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    Default Light pollution filters, nebula filters



    Hey everyone, Im trying to figure out exactly what these (light pollution and nebula) filters do? I would greatly appreciate some info on how they work and if they could be useful for me. I gotta SkyQuest 10" Dobsonian. Im pretty sure i get what the light pollution filter does, but im lost on the nebula filter. I might sound dumb lol but i just dont understand what it does. Im hoping someone on here have used some of these and can make it a little more clear or easier to understand and if its worth investing in these types of filters. Thanks everyone

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    Default Re: Light pollution filters, nebula filters

    Astronomical filter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    This gives a pretty good summary of what astronomical filters do. It is definitely worth investing in a filter, especially if you want to view objects like the Veil Nebula, the Rosette, or even good old M42. There are various types and brands, but either a UHC or an O111 would be useful. They are not particularly expensive.

    Light pollution reduction filters are not really worth the money, they not only dim the light pollution but everything else as well. Coloured filters are used for planetary viewing, as some claim they enhance certain features, but are also pretty much a waste of money.
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    Thanks Stevie, that link helped me out a lot. i think I will invest in the nebula filter.

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    Default Re: Light pollution filters, nebula filters

    Here's a couple of links to provide more information and guidance about what is available and what the different types are useful for;

    ╗ Some Available Light Pollution And Narrow-Band Filters The Prairie Astronomy Club

    ╗ Filter Performance Comparisons For Some Common Nebulae The Prairie Astronomy Club
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