I know the best thing to do is to drive to an area that's less light polluted. However, I got access to my apartment's roof and I live on the last floor. So it's really convenient to just go up half a flight of stairs and be close to home. I noted that through naked eye observing I can only see stars up to magnitude 4(very very very faint). Binoculars are great at allowing me to see more, and I was able to locate M35 using my 70mm Meade. The M35 cluster was just bright enough for me to see it but I don't feel like I got to enjoy it as much. I have a very cheap light pollution filter(https://www.amazon.c...e?ie=UTF8&psc=1) that does not seem to help much.
when it comes to light pollution would more aperture lead to better views ? or would an increase in aperture be just as bad due to the light pollution being amplified along with the target.
I saw a post in CN from 2015 discussing this topic but I'm wondering if they are any recent filters that do a better job.
Edited by Diomedes, 24 February 2020 - 01:31 PM.