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Hi all,

Just a quick one, I have a SW explorer 200p on an EQ5 mount, upgrading soon to synscan goto. Can i use this to observe the sun, if not will it be possible to use a meade starlight 80mm f10 refractor.

What would i need to modify this for solar viewing?

Any help would be great.


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Both are OK scopes to observe the sun in white light.

You just need an A4 sheet of Baader solar film filter and you could probably make a 90mm "off axis" aperture filter for the 200mm and a full 80mm filter for the refractor ( as well as the finder!).

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  • 2 weeks later...

It comes with basic instructions as to how to make a film holder.

Basically two 1" wide strips of card wound and glued into rings around the aperture... I made one for a C5 overnite....pretty straight forward ( don't forget the finder;))


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