Optolong L-Quad Enhance Filter 2"


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L-Quad Enhance Filter (L-QEF) is a quad bandpass light pollution suppression filter for color cameras. It effectively suppresses the transmission of light pollution wavelengths, especially light pollution generated by artificial lighting (including mercury and sodium lamps), as well as the effects of natural skylight-induced effects on the shot, thus effectively enhancing the contrast and details of the celestial bodies, and making the objects more distinct and stereoscopic. This filter provides better color balance while improving resistance of light pollution. L-QEF can be used for both wide field astrophotography, such as the Milky Way in Summer and Winter, and deep sky objects such as nebulae, galaxies, star clusters, and so forth; It allows you to save a lot of time during the shooting process and get better results at the same time. The design of quad bandpass maximizes the color balance of nebulae, galaxies and other broadband spectral targets.

Key Features:

♦Cuts out light pollution from mercury and sodium lamps and produces a nice broadband image with minimal color cast;

♦Signal-to-noise ratio (SNR);

♦Near IR cut-off to 1000nm, reducing the effects of IR noise;

♦L-QEF has more than 90% transmittance of the nebula emission lines at H-Beta/OIII/H-Alpha/SII, with cut-off depth from OD2 to OD4, thus providing a significant increase in resistance to light pollution. L-QEF is good for night sky from Bortle 1 to Bortle 7 levels; (Bortle 8, Bortle 9 environments shall not be recommended, kindly chose Optolong other narrow-band filters, 3nm, 7nm type of filters are available.);

♦Suitable for wide range of deep sky targets: it covers most nebulae, galaxies, star clusters, reflected and emitted line signals astronomical objects with higher contrast and rich details while maintaining excellent color balance. L-QEF is superior to other filters of the same type.