Chroma Jovian Methane Filter
The Chroma Jovian Methane Filter is a methane absorption band filter. This filter enhances contrast when imaging objects containing significant levels of methane. Methane-rich components, such as in the atmosphere of the Jovian planets, will appear darker.
Chroma Technology is an employee-owned company. They specialize in the design and manufacture of sputtered optical filters and coatings for applications that require the greatest precision in color separation, optical quality and signal purity. Their astronomical filters are used worldwide in research and amateur applications. They are as comfortable designing and manufacturing custom filters as they are for their catalog items.
Highly precise and accurate, the passbands of these filters remain spectrally stable and do not drift in response to extreme temperature fluctuations or changes in humidity. All filters may be used with apertures of f/4 or smaller. Chroma provides custom coating services for more demanding imaging applications requiring larger apertures such as f/3 or f/2. They also can provide larger sizes and unique passbands upon request.
Chroma manufactures the highest quality astronomy filters with durable, sputtered hard coatings using single substrates of the best glass, eliminating the need for laminations. All primary filter coatings are applied on the front surface and anti-reflection coatings on the rear surface to prevent ghosting and to maximize transmission.
All filters are manufactured in Vermont.
- Methane absorption band filter. This filter enhances contrast when imaging objects containing significant levels of methane. Methane-rich components, such as in the atmosphere of the Jovian planets, will appear darker.
- Extremely durable coatings withstand humidity changes and extreme temperature fluxes and remain spectrally accurate
in CWL and band pass adherence
- No reflections leading to image distortions or “back reflections”
T: ≥ 96%@889nm
FWHM = 18nm
Durable sputter coatings
Parallelism: <30 arcsec
Thickness: 3.0 +/-0.05mm
Filters designed for use with CCD and for f/4.0 or slower
Transmitted wavefront better than 0.25 waves/inch
In the Box
- Chroma Jovian Methane Filter of the chosen size
Warranty & Manuals
Chroma Astronomy Filters & Sets Brochure
Lifetime Warranty for Sputtered Catalog Filters