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Danger Of Using Eyepiece Solar Filters

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Guest Tweedledum

Found this on SGL, just a good lesson on why these eyepiece solar  filters should be avoided.


 


Cheers


 



 


 


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Antares_Paul

I sent a link of this video to the Ebay seller of such a filter.


 


Hoping they have a conscience.


 


Regards.

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Guest Tweedledum

Hi Paul,


 


Did you ever get a reply??. This should probably be a sticky somewhere in the advice section.


 


Cheers


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andyboy1970

I put a warning on my website Solar section, might be worth doing the same on here.


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philjay

Every vintage and classic scope Ive had thats had these I have thrown the filters away. Very dangerous things, never used to use them as a kid on my tasco and prinz I always took sir PMs advice and used projection. 


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tbird

Timely warning, lots of interest in solar observation since the last Sky at Night, Nigel at Northern Optics told me he has had a surge in sales of Baader Solar film since the program.


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andyboy1970

Every vintage and classic scope Ive had thats had these I have thrown the filters away. Very dangerous things, never used to use them as a kid on my tasco and prinz I always took sir PMs advice and used projection. 

I've never used them either and don't even look through Baader Solar film only image through it as i'm quite attached to my eyes.

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Sunny Phil

I've never used them either and don't even look through Baader Solar film only image through it as i'm quite attached to my eyes.

I've been using Baader filters for 12 years and I can still type.

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Craig

Crackling video there Damian.


 


Moving this to the Information & Announcements area and applying the sticky glue. Safety should be paramount so this helps spread the word.


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Antares_Paul

Hi Paul,

 

Did you ever get a reply??. This should probably be a sticky somewhere in the advice section.

 

Cheers

 

Not a thing, Damian.

 

I guess the £4, or whatever they generate, is more important.

 

Regards.

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