Astrozap Baader Solar Sheet Material - Photographic Use
This Astrozap Baader Solar Sheet Material is the famous Baader Solar Photo Filter product provided in sheet form. This product is designed for Photographic uses, ONLY! Use this material to make your own custom white-light solar photo-filter for your telescope. This Astrozap Baader Solar Sheet Material for Photo Use includes instructions on how to use it to make your own SAFE solar filter!
Baader Planetarium AstroSolar(TM) safety film is a specially manufactured streak-and-blister free foil. It attains the optical performance of plane parallel glass filters. The base material is not "Mylar"! The basic development of this film was made in laboratories for nuclear and particle physics applications.
High density coatings on both sides of the foil ensures a highly uniform filter, while neutralizing the occasional microscopic holes in the coating. The image of the Sun is extremely contrasty and of almost neutral (white) color.
AstroSolar Photo Film (for imaging purposes only), is telescope quality, and provides an Optical Density (OD) = 3.8. This material is designed for digital solar imaging at highest magnifications and short exposure times. NOTE: This product is NOT suitable for visual observations of the Sun, because it does not attenuate the solar light sufficiently for safe visual use with optics!
This highest precision film consistently produces Strehl ratios of 94 to 96 percent at interferometric tests; thus it performs optically like a Fluorite Triplet Lens. This film will not limit your High-quality images. AstroSolar Photo Film OD 3.8 is only intended to be used by well-experienced Astro-imagers. This material is NOT intended to serve for protection during visual solar observations!
This Astrozap Baader Solar Sheet Material - Photo Use is made for the construction of high-quality objective-filters for photographing the Sun with telescopes. Its high solar reflectivity reduces transmitted light to a safe level for photographic purposes.
NOTE: The material comes in several different sheet sizes to suit different applications. Choose the size you need from the drop-down menu.