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https://farpointastro.com/products/lumi ... iii-filter

This is a great deal on a premium quality OIII filter. Grab them before they run out of stock.

I picked two to use with my binocular scope. :D
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Thanks for the H/U. Just ordered one.
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According to Farpoint they are clearing out older stock of the "classic" filters, and will only sell Gen 3 filters in the future. They also clarify that "the Econoline, the Classic, and the Gen3 O-III filters are distinctly different products made by using distinctly different procedures." I notice that that people were reporting the 1.25" Classic O-III was on sale as far back as 2019, so looks like this had been going on for a while.

If they were selling off the 2 inch I might bite, as I only use the larger ones by screwing them into either a 2 inch EP or the 2 to 1.25 reducer for my 1.25 EPs. I still have an old Orion O-III, so it is sufficient for my limited amount of filter usage.
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kt4hx wrote: Wed Sep 21, 2022 4:28 pm According to Farpoint they are clearing out older stock of the "classic" filters, and will only sell Gen 3 filters in the future. They also clarify that "the Econoline, the Classic, and the Gen3 O-III filters are distinctly different products made by using distinctly different procedures." I notice that that people were reporting the 1.25" Classic O-III was on sale as far back as 2019, so looks like this had been going on for a while.

If they were selling off the 2 inch I might bite, as I only use the larger ones by screwing them into either a 2 inch EP or the 2 to 1.25 reducer for my 1.25 EPs. I still have an old Orion O-III, so it is sufficient for my limited amount of filter usage.
Classic is the previous generation (gen 2?) which has been sold as their flagship OIII filter for years before they come out with gen 3. I have/had a few and even collected spectra from them on my spectrophotometer in the lab. :) They are premium quality filters.

Your old OIII is likely of the similar high quality. I don't believe you need to upgrade it, Alan.
Scopes: Stellarvue: SV102ED; Celestron: 9.25" EdgeHD, 8" SCT, 150ST, Onyx 80ED; iOptron: Hankmeister 6" Mak; SW: 7" Mak; Meade: 80ST.
Mounts: SW: SkyTee2, AzGTi; iOptron: AZMP; ES: Twilight I; Bresser: EXOS2; UA: MicroStar.
Binos: APM: 100-90 APO; Canon: IS 15x50; Orion: Binoviewer, LG II 15x70, WV 10x50, Nikon: AE 16x50 & 8x40.
EPs: Pentax: XWs & XFs; TeleVue: Delites, Panoptic & Plossls; ES: 68, 62; Vixen: SLVs; Baader: BCOs, Aspherics, Mark IV; Meade: UWA, SWA.
Diagonals: Baader: BBHS mirror, Zeiss Spec T2 prism, T2 prism, Clicklock dielectric; TeleVue: Evebrite dielectric; AltairAstro: 2" prism.
Filters: Lumicon: DeepSky, UHC, OIII, H-beta; Baader: Moon & SkyGlow, Contrast Booster, UHC-S, 6-color set; Astronomik: UHC.

Observing: DSOs: 2823 (Completed: Messier, Herschel 1, 2, 3. In progress: H2,500: 2107, S110: 77). Doubles: 1863, Comets: 29, Asteroids: 168
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Bigzmey wrote: Wed Sep 21, 2022 5:20 pm
kt4hx wrote: Wed Sep 21, 2022 4:28 pm According to Farpoint they are clearing out older stock of the "classic" filters, and will only sell Gen 3 filters in the future. They also clarify that "the Econoline, the Classic, and the Gen3 O-III filters are distinctly different products made by using distinctly different procedures." I notice that that people were reporting the 1.25" Classic O-III was on sale as far back as 2019, so looks like this had been going on for a while.

If they were selling off the 2 inch I might bite, as I only use the larger ones by screwing them into either a 2 inch EP or the 2 to 1.25 reducer for my 1.25 EPs. I still have an old Orion O-III, so it is sufficient for my limited amount of filter usage.
Classic is the previous generation (gen 2?) which has been sold as their flagship OIII filter for years before they come out with gen 3. I have/had a few and even collected spectra from them on my spectrophotometer in the lab. :) They are premium quality filters.

Your old OIII is likely of the similar high quality. I don't believe you need to upgrade it, Alan.

Good, I can spend my money on something else! :lol:

And yes, I believe the "Classic" is their Gen 2 filters. The "Econoline" version was produced to counter the proliferation of cheaper O-III filters on the market. My understanding is that they do outperform the cheaper O-III filters out there, but are not up to the Classic or Gen 3 in performance. Then again, the Econolines do have a broader passband. Actually I would take my DGM NPB over the majority of O-III filters out there. Though billed more as a UHC type, even with its passband of 24nm it does quite well on PNe and SNR objects. I would not expect it to keep up with higher end O-IIIs however, that have tighter passbands. But I find the NPB an excellent overall filter if one wishes to own only one. I bought the factory second from DGM for a little extra savings with no reduction in performance.
Alan

Astro Sky 17.5 f/4.5 Dob || Apertura AD12 f/5 Dob || Zhumell Z10 f/4.9 Dob
ES AR127 f/6.5 & ED80 f/6 on Twilight-II || Apertura 6" f/5 Newtonian on Twilight-I
TV Ethos 100° 21mm, 13mm || ES 82° 24mm, 18mm || Vixen LVW 65° 22mm
Pentax XW 70° 10mm, 7mm, 5mm || barlows
DGM NPB Filter || Orion Ultra Block, O-III and Sky Glow Filters || Baader HaB Filter
Primary Field Atlases: Interstellarum and Uranometria All-Sky Edition
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"Seeing is in some respect an art, which must be learnt." (William Herschel)
"What we know is a drop, what we don't know is an ocean." (Sir Isaac Newton)
"The eternal silence of these infinite spaces frightens me...." (Blaise Pascal)
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A bit late to the party, but thanks for this post....I just ordered one...
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