This is the first more or less adequate result with the Optolong L-eNhance 1.25 “filter. The filter cuts off most of the city light pollution, but at the same time passes the H-alpha, OIII and H-beta lines. Ghosting appears around bright stars, but personally they don’t bother me, I will continue testing the filter.

Туманность NGC 281 Пакман, 2 декабря 2019 года

NGC 281 Pac-Man nebula. December 2, 2019

-Samyang 135mm f/2.0 ED UMC Canon EF lens
Optolong L-eNhance 1.25″ filter
ASI ZWO 183MC camera
-finder-guider 50 mm + QHY5III178m camera
-Sky-Watcher AZ-GTi mount.
30 frames per 120 s.
Calibration with PIPP, stacking with Fitswork.
Location: Russia, Anapa, backyard.

It is interesting to compare the result with another picture taken about a year ago with a monochrome camera QHY5III178m and a 12 nm H-alpha filter:
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Optolong L-eNhance filter review

Every year, the illumination from cities is becoming stronger and stronger, creating difficult conditions for shooting deepsky objects. However, progress does not stand still – various filters have appeared that make it possible to cut off spurious light. Narrow-band filters that allow only a specific wavelength (hydrogen H-alpha, oxygen OIII, sulfur SII) have been used by astrophotographers for a very long time and make it possible to capture gas nebulae even under the conditions of strongest exposure. The hero of today’s review is the Optolong L-eNhance filter, passing only the H-alpha, OIII and H-beta lines. In combination with a color camera, it allows you to get a full-color image at once with one frame. Optolong L-eNhance will be of interest primarily to owners of color cameras and aperture telescopes. I immediately warn that it is not suitable for shooting objects of stellar nature (galaxies, star clusters, dust nebulae).

График пропускания фильтра Optolong L-eNhance, заявленный производителем

Filter bandwidth declared by the manufacturer

Packaging, appearance
The filter is delivered in a cardboard box. Inside it is a transparent plastic box for storage and transportation. Filter weight 5.4 g, thread diameter 28.5 mm, filter thickness with thread 7 mm, without thread 5 mm, light diameter at the inlet and outlet – 26 mm.
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