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solar filter
11-JUN-2012 DK Hein 2012

solar filter

A number of people have asked about the "home made" solar filter I used for my Venus Transit photo.
So here it is. I made this several years ago to fit on my 8-in Meade telescope. The filter material
used is a thin piece of mylar-like film that is specially made for solar viewing. The enclosure is
nothing more than card stock shaped to fit neatly on the telescope. But it all worked perfectly on
my camera as well... with a little bit of masking tape.

It's shown here on a tripod - but that was just for this photo.
In practice all the shots used for the composite were hand held.

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Cedric Sims01-Jan-2013 23:20
Jeanne Newman14-Jun-2012 12:13
Now I know what to do with my old tamborine!!! Fab set up, Dave - thanks for the share!! ;-)
J. Scott Coile12-Jun-2012 16:41
Quite a nice bit of MacGyver engineering :-)
Ann...12-Jun-2012 08:34
Ingenuity rules!! ;)
Mostafa Moftah12-Jun-2012 02:36
Wonderful home made solution !
HawaiianOnline12-Jun-2012 01:49
Nice setup.
Ed Preston12-Jun-2012 00:33
Bet you looked like a terrorist that evening! Glad no one came after you! Nice set up and you probably saved $500-1000 dollars!