Meade #500 Glass White Light Solar Filter (127mm)

Meade #500 Glass White Light Solar Filter (127mm)

Meade #500 Glass White Light Solar Filter (127mm)

B&H # ME127GWLSF MFR # 629002
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Product Highlights

  • Durable and Safe Glass Filter
  • Adapt Nighttime OTAs for Solar Viewing
  • Fits Select 5" (127mm) 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 #500 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 5" (127mm) to fit Polaris 90 and StarNavigator NG 90 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: 709942998924
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Meade #500 Glass White Light Solar Filter (127mm)
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Package Weight 0.65 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.7 x 7.4 x 2.3"
    #500 Glass White Light Solar Filter (127mm) is rated 2.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from BE WARNED - Make sure you have the correct size filter Unlike camera lens filters which you would purchase the mm size matching the filter size printed on the front of the lens, like 127mm. Telescope filters differ and are measured using the diameter of the filter collar. They are designed so that the filter collar will slip over the telescope tube and will fit telescope tubes less than the filter mm size, not equal to. For example, a Meade ETX-125 telescope has a measurement on the front of the scope, like D = 127mm, purchasing a matching filter of 127mm will not work as the filter collar and telescope tube are exactly the same and the filter cannot slip over the telescope tube. For a Meade ETX-125 telescope, 5 inch glass/5.75 inch tube you need the next size up, a Meade #575 Glass White Light Solar Filter (146mm). Luckily these filters come in a non-sealed padded flip open box, with the filter in a completely sealed plastic bag. This allowed me to physically match the filter to the telescope tube to see that it would not fit, without removing it from the sealed plastic bag. My rating is an attempt to warn others, not a reflection of the product.
    Date published: 2017-07-10
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