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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 U Harris Solid 03-2004
U Harris Solid 556.00 3645.00 WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope S2KB U Harris Solid Bandpass.
B Harris 1070.00 4279.00 WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope S2KB B Harris B Harris 04-2003
V Harris 936.00 5399.00 WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope S2KB V Harris V Harris 04-2003
R Harris 1509.00 6404.00 WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope S2KB R Harris R Harris 04-2003
I Harris 2077.00 8333.00 WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope S2KB I Harris I Harris 11-2001
H-alpha 59.00 6577.00 WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope S2KB H-alpha H-alpha 10-2007
H-alpha 59.00 6577.00 WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope S2KB H-alpha Bandpass.
H-alpha+4nm 60.00 6618.00 WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope S2KB H-alpha+4nm H-alpha+4nm 10-2007
H-alpha+4nm 60.00 6618.00 WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope S2KB H-alpha+4nm Bandpass.
H-alpha+8nm 60.00 6658.00 WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope S2KB H-alpha+8nm H-alpha+8nm 10-2007
H-alpha+8nm 60.00 6658.00 WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope S2KB H-alpha+8nm Bandpass.
H-alpha+12nm 63.00 6700.00 WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope S2KB H-alpha+12nm H-alpha+12nm 10-2007
H-alpha+12nm 63.00 6700.00 WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope S2KB H-alpha+12nm Bandpass.
H-alpha+16nm 60.00 6742.00 WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope S2KB H-alpha+16nm H-alpha+16nm 4-2008
Stromgren u 34.00 3467.00 WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope S2KB Stromgren u Stromgren u 01-2013
Stromgren v 133.00 4117.00 WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope S2KB Stromgren v Stromgren v 01-2013
Stromgren b 207.70 4718.00 WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope S2KB Stromgren b Stromgren b 01-2013
Stromgren y 227.00 5514.00 WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope S2KB Stromgren y Stromgren y 01-2013
Hb-narrow 30.00 4854.00 WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope S2KB Hb-narrow Hb-narrow 01-2013
Hb-wide 139.00 4875.00 WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope S2KB Hb-wide Hb-wide 01-2013
Ca 96.00 3972.00 WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope S2KB Ca Ca 01-2013
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%.
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
wrc4 WR CIV k1024 41.79 5828.71 Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic wrc4 WR CIV k1024 wrc4 WR CIV k1024 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.
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 1275.21 4110.78 Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic Bw NDWFS k1025 Bw NDWFS k1025 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. Note: This filter was called the NDWFS UB filter in 1997-1998.
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 70.36 8152.10 Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic 815 815_v1 k1026 815 815_v1 k1026 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. Note:In December 2003 a replacement for this filter (k1046) was purchased. See below for a comparison between the two filters.
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 70.61 8232.04 Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic 823 823_v1 k1027 823 823_v1 k1027 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. Note: In December 2003 a replacement for this filter (k1047) was purchased. See below for a comparison of the two filters.
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 81.22 9210.96 Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic 918R 918R_v1 k1028 918R 918R_v1 k1028 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.
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%.
gd DECam k1035 *** New! 1524.00 4744.90 Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic gd DECam k1035 *** New! gd DECam k1035 *** 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.
815 815_v2 k1046 68.53 8152.64 Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic 815 815_v2 k1046 815 815_v2 k1046 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. Note: This is a replacement for the old Rhoads 815 filter (k1026)
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
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