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Orion Telescopes
7.17" ID Orion Deluxe Safety Film Solar Filter
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  • Explore the Sun safely through a telescope with this high-quality solar filter featuring Baader AstroSolar film in a sturdy aluminum cell
  • Fits Orion AstroView 6, EON 130mm ED Triplet, SkyQuest XT6, XT6 PLUS, XT6i, SkyView Pro 6 and 6LT, StarBlast 6 and 6i, and Celestron 6SE telescopes
  • Flter is mounted in a foam-lined, clear-anodized aluminum cell featuring three equidistant securing thumbscrews for secure telescope attachment
  • This filter has an inside diameter of 7.17" - it is designed to fit optical tubes with an outer diameter of 6.92" to 7.17" with included shim materials and securing thumbscrews
  • 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


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Item #  07759

Discover the fun of daytime astronomy with an Orion Deluxe Safety Film Solar Filter. With one of these affordable, high-quality filters attached to a telescope, you can explore our nearest star safely. 

Our complete line of Deluxe Safety Film Solar Filters feature renowned Baader AstroSolar Safety Film in a sturdy, clear-anodized aluminum cell. The high-quality polymer film material is metallized on both sides with an ion-deposited coating to form a safe barrier against all but 0.0001% of incoming sunlight to provide a clear, crisp view while rejecting harmful ultraviolet and infrared radiation.

Orion Deluxe Safety Film Solar Filters display a natural, neutral white view of the Sun's surface, without artificial tinting. Once attached to a telescope, these filters provide sharp, scatter-free views of sunspots, solar eclipses, planetary transits, solar granulation, and even white filamentary faculae - the latter of which cannot be seen with most other solar filters. Due to their neutral color balance, Orion Deluxe Safety Film Solar Filters can be used in tandem with various color eyepiece filters to accentuate certain spectral passbands for telescopic studies of different layers within the solar "atmosphere".

Each Orion Deluxe Safety Film Solar Filter is mounted in a clear-anodized aluminum cell for exceptional durability and sturdiness. Three nylon thumbscrews on each rugged aluminum cell complement the press-fit foam lining to provide additional grip for safe and secure telescope attachment, without scratching. Four 1/16" thick, and four 1/8" thick adhesive foam tabs are included with each filter to achieve a proper friction-fit with the telescope. A tight press fit is required for safe solar viewing.

Consult the chart below to determine the proper Orion Deluxe Safety Film Solar Filter for your telescope. Each filter fits telescope tube diameters up to " smaller than the specified Inside Diameter size.

Which Solar Filter Fits My Scope?


CAUTION: Never look at the Sun, either directly or through a telescope, without a professionally made protective solar filter installed that completely covers the front of the instrument, or permanent eye damage could result.

*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.

Our filters are proudly made in the U.S.A., using filter material made in Germany. Baader AstroSolar is a trademark of Baader Planetarium GmbH.

 

Warranty

Limited Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship for one year from date of purchase. This warranty is for the benefit of the original retail purchaser only. For complete warranty details contact us at 800-676-1343.

Warning

Please note this product was not designed or intended by the manufacturer for use by a child 12 years of age or younger.

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  • Warranty
    One year

Orders received by 1pm Eastern Standard Time for in-stock item the same business day. Order received after noon will ship the next business day. When an item is not in-stock we will ship it as soon as it becomes available. Typically in-stock items will ship first and backordered items will follow as soon as they are available. You have the option in check out to request that your order ship complete, if you'd prefer.

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