Astronomik H-Alpha 12nm CCD Filter - Canon EOS APS Clip

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Astronomik H-Alpha 12nm CCD Filter - Canon EOS APS Clip

The Astronomik H-alpha filter is a narrow band filter for CCD photography. The filter lets the H-alpha light of emission nebulae pass and blocks nearly the whole remainder of the spectrum where the CCD is sensitive.

The full width at half-maximum (FWHM) of 12 nm is optimized for the use with common CCD cameras and allows the use of very fast optics. It should be noted that the filter has a transmission of up to 99-percent. Another advantage of the 12 nm filters is the availability of guiding stars for cameras with a built-in-autoguider (SBIG). If you use a very strong filter like our 6 nm filter you often won't find a usable guide star.

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.

The Astronomik H-alpha-CCD (12 nm version) increases the contrast between objects, in this case between the H-alpha emission line and the skyglow background. Our Astronomik H-alpha-CCD (12 nm version) completely suppresses the emission lines of artificial lighting (mercury (Hg) and sodium (Na)) and skyglow. When using the OIII CCD and the 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 a color image. The Astronomik H-alpha filter may NOT be used for solar observation. f 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 an "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 EOS camera, like the 5D or 6D, you should buy the Astronomik H-alpha 12 nm XL EOS Clip Filter instead. 

Astronomik H-alpha 12 nm CCD Filter - Canon EOS Clip Features:

  • Transmission of over 97-percent with the H-alpha line (656 nm)
  • Complete blocking from all disturbing wavelengths in the infrared
  • Parfocal with other Astronomik filters
  • Glass thickness: 1 mm
  • Completely resistant to 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 

SPECIFICATIONS

Accessory TypeFilter
Filter TypeH Alpha
Free ShippingYes
ManufacturerAstronomik
ShapeC
Warranty10 Year Warranty

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DW
03/27/2019
Dinald W.
United States

Halpha clip in filter

It is fine. Works as intended and is convenient to use.

FW
01/09/2019
Frank W.
United States

H-alpha filter

Disappointed that my lens will not fit with the filter clipped inside my camera. But works great when the camera is connected to the telescope.

CB
12/28/2018
Cesar B.
Chile

Purchase of Astronomik H-alpha 12nm CCD clip-on filter for Canon APS camera

Excellent quality filter, well built, fits exactly. I just received it and have yet to use it, but based on my experience with other Astronomik filters I own, I am sure this one will also turn out to be as good.

MG
10/23/2018
Manuel G.
Canada

Excellent

I am very happy with my purchase experience. However, Theresa was not helpful. She just limited to let me know that you guys were moving. I did not see that in your website. I happened that I went to Spain and my filter arrived while I was there. Everything else, I have to say, i am very happy with.

JS
07/27/2018
Josh S.
New Zealand

Filter and flattener

Amazing products, great price and they came quickly. Just started using them yesterday and so far have great results. Filter has worked wonders in light pollution and near full moon

LH
07/05/2018
Louise H.
United States

It is a gift.

It is a gift. It will be opened on Wednesday.