I am finding, once the Moon went down, that the Meade HD 60 25 mm eyepiece I have has more clarity and light throughput than my ES 6824A. I am wanting to use the HD 60 to locate galaxies that I have not been able to find before, using my modified Polaris 130. Some of the galaxies I am looking for may just barely be visible, but I am not sure if I am really seeing something or if it is my imagination. I am using all the observing tricks that I know about. Even an 82A filter I have seems to help a little bit, but I really need a little more assistance. I am not really trying to see any detail, just be able to say, "There it is!" with more confidence that I really am seeing an indication.
I was wondering which of the light pollution/moon glow filters or any other filters for that mater would be truly helpful with this endeavor. Probably something in the $90 price range would be about top dollar that I would be willing to spend on a 1.25 inch filter at this time or in the near future.
With the additional light throughput, I should be able to give up a little light for the right filter and still have the brightness of the ES 6824, but with less light pollution and better contrast.
I am wondering about the Baader LP and Moon Glow Filter as one particular example.
Any and all thought, opinions, suggestions are appreciated.