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    Default Orion SkyGlow Broadband Light Pollution Filter



    I see one of these advertised locally for $55 but he said he's give it to me cheaper

    Anyone had any experience with one???

    He's also got a laser collimator he want to sell me for the same price but is willing to give me a "package price". But I'm more concerned about the filter

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    I have the filter.
    Tried using it to get M51 a couple of months ago, when it was in the NW after sunset.
    It did reduce the glow from the sodium street lights but also reduced the light from M51.
    Given some time and research I might be able to find which type of objects it will work best with.
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    They work BUT you need to be in a dark location to fully appreciate there value. They are not really light pollution filters(bad marketing or clever marketing) They are more nebulae filters and they can enhance your viewing of nebulae. But I would certainly not buy one on the idea that it will reduce light pollution only. Bottom line if you are viewing from the suburbs then I do not think they are worth the investment.
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    I've got lots of light pollution as I live on one house up from a street corner - LOT's of light facing eastern side Fortunately my back yard is a different story as it faces west......
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    Orion makes 2 different skyglow filters. one is for imaging, the other is for visual. I have used the astrophotography skyglow filter for imaging with good results.


    1.25in. Orion SkyGlow Broadband Telescope Filter | Orion Telescopes

    1.25in. Orion SkyGlow Astrophotography Filter | Orion Telescopes

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    The guy I'm buying the Telrad from is the same guy that's got this filter for sale (I'm picking up the Telrad from him on Saturday) - now he's offered them BOTH to me for $50 and for another $20 he'll throw in the Laser collimator - $70 for all three......
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    The broadband filter.
    I have one and it's supposed to cut mercury and sodium - the main streetlight pollution things.
    Yes if you point it at the lights, they are really cut back - if you use them on the telescope as nebula filters, I'm not sure of the value - I don't really have enough pollution to worry about in my yard.
    I bought it for school field nights which we do quite often if there's a cloudless night - got one next week actually and it's in a really bad area. I bought it on sale as it isn't a good seller - I can see why - limited usefulness.
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    I've been wanting a Narrowband or Oxygen III filter. Of course, I don't expect miracles, because I do have many filters, and know what to expect (or what NOT to expect from them). But, I really want one of these mainly for astrophotography. Hopefully, one of these filters can enhance "some" detail on nebulae. Even if it's just a small amount.
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    Considering Orion sells it for $75, I'm thinking for $20, why not.

    Jennifer, you'd be horrified by the light in our front. Our street corners are very well lit
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