Howdy folks. As usual, reading everything I can but value the experiences of others here.
I've been pondering a 1.25 " Lumicon Deep Sky as a compliment to the their UHC Gen3 I already have. My goal is better contrast for galaxies. A filter with a wider broadband pass in visible light to compliment the UHC narrow pass bands for nebulae.
I live in a Bortle 3 community with a Bortle 2 less than an hour away.
Two popular resolutions I see frequently:
A "gasoline filter", just drive out to the darker site. However, that's not always feasible.
Bump up the magnification a bit to darken the background sky. Currently I use Delites with a 62 aFoV so while bumping the mag up a bit works, it decreases the aFoV somewhat.
Both Lumicons do light pollution and sky glow control so there's a bit of duplication there.
Suggestions, opinions or ???.
Cheers and thanks.
Edited by BlueMoon, 04 August 2020 - 10:55 AM.