As I slowly begin to amass a collection of astronomy tools, I am wondering about the effectiveness of nebula filters. Since nebula filters cost about $150 CDN a pop, I’d like to know I’m getting something for my money.
In one of Terence Dickinson’s books it is claimed that some nebulas and galaxies are vastly improved by the use of a nebula filter. Is this true? Is it worth my $150? I like nebulas and galaxies.
For what it’s worth my total list of equipment includes a 6-inch Dobsonian, f/8, with 25mm, 15mm, and 10mm eyepeices, plus a 2x Barlow and a 25 neutral density moon filter, plus a no. 56 green filter. I have a telrad and every book you can buy.
Should my next investment be a nebula filter?