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Old 29-08-2011, 09:27 AM
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Such a lot of information there Suzy
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Old 29-08-2011, 10:13 AM
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Over the nights of 27th and 28th, I put my new GSO OIII filter to the test on the following PN: NGC 5189, IC 4406, NGC 5882, NGC 6072, NGC 3918, NGC 5882, NGC 6818, NGC 6891, NGC 6369, M27, NGC 7009, NGC 6572, NGC 6751, NGC 6781 and NGC 6629.

The OIII filter made significant improvements on NGC 5189 (which I viewed before the sky was completely dark). I didn't compare filtered to non-filtered on all the objects though - I just left the filter in. NGC 7009 (Saturn Nebula) was the stand out but it didn't need the filter to be a good object.

There were some PN I failed to see even with the filter: NGC 6802, NGC 6879, IC 5148, IC 4406 and IC 4997. I will have to try them again some time. If anyone has luck with them with a small to medium scope: let me know please (8" or 10" - I don't need to know if a 16" can find them).
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Old 29-08-2011, 07:09 PM
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Thanks for the info Suzy

Ive got an Astronomik UHC filter, but also thinking I might pick up an OIII and give it a try. Loving hunting down those PN's, although light pollution at home, a solid-tube 12" and a car too small to transport it to darker skies is a pain...lol

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Thanks for the link Suzy!

Keep the reports/tips coming guys this is a very informative thread.

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Your welcome everyone .

Mike, can we please have this thread as a sticky in the observing forum?

It'd be such a shame to see so much helpful information on this thread eventually go forgotten.
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There were some PN I failed to see even with the filter: NGC 6802, NGC 6879, IC 5148, IC 4406 and IC 4997. I will have to try them again some time. If anyone has luck with them with a small to medium scope: let me know please (8" or 10" - I don't need to know if a 16" can find them).

Well I wont tell you then
But still observe them anyway.
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Thanks for the info Suzy

Ive got an Astronomik UHC filter, but also thinking I might pick up an OIII and give it a try.

Davin
Hi Dav,

To be honest I would hold off buying the OIII filter for the time being, unless money is of minor concern. True there are a few planetary Nebula the OIII filter works better on than the UHC filter, but those aren't too common. The Astronomiks UHC filter you have is a very high quality UHC filter and one of my favourite narrowband filters, along with the DGM Optics NPB filter. It is about as good a filter as you will find for planetary nebula IMO.

One of my observing colleagues, Andrew Murrell is one of the most skilled planetary nebula observers in the world. A few years ago he discovered a new previouly undiscovered planetary nebula now known as Murrell 1, in Norma. Up until two years ago Andrew didnt even own an OIII filter and only got the one he got two years ago, because someone else bought it for him. Otherwise, he still wouldn't own one as he doesn't use the one he has.

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Hi Dav,

To be honest I would hold off buying the OIII filter for the time being, unless money is of minor concern. True there are a few planetary Nebula the OIII filter works better on than the UHC filter, but those aren't too common. The Astronomiks UHC filter you have is a very high quality UHC filter and one of my favourite narrowband filters, along with the DGM Optics NPB filter. It is about as good a filter as you will find for planetary nebula IMO.

One of my observing colleagues, Andrew Murrell is one of the most skilled planetary nebula observers in the world. A few years ago he discovered a new previouly undiscovered planetary nebula now known as Murrell 1, in Norma. Up until two years ago Andrew didnt even own an OIII filter and only got the one he got two years ago, because someone else bought it for him. Otherwise, he still wouldn't own one as he doesn't use the one he has.

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Hi John,

Im a big fan of the UHC, i was just thinking that the OIII would clear some things up a bit more, but ive done a bit more reading, and it seems it would be pretty pointless as there's not a lot of difference between the two, and in my light-polluted skies, whatever difference there is wont be really obvious anyway.

Wow, discovering a PN would be great... It would be pretty cool to have something named after you up there... Although with my 12", i doubt im gunna find anything new anytime soon...lol

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Having just purchased an OIII filter, I can say that it really helps with most of the PN I have been observing. A couple are barely visible without the filter, but very easy and clear with it. It isn't a case of all PNs are vastly improved, but I would safely say most are much better. It also helps me cut down on light polution when observing PN.
I would recommend it for someone interested in PN and it is good value for what it does (mine was $59 from Andrews).
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Well I wont tell you then
But still observe them anyway.
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Thanks! No offence meant in any way!!!
I just wanted a point of comparison with people of similar scopes!
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Thanks! No offence meant in any way!!!
I just wanted a point of comparison with people of similar scopes!


No Offense taken it was just a bit of fun
And yes I will observe them and put them in a Separate report for "Bigger" telescopes
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