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    Hey all ...This subject is one of debate .... What is the best filter for viewing jupiter ? I have heard different stories and i copied this off of lumicon's page and figured i would post it here ...Hope it helps ...
    #8 Light Yellow
    Moon: Feature Contrast
    Mars: Maria
    Jupiter: Belts
    Jupiter: Orange-Red Zonal
    Uranus: Dusky Detail
    Neptune: Dusky Detail

    #11 Yellow-Green
    Mars: Maria
    Jupiter: Clouds
    Jupiter: Red/Blue Contrast
    Saturn: Clouds
    Saturn: Cassini Division
    Saturn: Red/Blue Contrast

    #12 Yellow
    Moon: Feature Contrast
    Mars: Blue-Green Areas
    Jupiter: Red-Orange Features
    Saturn: Clouds
    Saturn: Red-Orange Features

    #15 Dark Yellow
    Moon: Feature Contrast
    Mars: Clouds
    Mars: Polar Caps
    Jupiter: Belts
    Saturn: Belts
    Uranus: Dusky Detail
    Neptune: Dusky

    Detail #21 Orange
    Mars: Maria
    Jupiter: Belts
    Jupiter: Polar Regions
    Saturn: Belts
    Saturn: Polar Regions

    #23A Light Red
    Mercury: Planet/Sky Contrast
    Mars: Maria
    Mars: Blue-Green Areas
    Jupiter: Belts
    Jupiter: Polar Regions
    Saturn: Belts
    Saturn: Polar Regions
    #25 Red
    Mercury: Features
    Venus: Planet/Sky Contrast
    Venus: Terminator
    Mars: Maria
    Mars: Polar Caps
    Jupiter: Belts
    Jupiter: Galilean Moon Transits
    Saturn: Clouds

    #29 Dark Red
    Mercury: Features
    Venus: Planet/Sky Contrast
    Venus: Terminator
    Mars: Maria
    Mars: Polar Caps
    Jupiter: Belts
    Jupiter: Galilean Moon Transits
    Saturn: Clouds

    #38A Dark Blue
    Venus: Clouds
    Mars: Dust Storms
    Jupiter: Belts
    Jupiter: Great Red Spot
    Jupiter: Disc
    Saturn: Belts

    #47 Violet
    Venus: Clouds
    Mars: Polar Caps
    Saturn: Rings

    #56 Light Green
    Moon: Detail
    Mars: Dust Storms
    Mars: Polar Caps
    Jupiter: Belts
    Jupiter: Atmosphere
    Jupiter: Red/Blue/Light Contrast

    #58 Green
    Venus: Clouds
    Mars: Polar Caps
    Jupiter: Red/Blue/Light Contrast
    Saturn: Belts
    Saturn: Polar Regions
    #80A Blue
    Moon: Feature Contrast
    Jupiter: Belts
    Jupiter: Rilles
    Jupiter: Festoons
    Jupiter: Great Red Spot
    Saturn: Belts
    Saturn: Polar Regions

    #82A Light Blue
    Moon: Low-Contrast Features
    Mars: Low-Contrast Features
    Jupiter: Low-Contrast Features
    Saturn: Low-Contrast Features

    ND13 Neutral Density
    13% Transmission
    Moon: Glare Reduction
    Double Stars: Bright Primary

    ND25 Neutral Density
    25% Transmission

    ND50 Neutral Density
    50% Transmission

    Single Polarizing Filter

    Rotating Polarizing Filter
    Moon: Glare Reduction or Variable Transmission


    Object
    Features
    Recommended Filter

    Mercury
    Planet/Sky Contrast
    #23A Light Red
    Features
    #25 Red
    #29 Deep Red

    Venus
    Clouds
    #38A Deep Blue
    #47 Violet
    #58 Green
    Planet/Sky Contrast
    #25 Red
    #29 Deep Red
    Terminator
    #25 Red
    #29 Deep Red

