The Baader Astrosolar Safety Film
is now available in Large! At 100cm x 50cm the film is excellent for large apertures on telescopes such as Dobsonians.Use it to construct a solar filter for your 6" Cassegrain or 16" Dobsonian!
Baader Planetarium's AstroSolar™ Safety Film delivers white light views of the Sun that are unmatched by any other objective solar filter or material. The views through AstroSolar display fine solar details, including fine penumbral detail, solar granulation, and lighter colored faculae. The disk is set against a dark background, free of the haze and scatter that is common in typical 'mylar' films or inexpensive glass filters.
The Baader Astrosolar Safety Film is a specially manufactured streak-and-blister-free foil, without Mylar! When combined with Baader's tips for a simple do-it-yourself filter mount, anyone can construct a complete low cost - High Quality - white light solar filter for any telescope.
You can further improve the stability and sharpness of the solar image through the use of the Baader Solar Continuum Filter. Views of granulation and faculae are particularly enhanced through the use of this filter, in combination with AstroSolar. Users of achromatic refractors will be particularly pleased with the performance using this additional filter.
This precision film was made in laboratories for nuclear and particle physics, and - due to its absolute homogeneity - the foil attains the optical performance of high quality plane-parallel glass filters.
Baader AstroSolar Safety Film, Large (100cm x 50cm) Features
- Large size excellent for large telescopes such as Dobsonians
- Delivers unmatchable white light views of the Sun
- Displays fine solar details including solar granulation and lighter coloured faceulae
- Free of haze and scatter
- Low cost, simple do-it-yourself solar filter for any telescope
- Includes detailed instructions for making your own solar filter cell
- Optical Density 5.0 (in Poly Bag)
- Size: 100cm x 50cm
When making your solar filter, ensure that your film is not damaged or torn. For more solar viewing tips and a guide on how to make your own solar filter, click here