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    Default Re: Safety Notice! Solar glasses purchased from Amazon.



    Hmm, I bought mine from B&H made by luntsolarsystems with a B&H logo. I went back to B&H to look if there is any recall, and see it discontinued and replaced by one with a Lunt logo. Looking at the specs, I see the new one is scratch resistant while the old one does not say that.

    I am hoping Lunt is reputable enough to be safe.

    While I was googling the topic I came accross a safety website

    https://eclipse.aas.org/resources/solar-filters which says

    Note: Baader Planetarium's AstroSolar Safety Film and AstroSolar Photo Film, sold in the U.S. by Alpine Astronomical and Astro-Physics (see below), are not certified to meet the ISO 12312-2 international safety standard and are not designed to work as eclipse shades or handheld solar filters. Baader's AstroSolar Silver/Gold Film, on the other hand, does meet the ISO 12312-2 safety standard for filters for eyes-only direct viewing of the Sun.
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    Default Re: Safety Notice! Solar glasses purchased from Amazon.

    Hi Jim. The Baader AstroSolar Silver/Gold Film is still the best and safest way to go about this. And, there is a nice post from member AbbN, and was made a "sticky" thread, at:
    Solar Filter Safety
    If you haven't already seen this video, it is well worth a look. Thanks for your post Jim, and when dealing with your eyes, it is always better to be safe then sorry.
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    I cant help but think a lot of this is due to CYA mode in case something should happen the dealers can say "Well we posted a warning".
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    Default Re: Safety Notice! Solar glasses purchased from Amazon.

    Darn! Now I had to open the package and check what I received! Now I know I'm good! All pairs are what I ordered. What cost me $15 in April would now be $80!
    https://www.eclipseglasses.com/pages/safety

    Weather forecast looks good for NE!
    Hope yours does too!
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    Received the same warning from Amazon along with my money back for a pack of 8 solar eclipse glasses sold by Icesnail from Amazon and advertised on each pair of glasses as: "Conforms to and meets the Transmission Requirements of ISO 12312-2, Filters for Direct Observation of the Sun. Meets the Transmission Requirements of EN 1836:2005+A1:2007 (E) for an E 15, Filter for the Direct Observation" etc, etc. Manufactured by American Paper Optics LLC.

    I was assured that American Paper Optics was only one of about a half dozen glasses safe to use from the NASA website! So if NASA is saying they're okay I guess they are! Amazon is probably just erring on the safe side!

    More info here stating eclipse filters, etc deemed safe by NASA: http://www.businessinsider.com/nasa-...-brands-2017-8
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    Default Re: Safety Notice! Solar glasses purchased from Amazon.

    Quote Originally Posted by morrbru View Post
    Received the same warning from Amazon along with my money back for a pack of 8 solar eclipse glasses sold by Icesnail from Amazon and advertised on each pair of glasses as: "Conforms to and meets the Transmission Requirements of ISO 12312-2, Filters for Direct Observation of the Sun. Meets the Transmission Requirements of EN 1836:2005+A1:2007 (E) for an E 15, Filter for the Direct Observation" etc, etc. Manufactured by American Paper Optics LLC.

    I was assured that American Paper Optics was only one of about a half dozen glasses safe to use from the NASA website! So if NASA is saying they're okay I guess they are! Amazon is probably just erring on the safe side!

    More info here stating eclipse filters, etc deemed safe by NASA: NASA-approved eclipse glasses brands - Business Insider
    Apparently there are counterfeit APO glasses running around. I can't find the link, but you can tell the real from the counterfeit by the shape of the ear piece.

    Here's how to tell real APO from counterfeit.

    Where the earpiece turns down, the top part is rounded, but the underside is sharp 60 degree angle.

    Here is their website. You can see photos there to see what I'm referring to.

    https://www.eclipseglasses.com/


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    I think most of this all boils down to who paid for certification, and, who didn't. I have a couple dozen solar glasses, that I've acquired from various local places, and, a couple of them have no certification labels printed on them. Appearance wise, and even looking at the sun, they are identical to the "certified" glasses that I have. I've poked, prodded, bent, scratched with my fingernails, and abused them as well as I could without destroying them, and they have held up the same as the certified samples. I've even made a filter for my old video camera out of some.

    What alarms me more than the counterfeit glasses issue, is, how many in the general public, are under the impression that these must be worn DURING totality, in order to see it. It's as if they believe the eclipse will cause some sort of blinding rays or something. The education of HOW to view the eclipse has taken a back seat, and been "eclipsed" by, how to check if your glasses are certified.
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    Default Re: Safety Notice! Solar glasses purchased from Amazon.

    Quote Originally Posted by smeyer8015 View Post
    Apparently there are counterfeit APO glasses running around. I can't find the link, but you can tell the real from the counterfeit by the shape of the ear piece.

    Here's how to tell real APO from counterfeit.

    Where the earpiece turns down, the top part is rounded, but the underside is sharp 60 degree angle.

    Here is their website. You can see photos there to see what I'm referring to.

    https://www.eclipseglasses.com/


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    I've got 12 pair from them that are legit that I'm keeping. The remainder are cut/shaped exactly like the fakes they show. They also indicate made in China and are getting tossed. Thanks for posting this info.

    real_vs_fake_1024x1024.jpg
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    Default Re: Safety Notice! Solar glasses purchased from Amazon.

    Yeah I was just gonna make a thread about this I just got an email this morning from Amazon saying;

    Hello,

    We’re writing to provide you with important safety information about the eclipse products you purchased on Amazon (order #REMOVED for Gosky Optics Full Aperture Astronomical Telescope Solar Filter (Silver) - 127-154mm(5.00"-6.10") Adjustable Aluminum Baader Solar Cap / Sun Filter Membrane 5.0 Lens Cap Planetarium Solar Safety Film).

    To protect your eyes when viewing the sun or an eclipse, NASA and the American Astronomical Society (AAS) advise you to use solar eclipse glasses or other solar filters from recommended manufacturers. Viewing the sun or an eclipse using any other glasses or filters could result in loss of vision or permanent blindness.

    Amazon has not received confirmation from the supplier of your order that they sourced the item from a recommended manufacturer. We recommend that you DO NOT use this product to view the sun or the eclipse.

    Amazon is applying a balance for the purchase price to Your Account (please allow 7-10 days for this to appear on Your Account). There is no need for you to return the product. You can view your available balance and activity here:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/css/gc/balance/

    For more information about safely viewing a solar eclipse please see the NASA and AAS websites.

    If you purchased this item for someone else, please pass along this information to the recipient.

    We hope to see you again soon.

    Sincerely,

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    Gonna give me $55.99 back! This should be interesting...

    Funny thing is I've been using that filter just fine I check it before every use....

    I did this video the other day with that Filter...

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    Default Re: Safety Notice! Solar glasses purchased from Amazon.

    Scott, thanks for pointing this out because mine are fake! I actually looked through a pair at the sun for 2 seconds before you posted this. Even then I was not comfortable how bright the sun looked! They are definitely really good fakes but not safe at all!
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