Meade #450 Glass White Light Solar Filter (114mm)

Meade #450 Glass White Light Solar Filter (114mm)

Meade #450 Glass White Light Solar Filter (114mm)

B&H # ME114GWLSF MFR # 629001
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Product Highlights

  • Durable and Safe Glass Filter
  • Adapt Nighttime OTAs for Solar Viewing
  • Fits Select 4.5" (114mm) Telescope OTAs
  • Blocks 99.999% of Intense Light
  • Thumbscrew Lock for Safety
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SAFETY FIRST: Observing the Sun without the proper protection may result in serious personal injury, including permanent eye damage and blindness, and/or damage to equipment. Never point an optic at the sun without an approved solar filter on the front of the optic. For direct solar viewing, viewing the sun through an optic, or when using cameras with an optical viewfinder, ensure your filter is ISO 12312-2 (also written as ISO 12312-2:2015) certified. Never use photographic neutral density filters for direct solar viewing, viewing the sun through an optic, or when using cameras with an optical viewfinder.

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Adapt your conventional nighttime telescope for safe solar viewing with Meade Instrument's #450 Glass White Light Solar Filter. Engineered to block 99.999% of intense light from the sun, it allows you to see sunspots, planetary transits, and all phases of solar eclipses. This version has a diameter of 4.5" (114mm) to fit ETX90 Observer, Polaris 90, and StarNavigator NG 90 MAK telescopes, and is held safely in-place by a simple thumbscrew for easy installation and removal without tools or permanent modification to your telescope. Remember to practice proper safe solar viewing techniques, and never look directly at the sun without certified solar viewing glasses and equipment.

UPC: 709942998917
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Meade #450 Glass White Light Solar Filter (114mm)
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    Meade 629001 specs

    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.55 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.7 x 6.3 x 2.4"

    Meade 629001 reviews

    #450 Glass White Light Solar Filter (114mm) is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Useful in unintended ways ... Purchased for photography for the 8/21/2017 solar eclipse. Hopefully someone might find this useful before then, or perhaps in time for the 4/8/2024 eclipse, since I had to get B&H to bring some items to the sales floor, get a measuring tape, etc. to arrive at my finding. If I can save someone the time and effort ... The short: works great with Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR lens The long: This filter, designed for Meade telescopes, is a perfect fit for the front of the Nikon 200-500mm lens, *without* hood. Thumbscrews secure the hood perfectly (the slight bayonet lip on the lens helps secure the filter), and since the screws are made of plastic, they won't damage the lens barrel either. At less than half the cost of the 95mm screw-in solar filters required by my lens, but with durable metal/glass filter construction instead of the Mylar/plastic used on some other solar filters, I'd say this is a winner. Benefit to boot: some solar filters are rated OK for photography (i.e. they'll prevent camera/sensor damage from aiming a supertelephoto lens directly at the sun), but not for human eyes (I read that UV and IR emissions can be very dangerous to your eyes at high magnification). Because it's designed to be used looking through a telescope, it's also safe to use a TTL/SLR optical viewfinder on your camera, if you have one, to view the sun when the filter is attached to a lens (it's always safe to use an EVF-style viewfinder to view the sun, though without solar protection you'll fry your camera's sensor, or the shutter curtain/film, if you're still shooting film). Performance: haven't taken any pictures with it yet, but I did take the filter out of the box outside, and look at the sun through it, and it did exactly its' job: make the sun viewable comfortably, with an extremely reduced brightness (pretty much nothing but the sun was visible through the filter). So I am confident it will perform just fine on my test shots, and ultimately on eclipse day. :)
    Date published: 2017-06-21
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