I live in NYC where the light pollution is very high. I'm in a white zone. I only see mainly alpha stars and planets, but I refuse to give up the fight. I know that the best thing to do is to drive out to a dark site to meet up with a local astronomy club.... I'll get there. For now, I like the convenience of my own home. I'm looking for filters that will help me with observing DSO's. I have an 8 inch intelliscope (that is currently in the classifieds that I want to sell). I already read that increasing aperture of the scope will not help, but I beg to differ. I think it will help, just not tremendously but a bigger mirror means more light gathering capacity, but I also know that I also have to factor in contrast.
Anyhow, I already have Orion's Skyglow Broadband (and I think I have the Ultrablock Narrowband too...I have to check). They just darken everything including what I'm looking at.
Does anyone know which are the BEST light pollution filters I can buy where I will be able to see DSO's from my Queens, NY backyard?
Thanks in advance!