Buying my first light filter. HELP !!!

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Buying my first light filter. HELP !!!

Postby astropaul » Mon Jan 02, 2006 1:43 pm

Could anybody give me advice on getting a light filter. I have heard that some give artificial colours, i would rather not have one of these.
Would i be able to get something reasonable for around £50 ??[left] [/left]
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[left]I'm using a 4 1/2" f4.5 reflector and an 8" f4 reflector[/left][left] [/left][left]Any replies appreciated[/left]
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RE: Buying my first light filter. HELP !!!

Postby grayebb » Wed Feb 01, 2006 5:06 am

Check out [url=http://www.scopesnskies.com/]http://www.scopesnskies.com[/url] They have some very good value filters and if it's a Light Pollution Reduction filter you're after, the Antares 1.25" at £39.99 is extremely good value and gives no false colour. I live in a very badly light polluted part of Coventry and this filter is "friggin wow!!" good at knocking out the LP.
Scopesnskies also have some very good deals across the range.

Hope this helps,
John[:)]
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Postby g4aqb » Thu Feb 02, 2006 1:23 am

I agree with Johnny, I use the Antares LPR (Nebula) filter and it works well in my Light Polluted sky. You can get it a bit cheaper from SnS shop on EBay.

Steve
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Postby keithmorris » Thu Feb 02, 2006 4:56 pm

I wholeheartedly agree, I bought one from SnS and the differnce to viewing m42 is incredible! I would say with the filter the viewing is easily 4 to 5 times better!
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RE: Buying my first light filter. HELP !!!

Postby sigi » Sat Feb 04, 2006 3:36 pm

I would advise some of the Baader Filters, they are reasonably cheap and they
seem to be working fine, I'm not entirely sure which one of them I have, (I cant
check it at the moment), I think I have the OIII and it works great, for example
M27 looked much better in it.

http://www.dhinds.co.uk/pages/browse_More_DHINDS.php/Baader%20Planetarium%20Products/11/22

if thats what you were looking for, than I hope it helps, if I missunderstood, sorry for the bother.

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Postby smidge » Sat Feb 04, 2006 4:26 pm

Here is a link for the CLS......this is a very good for LP and is a good price.

[url=http://www.modernastronomy.com/filters.html]http://www.modernastronomy.com/filters.html[/url]

Ernie
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