Solar Filters

by Todd Vorenkamp ·Posted 08/17/2023
Is the solar-photography filter a one-trick (or eclipse) pony? After the solar eclipse, does your solar-photography filter become a paperweight, a forgotten photo accessory in the bottom of your drawer, or is it destined for the classified section of a local newspaper in the path of the next eclipse? Before you retire your solar filter, know that you can use it for a few interesting things before the next eclipse! Generally, a neutral density (
by Christopher Witt ·Posted 03/27/2017
If you have an interest in astronomy, chances are that you’ve heard of the upcoming North America Eclipse, in August 2017. And if you have a conventional telescope, you know the problem is these telescopes are all made for nighttime use so, to use them for solar and solar eclipse viewing, you need special filters to protect your instrument and (more importantly) your eyes. Luckily, we here at B&H have you covered, with filters to adapt your telescope for viewing the sun in general, and the solar eclipse, in particular. First Things First