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#1 gustavo_sanchez

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Posted 06 June 2019 - 07:52 PM

Despite the funky name, I'm very excited to try out this filter with my ASI294 now that the Milky Way season is starting. Several years ago, thinking that OSC cameras were going to provide very decent Narrowband images was crazy. This new crop of filters (Triad, STC Astro Duo, IDAS NB1, and now this Optolong) combined with these new color CMOS are changing the paradigm of using OSC cameras. Good times!

Awaiting for delivery and first light!

https://www.optolong...ter-coming-soon
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Posted 06 June 2019 - 10:20 PM

how did you manage to pre-order that?



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Posted 06 June 2019 - 10:51 PM

how did you manage to pre-order that?

You can do so in Agena.

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Posted 06 June 2019 - 11:18 PM

ahh ok 



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Posted 13 June 2019 - 06:56 AM

What is the bandpass of this filter?

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Posted 14 June 2019 - 12:59 PM

What is the bandpass of this filter?

The official website doesn't say, only this plot:ee74dcfecd1f20b9468d042b6869b3fa.jpg

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Posted 14 June 2019 - 01:32 PM

Just ordered one from Agena Astro. Will be the first time using a narrowband filter!

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Posted 14 June 2019 - 01:39 PM

https://youtu.be/D2qYDGHBZ2U

 

Good video about the filter


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Posted 14 June 2019 - 01:49 PM

The official website doesn't say, only this plot:ee74dcfecd1f20b9468d042b6869b3fa.jpg

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I have asked optolong, they say 10nm Ha and 24nm OIII
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Posted 14 June 2019 - 01:55 PM

I have asked optolong, they say 10nm Ha and 24nm OIII

Thanks for the info.

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Posted 14 June 2019 - 01:56 PM

It seems like mine in the mail already, it's supposed to arrive on Monday.

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Posted 14 June 2019 - 04:21 PM

Mine shipped today too!!

Agena pulled through once again!



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Posted 14 June 2019 - 07:44 PM

mine arrived today from Artesky 

 

now for a clear night! 


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Posted 14 June 2019 - 08:27 PM

mine arrived today from Artesky 

 

now for a clear night! 

Post your images when you get a chance!

I'll do the same. Maybe we can start a dedicated forum using this filter.

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Posted 16 June 2019 - 09:05 AM

My L-eHance filter arrives tomorrow! I am planning on trying it out under the full moon.

Performance report will follow.

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Posted 16 June 2019 - 02:18 PM

I gathered some data last night under a full moon 

 

I started out on Vela but I think even the moon was a bit heavy for that - it was like daylight outside

 

swopped to Carina and managed 4 hours before cloud rolled in - snow forecast today - joy 

 

data looks nice - I'll process tonight and see what it looks like - def some nice looking textures in the nebulocity so should be good

 

more later....


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Posted 16 June 2019 - 02:27 PM

Thanks for the report Simon. Looking forward to seeing your final image.

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Posted 17 June 2019 - 05:07 AM

still lots to learn about this filter and quick a quick run through not really done much to this other than curves and some levels to go from the horrendous red stacked image to this!!

 

not sure this is the best I can get - needs more time playing with processing of this one !

 

anyway just a quick demo!

 

Carina L Enhance Filter ASI071MC Pro
 
 
### I messed up the stretch on this one - see below ###

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Posted 17 June 2019 - 06:05 AM

It is easy to improve this image. Take a look at the histogram of the red channel: is severely clipped. This is due to a wrong color calibration (to be specific: background neutralization). Therefore, the background looks that green.

 

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Posted 17 June 2019 - 07:13 AM

yep - I destroyed that one 

 

try this .. I think I messed up the stretch on 1st try 

 

Carina L Enhance Filter ASI071MC Pro take 2 Sml

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Posted 17 June 2019 - 07:15 AM

yep - I destroyed that one

try this .. I think I messed up the stretch on 1st try

Awesome. Can you share the capture details?

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Posted 17 June 2019 - 08:09 AM

Looks great, Simon! Can't wait to try mine tonight!

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Posted 17 June 2019 - 08:16 AM

I wonder how this filter will perform at my Bortle 8 backyard?



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Posted 17 June 2019 - 08:31 AM

I wonder how this filter will perform at my Bortle 8 backyard?

The spectral response looks a lot like that of my OPT Triad filter.  Now that the Milky Way emission nebulae are back, you are going to love what the filter can do under heavy light pollution.


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Posted 17 June 2019 - 08:32 AM

yep - I destroyed that one

try this .. I think I messed up the stretch on 1st try

Just got mine, what is the bottle scale you took this picture from?


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