Optolong L-Ultimate Dual Band 3nm 2 Inch Filter

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Optolong L-Ultimate Dual Band 3nm 2 Inch Filter

Optolong L-Ultimate Dual Band 3nm 2 Inch Filter 3nm is designed to drastically reduce the effect of light pollution. The 3nm bandwidth means it strongly isolates the nebulae's emissions into H-Alpha (red) and OIII (green-blue) from anything else. It blocks light pollution, maximizes the signal from nebulae, and darkens the sky background. It also blocks artificial light from mercury vapor lamps, high and low pressure sodium vapor lights, and unwanted natural light caused by the emission of neutral oxygen in our atmosphere...

 

Features

2" low-profile filter cell suitable for filter drawers, filter wheels - with 2" filter thread

designed to drastically reduce the effect of light pollution, the 3nm isolates the nebulae's emissions into H-Alpha (red) and OIII (green-blue). It blocks light pollution, maximizes the signal from nebulae, and darkens the sky background. It also blocks artificial light from mercury vapor lamps, high and low pressure sodium vapor lights, and unwanted natural light caused by the emission of neutral oxygen in our atmosphere. Maximizes the transmission of the main emission lines of the nebula in OIII (496nm and 500nm) and H-alpha (656nm). Used with DSLR, color/MONO CMOS and CCD, however, this filter is not suitable for fast ratio systems.

The advantage of L-Ultimate is that it only passes through the emission lines OIII(500.7nm) and Ha(656.3nm), in which case all other light pollution emission lines are eliminated so that only the emission and reflection signals of the nebula are captured during imaging. Therefore, the sky background of the image is darker, and the contrast between the nebulae and the signal-to-noise ratio are improved to the greatest extent. In heavy light pollution areas, the product can also selectively filter light pollution and clutter signals through the emission lines of nebulae, and finally avoid the impact of light pollution on astrophotography.

It is different from the series of dual-narrowband L-eNhance and L-eXtreme in that L-Ultimate is a dual-3nm bandwidth filter that only passes through Ha and OIII emission lines. You will get a darker sky background, more contrast of the image and the suppression on stars. L-Ultimate has also been optimized in terms of halo performance, so that there is no obvious halo when shooting on a bright star object.

 

L-Ultimate Specification

Substrate: Optical glass
FHWM: OIII 3nm   Ha 3nm
Blocking range: 300-1000nm
Blocking:  >OD4
Surface quality: 60/40
Transmitted Wavefront RMS: λ/4
Parallelism: 30s

 

WARNING: The filters of Optolong are not designed for sun observation. DO NOT LOOK AT THE SUN WITH OPTOLONG FILTER. You would be BLIND if you fail to observe the warning.

 

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