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Astronomik H-Beta CCD EOS clip-filter

Product no.: 43807
Manufacturer: Astronomik

$ 176.00

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Astronomik H-Beta CCD EOS clip-filter
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Astronomik H-beta-CCD 12nm Filter

The Astronomik H-beta filter is a narrow band emission-line filter for CCD photography. The filter lets the H-beta light of emission nebulae pass and blocks nearly the whole remainder of the spectrum where the CCD is sensitive.

We have re-desgined all of our photographic filters. Since the end of 2008 we are shipping our new "Halo-Free" filters. read more...

The full width at half-maximum (FWHM) of 12nm is optimized for the use with common CCD cameras and allows the use of very fast optics. It should be noted that the filter has a transmission of up to 99%.

Another advantage of the 12nm filters is the better availability of guiding stars for cameras with a built-in-autoguider (SBIG). If you use a very strong filter like our H-alpha 6nm filter you often won’t find a usable guidestar.

Together with the other three Astronomik emission-line filters you can do great color images even from very light polluted places!

The filter has a built-in IR-blocker up to 1150nm. You don’t need an additional IR-blocker with this filter.

Main use

The Astronomik H-beta-CCD increases the contrast between objects, in this case between the H-beta emission line and the skyglow background. Our Astronomik H-beta-CCD completely suppresses the emission lines of artificial lighting (mercury (Hg) and sodium (Na)) and skyglow. The optimal aperture ratio for this filter is 1:3.5 to 1:6. The range of application extends from 1:2.8 to 1:15. Transmission losses and chromatic distortions, which arise with other filters, only occur with Astronomik filters when extremely bright aperture ratios of 1:2 and more come into play.

In contrast to purely visual filters, photographic CCD filters have built-in IR-blocking, which prevents the optical problems caused by infrared radiation.

Please note: In principle, all camera lenses can be used with the Clip-Filter - i.e. Canon EF lenses or camera lenses from other third party manufacturers such as Sigma, Tamron, Tokina, Walimex etc. However, the use of clip-filters with Canon EF-S lenses is NOT possible!

How do I interpret these transmission curves?

  • the wavelength is plotted in nanometers on the horizontal axis. 400nm corresponds to deep blue, 520nm to green and at 600nm to red
  • transmission, in %, is plotted on the vertical axis
  • visual filters: The gray curve shows the relative sensitivity of the dark adapted human eye at night
  • photographic filters: The gray curve shows the relative sensitivity of a typical CCD sensor
  • orange: the main emission lines which contribute to artificial sky glow, e.g lines from mercury (Hg) and sodium (Na)
  • green: the most important emission lines from nebulae, such as the lines from hydrogen (H-alpha and H-beta) and the lines from oxygen (OIII)

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