Jump to content

Stargazers Lounge Uses Cookies

Like most websites, SGL uses cookies in order to deliver a secure, personalised service, to provide social media functions and to analyse our traffic. Continued use of SGL indicates your acceptance of our cookie policy.

sgl_imaging_challenge_banner_beauty_night_skies.thumb.jpg.2711ade15e31d01524e7dc52d15c4217.jpg

Recommended Posts

Looking at getting a light pollution filter, for my camera as I'm in a bortle  5 area and not currently using any filters. 

I've been looking around and the clip in filters are way out of budget, for now, so I've been looking at the Hoya filters and the red intensity filters. Then I saw these from Globe  (Link Below), and thought maybe it's too good to be true? All those filters for the price of one Hoya? 

Has anyone used these before what do you think? 

https://mygobe.com/uk/52mm-collection-filter-kit-1peak.html?fbclid=IwAR3Uqu_TDPx-uxun3SGnDl8CqFQ-8kGgooW62Ux3gSNJ9PitQJj1RQn3_NY

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I can't see how that would help with light pollution. If you are in an area with sodium lights then something like a CLS filter would be helpful. If you are in an area with LED lights then the IDAS D2 would help.

Peter

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Also they are all daytime filters...so as @PeterCPC has already said, not sure how they will help at all... :) you need a dedicated LP filter, and these can be found cheaper, either from the secondhand market (check out ebay as there is a couple on there ATM) or maybe a not so well known brand, (sky’s the limit) which will still do a far better job than any of the ones you linked too...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi

Clip filter -so too cls and IDAS screw in- over budget. Nikon so 52mm (?). So, one of these  and one of these should do it.

HTH and clear skies.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, alacant said:

Hi

Clip filter -so too cls and IDAS screw in- over budget. Nikon so 52mm (?). So, one of these  and one of these should do it.

HTH and clear skies.

Hmmm, good idea but maybe a bit too cheap, at least one with IR cut would be needed I would have thought, as the OP is imaging..... :)

Edit: actually no you are correct as he has an unmodded camera so still has the IR cut in camera... 

Edited by LightBucket

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
19 minutes ago, LightBucket said:

Hmmm, good idea but maybe a bit too cheap, at least one with IR cut would be needed I would have thought, as the OP is imaging..... :)

Edit: actually no you are correct as he has an unmodded camera so still has the IR cut in camera... 

 

Even if modded, is there still not a retained IR filter at 750nm, unless this in Canon only?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, PeterCPC said:

I can't see how that would help with light pollution. If you are in an area with sodium lights then something like a CLS filter would be helpful. If you are in an area with LED lights then the IDAS D2 would help.

Peter

Thanks, @PeterCPCI hadn't realized they didn't work for night time.  The IDAS is out of budget, as is the CLS filter.  unless  I can find one on the second-hand market as @LightBucketsuggested.  @alacant that's a great suggestion and much cheaper than here in uk (£95 here) although it says it can take 30 days to deliver... so I might go with the suggestion by @LightBucket :) 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I sold a CLS here recently for £60, that so you could aim for that price?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, tooth_dr said:

 

Even if modded, is there still not a retained IR filter at 750nm, unless this in Canon only?

If it’s a canon camera with the “normal” Astro mod, then one filter is left in the camera which has very good IR cut, hence only the need for a CLS and not the CLS CCD which has IR cut..if it is a full spectrum mod then both filters are removed and then youmwould need the CLS CCD filter so you still retain IR cut.. :)

So all that being said..yes you are correct, @tooth_dr :) 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Leon-Fleet said:

Thanks, @PeterCPCI hadn't realized they didn't work for night time.  The IDAS is out of budget, as is the CLS filter.  unless  I can find one on the second-hand market as @LightBucketsuggested.  @alacant that's a great suggestion and much cheaper than here in uk (£95 here) although it says it can take 30 days to deliver... so I might go with the suggestion by @LightBucket :) 

I would go for the one I suggested, as they are very good and get good reviews...but is from China so will take a couple of weeks, but in my experience it’s usually quicker.... :)

