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Today I took delivery of the new Antlia 3nm OIII filter. After the positive comments about this filter, I decided to purchase the OIII for the time being, as my Optolong OIII is a disaster on bright stars, causing huge halos. I have few clear nights coming up, so will give the filter a challenge by imaging the Sadr region. Sadr gave me horrendous reflections with my Optolong OIII filter last year. Be interesting to see how they stack up against each other.

 

Brian

 

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3 hours ago, Wyvern said:

I haven't seen any yet really, a bit of bloating maybe on really bright stars. I think the brightest I have imaged are the 2 around the Jellyfish nebula for which you can see the data here 

 

I will be very happy if this 3nm produces the same results. Here is Sadr taken with my Optolong filter. Not a pretty sight.

 

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17 minutes ago, TerryMcK said:

Interested to see how you get on with the new filter too as I’m interested in them.

Looks like I will get a chance to try it out later. The snow has stopped, and the cloud is breaking up. I can image Sadr from around 2.30 once it clears the trees, so hopefully will post results tomorrow.

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I haven't heard of the Antlia filters.  I was planning to get the Baader ultranarrowband one at 3nm, I already have the Ha 3.5nm, but since I don't currently have any decent skies to try it on I am sitting on the order.

 

The image Wyvern linked to looks very impressive.  I wonder how they compare pricewise to the Baader ones? 

 

Have you got a link to the Antlia filters?

 

Carole  

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These are the ones I use

https://www.rothervalleyoptics.co.uk/antlia-oiii-35nm-ultra-narrowband-filter.html

These are 3.5nm rather than 3nm. I'd be quite interested in seeing the difference between the two. I'm not convinced that the extra 0.5nm will make an awful lot of difference. Saying that I probably would have gone for them but they are a fairly new addition to the range.

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47 minutes ago, Carastro said:

I haven't heard of the Antlia filters.  I was planning to get the Baader ultranarrowband one at 3nm, I already have the Ha 3.5nm, but since I don't currently have any decent skies to try it on I am sitting on the order.

 

The image Wyvern linked to looks very impressive.  I wonder how they compare pricewise to the Baader ones? 

 

Have you got a link to the Antlia filters?

 

Carole  

I haven't seen a Baader 3nm ultranarrowband, only the 4.5nm version, and they are around 100 euro cheaper than my Antlia 3nm filter.

 

Brian

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Took a couple of OIII frames with the Antlia OIII filter. I'm initially impressed, the filter removed a horrible halo around one of the stars near Sadr. There is still a feint halo around Sadr, but that is down to the non AR coating on the ASI 1600, which is a common problem. The top image is from last year, the lower one was taken last night. You will see the highlighted star in the images. Both are 5 minute exposures with no processing.

 

Brian

 

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Looks like the Antilia is a huge improvement.

 

Might be worth an experiment sometime if as many people with as many different Oiii filters all take a shot at the same target and compare filters.

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3 hours ago, MarkAR said:

Looks like the Antilia is a huge improvement.

 

Might be worth an experiment sometime if as many people with as many different Oiii filters all take a shot at the same target and compare filters.

I doubt even Astrodon filters will completely stop halos around bright stars such as Sadr and Alnitak, especially if the camera like my ASI1600 already has a built in problem with no AR coating on the sensor.

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6 hours ago, AstronomyUkraine said:

Me too Terry. The image was taken close to dawn as well, so not the ideal conditions to be imaging. Going to take a few shots of the Jellyfish tonight, and see how it copes with Propus.

Wow, that's quite a difference.

 

Look forward to seeing the jellyfish subs. Would be good to compare to mine.

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