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    Default Re: National geographic vs celestron



    Hello Everyone, Thank you for the suggestions provided. I will follow the steps for now and when i have enough money i will follow your guide on buying a good scope.

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    Default Re: National geographic vs celestron

    Hi Guys, has anyone looked at the sun thru the telescope? why we should not see the sun?

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    Default Re: National geographic vs celestron

    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Benjamin View Post
    Hi Guys, has anyone looked at the sun thru the telescope? why we should not see the sun?
    Sure many of us have great solar filters for doing just that. I would not suggest trying it unless you have good filters or maybe using Binoculars with a very dark welding glass in front of the Binos. The OP has a tough choice on two small scopes.... Binoculars would be just as good and maybe better...
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    Quote Originally Posted by dagadget View Post
    I would not suggest trying it unless you have good filters or maybe using Binoculars with a very dark welding glass in front of the Binos.
    Just to be very, very clear on this point, welders glass can be used but is not as good as a proper solar filter and it must be a MINIMUM of #14 shade.
    Anything less and you can still damage/ permanently damage your eyes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabby76 View Post
    Just to be very, very clear on this point, welders glass can be used but is not as good as a proper solar filter and it must be a MINIMUM of #14 shade.
    Anything less and you can still damage/ permanently damage your eyes.
    Interesting the only shade of welding glass I ever get is 14 (Very Dark) the other ones are about useless for solar viewing.... but since I have a solar filter the #14 glass is no longer used here.
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    It can be used if you do not have proper solar glasses and such. A good use for it is to cover RDF finders so you do not burn out the reticle.
    I just did not want anyone grabbing a regular 9-11 welders lens to check the solar disk out
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    Default Re: National geographic vs celestron

    Hey there Kevin, sounds like you have plenty of advice, just want to welcome you to the forums! johnnyb
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    Default Re: National geographic vs celestron

    Thanks guys and can u post a pic of the sun taken thru your telescope.

    Thanks Carter!

 

 
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