Light Pollution Filters

Light Pollution Filters

Postby joshua-babin » Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:28 pm

After a few nights of searching (and much frustration), I was able to locate M110 below the Andromeda Galaxy, which itself was not visible. Highly disappointing, as this is one of the objects I've been very eager to view. Does anyone know if light pollution filters would make large, diffuse objects like this visible?
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Re: Light Pollution Filters

Postby Garret » Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:56 pm

Yes. I can tell a difference between not using the filter and using it. Since they aren't that expensive it's worth the investment.
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Re: Light Pollution Filters

Postby edward-fraini » Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:38 am

There was an interesting article on Cloudy Nights on a filter from GCE filters from DGM Optics. This one seems much more reasonable in price and I am tempted to try it. I wonder if any of our other members can comment on how successful they are, specifically if they have tried the one from DGM. I seem to remember that the Steve Goldberg tried a version of a galaxy filter so maybe he would be a resource to check with.

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