I now have 2 sets of binoculars, an 80mm refractor and an 8" Dob, all listed in my signature. I have enough eyepieces for now and two barlows.
Time to learn about filters. Some of these things get pretty expensive.
Just on a whim I picked up 3 filters:
Solar filter for the ETX 80
GoSky Light pollution filter
25% moon filter for the ETX 80 but naturally it will work with the Dob too
I have not used any of them yet. But I realized it is time to learn a little about filters. When and where should I use them? What would you recommend as learning resources?
What wisdom would you share with a newbie? I live in a fairly light polluted area. I estimate Bortel 7, for what it is worth. Naturally I want to look at planets, stars, and DSO as well as anything else that one can see in the night sky.
Suggestions on priorities as I am not going to run out and buy $1000 in filters right away.
Any really bad brands?
What about buying used?
What about filter sets?
So, what should I know about filters?
Edited by aeajr, 21 September 2015 - 02:54 PM.