This solar filter from Celestron is discontinued and no longer available. Please check out R-G Solar Film from Thousand Oaks Optical as a replacement.
Celestron Solar Filters are made with Baader Astro Solarâ„¢ Safety Film. Far superior than any existing glass, Mylar or polymer filters, they lead to brighter, sharper, and higher contrast images.
Enter the new millennium with the finest solar filters available. Astro Solarâ„¢ Safety Film is clear and homogenous and attains the optical performance of high quality plane-parallel glass filtersâ€"it is diffraction limited! Double-sided metal coatings have uniform density and good color balance across the entire field ensuring razor sharp images from edge to edge.
The Sun appears in its â€œreal â€color â€"neutral white, not blue or orange, and the sky adjacent to the solar limb is jet black.
You can see detail in sunspots, bright faculae near the limb and the mottled areas known as granules with these filters. The Sun offers constant changes and will keep your observing interesting and fun. Even small aperture telescopes can enjoy features of the Sun.
The Astro Solarâ„¢ film is completely safe and durable (wonâ€˜t break like glass if dropped). Its rating is ND-5 which means that the film transmits 1/100,000 of visible light (.001%) while reflecting (blocking) 99.999%of unwanted light. The film absorbs all ultraviolet rays while coating reflects infrared light rendering both absolutely harmless. For added assurance, Baader Astro Solarâ„¢ film has been declared safe for direct solar viewing by the German National Bureau of Standards for eye safety.