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Homemade Double Sided Solar Filter for Refractor Telescope and DSLR

9 Oct 2016, 17:32 UTC
Homemade Double Sided Solar Filter for Refractor Telescope and DSLR
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I modified my DIY homemade solar filter for my DSLR to add a side that will slip snug over my Meade 285 refractor telescope. You can check out my previous post about how I made the initial filter, but it's basically a bunch of poster paper and tape around a $10 square of black polymer.Double sided solar filter fits on both telescope and DSLR lensI only have one sheet of this black polymer stuff, so I made a double sided filter that fits on both. Look, it still fits on my DSLR 300mm lens.Double sided solar filter on DSLR camera 300mm lensI wasn't even planning on doing this project today, so zero planning went into it. It started when I was cleaning out a closet and found this cardboard mailing tube that had some posters in it. It looked like a good size for a solar filter that goes over the telescope. I tried it out and I was right, this 3 inch cardboard mailing tube was a perfect fit! A little snug but easy to get on and off.Found out the tube was a perfect size!Measured where to cutCut the cardboard mailing tube with a large kitchen bread knifeKinda ...

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