Astronomik H-alpha 6nm CCD Clip-Filter Nikon XL

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Astronomik H-alpha 6nm CCD Clip-Filter Nikon XL

The Astronomik H-alpha filter is perfect for imaging hydrogen nebulae whether there is light pollution or not. You’ll see a clear contrast between the background and an object glowing at 656nm. Once you see it, you’ll wonder how you did without one of these!

This Nikon XL Clip Filter is designed for the full-frame bodies from Nikon:
The filters sit securely and tension-free in the camera. Assembly and disassembly are easy with your finger, without tools! No changes to the camera are required to use the filters.

It fits: Astronomik OWB Type 3 Clip-Filter Nikon XL-fits It doesn't fit: Astronomik OWB Type 3 Clip-Filter Nikon XL-doesnt fit It looks like this: Astronomik OWB Type 3 Clip-Filter Nikon XL-look

The clip filters are optimized for use with normal camera lenses and for use on a telescope. Because of the narrow bayonet and light well, the filters cause minimal additional shading for some optics, which unfortunately cannot be avoided.


  • The XL clip filters for Nikon have been tested with the models D750, D800, D810 and D850
  • When using the Nikon XL Clip Filters in a D850, all manual lenses and T-adapters can be used without any restrictions.
  • Manufacturer's message: With AF lenses there is an error message and the camera cannot be used! Work-a-round for this strange error: If you cover the electrical contacts of the lens with a little tape, the camera does not deliver an error message and you can take pictures normally.)
  • unfortunately other types have not been tested yet.

This contrast boost is enabled by the high transmission of 96% of its 6nm narrow bandwidth, blocking all other unwanted bandwidths, and if you wanted a very dark background—this is how you get it.

Astronomik H-Alpha 6nm Transmissions

The FWHM of 6 nm is optimized for typical DSLR cameras with CMOS sensors and CCD cameras with a normal/high dark current. With these cameras, the background signal in images taken from heavily light polluted sites is dominated by the dark current of the sensor. In this case, a further reduction of FWHM does not improve the image, as the background will not get darker.

Astronomik H-alpha 6 nm Transmissions

Thanks to the MFR coating technique, you may also use one single filter on all instruments up to f/4 without a significant reduction in performance.


Technical data of the filter:

  • Guaranteed transmission of more than 90% at the H-alpha Line (656 nm)
  • Typical Transmission of 95% at the H-alpha Line (656 nm)
  • Full-Width-Half-Maximum (FWHM): 6 nm
  • Perfect blocking of unwanted light from UV up to the IR
  • Parfocal with all Astronomik filters
  • MFR Coating technique makes it usable with all optics up to f/4
  • Thickness of 1mm
  • Resistant to moisture, scratching, and aging
  • An optically polished substrate, Striae-free, and free of residual stresses
  • High-quality storage box


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