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SHO Filter Set Kit 52mm

SHO Filter Set Kit 52mm

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In the vast canvas of the universe, where stars twinkle and galaxies weave their cosmic tales, lies an opportunity for photographers and astronomers alike to capture the breathtaking beauty of deep space. Enter the SHO Filter Set Kit 52mm – your gateway to unraveling the mysteries and unveiling the hidden colors of celestial wonders.

Overall Review

The SHO Filter Set Kit 52mm is not just a set of filters; it's a meticulously crafted ensemble designed to enhance your astrophotography adventures. Inspired by the revolutionary SHO Hubble Palette, this kit lets you delve into the intricate details of nebulae, supernovae remnants, and star-forming regions with unparalleled precision and clarity.

How SHO is used?

Using the SHO (Sulfur, Hydrogen, Oxygen) technique in astrophotography involves a specialized approach to capture and process images of deep-sky objects, such as nebulae and supernova remnants. Here's a step-by-step overview of how SHO is typically used:

  1. Selecting the Filters:
    • SHO imaging requires three specific narrowband filters: Sulfur-II (SII), Hydrogen-Alpha (Ha), and Oxygen-III (OIII). Each filter isolates a narrow range of wavelengths emitted by ionized gases in deep space.
    • SII filter targets wavelengths around 672nm, Ha filter around 656nm, and OIII filter around 501nm.
  2. Imaging Acquisition:
    • Setup: Mount your camera with the selected filters onto a telescope or camera lens suitable for astrophotography.
    • Exposure Settings: Configure your camera settings to capture long exposures, typically ranging from a few minutes to several minutes, depending on the object's brightness and atmospheric conditions.
    • Filter Rotation: Capture multiple exposures for each filter, adjusting for any rotation to ensure optimal coverage and reduce noise.
  3. Processing the Images:
    • Calibration: Perform initial calibration of raw images to correct for dark current, bias, and flat-field calibration.
    • Stacking: Combine multiple exposures taken through each filter using specialized software (e.g., PixInsight, Photoshop) to improve signal-to-noise ratio and enhance details.
    • Color Mapping: Use software to assign the stacked images to the appropriate channels (SII to Red, Ha to Green, OIII to Blue) to create a false-color image.
    • Enhancement: Apply additional processing techniques such as noise reduction, sharpening, and contrast adjustments to highlight specific features of the object.
  4. Final Image Output:
    • The processed SHO image reveals intricate details and structures that are not easily visible in standard RGB (Red-Green-Blue) images.
    • The false-color representation emphasizes different elements within the object:
      • Red (SII): Highlights ionized sulfur regions.
      • Green (Ha): Emphasizes hydrogen gas emissions, often showcasing glowing regions where stars are actively forming.
      • Blue (OIII): Displays oxygen emissions, revealing areas where stars have recently exploded or regions with active star formation.
  5. Applications:
    • Research: SHO imaging provides insights into the distribution and dynamics of ionized gases in deep-sky objects, aiding in scientific research on stellar evolution, nebulae dynamics, and galactic structures.
    • Artistic Exploration: Beyond scientific inquiry, SHO images are prized for their aesthetic appeal, capturing the beauty and complexity of the cosmos in vivid color and detail.

By following these steps, astrophotographers can effectively utilize the SHO technique to produce stunning images that reveal the hidden beauty and scientific significance of celestial objects across the universe.

Product Specification

Crafted with precision optics and top-quality materials, the SHO Filter Set Kit 52mm includes three essential narrowband filters:

  • Hydrogen-Alpha (Ha) Filter: Captures the glowing tendrils of hydrogen gas clouds where stars are born and meet their end.
  • Sulfur-II (SII) Filter: Highlights the intricate networks of sulfur ions, revealing shock waves and cosmic clouds in vivid detail.
  • Oxygen-III (OIII) Filter: Unveils the elusive glow of oxygen ions amidst the stars, painting a cosmic ballet of elements in vibrant hues.

Each filter features:

  • Diameter: 52mm
  • Wavelength specifics: 656nm for H-Alpha, 672nm for SII, and 501nm with a 95% high pass for OIII.
  • Robust metal frames for durability and stability during extended astrophotography sessions.
  • Threaded design for easy attachment to your camera lens, ensuring seamless operation even under challenging conditions.

SHO Filter Set (SII Filter)

SHO Filter Set (SII Filter)

SHO Filter Set (H-Alpha Filter)

SHO Filter Set (H-Alpha Filter)

SHO Filter Set (OIII Filter)

SHO Filter Set (OIII Filter)


The SHO Filter Set Kit 52mm is engineered for excellence in astrophotography:

  • Precision Imaging: Optimize your DSLR camera to capture specific wavelengths of light emitted by ionized gases, revealing the hidden structures and dynamic interactions of celestial objects.
  • Quality Construction: Each filter is meticulously coated to maximize light transmission and minimize reflections, preserving the true colors and intricate details of cosmic phenomena.
  • Versatile Compatibility: Compatible with a wide range of DSLR cameras and lenses, this kit empowers both seasoned photographers and beginners to explore the universe with creativity and flexibility.


Ideal for:

  • Astrophotography enthusiasts looking to capture stunning images of nebulae, galaxies, and deep-sky objects.
  • Researchers and educators seeking to study and share the beauty and scientific insights of the cosmos.
  • Hobbyists and professionals alike, venturing into the depths of the Milky Way or exploring distant galaxies.

Package Content

Your SHO Filter Set Kit 52mm includes:

  • Hydrogen-Alpha (Ha) Filter
  • Sulfur-II (SII) Filter
  • Oxygen-III (OIII) Filter
  • Protective cases for each filter to ensure safe storage and transport.

Unlock the Cosmos

Embark on a cosmic journey like never before with the SHO Filter Set Kit 52mm. Whether you're capturing the delicate tendrils of the Orion Nebula or the vibrant hues of the Rosette Nebula, this kit empowers you to transform your celestial visions into breathtaking masterpieces. Don't miss out – seize the opportunity to elevate your astrophotography experience and witness the wonders of the universe unfold before your lens. Order your SHO Filter Set Kit 52mm today and embark on an adventure that transcends the ordinary, revealing the extraordinary beauty of deep space.

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