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NOIRLab Filter Database

Filter FWHM (Å) CWL (Å) Telescope Instrument Plot Data Comments
Test Hydra
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.
U Harris Solid 556.00 3645.00 WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope S2KB U Harris Solid Bandpass.
H-alpha+4nm 60.00 6618.00 WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope S2KB H-alpha+4nm Bandpass.
Stromgren b 207.70 4718.00 WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope S2KB Stromgren b Stromgren b 01-2013
B Harris 1070.00 4279.00 WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope S2KB B Harris B Harris 04-2003
H-alpha+8nm 60.00 6658.00 WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope S2KB H-alpha+8nm H-alpha+8nm 10-2007
Stromgren y 227.00 5514.00 WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope S2KB Stromgren y Stromgren y 01-2013
V Harris 936.00 5399.00 WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope S2KB V Harris V Harris 04-2003
H-alpha+8nm 60.00 6658.00 WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope S2KB H-alpha+8nm Bandpass.
Hb-narrow 30.00 4854.00 WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope S2KB Hb-narrow Hb-narrow 01-2013
R Harris 1509.00 6404.00 WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope S2KB R Harris R Harris 04-2003
H-alpha+12nm 63.00 6700.00 WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope S2KB H-alpha+12nm H-alpha+12nm 10-2007
Hb-wide 139.00 4875.00 WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope S2KB Hb-wide Hb-wide 01-2013
I Harris 2077.00 8333.00 WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope S2KB I Harris I Harris 11-2001
H-alpha+12nm 63.00 6700.00 WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope S2KB H-alpha+12nm Bandpass.
Ca 96.00 3972.00 WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope S2KB Ca Ca 01-2013
H-alpha 59.00 6577.00 WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope S2KB H-alpha H-alpha 10-2007
H-alpha+16nm 60.00 6742.00 WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope S2KB H-alpha+16nm H-alpha+16nm 4-2008
H-alpha 59.00 6577.00 WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope S2KB H-alpha Bandpass.
Stromgren u 34.00 3467.00 WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope S2KB Stromgren u Stromgren u 01-2013
U Harris Solid 556.00 3645.00 WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope S2KB U Harris Solid U Harris Solid 03-2004
H-alpha+4nm 60.00 6618.00 WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope S2KB H-alpha+4nm H-alpha+4nm 10-2007
Stromgren v 133.00 4117.00 WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope S2KB Stromgren v Stromgren v 01-2013
U k1001 Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic U k1001
R Harris k1004 Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic R Harris k1004 R Harris k1004
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%.
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%.
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%
wr475 WR 475 k1022 51.27 4764.00 Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic wr475 WR 475 k1022 wr475 WR 475 k1022 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. See the plot at the bottom of the page.
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%.
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):
rd DECam k1036 *** New! 1426.90 6395.60 Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic rd DECam k1036 *** New! rd DECam k1036 *** New! 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.
Rs Steidel k1043 1048.78 6975.13 Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic Rs Steidel k1043 Rs Steidel k1043 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.
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):
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.
527 BATC k1056 ** Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic 527 BATC k1056 ** 527 BATC k1056 ** 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.
705 BATC k1060 ** Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic 705 BATC k1060 ** 705 BATC k1060 ** 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.
918 BATC k1064 ** Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic 918 BATC k1064 ** 918 BATC k1064 ** 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.
I c6028 1500.00 8050.00 Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic I c6028 I c6028 Note: The central wavelength of CTIO Mosaic narrow band filters (actually all filters, but is very significant for narrow band filters) is shifted ~15A to the BLUE in the f/2.87 beam of the Blanco 4m + PFADC corrector as compared to the transmission measured in parallel light. The central wavelength quoted below is nominally for when the filter is used at PF, with the ~15A shift included. Furthermore, the filter transmission curve presented below shows the simulated filter transmission curve for the Blanco 4m + PFADC f/2.87 beam.
o3 OIII c6014 50.00 4990.00 Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic o3 OIII c6014 o3 OIII c6014 Note: The central wavelength of CTIO Mosaic narrow band filters (actually all filters, but is very significant for narrow band filters) is shifted ~15A to the BLUE in the f/2.87 beam of the Blanco 4m + PFADC corrector as compared to the transmission measured in parallel light. The central wavelength quoted below is nominally for when the filter is used at PF, with the ~15A shift included. Furthermore, the filter transmission curve presented below shows the simulated filter transmission curve for the Blanco 4m + PFADC f/2.87 beam.
It Tyson I c6025 *** Not Available 2000.00 8800.00 Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic It Tyson I c6025 *** Not Available It Tyson I c6025 *** Not Available Note: The central wavelength of CTIO Mosaic narrow band filters (actually all filters, but is very significant for narrow band filters) is shifted ~15A to the BLUE in the f/2.87 beam of the Blanco 4m + PFADC corrector as compared to the transmission measured in parallel light. The central wavelength quoted below is nominally for when the filter is used at PF, with the ~15A shift included. Furthermore, the filter transmission curve presented below shows the simulated filter transmission curve for the Blanco 4m + PFADC f/2.87 beam.
1063 nm, 1063 0.81 1063.09 Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope NEWFIRM 1063 nm, 1063 Use with 1403
J2, Yale J2 152.80 1190.30 Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope NEWFIRM Use with 2205
HX 308.00 1631.00 Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope NEWFIRM HX
KXS 320.00 2150.00 Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope NEWFIRM KXS
KP1391 68.39 6608.47 Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope KOSMOS KP1391 KP1391 KOSMOS Approved KPNO 4in. Filter.
GG455 0.00 4565.00 Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope KOSMOS GG455 GG455 KOSMOS dedicated blocker
KG-2 0.00 0.00 Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope RC Spectrograph KG-2 KG-2 Bandpass Filter.
GG-455 0.00 0.00 Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope RC Spectrograph GG-455 GG-455 Sharp-Cut Filter. Cutoff filter: no transmission peak, FWHM is undefined.