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Modern Telescopes - India's largest telescope seller company proud to present Optolong UHC Filter which excellent for Urban light pollution. This is a recommened filter to observe deep sky objects from light polluted  areas.


ptolong UHC Introduction

The UHC (Ultra High Contrast) broadband filter is designed to improve the visibility of various deepsky objects. By selectively reducing the transmission of wavelengths of light pollutants, specifically those produced by artificial lightings including mercury vapor lamps, both high & low pressure sodium vapor lights and the unwanted natural light caused by neutral oxygen emission in our atmosphere (i.e. skyglow). Together with the highly transparent in main nebula emission lines at OIII(496nm and 500nm), H-beta (486nm), NII(654nm and 658nm), H-alpha(656nm) as well as SII(672nm), the filter is suitable for enhancing the contrast and details for both visual and photograghic purpose at sub-rural area with heavy light pollution.

Main Use and Performance

Suitable for color CCD cameras and unmodified DSLRs.

UHC with narrower passband provides higher contrast than CLS. Thus it is more suitable for urban environment where you suffer from severe light pollution.

UHC has a substantial red passband and offer superb views for objects like the Orion Nebula (M42).

Light pollution filter do not eliminate the effects of light pollution or increase the object’s brightness. In many cases, they increase the contrast between nebula and night sky, not brightening the nebula.

WARNING: The filters of Optolong are not designed for sun observation. DO NOT LOOK AT THE SUN WITH OPTOLONG FILTER. You would be BLIND if you fail to observe the warning.


Technical Data

Sbustrate: optical glass
Blocking range: 300-700nm
Blcoking depth: OD3, light pollution line blocking >99%
Surface quality: 60/40 (Refer to MIL-O-13830A, MIL-C-48497A)
Transmitted Wavefront RMS:  ¼ λ
 Parallelism: 30s

Optolong UHC Filter 1.25 Inch (light pollution filter for Urban environment)

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