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Antlia 3nm Narrowband H-alpha (Ha) Pro Filters

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Antlia
Antlia H-alpha 3nm Pro 1.25"
$342 CAD
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Antlia H-alpha Pro narrowband filter optimizes the FWHM (full width half maximum) to 3nm bandpassAs the bandwidth becomes narrower, the 3nm Pro narrowband filters enhance contrast of emission targets by lowering the unwanted background signal. Antlia H-alpha 3nm Pro filters are designed to deliver 88% transmission at the 656.3nm line which provides you with the maximum signal and well defined nebulae structures.

Conventional broader narrowband filters cause a heavy loss in transmission due to the strong Center Wavelength (CWL)-shift. We guarantee T>88% within 1nm range of the center bandwidth, which means that the 3nm Pro narrowband filter can guarantee high transmittance for working with both long focal ratios and fast optical systems. Blue-shift data shows that Antlia 3nm Pro filters can be used with nearly all systems as fast as f/3 with minimal loss in emission signal and meets the requirements of fast optics like Hyperstar and RASA.

The out of band blocking specification is rated OD5 (0.001%) which delivers an excellent SNR(signal to noise ratio) and effective cut-off rate to minimize interference from other wavelengths. Improved sharp cut-off astrophotography 3nm Pro filters are designed to minimize halos around bright stars.


Application and Performance

High transmittance and smallest bandwidth to maximize contrast

Steep spectral profile minimizes halos around bright stars

A single substrate to eliminate internal reflections   

Narrowband Objects: H-alpha Emission Nebulae, Planetary, Wolf Rayet Nebulae and Supernova Remnants

Use in light polluted areas and dark sites

Extends imaging time when the moon is up

Antlia narrowband Pro filters can be used down to F/3 systems with slight loss of signal

All Antlia Narrowband filters are edge blackened to eliminate internal reflections from stray light

Superior optical reliability reduces post image processing

This filter is not suited to deep sky objects that do not contain H-alpha emissions.

Basic Substrate: Schott optical substrate

Filter Thickness:   3mm+/-0.05mm for Dia50mm unmounted

FWHM (Full width at half maximum): 3nm

CWL (Central Wavelength)656.3nmnm

Peak Transmission: >88%

Blocking: > 5 OD(0.001% out of band blocking) @ 300-1000nm

Surface Quality: S/D (scratch/dig)= 60/40 (Refer to MIL-O-13830)

Transmitted Wavefront: Lambda/4 or better.

Parallelism: Less than 30 arcsec

Single / Non-glued substrate


Warranty: 3-years against delamination

Not Recommended:

Solar Observing and imaging

Visual observation

DO NOT LOOK AT THE SUN WITH ANTLIA FILTERS.

Serious eye damage will result if you fail to observe the warning.


When we design filters for astronomy imaging systems, we look at how they will work together with optical systems, carefully designing the blocking and band-pass parameters to achieve an optimum result. The out of band blocking rate is a very important performance index since it is designed to sharply attenuate off-band wavelengths. The result is that the Antlia H-alpha 3nm Pro filter delivers excellent contrast with extremely dark backgrounds whilst delivering a high transmission of the H-alpha signal. Such filters are more difficult to produce to a consistently high standard.

Each filter is individually tested and scanned to ensure that the quality meets the high-performance parameters. The end result is a filter that achieves excellent contrast but with a higher production cost. We believe the price to performance ratio compares more favorably than similar premium filters in the market.

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