Solar Filters  ("White Light")
 










OPTICAL FILM SOLAR FILTERS:

SOLARLITE: NEW (Best Value) After years of R & D we have developed a new solar film that has the optical quality of the glass with the advantages of impregnated polymer. Will never develop pin holes or scratches that can let in light and ruin a filter. Other advantages: Light weight and does not require re-balancing tube assembly, will not break, consistent yellow-orange solar image, even density with any aperture, flat surface compared to other thin film filters that have wrinkles and creases. Will not tear or puncture. Stronger than any other solar film on the market. Also available in sheets. Guaranteed 15 years.

SILVER-BLACK POLYMER: For making custom solar viewers, glasses and small aperture filters. Stronger than "Mylar" with the filtering properties protected within the substrate. Solar image is yellow-orange. Available in sheets and bulk rolls. Guaranteed 10 years.

GLASS SOLAR FILTERS

TYPE 2 + : Made with high quality hand select glass coated with our exclusive Solar II Plus. The most durable glass filter on the market. Guaranteed fifteen years.

FILTER TRANSMISSION: SolarLite, Black Polymer & Glass: 1/1,000th of 1% (Optical Density 5). For both visual and photographic use.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

WHAT SIZE DO I ORDER? The application guide below lists sizes by clear aperture (filter size) and outside diameter (O.D.) of cell (inside cell wall that fits over and around telescope tube). Please note that the brands and sizes listed are only a guide. Telescope manufacturers sometimes make changes so we strongly recommend the O.D. of the telescope tube be measured to be sure the correct part number is chosen. Choose the closest cell O.D. that is LARGER than the O.D. measurement of your telescope tube, dew shield or lens holder. Example: cell size 4250 (4 1/4") would fit O.D. measurements from 4" to 4 1/2". Do not choose a size the same as your O.D. since it will be too tight and not allow room for a felt lining. Self adhesive felt is included for custom fitting. If your application requires additional felt; Velcro, felt and other types of material can be found at most fabric or home improvement stores. We cannot take orders for felt.

ARE THE FILTERS COMPLETELY SAFE? SolarLite, Glass 2+ & Silver-Black Polymer film is completely safe for unlimited visual and photographic use when used as instructed. If handled with care all will last a minimum of 20 years to life. Solar filter MUST be first in line from sun and in front of any telescope or camera lens or mirror. Filter should NEVER be used behind any lens including eyepiece or finder.

DO THE ALUMINUM CELLS COME WITH THUMB SCREWS? Thumb screws may seem like a good idea, however, our extensive testing found that in most cases it's actually less secure than a felt lining which covers a lot more surface area for a secure friction fit. If If the tolerance is within a few thousands of an inch such as with eyepiece holders, it would be fine, but this is rarely the case. Thumb screws can also dent and scratch the tube and put strain on the filter. Thumb screws are simply a "one size fits many" manufacturing shortcut and provide a false security.

CAN THE TELESCOPE OPTICS GET HOT OR DAMAGED? No, all the heat and intense light is blocked before it can enter the telescope. Your telescope may get warm from sunlight shining on it, not from the small amount of visible light transmitted through the filter.

WHAT DETAIL IS VISIBLE? Sunspots and surface granulation are the two main features. The only detail that cannot be seen with a standard filter (commonly called white light filter) are prominence and flares which require our highly specialized H-Alpha filter system.

