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Orion Full-Aperture Glass Telescope Solar Filters
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  • Optical glass white light solar filters fit snugly over your telescope's aperture to block 99.999% of incoming sunlight so you can safely observe the sun and sunspots without damaging your eyes or telescope
  • Glass telescope filter elements are machine-polished and triple-coated with nickel-chromium stainless steel, and mounted in a robust aluminum cell with foam tape liner
  • Each solar filter features three equidistant thumbscrews and includes 4x 1/16" thick adhesive foam tabs, and 4x 1/8" thick adhesive foam tabs so you can customize a friction fit to your telescope
  • Each solar filter fits telescope tube outer diameters up to 0.25" smaller than specified Inside Diameter (ID) size
  • Note: All Orion solar filters are designed for use with an adequate friction fit attachment. Thumbscrews should ONLY be used to keep filter securely in place once a friction fit has been achieved - NEVER view the sun without a properly friction-fitted solar filter

Who said you have to be in the dark to enjoy astronomy? Turning your telescope to the Sun is fun and educational. Watch the march of giant sunspots, the clouds of glowing vapor in the photosphere, and solar "granulation" detail. But be sure to protect your precious vision with a safe Orion Full Aperture glass Solar Filter! Looking at the Sun without one, even for an instant, can permanently damage your eyes.

These full-aperture optical glass telescope filters deliver superb, white-light views of the Sun, without risk to your eyes. While more expensive than Mylar or film filters, Orion glass solar filters provide better contrast, a more pleasing and natural yellow-orange color, and are more durable. They are ideal to use for capturing telescopic astrophotos of the Sun too.

The glass filter elements are machine-polished and triple-coated with an advanced nickel-chromium stainless steel alloy for a scratch-resistant surface. The filter passes only a fraction of the incoming light, rejecting harmful ultraviolet and infrared radiation.

Each filter is mounted in an aluminum cell that slide-fits over the front of your telescope. Three nylon thumbscrews can be tightened to ensure a safe, snug fit to the front of your telescope. The thumbscrews complement the press-fit foam lining inside the durable aluminum filter cell. A tight friction-fit is still required for safe solar viewing through a telescope. Each filter fits telescope tube diameters up to 1/4" smaller than the specified size.

Which Solar Filter Fits My Scope?

