Mosaic Filters

Currently Available Mosaic Filters

The following filters are now available in the full 5.75 inch size required for the Mosaic CCD imagers. If you would like to bring your own filters, the physical size should be 146 x 146 mm, and the filter should be 12 mm thick. Properties for the CTIO interference filters shown below are at the f/2.9 of the CTIO 4-m prime focus. Properties shown below for the 4meter filters are for parallel light. Note that most KPNO Mosaic filters (except for the U filter) are parfocal while at CTIO the filters are NOT parfocal - approximate focus offsets can be found on the CTIO Mosaic filters page.

As of April 24, 2012 all CTIO Mosaic-2 filters have been transferred to KPNO and are available for use with Mosaic-1.

IMPORTANT: All filters must be referred to by specific names (listed here) when using the instrument control software at the telescope.

For more information on a filter (e.g. to view transmission curves), click on the filter name. All KPNO Mosaic filters were measured at NOAO.

Mosaic


Filter FWHM (Å) CWL (Å) Telescope Instrument Plot Data Comments
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 **
454 BATC k1054 ** Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic 454 BATC k1054 ** 454 BATC k1054 **
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.
493 BATC k1055 ** Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic 493 BATC k1055 ** 493 BATC k1055 **
493 BATC k1055 ** Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic 493 BATC k1055 ** 493 BATC k1055 ** 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 **
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.
579 BATC k1057 ** Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic 579 BATC k1057 ** 579 BATC k1057 **
579 BATC k1057 ** Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic 579 BATC k1057 ** 579 BATC k1057 ** 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.
607 BATC k1058 ** Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic 607 BATC k1058 ** 607 BATC k1058 **
607 BATC k1058 ** Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic 607 BATC k1058 ** 607 BATC k1058 ** 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.
666 BATC k1059 ** Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic 666 BATC k1059 ** 666 BATC k1059 **
666 BATC k1059 ** Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic 666 BATC k1059 ** 666 BATC k1059 ** 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.
705 BATC k1060 ** Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic 705 BATC k1060 ** 705 BATC k1060 **
755 BATC k1061 ** Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic 755 BATC k1061 ** 755 BATC k1061 **
755 BATC k1061 ** Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic 755 BATC k1061 ** 755 BATC k1061 ** 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.
802 BATC k1062 ** Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic 802 BATC k1062 ** 802 BATC k1062 ** 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.
802 BATC k1062 ** Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic 802 BATC k1062 ** 802 BATC k1062 **
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%.
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 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
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_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
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 815 815_v2 k1046
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%.
823 823_v2 k1047 68.02 8238.79 Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic 823 823_v2 k1047 823 823_v2 k1047 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 of the old Rhoads 823 filter (k1027) was purchased. See below for a comparison of the two filters.
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
848 BATC k1063 ** Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic 848 BATC k1063 ** 848 BATC k1063 **
848 BATC k1063 ** Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic 848 BATC k1063 ** 848 BATC k1063 ** 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 **
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.
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%.
918R 918R_v1 k1028 Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope Mosaic 918R 918R_v1 k1028 918R 918R_v1 k1028
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.

Below are plots of some of our filter sets. Click on the plot to view full size.

Harris Filters H-alpha Filters SDSS and Washington Filters OIII and DDO51 Filters Wolf-Rayet Filters
Rhoads Filters Windhorst BATC Filters

Notes

* The [OIII] filter is not a good match for the 0.9-m -- a replacement has been proven difficult to construct. For now, there are no alternatives.

** Rogier Windhorst and collaborators at Arizona State University are making available to users of MOSAIC-1 at the Mayall 4m telescope and NOAO time on the WIYN 0.9m telescope 15 medium band filters designed to avoid the brightest and most variable night sky lines. The September 2001 issue of the NOAO newsletter (see page 34) contains an article describing the filters along with references describing their past use by Windhorst and collaborators. A figure showing the throughput curves for the filters is available via the link below. The entire ASU/Windhorst filter set includes 15 filters covering from 3370 angstroms to 9730 angstroms. The filters "Windhorst XXXXXXX a" through "Windhorst XXXXX p" in the above list of Mosaic filters (by serial number these are k1051 through k1065 in the list) can be requested for use.

The BATC filter set belongs to Dr. Rogier Windhorst of Arizona State University. Observers wishing to use these filters should request permission to use these filters from Dr. Windhorst (Rogier.Windhorst@asu.edu) prior to submitting their proposals to the NOAO TAC. Dr. Windhorst will inform NOAO when he has given approval for use of the filter. Please make clear in your request to Dr. Windhorst the following information: Proposed Telescope/Instrument; PI of intended proposal; General Science goals of the proposal.

Rogier Windhorst has provided the following figure showing the transmission of the ASU/Windhorst filter set, Click Here. Note that the filters are labeled a through km through p, these short "letter" names will allow you to match the filters to the wavelength name. For example, "a" corresponds to filter "337 BATC", etc..

*** The KPNO VR Berstein and KPNO SDSS z' filters were damaged in June 2011. The CTIO VR filter (c6027) is also damaged. The new KPNO VR filter (k1039) is now available as a replacement. The CTIO SDSS z' equivalent (c6020) can be requested as replacement for the KPNO z' filter.

Filters Expected Soon!

  • None Pending ...