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elliot

OIII and UHC on a field flattener

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It's new shopping list time. I'm going to be doing some _modest_ astro pics with my Star Adventurer and a SW ED72 (if they ever get back in stock). Visually, I see a huge difference when using a UHC or OIII filters on my dob.  Would getting the 2" versions of the same filters to screw into a flattener and used with an unmodded DSLR be a sensible purchase for nebular in a Bortle 4 sky? Unfortunately I'm not really in a position to try other people's gear as I'm far from the nearest society.

 

cheers.

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I've just got one of these:

https://www.365astronomy.com/optolong-l-enhance-light-pollution-dual-bandpass-narrowband-imaging-filter-2.html

My DSLR is astro modified so I have high hopes, but they are supposed to work well with unmodified DSLRs under light pollution.

I have often wondered how effective visual filters are, I imagine they work but just not as dramatically - and considering how well a £10 moon and skyglow filter improved my images I don't have any preconceptions that cheap filters aren't worth trying.

I'm, waiting for the next clear night, but here's a review:

https://astrobackyard.com/optolong-l-enhance-filter/

 

Edited by Stub Mandrel

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17 hours ago, david_taurus83 said:

For nebula work, might be money better spent getting the camera astro modded. Is that an option?

Not for my lovely Fuji X-T2, but I'm leaning toward buying a modded camera just for astro.

15 hours ago, Stub Mandrel said:

I'm, waiting for the next clear night

Good luck! I hope it works out for you.

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On 22/09/2019 at 18:06, Stub Mandrel said:

I've just got one of these:

https://www.365astronomy.com/optolong-l-enhance-light-pollution-dual-bandpass-narrowband-imaging-filter-2.html

My DSLR is astro modified so I have high hopes, but they are supposed to work well with unmodified DSLRs under light pollution.

I have often wondered how effective visual filters are, I imagine they work but just not as dramatically - and considering how well a £10 moon and skyglow filter improved my images I don't have any preconceptions that cheap filters aren't worth trying.

I'm, waiting for the next clear night, but here's a review:

https://astrobackyard.com/optolong-l-enhance-filter/

 

Astrobackyard is more of an advertisement than a review.

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9 hours ago, Adam J said:

Astrobackyard is more of an advertisement than a review.

I take all these 'reviews' with a pinch of salt, but the l-enhance does seem to have lot of good ones and plenty of examples of good photos. I'll soon know for myself!

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2 hours ago, Stub Mandrel said:

I take all these 'reviews' with a pinch of salt, but the l-enhance does seem to have lot of good ones and plenty of examples of good photos. I'll soon know for myself!

I agree my comment was directed at the impartiality and technical competence of the review not the product itself. 

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