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L or another LP filter?

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This is very important question for me as it may help me in my imaging later.

I am planning to buy Astrodon LRGB filters beside NB filters ofcourse, but because i am under light pollution area i don't know how much bad it can be for L filter at least, so do you recommend me to use another L filter or light pollution filter instead of this Lum filter in LP? and how much difference or improvement it may give?

For example CLS or L-Pro or anything else, I even saw IDAS and Astronomik have narrower L filter than standard one, will there be any difference then or any filter not NB will be completely useless in LP mainly L?

Thanks

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How bad is your LP? If you look up on a clear night, what's the magnitude of the dimmest stars you can see? I can see magnitude 3 or 4 under our skies and have never felt the need for an LP filter. My personal preference would be to not use one: it would inevitably filter out some of the light I do want as well as light that I don't.

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Have you taken any images yet and if so is LP an issue. 

I am in a similar position but have not yet captured any photos so am going to give it a whirl without any additional LP filters and assess from there. 

I’d always avoid putting more glass in the image train wherever possible. Also check out the Baader LRGB filters - they are very good and much cheaper than the Astrodon ones. 

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