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.
Astrozap Baader Solar Filter for 8" SC Telescopes
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: 1004
- Additional Information
SKU AZ-1004 Manufacturer Astrozap White Light Filter Material Baader Film Glass, Film, or Herschel? Mylar or Film Filter Filter OD Size in Inches 6.1" - 8" Full Aperture or Off-Axis? Full Aperture Warranty 1 Year Warranty Filter Diameter 9.75" Filter Fits Telescope OD Range of... 8.9" - 9.3"
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- Astrozap Baader AstroSolar Solar Filter for Telescopes with a OD of 225mm - 235mm
- Questions & Answers
Product Questionsi have an 8" od tube. i need a solar filter that will cover the 8"OD..but not the 9.25" that is too big.
what is the ID of this white light filter az-1004Question by: joe on Jun 14, 2015 7:01:00 AMThe AZ-1004 has an ID of 235mm (9.25") and is usable on 225-235mm (8.85-9.25") OD tubes like the Meade and Celestron 8" SCTs. The AZ-1014 might be more appropriate with its compatibility for 193-204mm tubes (up to just over 8") - but this filter has a clear aperture designed for a 6" refractor.Answer by: Chris Hendren (Admin) on Jun 15, 2015 1:36:00 PMIs this for visual observations or it is suited for the astrophoto and hence additional neutral filter might be needed for visual application? Thank you.Question by: GEORGIY KALENKOV on Jun 17, 2016 5:12:00 AMThis solar-filter is meant for both visual and photographic applications. It is safe for visual use, and provides more than enough image-intensity for modern digital cameras. The solar-filters and solar-films specifically noted as photographic are a carryover from the days of film-photography, and as you have noted should always be used with additional ND for visual use (and are safest to not use for visual observing at all... in case one forgets to add the additional ND filtration).Answer by: Eric Blackhurst (Admin) on Jun 17, 2016 6:41:00 PM
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