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Lumicon Hydrogen Beta (H-Beta) Thread-on Filter for Schmidt-Cassegrain Rear Cell - LF3065

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Lumicon Hydrogen Beta (H-Beta) Thread-on Filter for Schmidt-Cassegrain Rear Cell

Also known as the Horsehead Nebula filter, the Lumicon Cassegrain Hydrogen-Beta Filter isolates only the hydrogen-beta line of the spectrum (486 nm) in a narrow pass-band just 9 nm wide, providing maximum contrast. The Cassegrain filter-cell threads onto your telescope's SCT rear-cell, and presents male SCT threads for accessory attachment. The Cassegrain filter cell allows you to change eyepieces without threading/unthreading the filter, and is also easier to change-out than the standard 2" filter cell with gloves on, for cold-weather observing. Now you can view extremely faint nebulous objects such as the Horsehead, Cocoon and California Nebulae. In many cases, the Lumicon Hydrogen-Beta Filter is the ONLY way to view these objects. Recommended for 12" or larger telescopes. To ensure that your Lumicon filter remains the World's Best, the strictest quality control standards are employed throughout the production process. Each Lumicon Hydrogen - Beta Filter is individually inspected and proudly inscribed with the percentage of light transmittance of the H-Beta emission line.

Hydrogen-Beta Filter

  • Extremely narrow bandpass filter isolating the hydrogen-beta line alone (486 nm)
  • Excellent for viewing the Horsehead, Cocoon, and California Nebulae
  • Often the only way to view certain nebulae
  • It is best used under clear skies with large aperture