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#1 KarthikNagaraj

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Posted 20 April 2021 - 11:11 AM

I'm so excited. I;'m at a bortle 5 zone and typically shoot from my backyard. For Galaxies should I use a light pollution filter like the L-Pro or Astronomik CLS/CCD with this camera? Or can I just shoot bare and then edit in PixInsight? Or should I use a Luminance UV/IR cut filter? Any suggestions might be helpful. Thanks


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Posted 20 April 2021 - 11:29 AM

I would try the camera without a filter to see if the results are acceptable before even considering to buy a filter. Such a "determination path" could save you some money.

 

 

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Posted 20 April 2021 - 11:32 AM

I'm so excited. I;'m at a bortle 5 zone and typically shoot from my backyard. For Galaxies should I use a light pollution filter like the L-Pro or Astronomik CLS/CCD with this camera? Or can I just shoot bare and then edit in PixInsight? Or should I use a Luminance UV/IR cut filter? Any suggestions might be helpful. Thanks

You only need an UV/IR-cut filter, which for this camera is already built in. No L-Pro or CLS-CCD, you'll lose data for galaxies. 


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#4 KarthikNagaraj

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Posted 20 April 2021 - 11:34 AM

Thanks Stelios and Miguel. waytogo.gif



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Posted 20 April 2021 - 11:36 AM

Living in the Bay Area, my “dark site” is B4/5 :) I don’t use any filters with my mono camera except LRGB or narrowband and the images a fine. If I was going to use a OSC camera, I would just use an UV/IR cut. You do not need a LP filter. 
 

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Posted 20 April 2021 - 11:48 AM

The camera has it's own UV/IR cut window - no need to use another one.

I stopped using L-Pro and such - they do more bad than good IMHO.

I do use an L-eNhance for Ha rich nebulas - it basically produces Ha+OIII narrow band images and effectively filters out light pollution and even moon light.


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Posted 20 April 2021 - 11:51 AM

I would use just the UV/IR-cut filter. No L-Pro or CLS-CCD, you'll lose data for galaxies. 

No need.  The front window is an UV/IR filter.


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#8 KarthikNagaraj

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Posted 20 April 2021 - 11:54 AM

Nice. did not know that the front window of the 2600MC is in fact a UV IR cut. Is that the same for the 2600MM too? Why then do people recommend an L filter in the LRGB subs - can't we just shoot? wouldn't the L be equivalent to the front window's UV/IR cut? 



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Posted 20 April 2021 - 11:57 AM

Ok just saw this in more details:

 

https://astronomy-im...600mc-pro-color

"Protect window: D60-2 IR Cut"

 

And its twin 2600MM has this:

Protect window: D60-2 AR

What is AR? 

https://astronomy-im...2600mm-pro-mono


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Posted 20 April 2021 - 11:58 AM


I stopped using L-Pro and such - they do more bad than good IMHO.



how is the quality of your sky?

I'm living in bortle 6-7 and can not do without it

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Posted 20 April 2021 - 12:05 PM

Bortle 8.

 

how is the quality of your sky?

I'm living in bortle 6-7 and can not do without it



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Posted 20 April 2021 - 12:05 PM

Btw, this link explains it:

https://astronomy-im...dow-asi-cameras

 

AR window is mostly a dust and humidity protect window that allows from light from 350nm to 1050nm+ so 2600MM Pro is just a AR cut window hence the Luminance filter. 

IR window is dust + humidity + cut off UV and IR and allows only from 400nm to 700nm. The 2600MC has this window and hence no need of any filter. Just shoot barebones. 

 

Wow, mind blown. Thanks people this helped me save 100s of $ of simply buying a filter because I felt it was needed. bow.gif


Edited by KarthikNagaraj, 20 April 2021 - 12:06 PM.


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Posted 20 April 2021 - 12:05 PM

Ok just saw this in more details:

 

https://astronomy-im...600mc-pro-color

"Protect window: D60-2 IR Cut"

 

And its twin 2600MM has this:

Protect window: D60-2 AR

What is AR? 

https://astronomy-im...2600mm-pro-mono

AR = Anti-Reflection

 

Peter 


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Posted 20 April 2021 - 12:54 PM

Bortle 8.


I have to review again my processing method without filters.

Thanks

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Posted 20 April 2021 - 06:08 PM

No need.  The front window is an UV/IR filter.

Thanks, I modified my original post. 




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