Optolong L-eNhance Light Pollution Triple-Bandpass Narrowband Imaging Filter - 1.25"
The Optolong L-eNhance 1.25" filter is a triple-bandpass narrowband filter designed for light polluted skies to maximise the output from your imaging time.
Please note, we originally called it a Dual-bandpass filter as it lets through the light in two sections (bands), however, to distinguish between the L-eNhance and the latest L-eXtreme filters, we had to rename this filter. Both filters have two bands, but the L-eNhance lets through light of three important emission light sources, whilst the L-eXtreme focuses on two important emission light sources only, hence the change of title for the L-eNhance filter.
The relentless spread of urbanization and its associated light pollution have become a growing problem for all amateurs and astro photographers. The current solutions to the problem can be expensive and might include the purchase of a monochrome camera, several types of narrowband filters and a filter wheel.
L-eNhance provides an economical and practical solution for amateurs. It is a tri-band pass filter which has been designed for DSLR (digital SLR), color CMOS and CCD cameras. The convenience and cost effectiveness of this filter allows amateurs to image a rich selection of astronomical images, even in bright, heavily light-polluted areas.
Optolong believes the design of our L-eNhance filter is a technical innovation among filters. It effectively isolates the H-Alpha, H-Beta, and Oxygen III nebula emission lines and achieves a maximum transmission of up to 90%. The performance of this filter delivers images that superbly control the impact from light polluted skies.
L-eNhance Filter Spectrum Curve
According to the characteristics of celestial body emission lines and feature of light pollution span of spectrum, Optolong specially designed and optimized tri-band L-eNhance filter in order to retain the prominent color of nebula RGB while blocking out most of light pollution. Spectrum as shown below:
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The Major Emission Lines of Nebulae: H-α 656.3nm, H-β486.1nm, OIII 495.9nm, OIII 500.7nm
The Major Emission Lines of Artificial Light Pollution: Hg 435.8nm, 546.1nm, 577nm, 578.1nm, Na 598nm, 589.6nm, 615.4nm, 616.1nm
Optolong will continue to optimize the product according to actual testing, therefore the above curve is not to be used as the final product data.
1.25” mounted and 2” mounted are available now.
Other sizes will be listed when become available.
Imaging Target： Vela Supernova Remnant
Camera : CentralDS Astro A7s (cooled at -2C)
Lens : Canon EF 300mm f/4L (non-IS)
Filter : Optolong L-eNhance
ISO : 6400
Tracker : Star Adventurer
Autoguide : none
Exp time : 1min X 81frames
w Dark, Bias frames
process with PI, PS CC
Offered by Optolong co-photographer Vincent Cheng
After a simple red structure transformation, the effect of SHO Hubble color can also be simulated. Compared with the previous narrow band filters of Ha, SII and OIII, L-eNhance filter is a good substitution. So-called one filter is multi-purpose,it's worth to have ~!
Imaging Target：NGC 3372 Eta Carinae
Telescope: Pentax 100 SDUF II F/4
Light Frames 15 x 240sec
Dark Frames 15 x 240sec
Bias Frames 50 x 0.001sec
Flat Frames 15 x 0.55sec
Software: SIRIL & Pixinsight 1.8.6
Offered by Optolong co-photographer Tommy Lim
More will come soon !
- Silver cardboad box
- Plastic PP box
- Imported high pressure EVA case lining
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