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    Default Solar filter for transit



    Hey guys,

    I really want to see the transit on June 5, but I think it's too late now to buy one of those solar filters film =(
    I've checked through a lot of webpages looking for it and it's sold out in almost every single one (the photographic film is on stock, but it costs almost $100 dollars and I can't afford that)

    What are your suggestions?
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    #14 welders glasses. Only that number and not anything else. NASA says #14 welders glasses are good to view the sun. You may find them at a local hardware store.
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    I just received my solar filter (for my etx 125) from Seymour Solar (find them on fleabay)

    It fits well, looks nicely made.

    Of course it is rainy rainy rainy now, and is supposed to be for a bit.
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    If you have a local astronomy group they may have those little solar film cards you can hold up to your eyes. Ours had them for sale for $2.50 tp the public
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