EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC 2" H-Alpha Nebula Filter 7nm

The EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC H-Alpha filter allows photography of red glowing emission nebulae; narrow band version with 7 nm to increase contrast even in difficult urban conditions.

  • High-quality EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC H-Alpha filter
  • Only lets the emission lines of hydrogen pass
  • Absorbs all other emission lines and almost all artificial light
  • Ideal for use near the city, with heavy lightened skies
  • Band pass width: 7 nm
  • Better contrast and more details achievable for urban astrophotographers
  • Blocks almost all light from mercury and sodium vapor lamps
  • Many of the red glowing emission nebulae are only visible in full expansion on photos taken with these filters
  • In spite of the existing light pollution amazingly good image results are possible
  • Individual test certificate included to guarantee you receive a premium filter

€115.00*

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Available, delivery time: 1-3 days

Product number: 0310140
GTIN/EAN: 4007922072746
Product information "EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC 2" H-Alpha Nebula Filter 7nm"
Apart from air turbulence, the brightening of the night sky is the greatest barrier to observing faint objects beyond the solar system. Due to streetlamps and other artificial lighting the sky in urban areas is no longer properly black. As a result, the contrast and thus the perception of deep-sky objects also suffer. However, depending on the type of celestial object, it is possible to filter out some of the interfering light, making it easier to photograph the objects.

The EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC H-Alpha filter uses the characteristic of the so-called emission nebulae. These objects glow in certain colors, the so-called emission lines. The emission lines are associated with certain chemical elements - in this case the red glowing hydrogen. This filter blocks all other colors (and therefore almost all artificial light) and lets only the emission lines of hydrogen through. Especially the interfering light of mercury and sodium vapor lamps is effectively blocked. The effect is amazing: Suddenly, nebulae become visible on photos in locations which appear completely empty without the filter.

The EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC H-Alpha Nebula Filter has been developed exclusively for astrophotography. Especially in heavy light-polluted skies many emission nebulae only become visible and are shown in full expanse on astrophotos when using this filter. The H-Alpha nebula filters make astrophotography near the city possible and the use leads to amazingly good image results despite the existing light pollution. A must for every urban astrophotographer.

The EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC nebula filters are delivered with an individual test report - so you can be sure to get high quality filters.

This filter's narrow passband of only 7 nm bandwidth works out the faint emission nebulae or makes them visible even under difficult urban conditions.


FEATURES
  • H-Alpha filters are used for astrophotography exclusively 
  • Allows photography of emission nebulae that glow in the light of red hydrogen
  • Many of these emission nebulae are only visible in their full expansion in photos taken with this filter
  • Blocks almost all artificial light, especially from mercury and sodium vapor lamps
  • Only allows the emission line of red hydrogen to pass through
  • Narrow band version for difficult urban conditions
  • Transmission bandwidth: 7 nm
  • Allows more contrast and detail for all urban astrophotographers
  • Ideal for use near cities, in heavy brightened skies
  • Individual test certificate included to guarantee you receive a premium filter

SCOPE OF DELIVERY

  • 1x 2'' H-Alpha Nebula Filter
Colour: black
Field of application [Telescope-filter]: Light Pollution Filter for Astrophotography
Material: Glass, Plastic
Telescope filter type: Nebula filter

