DIY Solar Filters

My DIY solar filters are ready!

I assembled some cardboard frames to hold sheets of the filter material and attached them to tubes of cardboard that will go over the telescope and finder scope ends that will be pointed toward the sun. Finally, the tubes are set in rigid foam blocks to it able to withstand some handling over the coming years. It’s the same technique I used in 1991.

My T ring and extension tube also arrived. They should allow me to connect my camera to the 90GT telescope.

I’ll be set to take some Sun pictures tomorrow. There’s no eclipse, but I might see some sunspots.

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