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#1 andyrud

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:08 PM

Hi everyone,
I would like to purchase a solar filter for my 4" acro telescope and was wondering what the preferred type of filter is to get started. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:27 PM

I haven't tried the glass filter but in every comparison I've seen the Baader film gets higher marks.

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 09:04 PM

I've been using the glass Thousand Oaks ones here, nice clean views, good contrast.

#4 sullij1

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 10:30 PM

2nd the Baader film. "Just make sure you order the film for your purpose i.e. Visual or Photographic."

#5 marktownley

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 08:25 AM

Baader film anyday in a choice between that and glass filter...

#6 andyrud

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 12:36 PM

Thanks guys,

I will buy the Baader Film to start with.

Thanks again

#7 GolfSierra

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 08:13 PM

Baader no question, the inexpensive glass filter coatings can delaminate over time. I had two do that, when the Badder film came on the scene I never looked back.

Gary






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