2.32″ Safety Film Solar Filter for Orion 50mm finder scopes

Code: OR-07784
  • Affordable film filter fits Orion 50mm finder scopes for safe solar aiming
  • Black-polymer filter material offers clear, high-contrast views of the Sun and sunspots
  • Displays the Sun in your finder scope in a natural, yellow-orange color
  • Stronger and more durable than thinner, flimsy film filters
  • Low-cost alternative to glass solar filters

$24.99

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Description

This affordable solar filter fits any Orion 50mm finder scope, so you can accurately aim your solar filter-equipped telescope at the Sun with a properly protected finder scope.

To view the Sun safely with a telescope, a specialized filter that covers the entire front aperture of the telescope is required in order to protect your eyes and the telescope’s optics from harmful, magnified sunlight. Interestingly enough, the Sun can be difficult to center in a telescope that has a solar filter installed. This may seem like it should be a relatively easy procedure, but trust us, it’s not! In many case, your telescope may be pointing just off the limb of the Sun, leaving an entirely black view in the telescope eyepiece. By installing this E-Series Safety Film Solar Filter on any 50mm Orion finder scope, you can precisely aim your protected telescope at our nearest star, so you can observe sunspots, eclipses, and more with welcome accuracy.

The Orion 2.32″ ID E-Series Safety Film Solar Filter features a black-polymer film material that is stronger and more durable than other thin film solar filters. In addition, the black-polymer filter displays the Sun in a pleasing, yellow-orange color unlike the white, or especially unnatural blue shade cast by some other filter materials. The yellow-orange image of the Sun will yield high-contrast, clear views.

A strip of adhesive-backed felt is included to help ensure a secure friction-fit of the filter on an Orion 50mm finder scope.

Which Solar Filter Fits My Scope?

