Astromania Solar Filter, 114mm - let You Also do Astronomy During The Day

$24.99

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  • Attaches directly to your standard telescope,saves time - no tinkering or construction necessary. e.g, suitable for Skywatcher, celestron, Meade, konus, Orion 114/900 and more.
  • Made using high optical quality Baader Planetarium AstroSolar solar foil (filter factor ND5). The solar filter meets ISO 12312-2: 2015 and Amazon has verified the security.
  • With a filter factor of 100,000 times, only 0.001% of the sunlight entering the telescope reaches your eye, which means you can always observe the Sun in perfect safety.
  • It is also great for observing solar eclipses - it is breath-taking watching the Moon gradually obscure the Sun's disc. The outer diameter is 127.7mm and there is an adhesive foam ring included in delivery, with which the filter can be expanded to the correct diameter.
  • Exact matching plastic frame for many models,inexpensive solar filter,using the 'Telescope front Diameter' column to see which outer diameter you need to have so that the filter will fit on your telescope.

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Astromania Solar Filter, 114mm - let You Also do Astronomy During The Day The Astromania solar filter comes already assembled in a plastic frame. That means that you will not have to tinker around or construct anything.

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Attaches directly to your standard telescope,saves time - no tinkering or construction necessary. e.g, suitable for Skywatcher, celestron, Meade, konus, Orion 114/900 and more.

You observe the night sky, but are you also interested in observing the Sun? The solar filter lets you also do astronomy during the day! And the best part is that, if you have a basic telescope, it fits directly onto the lens. And you can get started right away with your solar observing!

For what and for whom is this solar filter suitable?

This filter is fantastic for when you want to observe sunspots and solar flares and also for observing granulation on the surface of the Sun. It is also great for observing solar eclipses - it is breath-taking watching the Moon gradually obscure the Sun's disc.

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The advantages in a nutshell:

  • attaches directly to your basic (or similar model) telescope
  • saves time - no tinkering or construction necessary
  • exact matching plastic frame for many models
  • made using high optical quality Baader Planetarium AstroSolar solar foil (filter factor ND5)
  • inexpensive solar filter

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Perfect fit with your basic (or similar model) telescope

The Astromania basic solar filter comes already assembled in a plastic frame. That means that you will not have to tinker around or construct anything. This filter makes it simplicity itself for you to use - just attach it to your telescope and it already fits perfectly.

Solar filter foil for safe observing

This solar filter is made using a special filter foil that provides you with a neutral white image of the Sun. With a filter factor of 100,000 times, only 0.001% of the sunlight entering the telescope reaches your eye, which means you can always observe the Sun in perfect safety.

Photography using the solar filter!

The Sun always shows some exciting detail. Keep a record of the spots and flares with your camera and become a solar photographer. You can also keep track of how an entire sunspot group evolves. Nothing could be easier! By the way - the matching adapter for your particular telescope can be found in our accessories section.

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Product information Product Dimensions 9 x 1.06 x 7.5 inches Item Weight 4.8 ounces ASIN B01LZWWOYR Item model number SKU_AM_SF114

Bought for using on my Celestron Nexstar 114GT to view the solar eclipse on 8-21-2017. Fit perfectly and works great. This Mylar filter is an inexpensive alternative to a pricey glass filter. Read the measurements in the picture before ordering. It was the exact dimensions of my telescope cap, so it fit like it was made for it.

I purchased this filter for my 114mm Meade Polaris and it did not fit at all. It was way too small. After checking around, I saw that you need to be very careful about the size of the filter from this company. They make several different sizes. Measure your scope carefully before ordering. Unfortunately, I waited too long to try this on my scope and I was unable to exchange it.

That being said, since I was stuck with this non-fitting filter, I went ahead and used the film to make a filter for my Celestron 130SLT. The factory cover for the Celestron is the same thing that they use to make the Celestron solar filter, so I cut the film out of this filter and glued it to the Celestron lens cover, thus making my own solar filter.

The film is good quality and cuts down the sunlight as advertised, making it good for observing all the cool solar stuff like sunspots and the upcoming eclipse.

Just make sure that it fits your telescope before purchasing!

Update: Aug 12, 2017 - I received a notice from Amazon that they were refunding me the purchase price of this item because it was not considered safe for solar viewing. Very odd. The filter itself seems fine and passes the "led flashlight" test, so I assume that Astromania just didn't have the paperwork to prove to Amazon that the filter was safe. That being said, use this with caution.

While using the filter by itself, I seem to have issues seeing anything worth a dam. It would seem that the solar screen blocks anything halfway visible.

Now when I use the filter in conjunction with my digital telescope I can only get black and white (neg) images. When purchased this thing it was supposed to work during the day and it really dosnt work worth a dam. As you can see very clearly.

I would have given this "5" stars, but without instructions, I'm not sure I'm using it properly! It doesn't seem to fit my telescope, and I don't want to loosen any screws on the telescope, if it's not necessary. Perhaps a simple diagram or picture of the Filter in place would be helpful. Thx, Tony

I bought this for a Celestron 114LCM. It does not fit properly... its prone to fall out unless secured with painters tape. Gravity will keep it in place for the most part when viewing the Sun but securing it with tape needs to be mentioned because it can fall out easily.

Purchased it to view the Mercury transit the picture says it all. It arrived just in time.

This item was purchased as a gift but my brother loves it

Very good product.