I finally bought the Optolong L-eXtreme

August 12, 2022

The weather doesn't look like it's going to cooperate in the next four to five days, and at the same time, the moon is seriously imposing its reflective properties on the night sky. So, not the best time to try out a new filter—even a narrowband one. I recently bought the Optolong L-eXtreme dual-band filter, specifically for my ZWO ASI071 color camera, which has an APS-C sized sensor. The L-eXtreme filters out everything except two narrow (7nm) bands along the Oxygen III line and Hydrogen-alpha line. I am anxious to try this out with the 8" f/4 Newtonian on the Veil Nebula.