FULL APERTURE (SOLARLITE)

CLEAR APERTURE
CELL OUTSIDE DIAMETER
APPLICATION
PRICE US$
PART #
40mm\1.50" 50mm\2.00" Cameras, Finders
59.00
S-2000
45mm\1.75" 60mm\2.32" Cameras, Finders
59.00
S-2325
50mm\2.00" 70mm\2.75" Cameras, Finders, Small Refractors
59.00
S-2750
60mm\2.37" 76mm\3.00" Meade 60 (older models)
59.00
S-3000
60mm\2.37" 82mm\3.25 C-60 , Meade DS-60 EC, Orion 70, Tak. FS-60
59.00
S-3250
80mm\3.15" 90mm\3.50" TV Ranger, Wms. Optics ZS66
59.00
S-3500
80mm\3.15" 95mm\3.75" C-80 EQ, C-60 AZ/EQ, ETX 60/70, TV-76, Pronto
59.00
S-3750
80mm\3.15" 101mm\4.00" C-80, Meade DS-70, Orion 80, Vixen 80
59.00
S-4000
90mm\3.50" 108mm\4.25" C-90, ETX 90, Questar 3.5, Wms. Optics ZS80 II ED
69.00
S-4250
101mm\4.00" 120mm\4.75" Orion ED80/100
69.00
S-4750
101mm\4.00" 114mm\4.50" DS-90, TV-85, Tak FS-78, SKY 90, Vixen 4, GP-102
69.00
S-4500
101mm\4.00" 127mm\5.00" C-76, C-4, C-102HD, 2045, ETX 105, TV-101-102, Meade DSX 102
69.00
S-5000
101mm\4.00" 133mm\5.25" C-102 HD (older), Apogee
69.00
S-5250
114mm\4.50" 139mm\5.50"
79.00
S-5500
127mm\5.00" 146mm\5.75" C-102, M- 4500, DS-127, M-4 APO, Sky Max 127 Tak FS-102, Tak-106 N, Tak FSQ-106, Vixen 102
79.00
S-5750
127mm\5.00" 152mm\6.00" C-4.5, C-114, C-5, Meade ETX 125, Nexstar 5
79.00
S-6000
127mm\5.00" 158mm\6.25" AR-5, TV-127 NP, Vixen 114
79.00
S-6250
127mm\5.00" 165mm\6.50" Meade 127 NT, Orion 130 EDFS, AP-125
79.00
S-6500
152mm\6.00" 181mm\7.12" C-150 CR , C-150 HD, M-5 APO, Orion Sky Watcher 6", Tak. FS-128, Intes MK 67
89.00
S-7125

152mm\6.00"

190mm\7.50" C-6, M- LXD-55 6" S/NEWT, Vixen 150, AP-155
89.00
S-7500
152mm\6.00" 203mm\8.00" Meade Starfinder, Orion DSE, Intes MK 603
89.00
S-8000
177mm\7.00" 212mm\8.37" Meade LXD-55 AR-6, M-6 APO, Questar 7
89.00
S-8375
177mm\7.00" 222mm\8.75" Starhopper
99.00
S-8750
203mm\8.00" 236mm\9.312" Celestron & Meade 8 S/C (Will not fit the Meade Light Switch 8" S/C due to the OTA arm)
109.00
S-9187
203mm\8.00" 241mm\9.50" C-8 Newt, Orion Sky Watcher
109.00
S-9500
203mm\8.00" 247mm\9.75" Meade Starfinder 8, Orion 8 DSE
109.00
S-9750
203mm\8.00" 254mm\10.00" Meade LXD-55 8 S/NEWT, M-7 APO, Tak 212
109.00
S-10000
203mm\8.00" 266mm\10.50" Coulter 8", Tak Epsilon 180 ED
109.00
S-10500
228mm\9.00" 273mm\10.75" Starhopper 8, C-9 1/4"
119.00
S-10750
254mm\10.00" 292mm\11.50" C-10 Newt., Orion Skywatcher 10
119.00
S-11500
254mm\10.00" 305mm\12.00" Meade 10" S/C, LXD 55
119.00
S-12000
254mm\10.00" 311mm\12.25" 10" Dob.
119.00
S-12225
279mm\11.00" 317mm\12.50" C-11 S/C
129.00
S-12500
304mm\12.00" 349mm\13.75" Meade 12" S/C
139.00
S-13750
317mm/12.50" 387mm\15.25"
149.00
S-15250
355mm\14.00" 406mm/16.00" C-14 S/c, Meade 14" S/C
159.00
S-16000
355mm\14.00" 432mm\17.00"
169.00
S-17000
355mm\14.00" 447mm\17.625" Meade 16" S/C
179.00
S-17625