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Universal Dark-Sky Filter with 77mm thread for photo lens. Contrast enhancing filter for Aurora- and Deep-Sky imaging. Especially during Aurora imaging the most important wavelength of 550nm (green) and 630nm (red) this filter let pass by 90%. In comparrision to CLS filters, the Explore Scientific Dark-Sky Filter is blocking also the yellow Sodium (Na) wave at 590nm which elliminates Sodium-lamp street illumination from your picture. This is very useful because the yellow light is always a partially mix of green and red light. Removing the yellow wave-length with any image processing software will always damping also the green and red coloring. For Aurory imaging this is of course not wanted. At these days of increasing light pollution, the Explore Scientific Dark-Sky Filter is absolutely recommended in order to take pictures also from urban conditions. Finally the slim housing design enables its use also with wide-field photo lens and doesn´t cause any vignetting. Pictures at night taken by Bernd Pröschold - www.sternstunden.netTest report:  http://www.sternstunden.net/filter-testing.html  FEATURES Deep Sky Filter Contrast enhancer for Aurora- and Deep-Sky imaging Wide field imaging of the milky-way, time lapse and landscape Lightpollution damping filter Ellimintates the yellow light which can´t be done by any imaging processing software Black anodized filter housing 77mm filter thgread for foto lens flat design of only 4mm height (slim) - no vignetting Ideal also for wide field foto lens Made from optical glass with Neodymoxid SCOPE OF DELIVERY Deep Sky Filter 77mm Dust protection case

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One of the most important obstacles for the exploration of the night sky is the brightening of the night sky by artificial lighting, such as streetlights. The night sky is not really dark in the vicinity of towns or cities, which reduces the visibility of objects beyond the solar system enormously. Depending on the type of celestial object, it is possible to increase the contrast dramatically by blocking the interfering artificial light. The EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC S-II filter uses the property of the so-called emission nebulae. These objects glow in certain colors, the so-called emission lines. The emission lines are associated with certain chemical elements - in this case ionized sulfur. The EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC S-II nebula filter blocks all other colors (and thus almost all artificial light) and lets only the emission lines of ionized sulfur at 672 nm through. The effect is amazing: suddenly, nebulae become visible in places that appear completely empty without the filter. In slightly brightened skies, many planetary nebulae, emission nebulae and supernova remnants can be seen without any difficulties when using this filter. A must for every visual observer and for astrophotography. EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC nebula filters come with an individual test report - so you can be sure to get high quality filters. FEATURES Simplifies the observation of planetary nebulae, emission nebulae and supernova remnants Blocks almost all artificial light Only lets the emission lines of ionized sulfur at 672 nm pass Transmission bandwidth: 6.5 nm Allows for more contrast in faint deep sky objects ideal for use near cities, in heavy brightened skies individual test certificate included to guarantee you receive a premium filter SCOPE OF DELIVERY 1x 2'' S-II nebula filter

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EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC 2" Variable Polarizing Filter
Universally usable variable polarizing filter with a  2" filter thread.This variable polarizing filter allows for a continuous adjustment of the image brightness. This is very helpful to level strong differences in contrast of different observation objects individually. Particularly for lunar and planetary observations but also for solar observations this filter prevents an outshining of details.Solar observations ONLY together with an adequate solar filter !!! Particularly when a Herschel wedge is used and with large objective lens apertures the use of the variable polarizing filter can reduce the brightness of the observation object to a confortable level. The large adjustment range of 40% to 1% light transmission and the neutral grey filter effect create a comfortable and unadulterated image.The handling is very simple. The desired filtering level is set by turning the two sides of the housing against each other.A 2.0" filter thread on both sides (female/male) allow for the simultaneous use of additional colour filters.FEATURESvariable polarizing filterindividually adjustable image brightnessmade from high-quality optical glassblack anodized aluminium housing2.0" filter thread on both sidesSCOPE OF DELIVERYpolarizing filterprotective box

