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NOIRLab Filter Database

Filter FWHM (Å) CWL (Å) Telescope Instrument Plot Data Comments
454 BATC k1054 ** Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic 454 BATC k1054 ** 454 BATC k1054 ** Note that there is a shift in central wavelength when placed in different f/ratio beams. At the KPNO 4meter f/3.1 beam this corresponds to a shift of approximately 12 Angstroms bluer; at the CTIO 4meter f/2.9 this corresponds to a shift of approximately 15 Angstroms bluer; at the WIYN 0.9m f/7.9 this corresponds to a shift of approximately 5 Angstroms bluer.
C Washington k1006 Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic C Washington k1006 C Washington k1006 Below is a plot of the transmission of this filter when used at telescopes with differing focal ratios and central obscurations; the KPNO 4m (f/3.1), the CTIO 4m (f/2.9), and the WIYN 0.9m (f/7.9). At the KPNO 4m f/3.1 the properties of this filter are: CWL=3892A, FWHM=1030A, PEAK TRANSMISSION=77.4%.
M Washington k1007 Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic M Washington k1007 M Washington k1007 Below is a plot of the transmission of this filter when used at telescopes with differing focal ratios and central obscurations; the KPNO 4m (f/3.1), the CTIO 4m (f/2.9), and the WIYN 0.9m (f/7.9). At the KPNO 4m f/3.1 the properties of this filter are: CWL=5168A, FWHM=1126A, PEAK TRANSMISSION=86.5%.
D51 DDO 51 k1008 Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic D51 DDO 51 k1008 D51 DDO 51 k1008 Below is a plot of this filter as simulated in different f/ratio beams.At the KPNO 4m f/3.1 the properties of this filter are: CWL=5132A FWHM=161A PEAK TRANSMISSION=85.1%
U k1001 k1001, k1001frs, KPNO Mosaic Standard UBVRI and White Filters k1001, k1001frs Note that there is a shift in central wavelength when placed in different f/ratio beams. At the KPNO 4meter f/3.1 beam this corresponds to a shift of approximately 12 Angstroms bluer; at the CTIO 4meter f/2.9 this corresponds to a shift of approximately 15 Angstroms bluer; at the WIYN 0.9m f/7.9 this corresponds to a shift of approximately 5 Angstroms bluer.
ha H-alpha k1009 Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic ha H-alpha k1009 ha H-alpha k1009 Below is a plot of the transmission of this filter when used at telescopes with differing focal ratios and central obscurations; the KPNO 4m (f/3.1), the CTIO 4m (f/2.9), and the WIYN 0.9m (f/7.9). At the KPNO 4m f/3.1 the properties of this filter are: CWL=6550A, FWHM=80A, PEAK TRANSMISSION=93.7%.
ha4 H-alpha+4nm k1010 Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic ha4 H-alpha+4nm k1010 ha4 H-alpha+4nm k1010 Below is a plot of the transmission of this filter when used at telescopes with differing focal ratios and central obscurations; the KPNO 4m (f/3.1), the CTIO 4m (f/2.9), and the WIYN 0.9m (f/7.9). At the KPNO 4m f/3.1 the properties of this filter are: CWL=6593A, FWHM=81A, PEAK TRANSMISSION=91.1%.
ha8 H-alpha+8nm k1011 Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic ha8 H-alpha+8nm k1011 ha8 H-alpha+8nm k1011 Below is a plot of the transmission of this filter when used at telescopes with differing focal ratios and central obscurations; the KPNO 4m (f/3.1), the CTIO 4m (f/2.9), and the WIYN 0.9m (f/7.9). At the KPNO 4m f/3.1 the properties of this filter are: CWL=6634A, FWHM=81A, PEAK TRANSMISSION=89.2%.
ha12 H-alpha+12nm k1012 Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic ha12 H-alpha+12nm k1012 ha12 H-alpha+12nm k1012 Below is a plot of the transmission of this filter when used at telescopes with differing focal ratios and central obscurations; the KPNO 4m (f/3.1), the CTIO 4m (f/2.9), and the WIYN 0.9m (f/7.9). At the KPNO 4m f/3.1 the properties of this filter are: CWL=6672A, FWHM=83A, PEAK TRANSMISSION=87.3%.
ha16 H-alpha+16nm k1013 Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic ha16 H-alpha+16nm k1013 ha16 H-alpha+16nm k1013 Below is a plot of the transmission of this filter when used at telescopes with differing focal ratios and central obscurations; the KPNO 4m (f/3.1), the CTIO 4m (f/2.9), and the WIYN 0.9m (f/7.9). At the KPNO 4m f/3.1 the properties of this filter are: CWL=6705A, FWHM=81A, PEAK TRANSMISSION=91.7%.
