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Orion Telescopes
Orion 5.25" ID Safety Film Solar Filter

Please Note: The size of the correct solar filter will NOT match the optical diameter of your telescope. The filter needs to be larger than the rated aperture in order to fit the front OPENING of your telescope tube. Click here for information on choosing the correct filter.

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Expected Ship Date: 07/26/2024

  • Safe and affordable solar filter lets you use an optical device to observe the Sun
  • See sunspots, eclipses, and planetary transits of the Sun safely using this filter
  • Made with high-quality, streak-free and blister-free Safety Solar Film
  • Rated ND-5 to filter 99.999% of the visible spectrum
  • A low-cost, high-quality alternative to pricier glass filters, designed and manufactured in the USA

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Item #  07970

Sun Spot ComplexThis solar filter is compatible with these products:

Orion StarBlast 102mm Altazimuth Travel Refractor Telescope
Orion AstroView 102mm Equatorial Refractor Telescope Kit
Orion AstroView 102mm Equatorial Refractor Telescope

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The Orion Safety Film Solar Filter is made with high-quality Safety Solar Film, designed specifically for safe observation of the Sun through a telescope.

Using this streak-free and blister-free film filter is an affordable and safe way to observe sunspots, solar eclipses and planetary transits of our Sun. The durable film polymer shows the Sun in its natural color. This Orion Safety Film Solar Filter has a cell made of aluminum — not plastic like some lower-quality filters — with three safety thumbscrews that grip the front of the telescope to ensure a tight, secure fit. This filter is designed to be used with equipment up to 0.25" smaller than the rated filter size.

Don't miss out on the fun of observing solar activity. Get an affordable Orion Safety Film Solar Filter for your telescope or binoculars! (NOTE: binoculars require two filters.)

This Orion white-light solar filter is designed to see sunspots and granulation around the sun spots on the solar disk. It is not a Hydrogen-alpha filter which shows prominence and solar flare detail. For that type of solar viewing, consider upgrading to a Coronado Solar Telescope.

This solar filter is designed and manufactured in the USA.

Orion assures that all solar filters are tested at specialized labs that are accredited to verify compliance with the ISO 12312-2 safety specifications for solar viewing.

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.


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 800-447-1001.


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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Solar Filter

Orders received by 1pm Eastern Standard Time for in-stock items ship 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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