Astronomik SII 12nm CCD Filter - Canon EOS Clip
The Astronomik SII-CCD filter is a narrow-band-filter for CCD photography.The filter lets the light of the ionized sulfur (SII) pass, and blocks nearly the whole remainder of the visual spectrum as well as IR, in which the CCD is sensitive. The full width at half maximum (FWHM) of 12nm is optimal suitable for common CCD cameras and allows the use of very fast optics. The range of application extends from 1:2.8 to 1:15. Transmission losses and chromatic distortions, which arise with other filters, only occur with Astronomik filters when extremely bright aperture ratios of 1:2 and more come into play. It should be noted, that the filter has a transmission of up to 99%.
This is an EOS APS-C Clip filter.
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Compatible Canon EOS Bodies: 7D, 7D MkII,
20D, 20Da, 30D, 40D, 50D, 60D, 60Da, 70D, 77D, 80D,
300D/ Digital Rebel/ Kiss Digital,
350D/ Digital Rebel XT/ Kiss Digital N,
400D/ Digital Rebel XTi/ Kiss Digital X,
450D/ Rebel XSi/ Kiss X2,
500D/ Rebel T1i/ Kiss X3,
550D/ Rebel T2i/ Kiss X4,
600D/ Rebel T3i/ Kiss X5,
650D/ Rebel T4i/ Kiss X6,
700D/ Rebel T5i/ Kiss X7,
750D/ Rebel T6i/ Kiss X8,
760D/ Rebel T7i/ Kiss X9,
1000D/ Rebel XS/ Kiss F,
1100D/ Rebel T3/ Kiss X50,
1200D, 1300D, 2000D, 4000D, 100D, and 200D.
Another advantage of the 12nm filters is the good availability of guiding stars for cameras with a built-in-autoguider (SBIG). If you use a very strong filter like our 6nm filter you often won't find a usable guidestar. The Astronomik SII CCD filter increases the contrast between objects, in this case between those with SII emission lines and the skyglow background. Also, our Astronomik SII-CCD filter completely suppresses the emission lines of artificial lighting (mercury (Hg) and sodium (Na)) and skyglow.
The Astronomik SII CCD increases the contrast between objects, in this case between the SII emission line and the skyglow background. Our Astronomik SII CCD completely suppresses the emission lines of artificial lighting (mercury (Hg) and sodium (Na)) and skyglow. Due to the high optical quality of the Astronomik H-alpha-CCD substrate you will see the same needle-sharp stars as you would from your regular telescope.
Using the new H-alpha-CCD and the new SII-CCD filters you can obtain three-color images of emission line objects (gas nebulae) from locations with very strong light pollution. To do so, you would take an image in three different wavelengths, select each one as a color-channel in Photoshop and paste them together as one single color image. If you plan to create color images from emission line data, our CLS-CCD filter is a great choice for the Luminance channel. About the Astronomik Clip-Filter System....
The patented Astronomik Clip-Filter System is black anodized aluminum and laser-cut on state-of-the-art modern machines. It can be inserted within seconds directly into the EOS camera body. There are no changes necessary and all lens functions (focus, screen, image stabilization) remain functional!
Almost all Canon system lenses (with the exception of the EF-S series) and all M42 and T2 lens adapters, can be used with the Astronomik Clip-Filter System. The Clip-Filter System also acts as an outstanding dust shield, which prevents the possibility of dust settling on the sensor during long time exposure (The MC-Clear filter does not have a filter effect and only acts as a dust shield.)
Note: For Photographers interested in daylight IR-Photography a "MC-modification" is possible for some cameras. If you are interested in this, please send us a short mail. We will give you more details. The "MC-modification" gives you no advantage for normal astrophotography! If you have a full-frame Canon EOS camera, like the 5D or 6D, you should buy the Astronomik SII Canon XL EOS Clip
Astronomik SII 12nm CCD Filter - Canon EOS Clip Features.
- Transmission of over 97% with the SII line (nm)
- Complete blocking of all disturbing wavelength ranges in the infrared
- Parfocal with other Astronomik filters
- Glass thickness: 1mm
- Completely resistant against high humidity, scratches and aging effects
- Diffraction limited, the filter will not reduce the optical performance of your telescope!
- Astronomik filters are delivered in a high-quality, long lasting, filter box
OPT Product Number: AK-SII-EOS