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Model: O11501Brand: Optolong
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The Optolong extra Narrowband OIII-CCD 6.5nm filter is designed for nebula observation allowing 6.5nm bandwidth of light centered on a wavelength of 500nm through, which corresponds to OIII emission lines, and reducing the transmission of certain wavelengths of light, specifically those produced by artificial light including mercury vapor, and both high and low pressure sodium vapor lights and the unwanted natural light caused by neutral oxygen emission in our atmosphere (i.e. skyglow).
OIII emits 495.9nm and 500.7nm and it is a blue-green colored filter. Many of images of planetary nebula and supernova remnants are taken only with H-alpha and OIII filters. They show great structural details, but have natural colors, looking like an RGB image.
Main Use and Performance
Suitable for visual observation on most emission nebulae, planetary nebulae and supernova remnantsHubble look of images can be made by the combination of H-alpha, OIII-CCD and SII-CCD, such as the famous “Pillars of Creation” (M16 Eagle Nebula)Narrowband filter do not eliminate the effects of light pollution or increase the object’s brightness. In many cases, they increase the contrast between nebula and night sky, not brightening the nebula.
Schott substrate materialThickness 2.0mmSurface Quality: 60/40 (Refer to MIL-O-13830)Fine-optically polished to ensure accurate 1/4 wavefront and <30 seconds parallelism over the both surfaces80% transmission at major OIII line 500nmInfrared wavelength 700-1100nm cut-off0.1% transmission of off-band, specifically the major emission lines of artificial light pollution (i.e. Na 589nm, Hg 435nm and 578nm). Transmission of 0.1% is equivalent to OD3(Optical Density), and a high optical density value indicates very low transmission, and low optical density indicates high transmission.Coating Parameter
Non-cementing optical substrate coatingElectron-beam gun evaporation with Ion-assisted deposition coating technology for durability and resistance to scratching, as well as stability on CWL(central wavelength) no deviation affected by temperature changePlanetary rotation system offers precision and homogeneity of coatings ensuring high value on transmission of pass-band and Optical density of off-bandFilter Cell
Ultra-thin filter cell minimize vignetting by maximize possible clear aperture (clear aperture is 26mm for 1.25”; 45mm for 2”)Aerometal Material | Precise CNC Machining | Sand Blasting Process | Black Anodized Finish | Extinction Treatment to Prevent Reflection | Laser Engraving No Fading
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