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AstroZap Baader Solar Filter for 10" SCT and 288 mm - 298 mm Telescopes - AZ1006

SKU: AZP-AZ1006
  • Filtering Wavelength: White Light
  • White Light Solar Filter Material: Baader AstroSolar Safety Film / TurboFilm
  • Minimum Inside Diameter of Filter: 11.33" (288 mm)
  • Filter Maximum Outside Diameter: 11.73" (298 mm)
$120.00
 

AstroZap Baader Solar Filter For 11" SCT and 306 mm - 316 mm Telescopes - AZ1007

SKU: AZP-AZ1007
  • Filtering Wavelength: White Light
  • White Light Solar Filter Material: Baader AstroSolar Safety Film / TurboFilm
  • Minimum Inside Diameter of Filter: 12.04" (306 mm)
  • Filter Maximum Outside Diameter: 12.44" (316 mm)
$135.00
 

AstroZap Baader Solar Filter For 12" SCT and 338 mm - 348 mm Telescopes - AZ1008

SKU: AZP-AZ1008
  • Filtering Wavelength: White Light
  • White Light Solar Filter Material: Baader AstroSolar Safety Film / TurboFilm
  • Minimum Inside Diameter of Filter: 13.31" (338 mm)
  • Filter Maximum Outside Diameter: 13.70" (348 mm)
$150.00
 

AstroZap Baader Solar Filter For 14" SCT and 395 mm - 405 mm OD - Off Axis Filter Cell - AZ1009

SKU: AZP-AZ1009
  • Filtering Wavelength: White Light
  • White Light Solar Filter Material: Baader AstroSolar Safety Film / TurboFilm
  • Minimum Inside Diameter of Filter: 15.55" (395 mm)
  • Filter Maximum Outside Diameter: 15.94" (405 mm)
$120.00
 

AstroZap Baader Solar Filter For 10" LXD 75 SN and 294 mm-304 mm Telescopes - AZ1011

SKU: AZP-AZ1011
  • Filtering Wavelength: White Light
  • White Light Solar Filter Material: Baader AstroSolar Safety Film / TurboFilm
  • Minimum Inside Diameter of Filter: 11.57" (294 mm)
  • Filter Maximum Outside Diameter: 11.96" (304 mm)
$130.00
 
AstroZap Visual Baader Solar Filter for 323 mm - 333 mm Outside Diameter Optical Tubes

AstroZap Visual Baader Solar Filter for 323 mm - 333 mm OD Telescopes - AZ1007-1

SKU: AZP-AZ1007-1
  • Filtering Wavelength: White Light
  • White Light Solar Filter Material: Baader AstroSolar Safety Film / TurboFilm
  • Minimum Inside Diameter of Filter: 12.71" (323 mm)
  • Filter Maximum Outside Diameter: 13.11" (333 mm)
$135.00 $108.00
 
AstroZap Visual Baader Solar Filter for 355 mm - 365 mm Outside Diameter Optical Tubes

AstroZap Visual Baader Solar Filter for 355 mm - 365 mm OD Telescopes - AZ1008-1

SKU: AZP-AZ1008-1
  • Filtering Wavelength: White Light
  • White Light Solar Filter Material: Baader AstroSolar Safety Film / TurboFilm
  • Minimum Inside Diameter of Filter: 13.97" (355 mm)
  • Filter Maximum Outside Diameter: 14.37" (365 mm)
$150.00
 

For many people, the sun is just as fascinating as other celestial objects in the sky, and why wouldn’t it be? It’s a star that amatuer astronomers can see up close. The observing hours are also a bit more convenient. Though the sun is interesting and changes frequently, a set of rules must be followed in order to view the sun safely without permanently damaging your eyes.


The first rule is to never point your telescope at the sun without a proper solar filter. The second is to always make sure that no damage has been inflicted on the solar filter. This includes scratches or pin holes. If there are any defects in the solar filter, do not use the filter. If a defected solar filter is used when solar viewing, permanent damage can be done to the eye.


High Point offers two different solar filters, full aperture and off-axis solar filters, to protect your eyes while you enjoy solar viewing. There are offered in sizes that fit all popular telescopes. Astrozap uses Baader film and glass materials. These two different materials offer two different hues to the solar filter. Some say that the Baader film creates a bluish-white image and the glass provides an orangish colored image. Which type of solar filter to buy depends on personal preference, and you can always buy both and compare to be sure which one you prefer. Also, when choosing a solar filter, make sure to measure the size of the objective to make sure that the solar filter will cover the telescope objective completely.


The Astrozap solar filter, proudly made in the USA, is equipped with one or more plastic retaining screws that do not mar of scratch the telescope’s finish.


Upon receiving your Astrozap solar filter for you telescope, make sure to check the filter for any damage before using. Also make sure that it fits over the objective(s) completely and can be held firmly in place by the adjustment screws. Confirming these items will further protect your eyes and equipment before your solar viewing session.

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