The Antlia H-Alpha ultra narrow-band filter boosts 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 Hydrogen Alpha line (656.3 nm) is above 90% 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 backgound 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.
DO NOT LOOK AT THE SUN WITH THE ANTLIA FILTERS. Serious eye damage will occur.
Crescent Nebula (NGC 6888) taken with Antlia filters by Andrea Maggi
|Passing band||3.5 nm (FWHM)|
2.0 mm ±0.05
1/4 λ (wavefront)
|Off-band transmission||<0.1% (OD3) @ 300-1050 nm|
|Coating||Double-sided multilayer nano-coating|
|Surface quality||60/40 (in accordance with US military watch MIL-O-13830)|
|Glass type||Schott monolithic optical substrate (non glued)|
|Filter options||Mounted 1.25", unmounted 36mm, mounted 2", unmounted 50mm|
|SKU 1.25" filter
|SKU 36mm filter
|SKU 2" filter
|SKU 50mm filter||AN-Ha3.5nm50|
H-Alpha filter transmission curve
H-Alpha filter absorption curve