Vixen 140mm Neo-achro, 2" AP Maxbright diagonal, 40mm Orion Optilux, 35mm, 30mm, 18mm, and 15mm Ultrascopic/Ultima, 28mm & 20mm ES 68, 19mm TV Panoptic, 5.5mm Meade UWA, 2.4x 2" Dakin barlow (prototype barrel),1.6x Antares barlow.
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Quote:Like you, I've been a huge fan of the Baader Fringe Killer. That filter makes a very noticeable difference in contrast on almost every class of object. I'm very interested to hear how the other filters stack up against the Fringe Killer. I'll be anxiously awaiting your report.
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Skywatcher 120ED Refractor Assorted Zhumell Planetary, Skywatcher and ES eyepieces, a 2x barlow and a few filters. iOptron MiniTower II Sony NEX 3 for astrophotography
Quote:Wow! Thanks for that report. Very interesting indeed. I have to admit, I didn't think the yellow #8 would be just as good as the Fringe Killer. The yellow #8 is definitely the most economical way to go. I might have to pick up one of those 495 long-pass filters myself.
Quote:Very interesting report. I wonder if stacking a Baader Moon and Skyglow filter with the Longpass would correct the color shift as it does with the Fringe filter?
Quote:Here's another thread about the Longpass filter:http://www.cloudynights.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php/Number/5047210
FH Vixen 80L, FH 4" f/11
Quote:The fringe killer photo appears to have better contrast.
Quote:Quote:The fringe killer photo appears to have better contrast.
Yes, it improves the contrast (planetary detail) and reduces/removes the fringe. The only disadvantage is that the view gets a little bit yellow.
Quote:Visually on a white surface that Longpass filter is a dead ringer for my Contrast Booster when compared with my #8 yellow. Has anyone checked the band pass characteristics between those two yet? They are probably different in some small insignificant way for us visuals but it still will turn the planets yellow just the same. No free lunch that's for sure. Mike
Quote:The white , or rather yellow elephant in the room with the Baader long pass is that strong yellow. I find the Fringe Killer is all the yellow I want on generalized targets before color shift begins to attenuate contrasts. That much yellow on Jupiter or terrestrial spotting or Saturn for that matter might be more hinderance than help. I'm impressed with the long pass on stars but I couldn't see carrying the baggage of that yellow on much else unless it waS to increase something like festoons in Jupiter or other bluer features.Interesting filter though. I may get the Long Pass - just for limited use however. I'd be curious how it stacks with my Wratten 15 .Pete
Quote:Just checking in. Still has anyone stacked a moon and skyglow with the #8 or the 495 long pass ? Just curious if it keeps the contrast and brings a more "natural" color.Thanks
Quote:I'm curious how the yellow longpass filter of Baader performs compared to the fringe killer. It's probably darker. That could help to remove more purple but that could be bad for a 4" achromat because the view get's too dark.I have a light yellow, filter, a fringekiller and a skyglow filter and a minus violet filter which has the least yellow but so far I haven't done a test series.Clear skies, Roland
Quote:I find the #8 wratten far too obtrusive to deny its there while the Fringe Killer lends a warm feel - almost like summertime haze yellowing. I can't see how the wratten 8 wouldn't make the moon anything but yellow.Pete