Selfie showing the DIY filters I made for my binoculars. Of course I can’t see anything dimmer than the Sun though them. 🙂 I used the same construction technique as I did for the telescope filters. The cool eclipse mirror is the one that hangs in the art niche in our hallway.
When I showed these filters to my dear son, he commented that he didn’t think they looked very professional. At that moment I had a very “professional” idea…
When you are facing the sun for long periods of time, you might benefit from an extra bit of shade. Hence, the shielding disks I added. As I manipulated the binoculars to adjust for eye distance, I realized the disks were kind of “eclipsey”, so I decided to put sun and moon images on them. Well, that simply wasn’t enough drama, so I added faces. The sunglasses idea just tries to bring some sanity back to the whole thing. Totally professional! I can not wait until I whip these out in public! I might need a piece of white “tape” to hide that crack between the glasses halves.