Hey CN NVDers, it's been a while but I have been lurking in the background while on extended spring break Lol... I managed to jump on the TV 55mm Plossl to 67mm Converter before it got bought up, should come next week
To my post, the Milky Way is up now and is it possible to see it with the MOD3C in my Bortle 7 skies? If yes, what is the best way to view it (besides a dark site Lol).... filters, scope, SLR lens???
Hope you guys are staying healthy and doing well
My home skies are Bortle 7/8/9 (It varies with sky conditions and dust levels). Weather permitting, I can see the Milky Way quite easily from my home. I would say that it is better from my house using NV than it is using naked eye under Bortle 2/3. It has a striking amount of structure.
I use 1x, 3x, 6x and 8x lenses. The MW itself is quite broad and the 1x gives the best view of the width of the width of the disk and the Great Rift). 3x is good for some of the larger scale dust inclusions (the pipe nebula) and the denser star fields. 6x And 8X are good for looking closer and many of the dark nebula. While most observers tend to ignore dark nebula, they are a real feat in NV.
I use a 650nm (Lumicon Deep Sky I think).
Under darker skies, I don't use any filter but essential under Bortle 7/8/9. Under Bortle 9, A 690nm is probably the one to reach for.