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L-eNhance Filter for deep sky nebula photography from the cityThe relentless spread or urbanization and its associated light pollution have become a growing problem for all amateur astro photographers. The current solutions to the problem can be expensive and might include the purchase of a monochrome camera, several types of narrowband filters and a filter wheel. Especially with inexpensive newtonian telescopes, double-lens ED refractors or even achromats, the L-eNhance filters open up completely new possibilities for the capture of high-class astronomical images even out of the light polluted city. CMOS cameras can deliver images like monochrome cameras. This new generation of filters makes it possible to take amazing astrophotos directly from the light-polluted city with all its artificial light sources. The narrow bandpass for the wavelengths of O-III, H-Beta and H-Alpha and the almost complete attenuation of the interfering light sources of these new filters make this an ideal solution. L-eNhance Description  L-eNhance provides an economical and practical solution for amateurs. It is a tri-band pass filter which has been designed for DSLR (digital SLR), color CMOS and monochrome CCD cameras. The convenience and cost-effectiveness of this filter allows amateurs to take a rich selection of astronomical images, even in bright, heavily light-polluted areas. We believe the design of our L-eNhance filter is a technical innovation among filters. It effectively isolates the H-Alpha, H-Beta, and Oxygen III nebula emission lines and achieves a maximum transmission of up to 90%. The performance of this filter delivers images that superbly control the impact from light polluted skies.  Main Use and PerformanceThis new generation of filters makes it possible to take amazing astrophotos directly from the light-polluted city with all its artificial light sources. The narrow bandpass for the wavelengths of O-III, H-Beta and H-Alpha and the almost complete attenuation of the interfering light sources do not require very large or extremely expensive telescopes. No, especially with inexpensive newtonian telescopes, double-lens ED refractors or even achromats, these filters open up completely new possibilities for high-class astronomical images. Furthermore, with the help of these filters, CMOS colour cameras can deliver an image quality that comes close to CCD monochrome cameras. WARNING: These nebula filters are not designed for sun observation. DO NOT LOOK AT THE SUN WITH THIS FILTER. You will go BLIND if you ignore this warning. Coating technology L-eNhance has a multiple anti-reflective coating on the optical substrate. The L-eNhance filter uses a precision coating based on ion deposition coating technology. This ensures durability and scratch resistance as well as stability on the CWL (central wavelength), which is not affected by temperature changes. Absolute precision and homogeneity of the coatings as well as maximum values for transmission in the passband and optical density in the off-band range are guaranteed for all filters. FEATURES Professional photographic filter for astronomy Improves deep sky emission nebula photography Best choice for enhanced light pollution suppression For taking pictures also from highly light-polluted areas Tri-band filter with high transmission for O-III, H-Beta and H-Alpha linesDoes not require very large or extremely expensive telescopesExcellent results also with inexpensive newtonian telescopes, double-lens ED refractors or even achromatsCMOS colour cameras can deliver an image quality that comes close to CCD monochrome cameras Balanced colour for a natural image Filter diameter: 2,0 inches / 50,8 mm Connecting thread: M48x0.75mmSelected optical glass material Spectrum: 300-1000nm Off-Band Blocking: > 99% Surface Quality: 60/40 (Refer to MIL-O-13830) Fine-optically polished to ensure accurate 1/4 wavefront and highest parallelism over the both surfacesHigh transmission at major nebula emission lines (i.e. H-alpha 656nm, OIII 496nm&500nm and H-beta 486nm). SCOPE OF DELIVERY L-eNhance filter (1pc) Dust protection box (1pc)

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EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC Filter Set 1 Moon & Planets from 50mm (2'')
Filter Set 1 is recommended for Moon & Planets from 50mm (2'') Aperture Set 1 includes the following filters: Explore Scientific Filter 1.25" Light Yellow No.8 - 0310268 Watching the Moon surface through the filter, the contrasts will enormously increase. Same with planet Mars. On the huge planet Jupiter, when using the filter, you can even see the contrasts between the cloud-bands and a lot more details. Starting with a telescope diameter of 8“ and a clear sight, you even get to see various details of Saturn. Explore Scientific Filter 1.25" Orange No.21 - 0310273 This one really supports the detection of the dark areas on the planet Mars. The details of the clouds of Saturn and Jupiter are also so much more visible through the Filter. Explore Scientific Filter 1.25" Blue No.80A - 0310264 The color of light blue really supports watching the high clouds on Mars. The contrast increases. The dark red structures will be shown even darker, so this is the perfect filter for watching the big red Flecks on the gas planet Jupiter. The rings of Saturn will be accentuated, the structures of the Venus Atmosphere will be even finer. EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC 1.25" Filter Grey ND0.9 - 0310245 The neutral density filter transmits light uniformly across the entire visual spectrum. It serves as an excellent filter to reduce glare and irradiation when observing the Moon with any telescope 4"(10.2cm) and larger. The ND96 filter may also be employed in the splitting of close double stars where one of the binary pair significantly exceeds the other in brightness. What ist a color Filter for and do we really need it? Color Filters darken the light slightly, that reaches the eye or the sensor of the camera. This eliminates for instance stronger transitions. The result is that your picture turns out with more contrast which automatically shows more details. FEATURES Made from high-quality optical glass Filter glass is absolutely parallel All optical surfaces have anti reflex coatings Filter housing from black anodized aluminum Filter threads on both ends (female/male) Multiple filters usage is possible SCOPE OF DELIVERY 4pcs color filter 4pcs protection-case

