Astronomik MC Clear Filter

Astronomik MC Clear Filter
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Model:  ak_mc_clear_2
Part Number:  8H0024
Brand:  Astronomik

Astronomik

The Astronomik Multicoated (MC) clear filter serves as dust protector or to keep your system parfocal with other Astronomik filters.

This filter should be used if the focal plane of your imaging system should stay in the same place as with other Astronomik filters in place. The multicoating prevents you from unwanted reflections. It blocks neither IR nor UV.

The second main application is dust protection of your system (telescope or camera). As the filter doesn’t modify the spectral transmittance of your system it doesn’t alter the colours. It’s great for keeping all dust away from your optics or sensor.

FEATURES

  • Not sensitive to high humidity or ageing effects
  • Scratch-resistance!
  • Excellent quality substrate, diffraction limited - the optical performance of your telescope will not be reduced
  • Parfocal with other Astronomik filters
  • 1mm Glass Thickness
  • Supplied in a high-quality, long lasting, filter box

Main use

The Astronomik MC Clear is made by the same high-end process as all other Astronomik filters. The coating has the same scratch resistance and the substrate has the same high quality. Because of this it is parfocal with all other Astronomik filters and can be used in any optical system for dust protection without modifying the spectral characteristics and without destroying the optical performance of your system.

Other uses

  • As a dust protection of Schmidt-Cassegrain, Schmidt-Newton or Maksutov system or as a dust protection in front of DSLR camera.
  • As an alternative instead of the UV-IR-Blocker if your system has no refracting elements.

Alternatives

You should think about using the IR-blocker or even the UV-IR blocker if you have a system with any refracting elements.

Transmission Chart

  • The horizontal axis is the Wavelength in Nanometers (nm). 400nm is deep blue, at 520nm the human eye senses green and at 600nm red. At 656nm is the famous "H-Alpha" emission line of hydrogen.
  • The transmission in % is plotted on the vertical axis.
  • The blue line shows the transmission of the filter.
  • The most important emission lines from nebulas are shown in orange. The most important lines are from ionised Hydrogen (H-alpha and H-beta) and double ionised oxygen (OIII).

The major emission lines of artificial light pollution:
| Hg 435,8nm | Hg 546,1nm | Hg 577,0nm | Hg 578,1nm |
| Na 589,0nm | Na 589,6nm | Na 615,4nm | Na 616,1nm |

The major emission lines of nebulas:
H-β 486,1nm | OIII 495,9nm | OIII 500,7nm | H-α 656,3nm

Suitability

  • Visual observation (dark skies): Reasonable, for dust protection only
  • Visual observation (urban skies): Reasonable, for dust protection only
  • Film photography: Reasonable, for dust protection only
  • CCD photography: Good, to compensate the optical thickness (parfocal with other Astronomik filters); dust protection
  • DSLR photography (original): Reasonable, for dust protection only
  • DSLR photography (astro modified): Reasonable, for dust protection only
  • DSLR photography (MC modified): Reasonable, for dust protection only
  • Webcam / Video (Planets): Reasonable, for dust protection only
  • Webcam / Video (Deep Sky): Reasonable, for dust protection only

Technical Data

  • Scratch-resistant!
  • Excellent carrier material. The optical performance of your telescope is not reduced by the filter in any way.
  • Parfocal with other Astronomik filters
  • Glass thickness: 1mm
  • Completely resistant against high humidity, scratches and ageing 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

 

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