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Offline mitchfry

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Seymour Solar Filters
« on: 15:31:07, 25 June, 2011 »
Thinking of getting a solar filter for my 132mm (and give me something to do during the day!) and came across Seymour, an American firm. Their filters are "natural" and work out about £80, which seems reasonable to me. Anybody used Seymour Solar filters? I`ve not done any solar imaging before, so I`m not after trying anything special.
Mitch
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Offline Nomis Elfactem

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Re: Seymour Solar Filters
« Reply #1 on: 15:39:28, 25 June, 2011 »
Not come across them myself but I guess with Baader being a German company it makes sense that they are the preferred choice for UK retailers.

Found this on Cloudy Night (http://www.cloudynights.com/item.php?item_id=2091). Cost is an obvious winner but it looks like Baader will give yo slightly better versatility but I guess as ever with this hobby; you get what you pay for !

Oh, regarding the comments on Baader brightness, my guess it that they tested ND3.8 rather than ND5.... I scared myself when using ND3.8 but never had a problem with ND5 !!

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Re: Seymour Solar Filters
« Reply #2 on: 18:01:04, 25 June, 2011 »
IMHO the Baader Solar Film is the way to go. It does what it says on the package.
I'd love to have the opportunity to test a Seymour filter with the spectroscope....it may well be OK but here in Europe and in Oz the Baader is #1
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Offline mitchfry

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Re: Seymour Solar Filters
« Reply #3 on: 19:25:52, 28 June, 2011 »
Thanks Simon for the review link. Since I just want to try out some basic solar imaging, I`m going to try out the Seymour filters. I like the idea that they specifically do one for the WO132 in an aluminium cell, so have gone for the thin film filter. See how it goes  ;)
Mitch
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