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Quote:Everyone will have a different opinion on this and here's mine. Modding your camera will enhance *some* of your pictures, a LPF will enhance *all* of your pictures.
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Quote:a LPF made a lot more sense
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Quote:My point was that it's a matter of opinion which to do first.
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Quote:Sure it will change the colour of the backgroud sky - but until you mod the camera it will not improve capture of H alpha - so I suggest sticking to globs, open clusters, bright galaxies and such like until you do
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Quote:I have an unmodified Canon t3i. I'm wondering which light pollution filter would be the best. Orion has a skyglow that is specifically designed for astrophotography. However, I'm not sure how different it is from their regular skyglow (other than the fact that it's far more expensive).But, are there others that would be better? I don't have a lot of light pollution now, but I'm going to be moving in the next year to a place with more, and I'd hate to stop astrophotography just when I'm getting going.Thanks!
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Mounts: LXD75 and LXD55
Camera: SBIG 8300M, Baader 7nm Ha, OIII, SII, LRGB
Quote:why all the recommendations for pursuing filters before modding.
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Quote:Quote:why all the recommendations for pursuing filters before modding.I agree. I would not bother with a Ha filter yet. All you would get is red. Stick with a LP filter. All I've ever had are the Astrinomik clip in CLS and CLS-CCD and they are great.