O3 OIII N2 k1014 * Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic O3 OIII N2 k1014 * O3 OIII N2 k1014 * Below is a plot of the transmission of this filter when used at telescopes with differing focal ratios and central obscurations; the KPNO 4m (f/3.1), the CTIO 4m (f/2.9), and the WIYN 0.9m (f/7.9). At the KPNO 4m f/3.1 the properties of this filter are: CWL=5006A, FWHM=56A, PEAK TRANSMISSION=76%.
Ooff OIII+30nm k1015 Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic Ooff OIII+30nm k1015 Ooff OIII+30nm k1015 Below is a plot of this filter as simulated in different f/ratio beams.At the KPNO 4m f/3.1 the properties of this filter are: CWL=5298.69A FWHM=240.20A PEAK TRANSMISSION=91.73%
wrc3 WR CIII k1021 Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic wrc3 WR CIII k1021 wrc3 WR CIII k1021 Below is a plot of this filter as simulated in different f/ratio beams. At the KPNO 4m f/3.1 the properties of this filter are: CWL=4657A FWHM=52.6A PEAK TRANSMISSION=68.23%
wr475 WR 475 k1022 Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic wr475 WR 475 k1022 wr475 WR 475 k1022 Below is a plot of this filter as simulated in different f/ratio beams. At the KPNO 4m f/3.1 the properties of this filter are: CWL=4749A FWHM=51.32A PEAK TRANSMISSION=79.2%.
wrhe2 WR HeII k1023 Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic wrhe2 WR HeII k1023 wrhe2 WR HeII k1023 Below is a plot of this filter as simulated in different f/ratio beams. At the KPNO 4m the properties of this filter are: CWL=4695A FWHM=51.34A PEAK TRANSMISSION=74.83%.
wrc4 WR CIV k1024 Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic wrc4 WR CIV k1024 wrc4 WR CIV k1024 Below is a plot of this filter as simulated in different f/ratio beams. At the KPNO 4m f/3.1 the properties of this filter are: CWL=5819A FWHM=42.17A PEAK TRANSMISSION=71.36%
Bw NDWFS k1025 Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic Bw NDWFS k1025 Bw NDWFS k1025
Bw NDWFS k1025 Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic Bw NDWFS k1025 Bw NDWFS k1025 Below is a plot of the transmission of this filter when used at telescopes with differing focal ratios and central obscurations; the KPNO 4m (f/3.1) and the CTIO 4m (f/2.9). At the KPNO 4m f/3.1 the properties of this filter are: CWL=4091A, FWHM=1250A, PEAK TRANSMISSION=91.7%.
815 815_v1 k1026 Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic 815 815_v1 k1026 815 815_v1 k1026
815 815_v1 k1026 Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic 815 815_v1 k1026 A comparison of this filter with the newer version of this filter (k1046):
815 815_v1 k1026 Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic 815 815_v1 k1026
815 815_v1 k1026 Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic 815 815_v1 k1026 815 815_v1 k1026 Below is a plot of the transmission of this filter when used at telescopes with differing focal ratios and central obscurations; the KPNO 4m (f/3.1) and the CTIO 4m (f/2.9). At the KPNO 4m f/3.1 the properties of this filter are: CWL=8087A, FWHM=71A, PEAK TRANSMISSION=93%.
823 823_v1 k1027 Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic 823 823_v1 k1027 823 823_v1 k1027
823 823_v1 k1027 Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic 823 823_v1 k1027 A comparison of this filter with the newer version (k1047):
823 823_v1 k1027 Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic 823 823_v1 k1027
823 823_v1 k1027 Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic 823 823_v1 k1027 823 823_v1 k1027 Below is a plot of the transmission of this filter when used at telescopes with differing focal ratios and central obscurations; the KPNO 4m (f/3.1) and the CTIO 4m (f/2.9). At the KPNO 4m the properties of this filter are: CWL=8170A, FWHM=71A, PEAK TRANSMISSION=91.5%.
