Astronomik H-alpha 12nm CCD Clip-Filter EOS APS-C

Astronomik APS-C Ha 12 nm

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Astronomik H-alpha 12nm CCD Clip-Filter EOS APS-C

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Astronomik H-alpha 12nm CCD Clip-Filter EOS APS-C

Astronomik H-alpha 12nm Filter

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.

We have re-desgined all of our photographic filters. Since the end of 2008 we are shipping our new "Halo-Free" filters. read more...

The full width at half-maximum (FWHM) of 12nm 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%.

Another advantage of the 12nm filters is the 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 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.

Main use

The Astronomik H-alpha-CCD (12nm version) increases the contrast between objects, in this case between the H-alpha emission line and the skyglow background. Our Astronomik H-alpha-CCD (12nm version) completely suppresses the emission lines of artificial lighting (mercury (Hg) and sodium (Na)) and skyglow.

Please note: In principleall camera lenses can be used with the Clip-Filter - i.e. Canon EF lenses or camera lenses from other third party manufacturers such as Sigma, Tamron, Tokina, Walimex etc. However, the use of clip-filters with Canon EF-S lenses is NOT possible!



Type H-Alpha Filters
Coating of optical system multiple
Frame EOS-Clip


Series H-alpha 12nm

Area of application

Visually useful no
Useful for photographs yes
Anti light-pollution yes
Daylight and twilight observation -
Mercury -
Venus -
Mars -
Jupiter -
Saturn -
Uranus -
Hydrogen nebulae yes
Planetary nebulae -
Supernova remains -
Comets -
Central stars -
Twin stars -
Galaxies and star clusters -