New f/2 Highspeed Narrowband Filters and Filtersets (1 ¼" and 2", H-alpha / O III / S II) are designed especially for the delicate requirements of extremely fast astrograph optics, in particular Hyperstar. Conventional narrowband filters cause a heavy loss in transmission due to the strong CWL-shift. In extreme cases the CWL even does shift out of the FWHM (CWL= Center-wavelength / FWHM= full width half maximum.)
Therefore these filters have a CWL-preshift which matches f/2 to f/3 perfectly. Also the FWHM is optimized. In spite of the typical line broadening with such fast optical trains they are able to deliver maximum contrast. For the first time these filters allow the use of fast optics very effectively with high-contrast emission nebulae imaging. Using these filters between f/1.8 and f/3.5 shows a dramatic improvement compared to any regular set of narrowband-filters.