Which is the best Solar filter for your telescope?
It can be confusing trying to work out which Solar filter is the right size for a telescope or camera lens. Use this BINTEL guide to find your model of telescope and click on the link beside it to go straight to the right Solar filter.
- All of these filters are white light filters. This means they greatly reduce the amount of light arriving at your telescope so the Sun’s image can be safely viewed or photographed during normal daylight or during an eclipse. They’ll show the Sun’s disk, Sunspots that you can track across the surface of the Sun. You won’t see the Sun in narrowband. If you would like to see Solar prominences, filaments and other surface features, consider checking out a dedicated Solar telescope like the Meade Coronado PST.
- Please ensure any Solar filter is firmly secured to the front of the telescope or DSLR lens.
- If you are using a collapsible or truss-tube reflector telescope and a Solar filter you also MUST use a shroud around the outside of the telescope tube.