EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC OPTOLONG 1.25'' L-eNhance Deep-Sky Light Pollution Filter

The L-eNhance is a tri band filter and the ideal choice for enhanced light pollution suppression. It allows astrophotos to be taken of narroband emission objects in O-III, H-Beta and H-Alpha lines out of the city.

  • Professional photographic filter for astronomy
  • Improves deep sky emission nebula photography
  • Best choice for enhanced light pollution suppression
  • For taking pictures also from highly lightpolluted areas
  • High Transmission for O-III, H-Beta and H-Alpha lines
  • Doesn't require very large or extremely expensive telescopes
  • CMOS cameras can deliver images like monochrome cameras
  • Balanced colour for a natural image result
  • Filter DIA: 1.25inch/31.7mm, Connecting tread: M28x0.6mm
  • Multi-layer anti-reflection coatings for highest image contrast

€209.00*

Available, delivery time: 1-3 days

Product number: 0310165
GTIN/EAN: 4007922072876
Product information "EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC OPTOLONG 1.25'' L-eNhance Deep-Sky Light Pollution Filter"
L-eNhance Filter for deep sky nebula photography from the city
The relentless spread or urbanization and its associated light pollution have become a growing problem for all amateur 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. Especially with inexpensive newtonian telescopes, double-lens ED refractors or even achromats, the L-eNhance filters open up completely new possibilities for the capture of high-class astronomical images even out of the light polluted city. CMOS cameras can deliver images like monochrome cameras. This new generation of filters makes it possible to take amazing astrophotos directly from the light-polluted city with all its artificial light sources. The narrow bandpass for the wavelengths of O-III, H-Beta and H-Alpha and the almost complete attenuation of the interfering light sources of these new filters make this an ideal solution.

L-eNhance Description 
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 monochrome CCD cameras. The convenience and cost-effectiveness of this filter allows amateurs to take a rich selection of astronomical images, even in bright, heavily light-polluted areas. We believe 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. 

Main Use and Performance
This new generation of filters makes it possible to take amazing astrophotos directly from the light-polluted city with all its artificial light sources. The narrow bandpass for the wavelengths of O-III, H-Beta and H-Alpha and the almost complete attenuation of the interfering light sources do not require very large or extremely expensive telescopes. No, especially with inexpensive newtonian telescopes, double-lens ED refractors or even achromats, these filters open up completely new possibilities for high-class astronomical images. Furthermore, with the help of these filters, CMOS colour cameras can deliver an image quality that comes close to CCD monochrome cameras.

WARNING: These nebula filters are not designed for sun observation. DO NOT LOOK AT THE SUN WITH THIS FILTER. You will go BLIND if you ignore this warning.

Coating technology
L-eNhance has a multiple anti-reflective coating on the optical substrate. The L-eNhance filter uses a precision coating based on ion deposition coating technology. This ensures durability and scratch resistance as well as stability on the CWL (central wavelength), which is not affected by temperature changes. Absolute precision and homogeneity of the coatings as well as maximum values for transmission in the passband and optical density in the off-band range are guaranteed for all filters.


FEATURES
  • Professional photographic filter for astronomy
  • Improves deep sky emission nebula photography
  • Best choice for enhanced light pollution suppression
  • For taking pictures also from highly light polluted areas
  • Tri-band filter with high transmission for O-III, H-Beta and H-Alpha lines
  • Does not require very large or extremely expensive telescopes
  • Excellent results also with inexpensive newtonian telescopes, double-lens ED refractors or even achromats
  • CMOS colour cameras can deliver an image quality that comes close to CCD monochrome cameras
  • Balanced colour for a natural image
  • Filter diameter: 1.25 inch / 31.7mm
  • Connecting thread: M28,5 x 0,6mm (Eyepiece thread 1.25 inch)
  • Selected optical glass material
  • Spectrum: 300-1000nm
  • Off-Band Blocking: > 99%
  • Surface Quality: 60/40 (Refer to MIL-O-13830)
  • Fine-optically polished to ensure accurate 1/4 wavefront and highest parallelism over the both surfaces
  • High transmission at major nebula emission lines (i.e. H-alpha 656nm, OIII 496nm&500nm and H-beta 486nm).

