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Old 05-05-2012, 09:49 AM
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Solar filters?

Gday all, I've (finally) got a Meade 10" SCT coming. It has a Kendrick Kwick focus mask and Kendrick off axis solar filter(goes inside mask) included. I've never used these before, but have had the Full aperture glass solar filter before and i like 'em. Which design would be better for observing the upcoming Venus transit and for general solar viewing?

PS,,If you have a 10" Full aperture style filter you no longer require please drop me a PM. Thanks all Mat
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Old 06-05-2012, 06:26 AM
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hi mat,
i had an off axis for my 12" and was very happy with it..the manufacture had instructions that the 4"off axis was always towards the top..i have no reason why!!!!!!!..seymour solar i think was the place i purchased from very reasonably priced to...
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:24 AM
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Good nuff for me then Mozzie, I'll have to check it out good and proper before the Transition,,Cheers Mate. BTW i'll have the scope on Thursday. The clouds are comin!
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Old 06-05-2012, 03:31 PM
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there saying great weather all week,moon will be rising late by next weekend you could be in for a cracker !!!!!!
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Old 07-05-2012, 12:48 AM
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Hi,

Related: I'm thinking of getting a off axis 12" filter for my Dob or a full aperture filter. Can somebody post a link to a website that posts full aperture filters? Is there any noticeable differences between the two and is there a difference in price?

Thanks, Sean
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:30 AM
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I wouldn't delay this ... filters are low in stock at the moment. I've been waiting several weeks for a filter order to come in and am starting to get nervous.
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:56 AM
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I wont be observing the transit as I have a history exam on at the same time (d'oh). So I realize it might take a while with the amount of people ordering the filters.

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