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Old 11-05-2022, 07:49 PM
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Lcd filter

Now that my council has upgraded the street llights to lcd, what filters are available if any to take

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Old 11-05-2022, 09:04 PM
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LED covers the full spectrum so sadly there isn't really anything you can do.

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Old 12-05-2022, 12:17 PM
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I think you mean LED for Light Emitting Diode. LCD stands for Liquid Crystal Display.

Are you visual or photo? A good quality UHC and line filter (e.g. O-III) are your best option for visual. I'm not into photo so perhaps others can advise.
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Old 12-05-2022, 06:14 PM
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I image under adverse conditions in Sydney, Bortle 7/8 and neighbours floods washing across my yard most nights
Iíve found that Bunnings tarps and a few Occy or bungee straps strung up around my rig does help to some degree especially when imaging OSC RGB during the new moon period
When imaging in Narrowband , the tarps still help as well
If your primarily doing visual , I feel your pain , I donít observe anymore in suburban Sydney

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Old 22-05-2022, 06:37 AM
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Not really an answer to your question but light spill from Neighbour is technically not permitted and your council can make your neighbour’s stop doing that.
I wish they‘d use LED‘s with a specific wavelength, so we can get a filter to be rid of it. But I guess there is not enough lobbying happening as yet.
As for imaging, I found a dual narrow band filter on a modded DSLR to be very effective. Unmodded, has become very hard from suburban locations.
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Old 22-05-2022, 07:01 AM
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When I was a kid in the 70's we just used a sling shot...

We have had our street lights upgraded to stadium power recently, I can play shadow puppets from 2 and a half houses away now... /sigh.

Some councils allow for a light shade to be put in place, depending on the area they want lit up, they can be made more directional.
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