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Baader AstroSolar Safety Film

  • Simple & Economy DIY Solar Filter
  • Suitable for Telescope up to 8 Inches
  • 20x29cm with 5.0 Neutral Density
  • Delivers Unmatchable Solar Details
  • European Standard Certified and CE Tested
  • SKU: BAA-2459281
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    Description

    Baader AstroSolar Safety Solar Film For Telescope

    This Baader AstroSolar Safety Film is A4 sized, measuring 200mm x 290mm. It's a specially manufactured streak-and-blister-free foil, without Mylar! Baader Planetarium's AstroSolarâ„¢ 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 performance of AstroSolar is even more remarkable when considering its very low cosr. We even have sizes large enough for producing full-aperture filters for very large telescopes. 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.

    It is possible to 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 Features
    - 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: 200mm x 290mm

    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.



    We also have a larger version for the Baader Astrosolar Safety Film(100cmx50cm) that is available for sale.

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    Manufacturer Baader

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    Great product - Review by
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    80
    Used this to make a filter for my 8" cassegrain. Works very nicely.
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    Excellent- I've wanted to look at the 'hidden' sun for so long - now I can - Review by
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    Works really well. I attached it to the sunshade on my 70mm refractor- not as flimsy as I thought it would be. Easy to make a filter with. I used an old shoe box for material, a glue stick, superglue and some PVA glue. Compass and scissors. Using the 'sun shade' as a guide, I inserted a 2inch wide strip of the thicker parts of the shoe box. Super glued the ends together whilst in position. Removed from sunshade once glue set. Put slits on one end every 10mm, some 10mm deep. Folded these back. Glued this assembly with PVA onto some rings that I cut out which were about 5mm id smaller and 20mm larger (outer diameter) than the sun shade. These rings sandwiched the Baader AstroSolar Safety Film with the help of a glue-stick. Turned out great, I made a few videos of sunspots that day..
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    Great quality and pretty simple to use. - Review by
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    100
    Bought this to make a custom lens filter for my DSLR to take photos of the sun. I was extremely surprised by how fragile it really is; it was almost like tissue paper. Cutting it out was a little tricky but I was patient and took my time. Within 10 minutes I had the filter cut out and it works perfectly! I was extremely excited when I saw how clear the image turned out.
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    Pros: light, easy to carry


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    After reading reports on, and checking the prices of sun filters, I decided to buy the Baader AstroSolar Film and give it a go. When I received the film I was a bit worried about the flimsiness of it, and had second thoughts about my abilities. Nevertheless I started building it following the enclosed instructions. It wasn't very difficult to construct, but did require a degree of patience to complete. When I fitted the Solar film I managed to get a crease on one side, but when I tested the filter there was no leakage; so I was very pleased with myself. On using the filter on my Celestron Astromaster 130EQ, I was amazed at the Sunspot clarity. There is no imparted colour invasion of the Sun, and therefore a true reflection of it is gained, with the improvement of contrast to boot. I would recommend this film to most people, but remember the need for patience.
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    Great product, delivered in good time - Review by
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    Product is good quality as expected. Delivery was quick and communication was great - thanks Oz Scopes!
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    Pros: light, easy to carry, price, portability


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    We have received the goods, all in excellent order and as described. Great products at very good prices, great service, fast shipping and great communication.
    We have bought from OZScopes before and will continue to deal with you.
    Well done, great Company.

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    Pros: price


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    Heaps of fun and easy to make. Very rewarding!
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    Pros: user friendly


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    Very fast postage. Film is as described. Great service, have bookmarked ozscopes for the future.
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    I bought this film for the 10-May-2013 Solar Eclipse. I used this sheet to make the solar filters for my 6SE and the tele-zoom lens. Finally I got very sharp and clear image . Very happy with the quality.
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    Pros: Good price, quality +++


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    Recieved the film on thursday and made the filter that night, only had a chance to check it out for a few hours next day due to cloud. The film works very well, was able to see 2 sun spots on the surface very happy with purchase.
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    Pros: price


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    FAQ

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    Hi - Can you tell me how many sheets of A4 come in a pack for $35.95?
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    Good morning Linda thanks for your email. You only get one sheet of film thanks

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