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SkyWatcher 70mm Solar Filter for Refractor Telescopes

  • A must-have for safe solar observation
  • Reduces intensity of the Sun's light and reflects away harmful rays
  • Lets you study subtle and well contrasted sun spots
  • Suitable for use with all 70mm telescopes
  • 5 years Skywatcher limited warranty

  • *This Item is only compatible with SkyWatcher and Saxon Telescopes
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    If you want to observe and study the Sun safely, you better arm yourself with the SkyWatcher Solar Filter for 70mm Telescope. It works by lowering the intensity of the Sun light and by deflecting the harmful Sun rays away, allowing the user to conduct safe solar observations.

    The Baader Astro Solar Safety Film performs optically similar to high quality plane-parallel glass filters. The Baader solar film produces a natural white image of the photosphere through the metal coatings on both sides of the film. This ensures good colour balance.

    The SkyWatcher Solar Filter for 70mm Telescope, allows you to see the details of sunspots, bright faculae near the limb and the mottled areas known as granules. These filters enable the safe and long duration viewing of our Sun.

    When using the Solar Filter, place it securely over the front of your telescope to filter and ensure that the filter will not slip off. The film transmits 0.001% of visible light while blocking the rest. The film significantly decreases harmful ultraviolet rays and infrared light. Baader Astro Solar film has also been declared safe for direct solar viewing by the German National Bureau of Standards.

    When you receive your solar filter, check to confirm that your film is not damaged or torn. For more solar viewing tips, click here.


    Additional Info

    Model SKY-SWSUN-70
    Manufacturer SkyWatcher
    Size 70 mm
    Film Type Bader Solar Film


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    Well-priced 'entry level' solar filter that displays a natural white image and allows you to see sunspots but not flares and prominences. Fits my 70 mm Celestron Astromaster 70 EQ refractor but I have to affix it with duct tape if it's to stay on the end of the telescope -- not ideal. I'm sure the mylar is very strong, but I'm still afraid of puncturing it, so handle with care. Having said that, I'm glad I got this as a beginner as it gives me a chance to view the sun and then upgrade to a glass filter if I want to later on.
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    Pros: light, Good price

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    Your Skywatcher Products is under Warranty

    Your Skywatcher® product is warranted to be free of defects in materials and workmanship for FIVE years after the date of purchase. In the event of a defect under this warranty, we will, at our option, repair or replace the product, provided that you return the product with proof of the receipt.

    This warranty does not cover damages caused by misuse, improper handling, installation, collimation or maintenance provided by someone other than a Skywatcher Authorized Service Department.

    For Skywatcher Products purchased elsewhere, will NOT qualify for manufacturers warranty from us, it must be returned to the place of purchase to resolve any issues.


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