SCOPE OF DELIVERY
  • L-eNhance filter (1pc)
  • Dust protection box (1pc)
Colour: black
Field of application [Telescope-filter]: Light Pollution Filter for Astrophotography
Material: Glass, Plastic
Telescope filter type: Nebula filter

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EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC Deep Sky Astro Camera 16MP
High resolution deep sky camera with large Panasonic CMOS sensor and active cooling. Enter the world of astrophotography now. With the new EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC DEEP SKY ASTRO camera you get a modern complete package for the comfortable shooting of astro photos and videos. Finally, an easy-to-use camera for capturing galaxies, star clusters, the moon and even planets with high resolution and low sensor noise. Thanks to the fast USB 3.0 computer interface, all image data is transferred within a few seconds. Long waiting times are now history. Simply connect the camera to your telescope using the T2 female thread (M42.0.75mm) or the supplied 2" (50.8mm) plug-in adapter and after installing the drivers and the included EXPLORE Capture recording and editing software, you are ready to take the first real astro photos with a highly specialized camera for your application.  The EXPLORE Capture Pro software included in delivery not only offers the basic functions required for image and video capture, but also many helpful special functions for image post-processing and camera setup. Functions such as live image display, exposure settings, white balance, dark image print, stacking, timelapse recording and much more can be configured individually. Especially the very sophisticated software makes your entry into astrophotography really easy. With the automatic settings you can produce absolutely presentable results without any previous knowledge. If you like, simply switch off the automatic settings and gradually dare to adjust the individual professional settings. The new EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC DEEP SKY camera has a highly sensitive and very low-noise Panasonic CMOS sensor which is additionally cooled down to 40°C below ambient temperature by the two-stage thermoelectric cooling. In contrast to normal DSLR cameras, this guarantees much lower noise and fewer hot pixels in your shots. The images are not only much sharper and more brilliant, but also contain more usable image information. Through the controlled setting of the desired camera temperature, the creation of dark frames under reproducible shooting conditions is possible at any time. The large-format CMOS sensor with 21.9mm diagonal also allows large image fields and simplifies the adjustment and centering of objects considerably. The camera has a built-in USB hub with 2 x USB2.0 ports at the rear. Connect your additional autoguider camera or motor focus etc. via a short USB cable and reduce the risk of cable spaghetti and cable breaks. Separate cable connections between your accessories and your computer are no longer necessary. A sturdy hard case for the camera plus accessories is also included. IMPORTANT NOTES: Don't get confused by the megapixel data and the contrary price structure. In the field of astronomy, the key criterion is not the sensor resolution but the maximum light sensitivity. The main goal is to capture as much light as possible in a short time.DOWNLOAD latest camera software and drivers see download folder "Manuals" or here: http://www.touptek.com/download/showdownload.php?lang=en&id=2 Sample photos made by Lóránd Fényes in Hungary: https://fenyeslorand.hu/asztrofotok/Field of view for different focal lengths in arc minutes and degrees: 400 mm - 151´x 114´ (2.5 x 1.9 degrees) 500 mm - 121´x 91´ (2.0 x 1.5 degrees) 600 mm - 101´x 76´ (1.7 x 1.3 degrees) 700 mm - 86´x 65´ (1.4 x 1.1 degrees) 800 mm - 76´x 57´ (1.3 x 0.9 degrees) 900 mm - 67´x 51´ (1.1 x 1.9 degrees) 1000 mm - 61´x 46´ (1.0 x 0.8 degrees) 1250 mm - 48´x 37´ (0.8 x 0.6 degrees) 1500 mm - 40´x 30´ (0.7 x 0.5 degrees) 1750 mm - 35´x 26´ (0.6 x 0.4 degrees) 2000 mm - 30´x 23´ (0.5 x 0.4 degrees) FEATUREScamera type: ASTRO Camera 16.0MP ATR3CMOS16000KPA data output: single pictures and video image Sensor: Panasonic NM34230PLI CMOS Color Sensor adjustable resolution: 4648x3506 / 2304x1750 / 1536x1168 adjustable binning: 1x1 / 2x2 / 3x3 frame rate per second (FBS): 22.5 / 43 / 48 physical sensor size in pixels: 4648 x 3506 megapixel: 16 MP sensor size: 17.6 x 13.3 mm (4/3 inch) pixel size: 3.8 µm x 3.8 µm bit depth: 12 Bit backfocus: 17,5 mm  shutter Type: rolling shutterinternal camera memory: DDR 3 RAMthermoelectric cooling with fan: yes, up to 40°C below ambient temperature adjustable exposure times: 150µs to 60min operating temperature: -10 to +50°C (30-80% RLH) cable length USB 3.0: 150cm DC cable length power supply: 200cm CNC machined aluminium housing camera diameter: 80mm; length: 102mm camera weight: 0,53 kg camera connection diameter: 2.0 inch ( 50.8mm) camera connection thread: T2 (M42x0,75mm) filter thread: Yes, 2.0 inch in receptacle camera connection to PC: USB 3.0 built-in USB hub with 2 x USB 2.0 ports power supply: Power supply 12 Volt 3,0 Ampere included software: EXPLORE Capture included camera driver and ASCOM driver includedoperating system: WINDOWS 10 + 11 PC requirements: CPU Intel Core2 2.8Ghz or higher / 2 GB Ram / USB 3.0 SCOPE OF DELIVERYDEEP SKY ASTRO Camera 16.0MP telescope adapter T2 thread to 2.0" (50,8mm) USB 3.0 connection cable 150cm power supply 230V/12V3,0A dust cap software CD hard case instruction manual

