Re: Transit of the sun. RE: SAFE SOLAR VIEWING

From: Ralph McConahy (
Date: Sun Apr 21 2002 - 18:21:40 EDT

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    > I got chills reading this.  I hope no one else attempts to watch a solar
    > transit with a homebrew Mylar filter like this.  Your eye is telling you
    > something, I think, if there is too much light to view in comfort.  Even
    > you are comfortable with a homemade filter, you can damage your eye and
    > no pain, if IR and UV are excessive, as they easily could have been.
    Just to set everyone's mind at ease, the Mylar material was from a solar
    filter I'd bought for a Celestron 8. I no longer have the telescope, but I'd
    used the filter for years with no problem. I don't want to get into a
    discussion or debate on a Visual Satellite list about solar filters so if
    you want to add more please email me directly.
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