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Celestron Astro Solar Filter for CPC 8 Inch or NexStar 8SE Telescopes

Item# CELE142
 
4.5

(9 Ratings)

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Solar filter

Description

Celestron Solar Filters are made with Baader Astro Solar™ Safety Film. Far superior than any existing glass, Mylar or polymer filters, they lead to brighter, sharper, and higher contrast images.


Enter the new millennium with the finest solar filters available. Astro Solar™ Safety Film is clear and homogenous and attains the optical performance of high quality plane-parallel glass filters—it is diffraction limited! Double-sided metal coatings have uniform density and good color balance across the entire field ensuring razor sharp images from edge to edge.


The Sun appears in its “real ”color —neutral white, not blue or orange, and the sky adjacent to the solar limb is jet black.


You can see detail in sunspots, bright faculae near the limb and the mottled areas known as granules with these filters. The Sun offers constant changes and will keep your observing interesting and fun. Even small aperture telescopes can enjoy features of the Sun.


The Astro Solar™ film is completely safe and durable (won‘t break like glass if dropped). Its rating is ND-5 which means that the film transmits 1/100,000 of visible light (.001%) while reflecting (blocking) 99.999%of unwanted light. The film absorbs all ultraviolet rays while coating reflects infrared light rendering both absolutely harmless. For added assurance, Baader Astro Solar™ film has been declared safe for direct solar viewing by the German National Bureau of Standards for eye safety.


CHOKING HAZARD - small parts may pose a risk to children under 6 yrs.

Supplier Sku:
94128

Dimensions & Specifications

Type

Solar Filters

Brand

Celestron

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Celestron Astro Solar Filter for CPC 8 Inch or NexStar 8SE Telescopes
 
4.7

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Accurate (6)
  • Quality lenses (4)
  • Compact (3)
  • Strong construction (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (7)

    Reviewed by 9 customers

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    4.0

    Blocks only the bright sunlight

    By Travlout

    from Langhorne, PA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Compact
    • Very clear

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy

      Comments about Celestron Astro Solar Filter for CPC 8 Inch or NexStar 8SE Telescopes:

      Very snug fit when installed, won't fall off. Blocks only the bright sunlight, doesn't loose any detail in sunspots.

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      4.0

      Good Product / Should Include a Case

      By Ryan

      from Washington, PA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Compact
      • Quality Lenses
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Needs a Case

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy
      • Bright Conditions

      Comments about Celestron Astro Solar Filter for CPC 8 Inch or NexStar 8SE Telescopes:

      Great for what it is designed for. Celestron should include a case.

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      • No
       
      5.0

      A MUST have for solar viewing!!!

      By Rich

      from Pensacola,FL

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate

      Cons

      • Needs a case to store it

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy

      Comments about Celestron Astro Solar Filter for CPC 8 Inch or NexStar 8SE Telescopes:

      The perfect solar filter for SAFE viewing of the sun. It is designed for the CPC 800 and attaches perfectly to the front end of the tube. Only con is there is no case to safely keep it in, presently I'm using the cardboard box it was shipped it. For the price, I believe Celestron could have provided an inexpensive plastic case for this filter.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent

      By AnonG

      from GA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Quality Lenses
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy

        Comments about Celestron Astro Solar Filter for CPC 8 Inch or NexStar 8SE Telescopes:

        Excellent filter, works flawlessly

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great solar filter

        By Anna

        from San Antonio, TX

        About Me Avid Adventurer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate
        • Quality Lenses

        Cons

        • Needs to have a case

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy

        Comments about Celestron Astro Solar Filter for CPC 8 Inch or NexStar 8SE Telescopes:

        A great, affordable solar filter. Very effective and has allowed us to observe solar activity. The only con is that is just cones in a cardboard box and no sort of case for the filter so we just have to keep the box taped up when not in use. Celestron should include a case, but the filter itself is fantastic

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        Customer Q & A

        Q1: I own a Celestron 8-inch Starhopper. Will this filter fit?

        A: The Celestron Astro Solar Filter 8 for CPC 8-Inch has an internal diameter of 8.5 inches. To be sure it'll fit, you'll want to measure the external diameter of your telescope's optical tube. If it's less than 8 inches, it will work.

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