Astrozap Baader Film Solar Filter for 11" Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescopes

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Astrozap Baader Film Solar Filter for 11" Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescopes
Item # AZ-1007
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  • The Astrozap Baader Solar Filter is a white light solar filter that produces a neutral color balance with high contrast.
  • The filter cell is crafted from powder-coated lightweight aluminum and attaches securely to your telescope.
  • The Astrozap Baader Solar Filter film is stringently tested in Germany for safety, and unlike most other solar films, is coated on both sides.
  • Will fit all telescopes with an outside diameter of 306mm-316mm, including 11" Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes.


Astrozap Baader Solar Filter for 11" SCT Telescopes

The filter cell that holds the Baader AstroSolar film is constructed from lightweight, 18 gauge aluminum and is powder-coated white. The heavy duty threaded inserts and nylon thumbscrews will insure a secure fit on the front of your telescope's optical tube assembly.

With Baader AstroSolar film, the Sun will appear a neutral white, allowing you to see more detail, especially in the faculae regions, than competing solar films that produce a bluish or reddish image. Due to its neutral color balance, AstroSolar enables the use of various color (or interference) filters which allows the observer to concentrate on certain spectral passbands for investigations of different layers within the solar "atmosphere."

The Astrozap Baader Solar Filter is essentially free from pinholes, since it is coated on both sides. This means that your chance of two pinholes overlapping each other would be extremely faint. Baader AstroSolar safety film has been approved for eye safety by the National Bureau of Standards in Germany, the PTB. Unlike any other Solar Filter on the market, AstroSolar is CE-tested according to EG-Norm 89/686 and EN 169/92 (notified body 0196). All processes connected to this product have been thoroughly tested. Coatings are inspected constantly for consistency to ensure your eye safety!

Astrozap Product Number: 1007
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU AZ-1007
Manufacturer Astrozap
White Light Filter Material Baader Film
Glass, Film, or Herschel? Mylar or Film Filter
Filter OD Size in Inches 8.1" - 11"
Full Aperture or Off-Axis? Full Aperture
Warranty 1 Year Warranty
Filter Diameter 13"
Filter Fits Telescope OD Range of... 12" - 12.4"
Included Items

Included Items

  • Astrozap Baader AstroSolar Solar Filter for Telescopes with a OD of 306mm - 316mm
Questions & Answers

Product Questions

One more question: What are the advantages/disadvantages between the front tube solar filter and an eyepiece solar filter. Does the front tube filter somehow obstruct possible solar heat damage to the corrector or mirror?-Thanks
how to do you align the CPC for solar tracking without stars during daylight?
Hi Chris,
Firstly, congratulations on your APOD image - stunning, mate! I'm considering a white light solar filter for my 11" Edge HD. As far as contrast, clarity, etc., would you recommend a full-coverage Baader filter or a 2-3" aperture filter? Appreciate your thinks. Steve S. in Colorado
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