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EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC 2" O-III Nebula Filter
One of the most important obstacles for the exploration of the night sky is the brightening of the night sky by artificial lights, such as streetlights. The night sky is not really dark in the vicinity of towns or cities, which reduces the visibility of objects beyond the solar systems enormously. Depending on the type of the celestial object it is possible to increase the contrast dramatically by blocking the annoying artificial light. The EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC O-III filter uses a characteristic property of the so called emission nebulae. Those objects glow in special colours, the so called emission lines. Those emission lines are linked to chemical elements - in this case oxygen. The EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC O-III nebula filter blocks all other colours (and thereby nearly all of the artificial light) and only the two emission lines of the oxygen can pass the filter. The result is astonishing: suddenly nebulae are visible at locations that were completely empty without filters. In suburban skies for example the veil nebula NGC 6992 is almost not visible with a 200mm telescope. By using this filter you can see the nebula and its structures without problems. A must for every visual observer. The EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC nebula filters come with a individual test certificate - your guarantee to receive a premium filter.FEATURESenables the observation of so called emission nebulaeblocks almost the entire artificial lightonly the two emission lines of ionised oxygen passes the filterWHAT'S INCLUDED1x 2" O-III nebula filter

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EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC 4K DEEP SKY ASTRO Camera & Guider 8,3 MP II
Enter the world of astrophotography now - with the new EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC 4K DEEP SKY ASTRO Camera including ST4 autoguider function. This is truly new: Equipped with the new high-sensitive SONY IMX585 Exmor CMOS colour sensor, this astronomy camera delivers amazing image results with extremely short exposure times even with basic telescope equipment. In addition, this ultra-modern camera can also be used as an autoguider, e.g. to actively track the main imaging device with an SLR or CCD astro camera. An all-round camera that delivers super-sharp and high-resolution planetary images. The high 4K resolution of 3840x2160 pixels guarantees the best possible image result. Sensor The secret to the high light sensitivity is SONY's new back illuminated Exmor CMOS sensor. It increases the quantum efficiency to up to 77 % at 533 nm, which leads to an extremely high light sensitivity and thus particularly bright and high-contrast photos. In addition, the particularly low noise level of this new CMOS sensor generation by SONY ensures exceptionally high brilliance and no active cooling is required. Nevertheless, this astro camera has an elaborate internal structure made of aluminium for ideal heat radiation and a fan that can be switched on via software. When used with suitable telescopes, the high native pixel resolution of 3840x2160 enables very nice overview images of the moon, but also detailed planetary images. Solar Imaging This camera is also recommended for solar astro-photography. Especially the Lunt LS40 THa solar telescopes (item No. 0551145/0551146/0551147), with their short focal length, allow in combination with this planetary camera with its large sensor great overview images of the sun. Important Note: When observing and taking photos of the sun, always use a suitable protective solar filter or a special solar telescope. Otherwise there is a risk of immediate blindness and damage to the camera. Software The included Explore Capture professional software offers not only the necessary basic functions for image and video capture, but also many helpful special functions for image post-processing and for setting up the