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Hydrogen - Beta 2" filtras


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Also known as the Horsehead Nebula filter, the Lumicon 1.25in Hydrogen-Beta Filter isolates only the hydrogen-beta line of the spectrum (486nm) in a narrow pass-band just 9 nm wide, providing maximum contrast. 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.

The Deep Sky , Hydrogen-Beta , Oxygen III , and Ultra High Contrast Filters are the result of 20 years of steady design improvements, and continue to deliver the highest performance of all anti-light pollution filters obtainable today. The following information recommends which filter to use on which celestial objects, and explains how filter transmissions differ.



Best Filter for Viewing

Best Filter for Photography

Stars & Star Clusters

M13, M11


Deep Sky

Diffuse Nebulae

Lagoon, Swan

OIII (light polluted sky) Deep Sky, UHC (dark sky)

Deep Sky

Planetary Nebulae

Dumbbell, Ring

OIII (light polluted sky) Deep Sky, UHC (dark sky)

Deep Sky

Faint Planetary Nebulae

NGC 7293, Abell 33, Jones 1


Deep Sky

Reflection Nebulae

Pleiades, Trifid

Deep Sky

Deep Sky

Spiral Galaxies

M33, M101


Deep Sky

Faint Nebulae

Veil, Rosette, N. American

OIII (light polluted sky) Deep Sky, UHC (dark sky)

Deep Sky

Extremely Faint Nebulae

California, Horsehead


Night-Sky H-Alpha
Deep Sky

Hydrogen-Beta Filter

Extremely narrow bandpass filter isolating the hydrogen-beta line alone (486nm).

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.

Exit Pupil Specifications:

The exit pupil of a telescope is a measure of specific magnification, which differs from absolute magnification, and which determines the surface brightness of an extended object image. Exit pupil diameter may be expressed as the quotient of eyepiece focal length divided by the telescope's focal ratio. For example, a 32mm eyepiece used on an f/10 telescope will have a 3.2mm exit pupil. Each Lumicon filter has an optimum eyepiece exit pupil range shown below.

Filter Type

Deep Sky









Optimum Exit Pupil (Light-polluted sky)





Optimum Exit Pupil (Dark sky)






As filter bandpass decreases, optimum exit pupil size tends to increase. To determine the best eyepiece focal length to use with a given filter, simply multiply the Exit Pupil value shown above by your telescope's focal ratio. For example, if you are using the Lumicon H-Beta filter at a dark site and your telescope has an f/6 focal ratio, the best range of eyepiece focal lengths to use with this filter is [(4 to 7) x 6] = 24mm to 42mm.

Filter Construction:

Lumicon nebula filters are made using thin-film dielectric coatings on optically flat glass. These exclusively designed dielectric coatings consist of over 30 alternating layers of several different materials. Each layer is about a wavelength of light thick and has a thickness accurate to 2 - 3 angstroms. Lumicon nebula filters include anti-reflection coatings on both sides to prevent ghosting and increase light transmittance. They also have a hard, electron-beam deposited coating for mechanical protection. While still delicate, Lumicon filters may be carefully cleaned with isopropyl alcohol, or Lumicon’s Advanced Cleaning Kit.

Mechanical Design:

These filters thread directly into most eyepieces and telescope accessories. Threads are standard for 1.25" filters. 48mm filters are standard for 2" O.D. eyepieces.


These Lumicon filters reject man-made and natural light pollution. Mercury light pollution occurs at 365, 405, 436, 546, 577, and 617nm. High-pressure sodium streetlights emit at 570, 583, 600, and 617nm. Natural airglow occurs at 558 and more weakly at 630nm. There is a window of greatly reduced light pollution from 440nm (blue) to 540nm (green). The Lumicon Deep Sky Filter has a wide 90-100nm bandpass for most of this range (441-535nm) to yield maximum transmission of light from stars and galaxies. The UHC Filter has a narrow 22nm bandpass through 484-506nm. The OIII Filter has a very narrow 11nm bandpass for 495-501nm, and the H-beta Filter has the narrowest bandpass of all - only 8nm centered at 486nm. The narrower the bandpass, the higher the rejection of light pollution and the blacker the skies. However, a narrower bandpass also means fainter star images. Nevertheless, the Deep Sky Filter has high transmission for the photographic red nebula emission lines.

Nebula Emission Lines:

The main visible radiation from emission nebulae consists of doubly ionized oxygen near the wavelength of 500nm. There is also weaker emission due to hydrogen-beta at 486nm. The invisible but photographically important emission of red hydrogen-alpha and ionized nitrogen occur near 657nm.

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