Duct tape it on there. And try a green filter to see if that helps.
Yes, i had that in mind also about the duct tape. Going to make every precaution.
I have the Meades, all three eye pieces UWA. I don't really like them too much for daytime viewing of the sun because it really has curvature! You have to get your eye smack in the middle of the eye pieces or you get odd distortion (maybe that is what they call "kidney beaning")..hope i got that correct hha
I'm trying to plan on this...I'm thinking of getting some more solar film to rig up my binoculars. That would be a real nice wide field view of the entire sun. Even my 24mm Explorer Scientific 82 degree makes it look like it's just solid white filling up the eye piece with no actual border around the sun because it's black sky. Unless you move the scope you wouldn't know.
So, maybe binoculars in addition for that.
And I'll just use the 5.5mm Meade UWA for the telescope close ups. I have the 14mm Meade UWA also, but it's not really improving anything much. Just slightly smaller view and it's also causing the distortion thing also besides.
Another thing is that I will use my silver reflective shroud for the telescope to just drape over it while viewing. That metal (xt10) gets unbelievably hot! The telescope end cap normally comes off loosely. When it heats up, i have to pry it off.
Besides that, the black enterior of the telescope must cause drastic temp. changes inside to that primary mirror. Way way hotter than the outside ambient is I'm sure. So, that would help too.