guider. Functions such as live image display, exposure settings, white balance, dark image capture, stacking, timelapse recording and much more can be configured individually. Especially the very sophisticated software makes it really easy for you to get started in astrophotography. With the automatic settings you can produce absolutely presentable results without a lot of prior knowledge. And when you are ready, simply switch off the automatic settings and gradually venture into the individual professional settings. Automatic tracking control Connect the camera directly to the ST4 port of your telescope mount and you have a fully automatic tracking control. Thus, long exposures of several minutes are possible without the stars producing unwanted star traces due to the always existing periodic error of the telescope mount gears. A corresponding ST-4 connection cable is even included in the camera's scope of delivery. Because of the high light sensitivity of the camera, you will always find a suitable guide star even with very short exposure times. Simple automatic tracking at its best. Connection For the connection to telescopes, guiding scopes or off-axis guiders the camera has a 1.25'' socket with 1.25'' filter thread (M28.5x0.6) and a large T2 connection thread (M42x0.75) directly on the housing. IMPORTANT NOTES: This is not a stand-alone guider camera. You always need a Windows 10 or 11 computer to take pictures and for autoguiding. The autoguider software is not included. You can use PHD2 Guiding, GuideDog, Metaguide, Guidemaster (freeware) or AstroArt, MaxIm DL (paid). DOWNLOAD PHD2-Guiding: https://openphdguiding.org/ DOWNLOAD GuideDog: http://barkosoftware.com/GuideDog/index.html DOWNLOAD latest camera software and drivers see download folder "Manuals" or here: http://www.touptek.com/download/showdownload.php?lang=en&id=2 Sample photos made by Lóránd Fényes in Hungary: https://fenyeslorand.hu/naprendszerunk/ https://fenyeslorand.hu/explore_scientific_4k_review/ https://fenyeslorand.hu/asztrofotok/ FEATURESHighly light-sensitive USB 3.0 4K colour camera Suitable for taking pictures of deep sky objects, the Moon and planets Integrated ST4 guiding function Allows very short exposure times for super-sharp planetary images Camera type: EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC G3CMOS08300KPA colour Image sensor: NEW Sony IMX585 Exmor CMOS colour sensor, back illuminated Data output: still images and video Image and video format output: 3840 x 2160 (4K) & 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels Framerate: up to 43 and 66 FPS (for video) Physical sensor size in pixels: 3840 x 2160 (4K) Possible exposure times: 0.1 ms to 60 min Binning: Yes, 1x1 and 2x2 Megapixel: 8.3 MP Sensor size: 11.14 x 6.26 mm Image diagonal: 12.86 mm Pixel size: 2.9 µm x 2.9 µm Bit depth: 8/12 bits, switchable ST-4 compatible autoguider: Yes CNC machined aluminium housing Camera connection diameter: 1.25'' ( 31.7 mm) Camera connection thread: T2 thread (M42x0.75 mm) and 1.25'' filter thread Camera connection to PC: USB 3.0 Required backfocus: 17.5 mm Shutter type: Global shutter Heat radiation via built-in fan (switchable via software) Operating temperature: -10 to +50 °C (30-80 % RLH) Cable length USB 3.0: 150 cm Camera diameter: 68 mm; length: 85 mm Camera weight: 0.3 kg Software: Explore Capture included Camera driver and ASCOM driver and SDK included PC requirements: CPU Intel Core2 2.8Ghz or higher / 2 GB Ram / USB 3.0 Operating system: WINDOWS 10 + 11 Field of view for different focal lengths in minutes of arc: 400 mm - 95.6' x 53.8' 500 mm - 76.5' x 43.0' 600 mm - 63.7' x 35.8' 700 mm - 54.6' x 30.7' 800 mm - 47.8' x 26.9' 900 mm - 42.5' x 23.9' 1,000 mm - 38.2' x 21.5' 1,250 mm - 30.6' x 17.2' 1,500 mm - 25.5' x 14.3' 1,750 mm - 21.8' x 12.3' 2,000 mm - 19.1' x 10.8' SCOPE OF DELIVERY4K Planetary Astro Camera & Guider 8.3 MP 1.25 inch (31.7 mm) plug-in adapter with filter thread USB 3.0 connection cable 150 cm Control cable for ST-4 autoguider function 150 cm Dust cap for camera opening Software (via download) Instruction manual (via download)