Solar Filters Reference Guide
Glass Solar Filters for Telescopes
Item # Inside
Diameter
Fits
07745 3.68″ Orion Observer 60 Altazimuth Refractor Telescope, Celestron Powerseeker 60 AZ
07733 4.10″ Orion ShortTube 80 Refractor Telescope, Orion Observer 70 Altazimuth and Equatorial Telescopes, Observer II 70mm Equatorial and Altazimuth Refractor Telescopes, Orion AstroView 80, Orion Observer 80ST 80mm Equatorial Refractor Telescope, Orion Apex 90mm, Orion 90mm Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescopes, Orion ED80T CF Triplet Apochromatic Refractor Telescope, Meade ETX-90 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope, StarSeeker IV 80mm Computerized GoTo Refractor Telescopes, Orion Astroview 90 Equatorial Telescope shipped prior to March 21 2017
07730 4.30″ Orion Transporter 70mm Min-EQ Refractor Telescope, Orion GoScope III 70mm Refractor Travel Telescope, Orion GoScope 70 Backpack Refractor Telescope, Orion EON 80mm ED Apochromatic Refractor Telescope, EON 85mm ED-X2 f/6.6 Triplet Apo Refractor Telescope, Orion GoScope 80mm Tabletop Refractor , Orion StarBlast 80mm Auto Tracker Refractor, CT80 Compact Refractor, BX90 90mm Refractor, GoScope III 70mm Refractor
07798 4.57″ Orion 102mm Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope, Orion AstroView 100 Equatorial Refractor Telescope, Orion SkyView Pro 100 Refractor Telescope, Orion 80ED Refractor Telescope, Orion StarSeeker 100 Computerized GoTo Refractor Telescopes, Orion StarBlast 90mm Altazimuth Travel Refractor, Orion Astroview 90 Equatorial Telescope shipped after March 21 2017
07710 5.81″ Orion AstroView 120 and 120ST, StarBlast 4.5, ED 120, Orion StarMax 127, SkyView Pro 127, Apex 127, SkyQuest XT4.5, Orion StarBlast 4.5 EQ, Orion 120mm f/5.0 Refractor Telescope OTA, Orion StarSeeker 114mm Computerized GoTo Reflector Telescopes, StarSeeker IV 127mm Computerized GoTo Mak-Cass Telescopes, EON 115mm ED Triplet Apochromatic Refractor, StarBlast 4.5 II EQ
07737 6.58″ Orion SpaceProbe 130 and 130ST Equatorial Reflector Telescopes, Orion StarSeeker 130mm Computerized GoTo Reflector Telescopes
07723 7.17″ Orion SkyQuest XT6 Classic, XT6 PLUS, XT6i IntelliScope, XT6 Build-A-Scope, and XT6i Build-A-Scope Dobsonian telescopes, Orion AstroView 6 Equatorial Telescope, Orion StarBlast 6 and 6i Mini-Dobsonian Telescopes, StarSeeker IV 150mm Computerized GoTo Reflector Telescopes, EON 130mm ED Triplet Apochromatic Refractor
07781 7.52″ Orion SkyView Pro 150, 150mm Mak-Cass, StarSeeker IV 150mm GoTo Mak-Cass Telescope
07767 9.45″ Orion SkyQuest XT8 Classic, XT8 PLUS, XT8i IntelliScope, XT8g GoTo, XT8 Build-A-Scope, and XT8i Build-A-Scope Dobsonian telescopes; Atlas 8 EQ-G GoTo Reflectors, SkyView Pro 8 EQ and EQ-G GoTo Reflectors, Orion Sirius 8 EQ-G GoTo Reflectors, Orion 8″ f/3.9 Newtonian Astrographs, and Orion 203mm f/4.9 Reflector OTAs
07782 10.56″ 9.25″ Schmidt-Cassegrains, Celestron CPC 925
07715 11.63″ 10″ f/3.9 Astrograph, 10″ SCT
07790 12.13″ Orion SkyQuest XT10 Classic, XT10i IntelliScope, XT10g GoTo, XT10 Build-A-Scope, and XT10i Build-A-Scope Dobsonian telescopes, Orion Atlas 10 Reflector Telescopes
07783 12.31″ 11″ SCT, Celestron CGE Pro 1100 HD, XLT EdgeHD 1100, CGEM 1100 HD, CPC 1100
07725 14.21″ Orion SkyQuest XT12 Classic, XT12i IntelliScope, XT12g GoTo, XX12i Truss Tube IntelliScope, XX12g Truss Tube GoTo, XT12i Build-A-Scope, XX12i Build-A-Scope (off-axis 4″ filter) *(see important warning)
Deluxe Safety Film Solar Filter for Telescopes Reference Guide
Item # Size Fits
07759 7.17″ Orion SkyQuest XT6 Classic, XT6 PLUS, XT6i IntelliScope, XT6 Build-A-Scope, and XT6i Build-A-Scope Dobsonian telescopes, Orion AstroView 6 Equatorial Telescope, Orion StarBlast 6 and 6i Mini-Dobsonian Telescopes, StarSeeker IV 150mm Computerized GoTo Reflector Telescopes, EON 130mm ED Triplet Apochromatic Refractor
07760 9.25″ 8″ Schmidt-Cassegrains
07768 9.45″ Orion SkyQuest XT8 Classic, XT8 PLUS, XT8i IntelliScope, XT8g GoTo, XT8 Build-A-Scope, and XT8i Build-A-Scope Dobsonian telescopes; Atlas 8 EQ-G GoTo Reflectors, SkyView Pro 8 EQ and EQ-G GoTo Reflectors, Orion Sirius 8 EQ-G GoTo Reflectors, Orion 8″ f/3.9 Newtonian Astrographs, and Orion 203mm f/4.9 Reflector OTAs
07761 10.56″ 9.25″ Schmidt-Cassegrains, Celestron CPC 925
07763 11.63″ 10″ f/3.9 Astrograph, 10″ SCT
07765 14.21″ Orion SkyQuest XT12 Classic, XT12i IntelliScope, XT12g GoTo, XX12i Truss Tube IntelliScope, XX12g Truss Tube GoTo, XT12i Build-A-Scope, XX12i Build-A-Scope (off-axis 4″ filter) *(see important warning)
Safety Film Solar Filter for Telescopes Reference Guide
Item # Size Fits
07747 4.5″ Orion StarBlast 4.5 Astro and Equatorial Reflector Telescopes, Orion SkyQuest Classic XT4.5 Dobsonian Reflector Telescopes, Orion StarBlast 4.5 Imaging Reflector Telescope Optical Tube, StarSeeker IV 114mm Computerized GoTo Reflector Telescopes
07748 6″ Orion StarBlast 6 Astro and IntelliScope Reflector Telescopes; Orion SkyQuest Classic XT6, Orion IntelliScope XT6i Dobsonian Reflector Telescopes, Orion AstroView 6 Equatorial Reflector Telescope, StarSeeker IV 150mm Computerized GoTo Reflector Telescopes
07749 8″ Orion SkyView Pro and Sirius 8 Equatorial Reflector Telescopes, SkyQuest Classic XT8, IntelliScope XT8i, XT8g GoTo Dobsonian Reflector Telescopes, 8″ Astrograph
07751 10″ Orion Atlas 10 EQ-G GoTo Equatorial Reflector Telescopes; SkyQuest Classic XT10, IntelliScope XT10i, XT10g GoTo Dobsonian Reflector Telescopes, 10″ Astrograph
E-Series Safety Film Solar Filter for Telescopes Reference Guide
Item # Size Fits
07784 2.32″ Orion 50mm Finder Scopes
07785 4.00″ Orion Short Tube 80 Refractors, FunScope TableTop Reflectors
Solar Filter Sets for Binoculars Reference Guide
(each item includes 2 filters)
Item # Size Fits
20032 4.30″ Orion 20×80 Astronomy Binoculars
20001 4.57″ Orion GiantView 25×100 Binoculars, Celestron SkyMaster 25×100 Binoculars
E-Series Solar Filters for Binoculars Reference Guide
(each item includes 2 filters)
Item # Size Fits
07786 2.54″ Orion Scenix 7×50 Binoculars, Orion Scenix 10×50 Wide-Angle Binoculars, Orion UltraView 10×50 Wide-Angle Binoculars, Orion 10×50 E-Series Waterproof Astronomy Binoculars

 

*WARNING! When using a truss tube Dobsonian telescope for solar observing, always use a Light Shroud and a properly sized solar filter. When you install the Light Shroud make certain there are no gaps between the Shroud and the telescope where direct sunlight can reach the telescope mirror. When a truss tube telescope (equipped with a solar filter but no Light Shroud) is pointing near (not at) the Sun, direct sunlight can hit the mirror and focus on the solar filter or other portions of the telescope. This can lead to eye injury or damage to the telescope. Using a Light Shroud protects your telescope from peripheral sunlight.

Before using any telescope for solar observing, make sure to install all dustcaps or other protective covers on all optical components such as finder scopes to keep sunlight from passing through them. Glancing through an uncovered optical system, even for an instant, can cause permanent eye damage. Always install protective caps on all optical instruments if left out during daylight hours.

CAUTION: Never look at the Sun, even for an instant, without a protective solar filter. Doing so can permanently damage your eyes.

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 1 × 3 × 3 in

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