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#1 pemongillo

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Posted 26 September 2021 - 02:16 PM

I have not been able to find a source to tell me what filters are available for one shot color cameras and what affect each has. Links ? It would be real nice to have all of that laying out in front of me in one place. I really can't be more specific at this point which is why I want to do some reading or watching to get my feet on the ground. As an example, but by all means not my only interest; is there a filter that will reduce the visibility of stars in a heavily stared area? You know what I'm talking about. Someplace so think with stars that StarNet++ can't begin to deal with it. I don't need to be convinced to shoot monochrome. I understand the benefits for many things, but just not there yet. Thanks



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Posted 26 September 2021 - 02:30 PM

I would just get an optolong l'extreme and start there. I have one and almost the only one I use unless I decide not to use a filter some nights but here is link to another discussion on filters for osc cameras.

 

https://www.cloudyni...ion-for-an-osc/



#3 David Boulanger

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Posted 26 September 2021 - 02:35 PM

Read this.   https://www.amazon.c...d/dp/0999470906

 

I have a Optolong L Pro that seems to help on emission stuff.



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Posted 26 September 2021 - 02:39 PM

A good UV/IR filter is recommended for OSC cameras. I use this one:

 

https://telescopesca...=32261135302736



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Posted 26 September 2021 - 02:55 PM

If your camera does not come with a built in IR-cut filter, you need one because infrared radiation will contaminate all three color channels, and that is not fixable with picture editing software.

 

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Posted 26 September 2021 - 03:17 PM

I guess I should have given my camera model: ASI183 pro cooled color camera

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Posted 26 September 2021 - 03:23 PM

If your camera does not come with a built in IR-cut filter, you need one because infrared radiation will contaminate all three color channels, and that is not fixable with picture editing software.

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Posted 26 September 2021 - 03:25 PM

Can assume the filter mentioned above would do the trick rick for IR ? Guessing my camera doesn't have what you mentioned

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Posted 26 September 2021 - 03:39 PM

Can assume the filter mentioned above would do the trick rick for IR ? Guessing my camera doesn't have what you mentioned

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Posted 26 September 2021 - 04:46 PM

A few questions- what is your camera (DSLR/Astrocam) model? What are your skies like Bortle zone ___ ? Are you shooting galaxies, nebulae or both? Are you interested in narrowband (duo / tri/ quad band) filters to get SHO using color cam?



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Posted 26 September 2021 - 05:17 PM

I have the same camera. Use a Optolong UV-IR or L-enhance filters. They cover everything I want to do. I also bought a ZWO 2” filter drawer with an extra drawer insert to make filter changes easier.
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#12 pemongillo

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Posted 26 September 2021 - 06:09 PM

A few questions- what is your camera (DSLR/Astrocam) model? What are your skies like Bortle zone ___ ? Are you shooting galaxies, nebulae or both? Are you interested in narrowband (duo / tri/ quad band) filters to get SHO using color cam?

I did mention the camera above, but post original post. ASI183 Pro Cooled. Bortle 4-5. But I will be spending winters in Bortle 2 im S Arizona. Both Galaxies and Nebula. I am interested in tri, but I am thinking $800 or more for a filter is not in the cards at the moment.



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Posted 26 September 2021 - 06:11 PM

I have the same camera. Use a Optolong UV-IR or L-enhance filters. They cover everything I want to do. I also bought a ZWO 2” filter drawer with an extra drawer insert to make filter changes easier.

So I am guessing the L-enhance is to cut through light pollution. What does the UV-IR do. I just ordered a filter drawer?



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Posted 26 September 2021 - 07:13 PM

The L-enhance is mostly for emission nebula. Even works great for these targets with light pollution and a full moon. All the other stuff I use the UV-IR so my stars aren’t bloated and weird. I don’t use light pollution filters (live in a B5 area). I can get rid of light pollution with shorter and more subs, along with editing.

 

edited with my computer for fix fat finger errors in the original with my iPhone :-(


Edited by ngatel, 26 September 2021 - 07:17 PM.

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#15 pemongillo

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Posted 26 September 2021 - 07:16 PM

The L-enhance is mostly for emission nebula. Even works great for these targets with light pollution and a full moon. All the other stuff I use the UB-IR so my stars aren’t bloated and weird. I don’t use light pollution filters (live in B5) area. I can get rid of light pollution with shorter and mor subs, along with editing.

Sounds like this would work for me. Thanks again.




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