    Moon
    Detail
    #56 Light Green
    Feature Contrast
    #8 Light Yellow
    #12 Yellow
    #15 Deep Yellow
    #80A Blue
    Low Contrast Features
    #82A Light Blue
    Glare Reduction
    ND13 Neutral Density

    Mars
    Clouds
    #15 Deep Yellow
    Maria
    #8 Light Yellow
    #15 Deep Yellow
    #11 Yellow-Green
    #21 Orange
    #23A Light Red
    #25 Red
    #29 Deep Red
    Blue-Green Areas
    #12 Yellow
    #23A Light Red
    Dust Storms
    #38A Deep Blue
    #56 Light Green
    Polar Caps
    #15 Deep Yellow
    #25 Red
    #29 Deep Red
    #47 Violet
    #56 Light Green
    #58 Green
    Deep Sky Filter
    Low Contrast Features
    #82A Light Blue

    Jupiter
    Clouds
    #11 Yellow-Green
    Belts
    #8 Light Yellow
    #15 Deep Yellow
    #21 Orange
    #23A Light Red
    #25 Red
    #29 Deep Red
    #38A Deep Blue
    #56 Light Green
    #80A Blue
    Rilles
    #80A Blue
    Festoons
    #80A Blue
    Atmosphere
    #56 Light Green
    Red-Orange Features
    #12 Yellow
    Orange-Red Zonal
    #8 Light Yellow
    Red/Blue Contrast
    #11 Yellow-Green
    Blue/Light Contrast
    #25 Red
    Great Red Spot
    #38A Deep Blue
    #80A Blue
    Galilean Moon Transits
    #25 Red
    #29 Deep Red
    Red/Blue/Light Contrast
    #56 Light Green
    #58 Green
    Polar Regions
    #21 Orange
    #23A Light Red
    Disc
    #38A Deep Blue
    Low Contrast Features
    #82A Light Blue

    Saturn
    clouds
    #11 Yellow-Green
    #12 Yellow
    #25 Red
    #29 Deep Red
    Belts
    #15 Deep Yellow
    #21 Orange
    #23A Light Red
    #38A Deep Blue
    #58 Green
    #80A Blue
    Polar regions
    #21 Orange
    #23A Light Red
    #58 Green
    #80A Blue
    rings
    #47 Violet
    Cassini Division
    #11 Yellow-Green
    Red/Blue Contrast
    #11 Yellow-Green
    Red/Orange Features
    #12 Yellow
    Low Contrast Features
    #82A Light Blue

