Build a Solar Filter

WARNING: THIS IS MADE WITH SPECIALIST ASTRONOMY FILTER MATERIAL! DON'T EVER LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE SUN WITHOUT A SPECIALIST FILTER IT WILL BLIND YOU!

Parts Required

6mm Ply
16 x 12mm screws
4 x 130mm x 25mm thin aluminium
Baader Solar Film
4 stick rubber feet

Build Process

1. Cut squares of 6mm ply that will easily cover the aperture of your scope.

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2. Measuring from the edges marc the centre of one of the squares.

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3. Hammer a nail part way in to the centre of the board and using a mark the inner and outer lines of the Solar Film holder - mirror size or as in my case just smaller than the Solar Film.

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4. Using 8 12mm screws, fix the two squares of ply together.

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5. Now using a jigsaw cut out the film holder.

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6. Place the thin aluminium in a vice and shape the bracket.

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7. Drill two holes in the top of each bracket to fix it to the film holder.

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8. Screw the brackets on the film holder.

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9. Mark the brackets as required and remove then adjust for secure fitting on your scope.

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10. Here I have attached some little rubber feet to grip on my scope and this will also stop any scratching.

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11. Test the fit and adjust further if required.

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12. READ all the instructions of the Solar Film before proceeding.

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13. Disassemble the film holder and carefully place the film over on one half.
Note: Mark the side of the film holder so it was easier to align.

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14. Place on the top half and secure with the screws.

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15. Replace the brackets.

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16. Attach to your scope and away you go but PLEASE BE CAREFUL!

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END OF PROCESS
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