Hopefully i dont get too much hate for posting this as im still learning. Ive been looking on here for a good while now trying to find info to help me decide, but it seems like the more i find the more confused i get.
Setup is an AT80EDT with an Asi533mc (uncooled unfortunately) and my skys are crappy B7 (whish is most likely the biggest issue). tracking and guiding and all that jazz are fine. the scope and camera operate just fine, i just want to make the faint fuzzies less faint and fuzzy. I only use this camera to shoot with and i dont do any RGB or narrowband so i need something that will go well with my 533mc.
All i want is a filter that will help make the deep sky pop a bit better. recently tried the elephant trunk nebula and wizard and even after 2 hours of each i could barely make out any details. it was just a crazy star field image. It could totally be my camera settings as well. Ive never shot these targets before and i was just trying them out. I did 30s exp at 0 gain cause i didnt want to blow out my stars. I know big long exp and dozens of hours is always the answer but i didnt have that kinda time and if thats the problem then thats fine, i will try again another night.
Ive been looking at some affordable (svbony & astronomiks) UHC and CLS options ($50-60 for a filter seems ok) but it seems like they are basically the same thing. Id rather not go with the spendy options like L-Pro and L-enhance cause its just not worth the money to me honestly.
so yea, can anyone help me choose??