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tim carson

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can anybody t ell me how much the moon in its waxing half or gibbous will affect our ability to see nebula or other deep sky objects ; will filters such as the lumicon or dgm npb help ?

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Anytime it's up, regardless of it's illumination, it affects seeing. Hunting for faint fuzzies is best done around new moon.

Filters don't really help.

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Filters will help you to see some types of nebula better, but they will not combat moonlight.

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