€1,099.00*
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EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC Deep Sky Astro Camera 7.1MP
High resolution deep sky camera with large SONY Exmor IMX428 CMOS sensor and active cooling for telescopes with short and moderate focal lengths. Enter the world of astrophotography now. With the new EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC DEEP SKY ASTRO camera you get a modern complete package for the comfortable shooting of astro photos and videos. Finally, an easy-to-use camera for capturing galaxies, star clusters, the moon and even planets with extreme high sensor sensivity and extreme low sensor noise. The high sensitivity enables very short exposure times and the freezing of the air turbulence (seeing) in planetary images. Thanks to the fast USB 3.0 computer interface, all image data is transferred within a few seconds. Long waiting times are now history. Simply connect the camera to your telescope using the T2 female thread (M42.0.75mm) or the supplied 2'' (50.8mm) plug-in adapter and after installing the drivers and the included EXPLORE Capture recording and editing software, you are ready to take the first real astro photos with a highly specialized camera for your application.  The EXPLORE Capture pro software included in delivery not only offers the basic functions required for image and video capture, but also many helpful special functions for image post-processing and camera setup. Functions such as live image display, exposure settings, white balance, dark image print, stacking, timelapse recording and much more can be configured individually. Especially the very sophisticated software makes your entry into astrophotography really easy. With the automatic settings you can produce absolutely presentable results without any previous knowledge. If you like, simply switch off the automatic settings and gradually dare to adjust the individual professional settings. The new EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC DEEP SKY camera has a highly sensitive and very low-noise SONY Exmor IMX428 CMOS sensor which is additionally cooled down to 40°C below ambient temperature by the two-stage thermoelectric cooling. In contrast to normal DSLR cameras, this guarantees much lower noise and fewer hot pixels in your shots. The images are not only much sharper and more brilliant, but also contain more usable image information. Through the controlled setting of the desired camera temperature, the creation of dark frames under reproducible shooting conditions is possible at any time. The large-format CMOS sensor with 17,6mm diagonal also allows large image fields and simplifies the adjustment and centering of objects considerably. The camera has a built-in USB hub with 2 x USB2.0 ports at the rear. Connect your additional autoguider camera or motor focus etc. via a short USB cable and reduce the risk of cable spaghetti and cable breaks. Separate cable connections between your accessories and your computer are no longer necessary. A sturdy hard case for the camera plus accessories is also included. IMPORTANT NOTES: Don't get confused by the megapixel data and the contrary price structure. In the field of astronomy, the key criterion is not the sensor resolution but the maximum light sensitivity. 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€1,195.00* €2,390.00* (50% saved)
BRESSER Messier AR-102xs/460 Hexafoc Optical Tube
NEW - now including a high-quality aperture Solar-filter for safe observation of sunspots, eclipses and planet transits. Great telescope for night and solar observation. Ambitious beginners and advanced observers alike will see the brightest objects outside our solar system with the MESSIER AR-102xs. Watch details in the Great Orion Nebula from the astonishing distance of 1500 lightyears (14.200.000.000.000 km)! Scanning the lunar terminator is simply a pleasure. Scanning the Milky Way in Saggitarius shows a multitude of deep-sky objects. Richfield telescope with ED glass lens and a short focal length of 460mm. Suitable for traveling and to observe large open star clusterns and the milky way This telescope is only an optical tube without mount and tripod. FEATURESOptical design: refractor telescopeLens diameter: 102 mm / focal length: 460 mm / F/4.5Maximum recommended magnification: 204x Very high quality Hexafoc focuser with 2.5" free inner diameter 6x30 straight through viewfinder;optimized finder bracket for comfortable use 31.7mm (1.25") diagonal mirror Universal 44 mm Dovetail plate with stainless steel rail (fits LXD75/Great Polaris/EQ5) 50,8 mm (2'') to 31,7mm (1,25'') adapter with integrated T2 thread (optional T2-adapter ring for your camera is needed) telescope for night and solar observation SCOPE OF DELIVERY optical tube Eyepiece: 26 mm Super Ploessl 31.7mm (1.25") 31,7 mm (1,25") diagonal mirror integrated 31,7mm and T2 adapter Prism rail with stainless steel clamping surface (44mm universal dovetrail for GP/EQ5/LXD75) 6x30 viewfinder rotable star chart Objective Solar- filter Software Stellarium ( via Download)

