The StarGuy White Light Solar Filters allows you to
photograph sunspots, eclipses and planetary transits with your camera. The design blocks 99.999% of
the intense light from the sun and allows so you can take photographs of solar events or view
them safely through your telescope.
The solar filter is placed in the direct path to the sun. It
is the first surface that the sun hits before passing through the telescope or
The StarGuy thread-in filters display your image with no
color tinting as happens with many glass filters. StarGuy Solar Filters are manufactured using
Baader Film. The film is extremely tough and will not break or tear easily. The Baader film has
a “wrinkled” surface. This is part of the design and does not affect the quality of the images you see or photograph.
There are a number of other brands of filters that stretch
and smooth out the material, but this will impact the quality of your images. (When stretched tight, the filter works like a glass un-coated filter,
delivering inferior image quality and safety issues).
The StarGuy Filter ring is a lightweight aluminum alloy
coated with a non-reflective finish. This model of the thread in filters fits the front of 52mm
Please note, for your safety and that of your equipment,
never look directly at the sun or point your camera at the sun without the correct solar filter.
- You should not use a photographic filter for
visual observing of the sun..
Be sure to examine the filter before each use to
assure there are no holes or tears.
Cover your finder scope. Do not use this if you
have no filter on the finder scope. Covering
it ensures that no one looks through it accidentally.
Wait for at least 15 minutes after affixing you
filter to ensure that the filter and your equipment
If using an open tube telescope, cover the open
section to ensure no light enters the sides which can cause damage to your
instrument and the filter.