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Astronomik CLS CCD EOS XL Clip filter


Quick Overview

The Astronomik CLS CCD EOS XL Clip filter is suitable for use under light-polluted skies for full frame Canon DSLR Cameras, especially those which have been remodeled for astronomical use. The filter enhances the contrast between all deep-sky objects and the background. The Astronomik XLS filter range fits into the bodies of Canon 6Ds, 5D Mk 1, 2 and 3 and some 1D models (please check with us for compatibility).

The CLS-CCD Filter enhances the contrast between astronomical objects and the background. Due to the wider transmission curve compared to UHC filters, a greater amount of light will pass the filter. Stars will be less dimmed. This filter has been optimized to block as much spurious light as possible and simultaneously provide the best performance for 'useful' light. A good filter for DSLR-, CCD- and film b/w-photography as well as observation of deep-sky-objects with telescopes or photo lenses of all aperture f/3 and above.
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Astronomik CLS CCD EOS XL Clip filter main use:

The filter blocks completely emission lines of artificial light sources like streetlights (e.g. sodium- and mercury-vapor) as well as the airglow. All 'important' emission lines as well as the spectral range of the night-adapted eye are beeing passed. The supplementary IR-blocking layer allows the use for DSLR- and Webcams without an integrated IR-block filter.
Other uses

Easier resolution of Double Stars.
With the EOS-Clip model, photography with DSLR cameras is feasible even unter extreme light-polluting conditions without shifting the white balance.
The 1,25" and 2" socket models can be used for observations from light-polluted areas.


Visual observation (dark skies): Good, to reduce light pollution by mercury-vapour lamps (streetlight)
Visual observation (urban skies): Reasonable, an UHC-E or UHC filter is more suitable
Film photography: Very good, colour balance is near perfect
CCD photography: Very good, optimized rejection of light pollution
DSLR photography (original): Good, colour balance shifted but contrast enhanced
DSLR photography (astro modified): Very good, colour balance is near perfect
DSLR photography (MC modified): Very good, colour balance is near perfect
Webcam / Video (Planets): Unsuitable
Webcam / Video (Deep Sky): Very good, if light pollution is a big problem

Technical Data

95% transmission at 486nm (H-beta)
95% transmission at 496nm (OIII)
95% transmission at 501nm (OIII)
97% transmission at 656nm (H-alpha)
pass from 450 to 520nm and from 640 to 690nm
Parfocal with other Astronomik filters
Glass thickness: 1mm
Completely resistant against high humidity, scratches and aging effects
Diffraction limited, the filter will not reduce the optical performance of your telescope!
Astronomik filters are delivered in a high-quality, long lasting, filter box

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