Glass Solar Filters and Deluxe Safety Film Filters for Telescopes Reference Guide
Not all models shown below are currently available to ship to Europe
Item # Type Inside
Diameter
Fits
07752 Deluxe Film 3.68" Orion Observer 60 Altazimuth Refractor Telescope, Celestron Powerseeker 60 AZ
07745 Glass
07753 Deluxe Film 4.10" Orion ShortTube 80 Refractor Telescope, Orion Observer 70 Altazimuth and Equatorial Telescopes, Orion AstroView 80 and 90 Equatorial Refractor Telescopes, Orion Apex 90mm, Orion 90mm Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescopes, Orion ED80T CF Triplet Apochromatic Refractor Telescope, Meade ETX-90 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope
07733 Glass
07754 Deluxe Film 4.30" Orion Transporter 70mm Min-EQ Refractor Telescope, Orion GoScope 70 Backpack Refractor Telescope, Orion EON 80mm ED Apochromatic Refractor Telescope
07730 Glass
07755 Deluxe Film 4.57" Orion 102mm Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope, Orion AstroView 100 Equatorial Refractor Telescope, Orion SkyView Pro 100 Refractor Telescope, Orion 80ED Refractor Telescope, Celestron and Orion StarSeeker 100 Computerized GoTo Refractor Telescopes
07798 Glass
07756 Deluxe Film 5.81" Orion AstroView 120 and 120ST, StarBlast 4.5, ED 120, Orion StarMax 127, SkyView Pro 127, Apex 127, SkyQuest XT4.5, Orion StarBlast 4.5 EQ, Orion 120mm f/5.0 Refractor Telescope OTA, Celestron and Orion StarSeeker 114mm Computerized GoTo Reflector Telescopes
07710 Glass
07757 Deluxe Film 6.58" Orion SpaceProbe 130 and 130ST Equatorial Reflector Telescopes, Celestron and Orion StarSeeker 130mm Computerized GoTo Reflector Telescopes
07737 Glass
07759 Deluxe Film 7.17" Orion SkyQuest XT6 Classic, XT6 PLUS, XT6i IntelliScope, XT6 Build-A-Scope, and XT6i Build-A-Scope Dobsonian telescopes, Orion AstroView 6 Equatorial Telescope, Orion StarBlast 6 and 6i Mini-Dobsonian Telescopes
07723 Glass
07758 Deluxe Film 7.52" Orion SkyView Pro 150, 150mm Mak-Cass
07781 Glass
07760 Deluxe Film 9.25" Orion SkyQuest XT8 Classic, XT8 PLUS, XT8i IntelliScope, XT8g GoTo, XT8 Build-A-Scope, and XT8i Build-A-Scope Dobsonian telescopes, Orion SkyView Pro 8 Equatorial and Computerized GoTo Reflector Telescopes, 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescopes, 8" Astrograph
07722 Glass
07761 Deluxe Film 10.56" 9.25" Schmidt-Cassegrains, Celestron CPC 925
07782 Glass
07763 Deluxe Film 11.63" Orion 10" Ritchey-Chrétien, 10\" f/3.9 Astrograph, 10\" SCT
07715 Glass
07764 Deluxe Film 12.13" "Orion SkyQuest XT10 Classic, XT10i IntelliScope, XT10g GoTo, XT10 Build-A-Scope, and XT10i Build-A-Scope Dobsonian telescopes, Orion Atlas 10 Reflector Telescopes
07790 Glass
07762 Deluxe Film 12.31" 11" SCT, Celestron CGE Pro 1100 HD, XLT EdgeHD 1100, CGEM 1100 HD, CPC 1100
07783 Glass
07765 Deluxe Film 14.21" Orion SkyQuest XT12 Classic, XT12i IntelliScope, XT12g GoTo, XX12i Truss Tube IntelliScope, XX12g Truss Tube GoTo, XT12i Build-A-Scope, XX12i Build-A-Scope (off-axis 4" filter) *(see important warning)
07725 Glass
Safety Film Solar Filter for Telescopes Reference Guide
Item # Size Fits
07747 4.5" Orion StarBlast 4.5 Astro and Equatorial Reflector Telescopes, Orion SkyQuest Classic XT4.5 Dobsonian Reflector Telescopes, Orion StarBlast 4.5 Imaging Reflector Telescope Optical Tube
07748 6" Orion StarBlast 6 Astro and IntelliScope Reflector Telescopes; Orion SkyQuest Classic XT6, Orion IntelliScope XT6i Dobsonian Reflector Telescopes, Orion AstroView 6 Equatorial Reflector Telescope
07749 8" Orion SkyView Pro and Sirius 8 Equatorial Reflector Telescopes, SkyQuest Classic XT8, IntelliScope XT8i, XT8g GoTo Dobsonian Reflector Telescopes, 8" Astrograph
07751 10" Orion Atlas 10 EQ-G GoTo Equatorial Reflector Telescopes; SkyQuest Classic XT10, IntelliScope XT10i, XT10g GoTo Dobsonian Reflector Telescopes, 10" Astrograph

 

*WARNING! When using a truss tube Dobsonian telescope for solar observing, always use a Light Shroud and a properly sized solar filter. When you install the Light Shroud make certain there are no gaps between the Shroud and the telescope where direct sunlight can reach the telescope mirror. When a truss tube telescope (equipped with a solar filter but no Light Shroud) is pointing near (not at) the Sun, direct sunlight can hit the mirror and focus on the solar filter or other portions of the telescope. This can lead to eye injury or damage to the telescope. Using a Light Shroud protects your telescope from peripheral sunlight.

Before using any telescope for solar observing, make sure to install all dustcaps or other protective covers on all optical components such as finder scopes to keep sunlight from passing through them. Glancing through an uncovered optical system, even for an instant, can cause permanent eye damage. Always install protective caps on all optical instruments if left out during daylight hours.