918R 918R_v1 k1028 Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic 918R 918R_v1 k1028 918R 918R_v1 k1028
918R 918R_v1 k1028 Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic 918R 918R_v1 k1028
918R 918R_v1 k1028 Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic 918R 918R_v1 k1028 918R 918R_v1 k1028 Below is a plot of the transmission of this filter when used at telescopes with differing focal ratios and central obscurations; the KPNO 4m (f/3.1) and the CTIO 4m (f/2.9). At the KPNO 4m f/3.1 the properties of this filter are: CWL=9140A, FWHM=81A, PEAK TRANSMISSION=84.7%.
VR Bernstein k1040 *** Retired! Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic VR Bernstein k1040 *** Retired! VR Bernstein k1040 *** Retired! Below is a plot of the transmission of this filter when used at telescopes with differing focal ratios and central obscurations; the KPNO 4m (f/3.1), the CTIO 4m (f/2.9), and the WIYN 0.9m (f/7.9). At the KPNO 4m f/3.1 the properties of this filter are: CWL=5934A, FWHM=2079A, PEAK TRANSMISSION=95.3%.
Un Steidel k1041 Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic Un Steidel k1041 Un Steidel k1041
Rs Steidel k1043 Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic Rs Steidel k1043 Rs Steidel k1043
Us solid U k1044 Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic Us solid U k1044 Us solid U k1044
Ud Dey custom U k1045 Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic Ud Dey custom U k1045 Ud Dey custom U k1045
815 815_v2 k1046 Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic 815 815_v2 k1046 815 815_v2 k1046
815 815_v2 k1046 Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic 815 815_v2 k1046 A comparison of this filter with the older version of this filter (k1026):
815 815_v2 k1046 Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic 815 815_v2 k1046 815 815_v2 k1046 Below is a plot of this filter as simulated in different f/ratio beams. At the KPNO 4m f/3.1 the properties of this filter are: CWL= 8109.85A FWHM= 68.62A PEAK TRANSMISSION= 81.42% at 8122A
823 823_v2 k1047 Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic 823 823_v2 k1047 823 823_v2 k1047
823 823_v2 k1047 Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic 823 823_v2 k1047 A comparison of this filter with the newer version (k1047):
823 823_v2 k1047 Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic 823 823_v2 k1047 823 823_v2 k1047 Below is a plot of this filter as simulated in different f/ratio beams. At the KPNO 4m f/3.1 the properties of this filter are: CWL= 8193.49A FWHM= 68.30A PEAK TRANSMISSION= 89.71% at 8182A
337 BATC k1051 ** Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic 337 BATC k1051 ** 337 BATC k1051 ** Note that there is a shift in central wavelength when placed in different f/ratio beams. At the KPNO 4meter f/3.1 beam this corresponds to a shift of approximately 12 Angstroms bluer; at the CTIO 4meter f/2.9 this corresponds to a shift of approximately 15 Angstroms bluer; at the WIYN 0.9m f/7.9 this corresponds to a shift of approximately 5 Angstroms bluer.
337 BATC k1051 ** Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic 337 BATC k1051 ** 337 BATC k1051 **
390 BATC k1052 ** Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic 390 BATC k1052 ** 390 BATC k1052 ** Note that there is a shift in central wavelength when placed in different f/ratio beams. At the KPNO 4meter f/3.1 beam this corresponds to a shift of approximately 12 Angstroms bluer; at the CTIO 4meter f/2.9 this corresponds to a shift of approximately 15 Angstroms bluer; at the WIYN 0.9m f/7.9 this corresponds to a shift of approximately 5 Angstroms bluer.
390 BATC k1052 ** Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic 390 BATC k1052 ** 390 BATC k1052 **
420 BATC k1053 ** Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic 420 BATC k1053 ** 420 BATC k1053 ** Note that there is a shift in central wavelength when placed in different f/ratio beams. At the KPNO 4meter f/3.1 beam this corresponds to a shift of approximately 12 Angstroms bluer; at the CTIO 4meter f/2.9 this corresponds to a shift of approximately 15 Angstroms bluer; at the WIYN 0.9m f/7.9 this corresponds to a shift of approximately 5 Angstroms bluer.
420 BATC k1053 ** Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic 420 BATC k1053 ** 420 BATC k1053 **
James Rhoads Low-background J Filter Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Flamingos James Rhoads Low-background J Filter Cuton: 1.050 - Cutoff: 1.385
kp1210 KPNO 2.1-meter Telescope KPNO 2-Inch Filter kp1210
Janos HK Band Filter Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Flamingos Janos HK Band Filter Janos HK Band Filter Cuton: 1.37 - Cutoff: 2.6
Janos JH Band Filter Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Flamingos Janos JH Band Filter Janos JH Band Filter Cuton: 0.947 - Cutoff: 1.870