Image of the day

My Account

New to Astromart?

Register an account...

Need Help?

Solar filter

Started by Jeff Verona, 07/24/2002 07:06PM
Posted 07/24/2002 07:06PM Opening Post
I've got a piece of Baader AstroSolar film, and I want to make a filter for my refractor. I figure I can mount the film between two sheets of cardboard, but what's the best way to attach the filter to the dew shield? I'm worried that tape would fall off. I recall someone using an embroidery hoop, but I have a small scope, and I'm also afraid to put the film under too much tension. Suggestions?

Jeff Verona
Posted 07/25/2002 07:40AM #1
Check out my design that I did for my 10" SCT, you may be able to do the same thing for your refractor...

Hope this helps.
Scott Baker
San Diego Astronomy Association
International Dark-Sky Association