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Are all LRGB filters created equal?

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#1 PhotonHunter1

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Posted 22 April 2021 - 01:14 PM

I'm looking to upgrade all of my first generation ASI filters. I recently purchased Chroma narrowband filters and now looking to upgrade my LRGB filters. I'd appreciate feedback regarding performance and real-use recommendations of the various LRGB filter manufacturers out there. I will be using these filters with my new ASI2600MM Pro once it arrives, and paired with my ES102 APO Triplet. Let me apologize in advance for the cloudy and raining weather that will be a result of my new equipment purchases...

 

Thanks in advance for your advice.


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#2 bobzeq25

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Posted 22 April 2021 - 01:41 PM

Astronomiks fit my personal standards for a balance of cost and performance.  I have the Deep Sky RGB, use either a simple UV-IR cut or a Baader neodymium for L.  Astronomik makes 3 L filters for different situations.


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Posted 22 April 2021 - 01:47 PM

I'd stick with Chroma unless there is a reason not to do so


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Posted 22 April 2021 - 03:29 PM

If you already have Chroma NB filters, get also the RGB from them.  While I can as well recommend Astronomiks DeepSky RGB filters, they do have a different thickness (only 1mm thin) which can lead to focus issues, especially if you intend to use an OAG.  And for RGB, the price difference is likely not that high that it hurts wink.gif


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#5 PhotonHunter1

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Posted 25 April 2021 - 06:01 PM

Appreciate all the advice. Just purchased the Chroma LRGB set. 



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Posted 25 April 2021 - 08:55 PM

Good choice. 



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Posted 25 April 2021 - 10:17 PM

Appreciate all the advice. Just purchased the Chroma LRGB set. 

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

 

Congratulations, this is what i am waiting for then, congrats for the set. waytogo.gif


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