FULL APERTURE (GLASS 2+)

CLEAR APERTURE
CELL OUTSIDE DIAMETER
APPLICATION
PRICE US$
PART #
40mm\1.50" 50mm\2.00" Cameras, Finders
69.00
2000
45mm\1.75" 60mm\2.32" Cameras, Finders
69.00
2325
50mm\2.00" 70mm\2.75" Cameras, Finders, Small Refractors
69.00
2750
60mm\2.37" 76mm\3.00" Meade 60 (older models)
69.00
3000
60mm\2.37" 82mm\3.25 C-60 , Meade DS-60 EC, Orion 70, Tak. FS-60
69.00
3250
80mm\3.15" 90mm\3.50" TV Ranger, Williams Optics ZS66
69.00
3500
80mm\3.15" 95mm\3.75" C-80 EQ, C-60 AZ/EQ, ETX 60/70, TV-76, Pronto
69.00
3750
80mm\3.15" 101mm\4.00" C-80, Meade DS-70, Orion 80, Vixen 80
69.00
4000
90mm\3.50" 108mm\4.25" C-90, ETX 90, Questar 3.5, Wm. Optics ZS80II ED, Orion Obs. 70 & Astroview 90, Exployer 90
79.00
4250
101mm\4.00" 114mm\4.50" DS-90, TV-85, Tak FS-78, SKY 90, Vixen 4, GP-102, Orion Sht. Tube 90, Transporter 70
79.00
4500
101mm\4.00" 120mm\4.75" Orion ED 80/100, StarMax , Apex 102, AstroView 100, SkyView Pro 100
79.00
4750
101mm\4.00" 127mm\5.00" C-76, C-4, C-102HD, 2045, ETX 105, TV-101-102, Meade DSX 102
79.00
5000
101mm\4.00" 133mm\5.25" C-102 HD (older), Apogee
79.00
5250
114mm\4.50" 139mm\5.50"
89.00
5500
127mm\5.00" 146mm\5.75" C-102, M- 4500, DS-127, M-4 APO, Sky Max 127, Tak FS-102, Tak-106 N, Tak FSQ-106, Vixen 102, Wm. Optics ZS110 APO
99.00
5750
127mm\5.00" 152mm\6.00" C-4.5, C-114, C-5, Meade ETX 125, Nexstar 5
99.00
6000
127mm\5.00" 158mm\6.25" AR-5, TV-127 NP, Vixen 114
99.00
6250
127mm\5.00" 165mm\6.50" Meade 127 NT, Orion 130 EDFS, AP-125
99.00
6500
 
THREAD SIZE
THREADED CAMERA FILTERS

(All Sizes Have Universal Camera Threads)

   
 
37mm
SolarLite
49.00
37-T
 
46mm
SolarLite
49.00
46-T
 
48mm
SolarLite
49.00
48-T
 
49mm
SolarLite
49.00
49-T
 
52mm
SolarLite
52.00
52-T
 
55mm
SolarLite
52.00
55-T
 
58mm
SolarLite
52.00
58-T
 
62mm
SolarLite
55.00
62-T
 
67mm
SolarLite
55.00
67-T
 
72mm
SolarLite
55.00
72-T
 
77mm
SolarLite
59.00
77-T
 
82mm
SolarLite
59.00
82-T
86mm
SolarLite
65.00
86-T
95mm
SolarLite
79.00
95-T

SOLARLITE FILTER  SHEETS

8.5" x 11" (216mm x 279mm) $39.00 (S-8)

12" x 12" (305mm x 305mm) $49.00 (S-12)

See eclipse viewer page for quantity discounts on SolarLite and Silver-Black Polymer in bulk rolls for making custom eclipse viewers.

     

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