Edited by LightBucket
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

After much deliberation, I decided not to buy twice and just get a clip in filter, but frustratingly I can't find one for Nikon Cameras, specifically my trusty D90. 

does anyone know if someone makes them and where I can get my hands on one? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By Nikolas74
      Selling my LRGB filters 36mm unmounted , because I decided to use only my Narrowband and to invest in something else that I want.
      The filters are placed inside my Atik EFW2 at the moment but I can send photos if someone is really interested , so I don't loose my cc'd setup position.
      Are in excellent condition ,sold in their original boxes.
      The filters are well known so not much words need to say.
      Some info you can find here at Astrodons site:
      https://astrodon.com/products/astrodon-lrgb-gen2-e-series-tru-balance-filters/
      The retail price is about £800 if I am not mistaken I will sell it for £500..............£375
      Other offers can be accepted within reasonable price 😀
      Payment via PAYPAL is accepted, buyer pays the fees.
      I post them from Athens Greece in A class shipment secured.
      I will pay the postage expenses.
      Thank you,
      Nikolas.

    • By Gib007
      THIS ITEM HAS NOW BEEN SOLD.
      This listing is for my personal LRGB filters (Kayron from Light Vortex Astronomy). They are the Astrodon E-Series Gen2 LRGB 1.25" set. These are considered the highest-end LRGB filters money can buy, able to produce exceptional quality, colour-balanced images when paired with a good monochrome camera. For more information, please see Astrodon's website:
      https://astrodon.com/products/astrodon-lrgb-gen2-e-series-tru-balance-filters/
      Please note that this filter set currently retails at just over £560 from UK suppliers, €660 from European suppliers or $540 from US suppliers. Payment is preferred via bank transfer but PayPal is OK with an extra 2.9% to cover PayPal fees. I'll cover postage to you via tracked Courier. 
      I welcome any questions you may have regarding this listing. Thank you for looking. 


    • By Gib007
      THIS ITEM HAS NOW BEEN SOLD.
      This listing is for my personal narrowband filters (Kayron from Light Vortex Astronomy). They are the Astrodon Hydrogen-Alpha (HA), Oxygen-III (OIII) and Sulphur-II (SII) 3nm 1.25" narrowband set. These are considered the highest-end narrowband filters money can buy, able to produce images of exceptional quality and incredible sharpness, cutting through a vast amount of light pollution. The 3nm variants featured here are fantastic for pulling out fine nebulous structures clearly above background. For more information, please see Astrodon's website:
      https://astrodon.com/products/astrodon-narrowband-filters/
      Please note that these three filters together currently retail at just over £1,710 from UK suppliers, €2,180 from European suppliers or $1,690 from US suppliers. Payment is preferred via bank transfer but PayPal is OK with an extra 2.9% to cover PayPal fees. I'll cover postage to you via tracked Courier. 
      I welcome any questions you may have regarding this listing. Thank you for looking. 


    • By stardude07
      Hello,
      I have a question about filterwheels; SBIG filter wheels specifically. As far as I know they are the only ones that really use the 8 position filter wheels. So I have it loaded with L, R, G, B, Ha, OIII, and SII. So that is seven filters, what goes in the 8th slot???
      Thank you for your insight,
      Christopher
    • By Andy R
      Hello
      my first question (takes deep breath) I’m looking at buying a moon filter I have a nexstar 6se, now it’s possible I’ve had an information overload but I’m sure I read or watched a video that said SCT type scopes  dim the light of the image  because of the design  
      with that said the standard density of a moon filter I’m looking at (Baader Neutral Density Moon filters) is 0.9. Because of image being dim (if that’s correct)would I be better off getting a filter with 0.6 density to avoid the image being too dim.
      i know the filter is there to help your eyesight etc ive had the scope for a couple of days and haven’t actually used it during the night yet so I have no idea how bright the moon would be.
      Any advice would be much appreciated even to tell me I’m barking up the wrong tree 
      Andy
       
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.