€339.00*
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NEW - now including a high-quality aperture Solar-filter for safe observation of sunspots, eclipses and planet transits. Great telescope for night and solar observation. Ambitious beginners and advanced observers alike will see the brightest objects outside our solar system with the MESSIER AR-102. Watch details in the Great Orion Nebula from the astonishing distance of 1500 lightyears (14.200.000.000.000 km)! Scanning the lunar terminator is simply a pleasure. Scanning the Milky Way in Saggitarius shows a multitude of deep-sky objects. This telescope is only an optical tube without mount and tripod. FEATURESOptical design: refractor telescopeLens diameter: 102 mm / focal length: 600 mm / F/6Maximum recommended magnification: 204x Very high quality Hexafoc focuser with 2.5" free inner diameter 6x30 straight through viewfinder;optimized finder bracket for comfortable use 31.7 mm (1.25") diagonal mirror Cradle rings with handle and integrated piggyback camera holder (1/4'' thread) Universal 44 mm Dovetail plate with stainless steel rail (fits LXD75/Great Polaris/EQ5) 50,8mm (2'') to 31,7mm (1,25'') adapter with integrated T2 thread (optional T2-adapter ring for your camera is needed) Smartphone adapter for sky navigation included telescope for night and solar observation SCOPE OF DELIVERY optical tube Eyepiece: 26 mm Super Ploessl 31.7 mm (1.25") 31,7 mm (1,25") diagonal mirror integrated 31,7 mm and T2 adapter Prism rail with stainless steel clamping surface (44mm universal dovetrail for GP/EQ5/LXD75) 6x30 viewfinder rotable star chart Objective Solar- filter Tube clamp with handle and camera holder Smartphone adapter for celestial navigation Software Stellarium ( via Download)

€339.00*
BRESSER Messier AR-152S/760 Hexafoc Optical Tube
NEW - now including a high-quality aperture Solar-filter for safe observation of sunspots, eclipses and planet transits. Great telescope for night and solar observation.The combination of large aperture and short focal length predestine the BRESSER Messier AR-152S for the observation of large celestial objects. Experience the famous globular cluster M 13 in the constellation Hercules: Thousands of pinpoint stars stand before a black sky like so many diamonds spilled onto black velvet. Equipped with nebular filters you can watch the Gulf of Mexico in the North America Nebula and all the other celestial objects that Charles Messier listed in 1781. The compact size of the Messier AR-152S combines outstanding tranportability, high light gathering power and low weight for a telescope of this aperture. The special four lens construction delivers a better perfomance than a classical two lens achromat of this focal length. This telescope is only an optical tube without mount and tripod.FEATURESOptical design: refractor telescopeLens diameter: 152 mm / focal length: 760 mm / F/5Maximum recommended magnification: 254xTelescope for night and solar observationHigh quality BRESSER refractor opticsUniversal telescope for planets, double stars, planetary nebulae and deep-skyExcellent focuser with 2,5" (65 mm) open diameterFour lens construction8x50 straight through viewfinder reticleoptimized finder socket for comfortable useCradle rings with handle and integrated piggyback camera holder (1/4 thread)Smartphone camera adapter for sky navigation includedUniversal 44 mm Dovetail plate with stainless steel rail (fits LXD75/Great Polaris/EQ5)50,8 mm (2") to 31,7 mm (1,25") adapter with integrated T2 thread (T2-adapter ring for your camera is needed)Backfocus: 150 mm behind Hexafoc with attached 2" eyepiece adapterCollimatable lens cellSCOPE OF DELIVERYOptical Tubeaperture solar-filter26 mm Super Plössl eyepiece (31.7 mm / 1.25")31,7 mm (1.25") diagonal mirrorintegrated 31.7 mm and T2 adaptertube rings with universal 44 mm Dovetail plate with stainless steel rail (fits LXD75/Great Polaris/EQ5)handle with camera holderSmartphone adapter for celestial navigation 8x50 Viewfinderastronomy PC software Stellariumrotatable star map