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EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC 1.25" H-Alpha Nebula Filter 7nm
Apart from air turbulence, the brightening of the night sky is the greatest barrier to observing faint objects beyond the solar system. Due to streetlamps and other artificial lighting the sky in urban areas is no longer properly black. As a result, the contrast and thus the perception of deep-sky objects also suffer. However, depending on the type of celestial object, it is possible to filter out some of the interfering light making it easier to photograph the objects.The EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC H-Alpha filter uses the characteristic of the so-called emission nebulae. These objects glow in certain colors, the so-called emission lines. The emission lines are associated with certain chemical elements - in this case the red glowing hydrogen. This filter blocks all other colors (and therefore almost all artificial light) and lets only the emission lines of hydrogen through. Especially the disturbing light of mercury and sodium vapor lamps is effectively blocked. The effect is amazing: Suddenly, nebulae become visible on the photos in places which appear completely empty without the filter.The EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC H-Alpha Nebula Filter has been developed exclusively for astrophotography. Especially in heavy light-polluted skies many emission nebulae are only visible and shown in full expanse on astrophotos when using this filter. The H-Alpha nebula filters make astrophotography near the city possible and the use leads to amazingly good image results despite the existing light pollution. A must for every urban astrophotographer.The EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC nebula filters are delivered with an individual test report - so you can be sure to get high quality filters.This filter's narrow passband of only 7 nm bandwidth works out the faint emission nebulae or makes them visible even under difficult urban conditions. FEATURESH-Alpha filters are used exclusively for astrophotographyAllows photography of emission nebulae that glow in the light of red hydrogenMany of these emission nebulae are only visible in their full expansion on photos taken with this filterBlocks almost all artificial light, especially from mercury and sodium vapor lampsOnly allows the emission line of red hydrogen to pass throughNarrow band version for difficult urban conditionsTransmission bandwidth: 7 nmAllows more contrast and detail for all urban astrophotographersIdeal for use near cities, in heavy brightened skiesIndividual test certificate included to guarantee you receive a premium filterSCOPE OF DELIVERY1x 1.25'' H-Alpha Nebula Filter

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BRESSER Single Polarizing Filter 2"
Single linear 2" polarizing filter.This polarizing filter can be used for example at the Lunt Solar Systems 2" White-Light Herschel-wedge (0558201).The 2" filter can also be used with the BRESSER microscopes 5804000 and 5806100 for the suppression of reflections (eg on metal components, soldering points). It is connected via the M48 thread.FEATURESLinear polarizing filterFilter mount with 2" filter thread (M48)SCOPE OF DELIVERY1x 2" polarizing filter

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BRESSER Messier MC-127/1900 OTA Optical Tube
NEW – now including a high-quality aperture Solar-filter for safe observation of sunspots, eclipses and planet transits. Great telescope for night and solar observation.The best catadioptic design named Maksutov-Cassegrain produces a sharp, crispy and high-contrast image. A perfect telescope for a convenient entry into astronomy. CHARACTERISTICS Telescope for night and solar observation High-quality Maksutov-Cassegrain optics with high focal length and extremely sharp image Ideal for small bright nebulas, globular clusters, the moon, planets Optical design: Maksutov-Cassegrain Maximum recommended magnification: 254x Aperture: 127 mm Focal length: 1900 mm Aperture ratio: f/15 Optical coatings: Multi-Coating Universal 44 mm Dovetail plate with stainless steel rail (fits LXD75/Great Polaris/EQ5) SCOPE OF DELIVERYMaksutov Optical Tube Assembly 26mm SuperPlössl eyepiece (31.7 mm / 1.25'')SC Eyepiece adapter (31.7 mm / 1.25'') Star diagonal mirrorDovetail plate for GP LevelLED viewfinderAperture solar-filterRotatable star mapSoftware Stellarium (via download)Tube thread: M51x1.0mm

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