Antlia OIII Prime narrowband filter optimizes the FWHM (full width half maximum) to 7nm bandpass. The suppression of optical density is (OD)4 on unwanted wavelengths. The excellent optical coating characteristics found in the Antlia 3nm Pro series has been incorporated into the 7nm Prime narrowband filters. The result is that these filters deliver superior SNR(signal to noise ratio) and better contrast in your images. Antlia OIII 7nm Prime filters are designed to deliver 90% transmission at the 500.7nm line that provides you with the maximum signal to reveal the faintest OIII nebulae structures. The out of band blocking specification is rated OD4 (0.01%) 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 7nm Prime filters are designed to minimize halos around bright stars. Antlia 7nm Prime filters can be used with nearly all systems as fast as f/2 with minimal loss in emission signal and meets the requirements of fast optics.
Application and Performance:
90% transmittance at Central Wavelength OIII 500.7nm
Wider FWHM, 7nm Prime narrowband filters can be used with fast optics of f/2 with minimal loss of signal
Steep spectral profile minimizes halos around bright stars
A single substrate to eliminate internal reflections
Narrowband Objects: OIII Emission Nebulae, Planetary, Wolf Rayet Nebulae and Supernova Remnants Use in light polluted areas and dark sites
All Antlia unmounted narrowband filters are edge blackened to eliminate internal reflections from stray light
Superior optical reliability reduces post image processing
This filter is effective for deep sky objects that contain OIII emissions
Basic Substrate: Optical, Single / Non-glued substrate
Filter Thickness: 2mm+/-0.05mm for Dia36mm unmounted
FWHM (Full width at half maximum): 7nm
CWL (Central Wavelength): 500.7nm
Peak Transmission: ＞90%
Blocking: > 4OD(0.01% 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
Warranty: 3-years against delamination
Night visual observation
DO NOT LOOK AT THE SUN WITH THIS FILTER
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 out of band blocking rate, transmittance and band-pass parameters to achieve an optimum result. Each filter is individually tested and scanned by strict QC to ensure that the quality meets the high-performance parameters. The result is that Antlia is known for designing filters for astrophotography that achieve exceptional quality and performance parameters at affordable prices. We believe the price to performance ratio compares more favorably than similar premium filters in the market.