WANTED: Baader solar filter film

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Real Name: Mike Kibat
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WANTED: Baader solar filter film

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I've got a Meade ETX-125, and, 11x80 and 10x50 binoculars all needing solar filters for the upcoming eclipse. Anyone have a supply of Baader film you're willing to sell for this project? And, if not, any recommendations for bulk suppliers of the material?
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Re: WANTED: Baader solar filter film

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Hi Mike,

For all Baader products, go straight to Alpine Astro, their distributor in the US.

For most products, MAS members get an 8% discount and free shipping. I don't remember the minimum purchase that qualifies to get the discount, but remind Bob Luffel over at Alpine, and he'll let you know the details on that.


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Re: WANTED: Baader solar filter film

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Thousand Oaks Optical has 8x8 sheet of solar film for about $20. Orange. Works great for me. I clamp it in an embroidery hoop and tape it to whatever. Unless, of course, you are looking for a nice one that fits. I use this for camera lenses.
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