Astronomy Specialist

ULTRA NARROWBAND OIII

 

The Antlia OIII ultra narrow-band filters boost the contrast of emission nebulae and supernova remnants for professional results, even under a bright sky affected by light pollution.

The 3.5nm band pass is only 1% of the entire visible spectrum, increasing the signal to noise ratio and delivering high contrast images and extremely dark backgrounds. To even further enhance the contrast, and suppress the stray light and internal reflections, Antlia applies edge-blackening coating on each filter.

The maximum transmission of the Oxygen III line (500.7 nm) is 88% and the transmission off band is only 0.1%. This is a value often undisclosed by other filter producers and it is critical to darken the sky background and minimise the halos around the stars. 

Each filter is individually tested to ensure a high quality standard. The tight tolerance of the filters substrate assure a maximum deviance of ±0.05 from specifications making these filters parfocal. 

The filter cuts off the ultraviolet and infrared light so there is no need to use the IR-cut filter.

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