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    Default Re: Looking for advice on sun filter.



    Quote Originally Posted by rickg18704 View Post
    22 Weeks and 6 days. But who's counting.

    Looking forward to the event.
    Me too! And looking forward to seeing you in 22 weeks and 4-5 days.

    See you soon Bud.

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    Default Re: Looking for advice on sun filter.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ozman13 View Post
    The most affordable way is to make your own from the Baader film. My glass filters from Orion are better than my film ones, but only very marginally.

    The 6" SCT (even with a focal reducer if you have one) has a very long focal length for viewing a solar eclipse. Filtered binoculars will be much better. See how much of the moon you can get in your field of view to get an idea, and remember, you will want to see the surrounding area as well.

    In addition to my binos, I will set up my ST80 (400mm) on a small goto alt/az mount for a different perspective. During totality, nothing but the eyeballs.

    Where is your planned destination? I live in Hopkinsville Ky. the exact center and position of longest possible duration of totality for the eclipse and plan to view from my driveway.
    Thanks!
    I'm located in Philadelphia so I think I'm just going to drive down to NC somewhere. It'll be about 8-9hour drive but well worth it.
    I would live to fly out somewhere west for it but would have a hard time justifying this trip with my wife lol... who doesn't see a big deal in total solar eclipse... I mean like REALLY???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prowler75 View Post
    You can also get some Baader solar film on it's own and make your own filter. That is what I plan on doing. There are many YouTube videos and websites on DIY solar filters. The Baader solar film has really great reviews.
    Thanks! yeah I think I might end up making my own.

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    Default Re: Looking for advice on sun filter.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ozman13 View Post
    If you're going to be in the area, yes I do have room for you to view. Another forum member (hey Rick if you happen to see this) will be coming down for the event. I'm taking vacation the week before and week of, getting excited.
    Thanks, but me and my wife are going down to Charleston SC, she has never been there and after the eclipse, we are going to stay for a couple days and see the sights. But thanks anyhow. If your like me, a day after the eclipse, this forum will be chocked full of images. Can't wait.
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    Default Re: Looking for advice on sun filter.

    I'm lucky. The center of the eclipse path is 70 miles South of my house. There's not vacant campground, hotel, or motel within 60 miles of the path.
    I definitely have to get some filters.

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    Default Re: Looking for advice on sun filter.

    Baader film is the best and inexpensive. It's the only solar filter I use. You can buy it here, just pick the sheet size you need, order it and make your own filter cell using nothing but cardboard and double-sided tape.

 

 
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