    Uranus
    Dusky detail
    #8 Light Yellow
    #15 Deep Yellow

    Neptune
    Dusky detail
    #8 Light Yellow
    #15 Deep Yellow

    Double Stars
    Bright Primary
    ND13 Neutral Density

    Best Nebula Filters - For Selected Objects
    Nebula Name Best Filter
    M1 Crab nebula UHC
    M8 Lagoon Nebula UHC
    M16 Eagle Nebula UHC
    M17 Swan Nebula O-III
    M20 Trifid Nebula UHC
    M27 Dumbbell Nebula UHC
    M42 Orion Nebula UHC
    M43 Orion Nebula H-Beta
    M57 Ring Nebula UHC
    M76 Little Dumbbell Nebula UHC
    M97 Owl Nebula O-III
    NGC40 UHC
    NGC246 Skull Nebula O-III
    NGC281 Pac-Man Nebula UHC
    NGC604 in M33 O-III
    NGC896/IC1795 UHC
    NGC1360 O-III
    NGC1491 UHC
    NGC1499 California Nebula H-Beta
    NGC1514 Crystal Ball Nebula O-III
    NGC1999 none
    NGC2022 O-III
    NGC2024 Flame Nebula UHC
    NGC2174 UHC
    NGC2327 H-Beta
    NGC2237-2239 Rosette Nebula UHC
    NGC2264 Cone Nebula UHC
    NGC2359 Thor's Helmet O-III
    NGC2371-2 O-III
    NGC2392 Eskimo Nebula O-III
    NGC2436 UHC
    NGC2438 in M46 O-III
    NGC2440 UHC
    NGC3242 Ghost of Jupiter UHC
    NGC4361 UHC
    NGC6210 O-III
    NGC6302 The Bug Nebula O-III
    NGC6334 UHC
    NGC6357 O-III
    NGC6445 UHC
    NGC6543 CatsEye Nebula O-III
    NGC6559 UHC
    NGC6781 O-III
    NGC6804 O-III
    NGC6888 Crescent Nebula O-III
    NGC6905 Blue Flash Nebula UHC
    NGC6960-6995 The Veil Nebula O-III
    NGC7000 North America Nebula O-III
    NGC7008 O-III
    NGC7009 Saturn Nebula none
    NGC7023 Deep Sky
    NGC7026 O-III
    NGC7027 O-III
    NGC7048 O-III
    NGC7129-7133 UHC
    NGC7139 O-III
    NGC7293 Helix Nebula O-III
    NGC7538 UHC
    NGC7635 Bubble nebula O-III
    NGC7662 Blue Snowball none
    NGC7822 UHC
    IC405 Flaming Star Nebula Deep Sky
    IC410 O-III
    IC417 H-Beta
    IC434/B33 Horsehead Nebula H-Beta
    IC1318 H-Beta
    IC1396 UHC
    IC1848 UHC
    IC2177 Seagull Nebula H-Beta
    IC4628 UHC
    IC5067-70 Pelican nebula UHC
    IC5076 inNGC6991 H-Beta
    IC5146 Cocoon Nebula H-Beta
    PK64+5.1 Campbell's Hydrogen Star H-Beta
    PK164+31.1 Headphone Nebula UHC
    PK205+14.1 Medusa Nebula O-III
    Sh2-13 UHC
    Sh2-54 UHC
    Sh2-84 UHC
    Sh2-101 UHC
    Sh2-112 O-III
    Sh2-132 O-III
    Sh2-142 O-III
    Sh2-155 Deep Sky
    Sh2-157 UHC
    Sh2-170 UHC
    Sh2-171 UHC
    Sh2-235 H-Beta
    Sh2-254-5-6-7-8 inIC2162 H-Beta
    Sh2-261 UHC
    Sh2-276 Barnard's Loop H-Beta
    Sh2-311 in NGC2467 UHC
    vdB93(Gum-1) near IC2177 H-Beta

    Keep in mind ...This is lumicon's recomendations for the most detail ...I am sure there are other filters out there and the results might vary from scope to scope due to aperture and quality ....

    Heres lumicon's home page for more information http://lumicon.com/astronomy-accesso...d=1&cn=Filters
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    Pac-Man Nebula? ... gotta love it

    I think I'll print this and keep it in my EP case.. thanks Rich.
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    That's a heapin' of info there, Rich! Thanks.
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    Thanks for the post Rich. Ya'll should make that one a sticky.
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    Thanks Rich this is very helpful; I'll be printing it too.
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    nice post rich lots of good info there.
    wish i had all of them filters :P
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    I really think it would depend on the quality of the filter. Some are just painted glass and some are produced with the proper properties of that color to actually work. But I am a cheapo so I bought I guess one step up from painted glass. But I hardly ever think to use mine other than my moon filter which saves my eyesight of course......LMAO!
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    That's a lot of money on filters... my wife would kill me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GriffinBF View Post
    Pac-Man Nebula? ... gotta love it

    I think I'll print this and keep it in my EP case.. thanks Rich.
    ditto.

    done (2 column format saves paper)
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    Quote Originally Posted by NCMountains View Post
    I really think it would depend on the quality of the filter. Some are just painted glass and some are produced with the proper properties of that color to actually work. But I am a cheapo so I bought I guess one step up from painted glass. But I hardly ever think to use mine other than my moon filter which saves my eyesight of course......LMAO!
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