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andyrud
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Loc: Philo, California
Baader Film or Glass Filter? new
      #5559901 - 12/07/12 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.

Andy R


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mich_al
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Re: Baader Film or Glass Filter? new [Re: andyrud]
      #5559921 - 12/07/12 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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neotesla
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Re: Baader Film or Glass Filter? new [Re: mich_al]
      #5559966 - 12/07/12 09:04 PM

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

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sullij1
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Re: Baader Film or Glass Filter? new [Re: neotesla]
      #5560076 - 12/07/12 10:30 PM

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

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marktownley
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Reged: 08/19/08

Loc: West Midlands, UK
Re: Baader Film or Glass Filter? new [Re: sullij1]
      #5560510 - 12/08/12 08:25 AM

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

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andyrud
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Reged: 05/21/07

Loc: Philo, California
Re: Baader Film or Glass Filter? new [Re: andyrud]
      #5560823 - 12/08/12 12:36 PM

Thanks guys,

I will buy the Baader Film to start with.

Thanks again


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GolfSierra
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Re: Baader Film or Glass Filter? [Re: andyrud]
      #5561430 - 12/08/12 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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