrast of comets.
Yellow-green filter (nr. 11)
Moon: to increase contrast between lunar features (suitable for telescopes under 127mm)
Mars: to increase the contrast of polar icecaps, frost areas, low-hanging clouds and dust storms in the deserts. This filter also highlights boundaries of yellow dust storms.
Saturn and Jupiter: contrasts blue and red features.
Neptune and Uranus: (slightly useful) for improving very subtle dusky features (for scopes of 250mm and bigger).
Comets: to bring highlights in yellowish comet dust tails to the fore and to improve the contrast of comet heads.
Violet filter (nr. 47)
Mercury: (somewhat useful) for improving observations of rarely visible vague surface features (suitable for scopes of 200mm and bigger).
Venus: to improve contrast of faint dark shadows of the upper cloud sheet.
Mars: to detect high clouds and mist above the polar icecaps (suitable for telescopes of 200mm and bigger).
Jupiter: to enhance boundaries between the reddish belts and the adjacent bright zones in the upper atmosphere.
Saturn: to enhance the ring structure (for telescopes of 200mm and bigger)
Comets: for observing brighter comets (suitable for telescopes of 200mm and bigger).
Moon filter Crystal view
This filter enhances the contrast of the lunar surface and blocks out superfluous light.