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bkm2304
08-04-2007, 08:31 PM
Does anyone know if there are filters that specifically enhance viewing of comets? Or is this wishing for too much?

MortonH
08-04-2007, 08:42 PM
Yes. Check out

https://www.bintelshop.com.au/Product.aspx?ID=6670

I have no idea how good they are.

Cheers

Morton

bkm2304
08-04-2007, 08:49 PM
Thanks,
Will do.

ausastronomer
10-04-2007, 11:26 AM
Hi,

The Lumicon Swan Band filter works very well, but is clearly limited in it's use to comets only.

Some of the "Light Pollution" filters may also help a little for visual observation of comets. I have a Sirius Optics contrast enhancement filter, which helps a little on comets. I wouldn't be buying a "Light Pollution" filter for use specifically on comets, but if you have one to hand it may help a little and save you buying a swan band filter. If you have to buy a filter and like observing comets, the Lumicon Swan Band is exactly what you need.

CS-John B

fringe_dweller
10-04-2007, 11:32 AM
I havent used one lol! but i know the swan is popular amognst the pro's, especially when used to view gas comets/tails from the LP city/'burbs - i prefer the 'dark sky location, with elevation' filter for comets ;) nothing beats that!