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  1. Too bad they're doublets, I mean so many telescopes nowadays are doublets, unless it's a new and improved system of doublets, with good quality optics, and fast f ratio. I don't mind triplets either, but given that the Esprit series don't have any dedicated reducers, they could make some for these. I'd love if these were Petzval quadruplets or something, as more brands are starting to make.
  2. Hi I've been thinking about purchasing either the TS Optics 86SDQ (Same as the Stellarvue SVQ86), or the SW Esprit 100ED. I like the TS Optics for it's quality, and it's widefield, but coming from a SW Evostar 80ED at 510mm FL, I also like imaging at that FL, which is impossible with the TS Optics Scope. Now if the Esprit 100ED can use a 0.8x reducer, I can image at the same FL as the TS Optics, but even faster, and still image around the 510 (550) FL, giving more oppotunities with the Esprit. But I haven't seen any reducers available for the Esprit, but maybe someone on here might know an alternative reducer for it? Best regards, Mats
  3. Exactly! And I'm glad you really love yours, I'm in no hurry getting one of these just yet, I just wanted to explore the options there were with these filters. I've just seen a ton of nice images done with the Optolong L-eNhance (Same price as the AA's triband), and with the STC Duo-narrowband, which is a bit more pricey, but also at 10nm Ha/OIII to compare. And to be honest, so far only your images has impressed me, compared to the other ones I've seen on the AA FB page, so not a lot to go on from there. I'd just wish they'd make a 6nm Ha/OIII or something like that, that wouldn't be too expensive! lol
  4. But don't get me wrong Stace, it's still stunning images, and definately the best images I've seen with the AA triband filter! But spending money on a filter, you really want to find the one that matches what one is looking for
  5. But wouldn't the dual band filters have trouble with the OIII during full moon as well? The Optolong L-eNhance, Idas NB1 and AA's filters are all above 20nm OIII?
  6. Sure a mono is better, but when talking about OSC I was still wondering that in theory shooting with seperate filters should yield better results, and as you could control which bandpass you would need more data on, compared to the other. Also the fact in this case, the Baader 7nm Ha and 8.5nm OIII is way more narrow compared to AA's new tri/quad filters. I'm not sure about the IDAS NB1 filter, but AA's filter is the most broad filter out there, (35nm OIII) compared to others. So I'm kinda surprised Stacey gets better results with this one filter. Now I don't wanna sound arrogant or as if I'm not listening, but the results done by the STC Duo-narrowband or the Optolong L-eNhance (Optolong L-eNhance which cost about the same as the AA's filters) just seems superior. But maybe it's still to soon to say.
  7. The only thing that keeps me away from buying these triband filters is the fact most of them have a very broad band of Ha and especially OIII. The OPT's Quad filter is 4nm Ha, SII and OIII, but waaaaay to expensive! The STC Asto Duo-Narrowband is 10nm Ha and OIII, so comparing the specs and price, and of course the results, the STC just seems to be the best of the value. BUT I must admit, with these duo/tri and quad filters, you can't really control the amount of Ha/OIII coming through, some targets emit much more Ha, and some OIII, and right now I have a Baader 7nm Ha, and a 8.5nm OIII, which kinda allows me to do more data on Ha, or OIII seperately, depending on the target. But I was really facinated about the idea about capturing both Ha/OIII at the same time, only having to stack once, and process that one. Also it comes out "color" which I think is kinda cool, but I still believe you get a lot more detail from shooting seperately.
  8. I'm starting to wonder if I use my Baader 7nm Ha, and 8.5 nm OIII, if that will yield better results, than a duo/tri filter...
  9. Well I live in Denmark, so I bet we have pretty similar annoying bright nights at summertime right now. Is the veil nebula at it's peak at this northern location right now, or can it still be imaged when fall arives, and darker nights? My backyard is a Bortle Class 4, 20.97 SQM, so hopefully that'll help as well. Do you know if the Tri and Quad filter is at the same price right now? I do hope for some better images done with the Quad arrives, because so far the tri-filter looks best. But looking forward to see your finished image with this one @Adam J I get your point, so a duo-narrowband filter would work best for an OSC/DSLR? But what about the Hb in the Triad, or SII in the Quad, won't they make some sort of improvement in the structual details in a nebula, compared to a duo?
  10. Hi Adam, yes my bad, APP can only seperate HA and OIII
  11. Hi StaceStar! I did see your image here on the AA FB page just an hour ago, and I must admit it is the most promising image I've seen there yet! There were also one done with the quad filter, on the Cresent nebula, but that really didn't impress me. I don't know if it was due to some sort of problems, or bad processing. But I'd really like to know the nanometer values on each narrowband wavelengths (I know this probably don't matter much, it's the images the filters help produce in the end) But I always like to compare stuff on papers, and then the images they produce afterwards. I'm really looking forward to see your final results on your image with the triad filter!
  12. APP can actually seperate them, but then again what for? Surely you can process each narrowband wavelength as if they were done from a mono with individual filters, but then why not just use a mono cam? Except you can capture this data using just one filter though. And you can always simulate a SHO with this. And yes I know SNR is a lot better on a mono, so there's that. But I don't really like the broad OIII/Hb on the dual and triads. OPT's Quad filter is the only with true narrow wavelengths at 4nm on Ha, SII and OIII. I think it's still a great invention for those people who are fighting light polluted skies, have a fighting chance for some decent AP, and with narrowband quality in their images. When I bought my 7nm Ha, and 8.5nm OIII it was before these duo/triad filters came out, and right now I kinda wish I had bought one of these instead, to simpify things.
  13. I agree, it definately would act as a great super/master luminance for mono cams! But it does indeed show narrowband quality, even with OSC/DSLR, you can tell a huge difference between normal RGB, and the use of either tri/quad filter. Also it helps a lot of people dealing with a high light pollution, but in my case my backyard is Bortle Class 4, so I'd imagine it would look even better. I own a Baader 2" 7nm HA, and a Baader 2" 8.5nm OIII filter, but getting those narrowband details in one image, AND not having to deal with 3 different stacks, but your image comes out as instant HOO is kinda nice. The narrowest Triad filter out there is 4nm HA, OII, and 5nm HB. But I know you can actually isolate the HA, SII, and OIII, not sure about the Hb in APP, and I can't really see what the Hb is doing for the images, at least not colorwise, but I do see more structual details in nebulae with these filters, compared to Duo/or single NB filters, I'm not sure why, if it's the Hb that helps with that, of if it is just me.
  14. It could sound as it is a competitor to the Optolong L-eNhance and the OPT Triad, but I can't read at which nm each individual NB is at? I couldn't find it either on the Optolong, but a friend of mine told me it is at 12-13nm of Ha, hb and OIII, whilst the OPT is down at 4nm Ha, and OIII, 5nm Hb, but it is also a whole lot more pricier!
  15. I did hear about Altair Astro producing some too, but I've searched for them without any luck? I'm having a bit of a hard time seeing a big difference between the quality in the images, but considering the Optolong L-enhance is 4x as cheap as the OPT, you probably get most value for the money there? The Optolong L-enhance is what 12-13nm of Ha, Hb and OIII, while the OPT Triad is 4 nm Ha, OIII, 5nm Hb? So it should have some difference in detail there? As for the red color dominating the images, well it's quite simple, most nebulae consist mostly of Hydrogen Alpha, and it's of the red color, but HOO and even processing in SHO is possible, I've seen a couple of SHO images from these filters as well. But I agree Trevor Jones is not the most "trusted" critiq out there.
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