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Quote:Have a xt10, live in red/orange zone. Considering getting a filter for the 1st time. Not sure how much it will help in my zone. But I do want to try it.If you can only buy 1 filter, which filter would help with the most nebulas.Should I get uhc or OIII? Is there one that's like a hybrid between the two?Thanks
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Quote:Is lumicon uhc the one to get or are there better choices that will work on more objects?
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Quote:I currently have a Baader UHC-S filter which supposed lets in a little more light than the Lumicon. It works very well with my small refractors. Anyway, I agree that a UHC should be first.
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Quote:I admit I have less experience than many on this thread, but I am wondering about starting with the OIII instead if you are in a light-polluted region. I have found that some objects do noticeably better in a narrow OIII (e.g., Lumicon). Others where the UHC may have a slight advantage (combo of OIII and H-beta) are not noticeably different in the two filters. And objects only seen in the UHC (e.g., pure H-beta) are invisible under those skies anyway. So if I bring only one filter with me (my portable set up), I bring a good OIII. But maybe I am missing some objects.