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imaging filters for dlsr noob

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Hi all,

Would like some info on what filters I need, if any, and what they will do, for nebulae, lunar, solar. Havnt actually got the gear yet but will have soon and am buying bits and bobs for it atm.

All comments welcome :)


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Do you live in an area with Light pollution? If you do, I would day that should be your first filter. Do NOT look at the sun without some sort of solar filter in front of your scope.

If you are thinking of imaging, I would suggest before getting filters that you get a book called 'Making every photon count' by Steve Richards. You can buy it on the FLO site. Steve is a member on here, and the book is well worth £20. Will save you many ££'s in the future if youdo go down the imaging route.

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If you are using a DSLR then it will just be a light pollution filter you need first, as Sarah says. Only with mono cameras do you need Luminance, Red, Green and Blue to get going.

Your first specialist filter will doubtless be H alpha.


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