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€349.00*
BRESSER Messier NT203s/800 Optical Tube
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€609.00*
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EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC ED APO 80mm f/6 FCD-1 Alu 2" R&P Focuser
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€594.00* €799.00* (25.66% saved)
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EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC Dark-Sky Filter 77mm Slim
Universal Dark-Sky Filter with 77mm thread for photo lens. Contrast enhancing filter for Aurora- and Deep-Sky imaging. Especially during Aurora imaging the most important wavelength of 550nm (green) and 630nm (red) this filter let pass by 90%. In comparrision to CLS filters, the Explore Scientific Dark-Sky Filter is blocking also the yellow Sodium (Na) wave at 590nm which elliminates Sodium-lamp street illumination from your picture. This is very useful because the yellow light is always a partially mix of green and red light. Removing the yellow wave-length with any image processing software will always damping also the green and red coloring. For Aurory imaging this is of course not wanted. At these days of increasing light pollution, the Explore Scientific Dark-Sky Filter is absolutely recommended in order to take pictures also from urban conditions. Finally the slim housing design enables its use also with wide-field photo lens and doesn´t cause any vignetting. Pictures at night taken by Bernd Pröschold - www.sternstunden.netTest report:  http://www.sternstunden.net/filter-testing.html  FEATURES Deep Sky Filter Contrast enhancer for Aurora- and Deep-Sky imaging Wide field imaging of the milky-way, time lapse and landscape Lightpollution damping filter Ellimintates the yellow light which can´t be done by any imaging processing software Black anodized filter housing 77mm filter thgread for foto lens flat design of only 4mm height (slim) - no vignetting Ideal also for wide field foto lens Made from optical glass with Neodymoxid SCOPE OF DELIVERY Deep Sky Filter 77mm Dust protection case

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EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC 2" H-Alpha Nebula Filter 7nm
Apart from air turbulence, the brightening of the night sky is the greatest barrier to observing faint objects beyond the solar system. Due to streetlamps and other artificial lighting the sky in urban areas is no longer properly black. As a result, the contrast and thus the perception of deep-sky objects also suffer. However, depending on the type of celestial object, it is possible to filter out some of the interfering light, making it easier to photograph the objects.The EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC H-Alpha filter uses the characteristic of the so-called emission nebulae. These objects glow in certain colors, the so-called emission lines. The emission lines are associated with certain chemical elements - in this case the red glowing hydrogen. This filter blocks all other colors (and therefore almost all artificial light) and lets only the emission lines of hydrogen through. Especially the interfering light of mercury and sodium vapor lamps is effectively blocked. The effect is amazing: Suddenly, nebulae become visible on photos in locations which appear completely empty without the filter.The EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC H-Alpha Nebula Filter has been developed exclusively for astrophotography. Especially in heavy light-polluted skies many emission nebulae only become visible and are shown in full expanse on astrophotos when using this filter. The H-Alpha nebula filters make astrophotography near the city possible and the use leads to amazingly good image results despite the existing light pollution. A must for every urban astrophotographer.The EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC nebula filters are delivered with an individual test report - so you can be sure to get high quality filters.This filter's narrow passband of only 7 nm bandwidth works out the faint emission nebulae or makes them visible even under difficult urban conditions. FEATURESH-Alpha filters are used for astrophotography exclusively Allows photography of emission nebulae that glow in the light of red hydrogenMany of these emission nebulae are only visible in their full expansion in photos taken with this filterBlocks almost all artificial light, especially from mercury and sodium vapor lampsOnly allows the emission line of red hydrogen to pass throughNarrow band version for difficult urban conditionsTransmission bandwidth: 7 nmAllows more contrast and detail for all urban astrophotographersIdeal for use near cities, in heavy brightened skiesIndividual test certificate included to guarantee you receive a premium filterSCOPE OF DELIVERY1x 2'' H-Alpha Nebula Filter

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