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    Default Good Filter Set



    I got my new ZWO 1600 and took it out last night for some imaging without any filters and was very impressed at how much better it brings out detail in my light polluted skies vs my DSLR. Now I'm looking for a good filter set to go with it. Need LRGB and would also like to have a few other light pollution related ones for poorer conditions. I've seen the dirt cheap sets that have everything I want (like ZWO) but have heard bad things about the image quality using those. Anybody know of a more upscale brand that would have all I need in a complete set, hopefully at a discount? Looking for size 1.25", and cost is somewhat of a consideration as I'd like it around the $500-$600 range.


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    Default Re: Good Filter Set

    The short answer on filters is you usually get what you pay for.
    I just got the complete ZWO set with my ASI1600MM pro and filter wheel.

    I've seen nothing to complain about yet. But I have had extremely limited chances to use mine.
    Can you post links to these bad reviews?

    Bottom line is you can go all the way up to Astrodon's, if your wallet can take it.
    But to ask for an "upscale brand at a discount price"... sounds like an oxymoron to me.
    Please be sure to post up the brand that fits that description.

    I also think you need to define what you mean by "A few light pollution related ones"
    If you mean narrowband, then yes, you would want to start with an Ha filter to make some DSO's "pop".
    Then maybe an OIII and an SII to complete the Hubble Palette...

    If you mean light pollution blocker filters, I'd say save your money.... Shoot NB instead...

    Don't forget to include the price of a filter wheel in your budget.
    Motorized is preferred...

    good Luck!
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    Default Re: Good Filter Set

    Ditto on the narrow band filters, they are light pollution filters by design. The Ha is the most useful, Oiii next. Also, rgb sets can get expensive. I have found that those with the premium sets laud them, why not, they cost a bunch. I have an Orion set, bought on sale, and have no complaints, saved a bunch of green too.

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    Default Re: Good Filter Set

    Jeff --- Yeah, I just updated my filter set to the Astrodon's (NB only right now - LRGB later this year.) I have the ZWO NB filters for sale (Ha, Oiii, Sii). IM me with an offer.

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    Default Re: Good Filter Set

    So far have found Baader LRGB set with German polished optics in the $300-$400 range. I've seen other brands that go far higher too. It was another forum where a user of the ZWO filters was giving a serious complaint about star halos. I'll see if I can find it. Yes I do plan on a 7 position motorized filter wheel too.

 

 

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