I own a solar filter for my 50mm finderscope and was wondering if I could mod it by adding a ring of black paper and duct tape around it so it can fit on my Z61. There is an ISS Solar Transit coming up in a few days and wanted to capture it and I don't have money for a solar filter for the Z61.
Solar Filter Modification
Posted 14 June 2018 - 12:12 PM
I've used scraps of filter film to make filters for finder scopes and binoculars, I try to find some thing sturdy for a surround, a tea can or plastic lid for example. I remove the center by scoring it with an old pair of dividers then to stiffen the film I build up the edges with tape, good quality 3m blue painter's tape is very durable even in sunlight. I don't like duct tape because the adhesive is messy, prone to creep and the tape is not durable in sunlight. Aluminized HVAC tape is very durable.
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Posted 14 June 2018 - 12:34 PM
Posted 16 June 2018 - 05:31 PM
www.transit-finder.com actually shows the transit on 13 Jun for Richmond, VA and 2 close passes on the 23rd and 27th. Next actual transit projected on 9 Jul.