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Which (light pollution) filter for Redcat51 and Canon R6?


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I'm thinking of buying a filter to pair with the Redcat51 and the Canon R6 mirrorless to cut out the light pollution. in my area  I was originally thinking of either the Optolong L-eNhance dual narrowband filter, or the L-eXtreme, but then I thought would they work or provide any benefit with the R6 since it is not astromodded?

Would I be better off with the Optolong L-Pro Broadband Filter (or similar? 

Suggestions on what would work or what others use would be appreciated!! Thanks!

Adam

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What sort of lights are causing the light pollution? If they're LED no filter will really block it out as it's a broadband light.

It also depends on what you want to image, galaxies/clusters are best done without filters, emission nebulae which are strong in hydrogen alpha and o3 benefit from something like the L-Enhance or L-extreme, they're very similar but the latter has a tighter bandpass so you get a bit more contrast.

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13 hours ago, Adam1234 said:

I'm thinking of buying a filter to pair with the Redcat51 and the Canon R6 mirrorless to cut out the light pollution. in my area  I was originally thinking of either the Optolong L-eNhance dual narrowband filter, or the L-eXtreme, but then I thought would they work or provide any benefit with the R6 since it is not astromodded?

Would I be better off with the Optolong L-Pro Broadband Filter (or similar? 

Suggestions on what would work or what others use would be appreciated!! Thanks!

Adam

I have all of the filters you mention, and with your camera I would deffo go with the L-Pro, as you won’t benefit much from the other two Dual narrowband filters, the L-Pro is a very good LP filter and when I got mine I sold the Idas P2 I had, as the L-Pro blew it away…👍🏼

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I've tested all three Optolongs with a DSLR, they do each make incremental differences on certain targets rich in hydrogen and oxygen whereas the lpro is a general one much like a CLS CCD (which I found to be overly aggressive), the veil is a good target to test on and can say it definitely makes a difference, my cam has its IR filter removed though.

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