Astro-images taken through a telescope on a tracking mount provide breathtaking color and detail that you just can't see with your eyes alone. The astro-images on our web site demonstrate the imaging capabilities of the products used and are not intended to represent what you will see when you look through a telescope.
For safely observing the sun through an Orion ShortTube 4.5 and SkyQuest XT4.5, you need the 5.81" ID Orion Solar Filter. This filter allows you to see details on the sun's surface and provides more contrast and natural light than Mylar filters.
This Orion Solar Filter fits Meade 10" Schmidt-Cassegrains allowing you to safely observe or image the sun. The glass filter is better than mylar because it improves contrast (more natural yellow-orange color rather than blue) and is more durable.
This Orion Solar Filter fits Orion 8" Dobsonians, allowing you to safely observe or image the sun. The glass filter is better than mylar because it improves contrast (more natural yellow-orange color rather than blue) and is more durable.
For safely observing and photographing the sun, this Orion solar filter fits your Orion SkyQuest XT6 Dobsonians, Orion AstroView 6 EQ, Orion StarBlast 6 and 6i Mini dobs. Glass filters are more durable and offer a more natural color than mylar.
The 4.30" Orion Full Aperture Solar Filter is perfect for safe viewing of the sun. This one fits the Orion ShortTube 90 and Transporter and allows you to view details of the sun's surface in higher contrast and more natural color than Mylar filters.
This solar filter fits the Orion StarMax, Apex 90, and Meade ETX-90. The 4.10" Orion Full Aperture Solar Filter is a must for safely viewing or photographing the sun's surface. Provides more contrast and more natural color than Mylar filters.
For safely viewing the sun through a telescope, this solar filter is perfect. The 6.58" ID Orion Full Aperture Solar Filter fits the Orion SpaceProbe 130 and provides more contrast and more natural color than a Mylar filter.
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