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Re: Filter Recommendations

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Posted by Larry Usrey on January 3, 2000 21:08:14 UTC

Kip is correct with all he has said however I would also suggest saving up and also getting a solar filter, it will give you something to use your scope for during daylight hours, like tracking sunspots accross the face or the sun, viewing eclipeses. Make sure you buy a full objective lens filter i.e one that covers the front of the scope, not one that fits on the eye piece. You didn't mention what size scope you have but one for a 8" costs about $100.00. Clear skies, Starman : I'm interested in purchasing some filters to increase my : viewing experience however there seems to be a plethora of : colors and types...I live in a rural area with low light : pollution and I mainly observe planets, clusters, and nebulas. : I enjoy observing the moon also but I've got a lunar filter on : order already (Are these worth the money?) Thank you for your : time.

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