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Orion Safety Film Solar Filters
$24.99 - $49.99
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  • Affordable solar filters for select telescope sizes offer safe views of the Sun
  • Baader Astro Solar Safety Film filter material allows safe oservation of sunspots, solar eclipses, and more
  • Displays Sun in neutral white color, without tinting
  • Streak and blister-free
  • Available in three sizes: for Orion 8" reflectors, 6" reflectors, or 4.5" reflector telescopes

These more affordable alternatives to our full-aperture glass solar filters are made with high-quality Baader Astro Solar Safety Film, which is made specifically for safe observation of the Sun through a telescope. Using one of these streak-free and blister-free film filters is a great way to safely observe sunspots, solar eclipses and planetary transits of our Sun. You'll see the Sun in a neutral white color, without any orange or blue tinting caused by the filter material. Three sizes are available, for use with Orion 8", 6" or 4.5" reflector telescopes such as our popular StarBlast and Dobsonian reflectors. Don't miss out on the fun of observing solar activity and get an affordable Orion Safety Film Solar Filter!

Glass Solar Filter for Telescopes Reference Guide
Item # Size Fits
07745 3.68" Orion Observer 60 Altazimuth Refractor Telescope
07733 4.10" Orion ShortTube 80 Refractor Telescope, Orion Observer 70 Altazimuth and Equatorial Telescopes, Orion AstroView 80 and 90 Equatorial Refractor Telescopes, Orion Explorer 80 and 90 Altazimuth Refractor Telescopes, Orion Express 80 Refractor Telescope, Orion 90mm Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescopes, Orion ED80T CF Triplet Apochromatic Refractor Telescope, Meade ETX-90 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope, Orion EON 72mm ED Apochromatic Refractor Telescope, Orion StarSeeker 80 Computerized GoTo Refractor Telescope
07730 4.30" Orion Transporter 70mm Min-EQ Refractor Telescope, Orion GoScope 70 Backpack Refractor Telescope, Orion EON 80mm ED Apochromatic Refractor Telescope
07798 4.57" Orion 102mm Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope, Orion AstroView 100 Equatorial Refractor Telescope, Orion SkyView Pro 100 Refractor Telescope, Orion 80ED and 100ED Refractor Telescopes, Celestron and Orion StarSeeker 100 Computerized GoTo Refractor Telescopes
07710 5.81" Orion AstroView 120 and 120ST, SkyView Pro 120, StarBlast 4.5, ED 120, Orion StarMax 127, SkyView Pro 127, Apex 127, Orion ShortTube 4.5, 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
07737 6.58" Orion SpaceProbe 130 and 130ST Equatorial Reflector Telescopes, Celestron and Orion StarSeeker 130mm Computerized GoTo Reflector Telescopes
07723 7.17" Orion SkyQuest XT6 Classic and IntelliScope Dobsonian Telescopes, Orion XT 6" Classic Build A Scope, 6" Intelliscope Build a Scope, Orion AstroView 6 Equatorial Telescope, Orion StarBlast 6 and 6i Mini-Dobsonian Telescopes
07781 7.52" Orion SkyView Pro 150 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope
07722 9.25" Orion SkyQuest XT8 Classic, IntelliScope, GoTo and Build-A-Scope Dobsonian Telescopes, Orion SkyView Pro 8 Equatorial and Computerized GoTo Reflector Telescopes, 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescopes, 8" Astrograph
07782 10.56" 9.25" Schmidt-Cassegrains, Celestron CPC 925
07783 11" 11" Schmidt-Cassegrains
07715 11.63" 10" Schmidt-Cassegrains, 10" Astrograph
07790 12.13" Orion SkyQuest XT10 Classic, IntelliScope, GoTo and Build-A-Scope Dobsonian Telescopes, Orion Atlas 10 Reflector Telescopes
Off-Axis Glass Solar Filter for Telescopes Reference Guide
Item # Size Fits
07725 14.21" Orion SkyQuest XT12 Classic, IntelliScope, GoTo Dobsonian Telescopes (off-axis 4" filter), Orion SkyQuest XX12i IntelliScope Truss-Tube Dobsonian Telescope, Orion 12" Intelliscope Build a Scope, Orion XX 12i Truss Build a Scope *(See important warning)
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


*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.