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IDAS/IDASmio NB12:
A dual band nebula booster filter that transfers OIII and H-alpha emission lines - the band width of each band is ca. 12nm (+/- 0.4nm). As far as used between the telescope (lens) and the camera, the NB12 can cover the F value of the optical systems ranging from 1.8 to infinity.

Important Note: The NB12 filter must be used in comibination with an UV/IR-cut filter.

The NB12 has been discontinued by now. We would recommend the NBZ-II for a possible replacement.

              
Size
Suffix
Description
Availability
S
M48mm P0.75mm
discontinued
ST2
M52mm P0.75mm
discontinued
Di2
drops in AD19.4 drop-in mount adapter
discontinued
DRE
for use with Meike MK-EFTE-C/MK-EFTR-C and Canon EF EOS R Drop-in Mount Adapters: substrate thk. = 2.0mm
discontinued

 

The NB12 is a dual band nebular booster filter that transfers OIII and H-alpha emission lines with the band width of 12nm (+/-0.4nm) at each band. Halos that occurred around the ojbects with some of the competitive filters can now be greatly decreased thanks to the technology we have developed to surpress the repetitive reflections of the filter itself.

Important practice:
This filter MUST be used in combination with an IR/UV-cut filter such as IDAS HEUIB-II, LPS-D3 or any other IR/UV-cut filter.

Feature 1
You may have already noticed that the half value band width (12nm) of the NB12 is a little wider than that of competitive narrow band filters claiming the half value band width of 7nm. It should be noted, however, that this wider band width has a great advantage.
The transmittance curve of interference filters will naturally shift towards the shorter wave length side against oblique light incidence, and this tendency will be more noticeable as the inncidence angle becomes higher as shown in the following figure.
Some of the competitive 7nm filters will decrease in transmittance by 50% or more when used after the fast optical system (around F2), while the NB12 retains 85% or more of the transmittance under the same conditions. This means that you can shorten the exposure time to 2/3 to a half (and moreover you can gain the same or better contrast) with the use of the NB12 when compared with the competitive 7nm filters.



Feature 2
The NB12 filter utilizes the IGAD (ion-Gun AssistDeposition) coating technology which has been applied to our regular filters such as the LPS-D3 and NBZ series. The IGAD technology densifies the multi-layers - the heart of interference filters - resulting in the physical properties that cannot be obtained from the conventional multi-layers.
1) Highly durable thin layers of which hardness equals to quartz glasses. Tremendously improved adherence between the substrate and the multi-layers set.
2) Absolutely almost no aging variation in optical spectral characteristics due to temperature and humidity change as far as used in the regular human living environments.




Links to Blogs evaluating NB12
https://www.artenocturno.com/test-idas-nb12-with-40mm/