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Levenhuk Solar Filter for 114mm Reflector Telescopes

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Full aperture solar filter for safe observations of the Sun: 102/124/128 mm
  • Category: Accessory
  • Product ID: 28083
  • Country: PRC, controlled by Levenhuk, Inc. (USA)
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Weight: 0.4 lb (0.19 kg)
  • UPC: 6900000280836
  • Package size (LxWxH): 1.8×7.7×7.5 in (4.5×19.5×19.0 cm)
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  Levenhuk solar filters are made using the special Baader Planetarium film of German make. With them, you can safely observe the Sun without having to worry about permanent eye damage. ... more

Levenhuk solar filters are made using the special Baader Planetarium film of German make. With them, you can safely observe the Sun without having to worry about permanent eye damage.

The Baader Planetarium AstroSolar Visual film provides high-quality views during solar observations. Even at 60x magnification, you can see some details, such as granulation, on the solar surface; at greater magnifications, you will be able to discern the structure of the spots and the faculae.

Through these filters, the observed image of the Sun is of neutral white color.

How to correctly choose a telescope solar filter

When choosing a solar filter you must consider more than optical design and aperture of your telescope, as the filter must not only cover the objective lens fully, but also fit the telescope’s tube snugly. It is recommended to also secure the filter on the optical tube with adhesive tape to prevent the filter from accidentally sliding off during observations.

The main criterion in choosing the right solar filter is the telescope’s tube/dew shield diameter in comparison with the filter’s inner diameter (when the filter is supposed to fit over the outside of the tube) or outer diameter (when the filter is supposed to be fixed inside the tube). Before purchasing this filter please measure the required diameter of your telescope’s tube and make sure that it matches the values in the Specifications table.

Specifications
Optical density 5.0
Filter aperture (film diameter), mm 102
Inner diameter, mm 124
in 4.9
Outer diameter, mm 128
in 5.0
Usage General use product.
May be used by kids over 3 years old.

This solar filter fits the following Levenhuk telescopes:

Levenhuk Strike 115 PLUS
Levenhuk Skyline 120x1000 EQ

The filter may also be used with reflector telescopes of other manufacturers with similar design and tube diameter. We recommend checking the inner and outer diameter of your telescope optical tube before purchasing the filter.

CAUTION! Never look directly at the Sun — even for an instant — through your telescope or finderscope without a professionally made solar filter that completely covers the front of the instrument, or permanent eye damage may result.


How to choose the right optical filter – find out here.

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Levenhuk Solar Filter for 114mm Reflector Telescopes - Total: 24 Negative 0 Positive 24


Evan Lance (2016-04-27 06:54): Positive
I've tried it with my SW BK 1149 Q2, didn't manage to make it work... Maybe it's just me, but I thought this piece of info might be helpful Levenhuk Customer Service:
Thank you for the information!

Mike Owens (2016-03-24 09:30): Positive
Hello! Can I use it with Sky-watsher 1149EQ2? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, this filter is suitable for your telescope model.

Angel Parks (2015-11-30 09:51): Positive
does the size of the filter fit Levenhuk Skyline 120x1000 EQ? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, Levenhuk Solar Filter for 114mm Reflector Telescopes is suitable for Levenhuk Skyline 120x1000 EQ Telescope.

Roland Jarvis (2015-08-14 08:20): Positive
Will this filter fit my meade polaris 114? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk Solar Filter for 114mm Reflector Telescopes is suitable for telescopes with 114-mm apertures. However, we can not guarantee their full compatibility, that is why you should carefully measure your telescope's tube diameter and make sure that it matches the values in the Specifications table.

Michael (2015-02-27 09:08): Positive
Does this or any other filter you would recommend fit a Sky-Watcher BK 1141 EQ1 telescope? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Dear Michael, thank you for your question. Levenhuk 114 mm Solar Filter will fit Sky-Watcher BK 1141 EQ1 telescope.

Drake Jasso (2014-11-27 07:46): Positive
Will it fit a Celesteon ASTROMASTER 114EQ TELESCOPE ? Thanks Levenhuk Customer Service:
Dear Drake, thank you for interest in Levenhuk products. We recommend checking the inner and outer diameter of your telescope optical tube before purchasing the filter. The inner diameter - 124 mm, outer - 128 mm. Is there any additional information you might need?

Felix Finch (2014-11-13 09:46): Positive
Hello again! Thanks for your quick response! Could you please teach me how to choose accessories correctly? This filter, for example, is suitable for all telescopes with 114mm aperture, but somehow it doesn't fit my telescope which has 114mm objective lens diameter too... I'm confused! Levenhuk Customer Service:
In theory solar filter is indeed selected based on your telescope's aperture. But when you attach a solar filte some gaps may appear, this may result in serious eye damage. That's why you should always make sure that solar filter fits snugly.

Felix Finch (2014-11-12 05:34): Positive
Hello! Does this filter suit Bresser Pluto telescope? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Unfortunately Levenhuk 114 mm Solar Filter is not suitable for your telescope.

George Strachan (2014-09-14 07:04): Positive
Will this fit a Selestron astromaster 114 ? Thanks. Levenhuk Customer Service:
Hi George, Thanks for the query. Unfortunately, Levenhuk 114 mm Solar Filter will not fit the Celestron Astromaster 114 telescope.

Veronica Keller (2014-07-03 01:26): Positive
Hello! Tell me please, is this filter suitable for MEADE 114EQ-ASTR? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk114 mm Solar Filter is not suitable for this telescope. Please, consider Levenhuk 127 mm Solar Filter - https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/accessories/levenhuk-127mm-solar-filter/

Kraig (2014-06-03 08:35): Positive
will this fit on the skyline 120x1000? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Dear Kraig, thank you for your inquiry. Yes, the Levenhuk 114 mm solar filter will fit Levenhuk Skyline 120x1000 EQ Telescope. Is there any additional information you might need? Looking forward to your reply.

Enrique (2014-03-09 01:37): Positive
Hello! Tell me, please, can I use this filter with AstroMaster 114 EQ? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Unfortunately, Levenhuk 114 mm Solar Filter is not suitable for this telescope.

Sarah Rivera (2014-01-21 07:13): Positive
Thank you for warning!!! Levenhuk Customer Service:
Thank you for your feedback on Levenhuk 114 mm Solar Filter!

Sarah Rivera (2014-01-21 03:56): Positive
Can I use this filter as a solar filter? http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Datyson-Sun-Optical-Filters-Astronomical-telescope-Sun-filter-1-25-inches-31-7mm-Metric-screw-thread/1484905784.html Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk 114 mm Solar Filter is used for observing the Sun and is put on a telescope. The one from the link must be screwed into the eyepiece. We would not recommend using this kind of filters - there's a chance that they can explode due to the high temperature and hurt your eyes.

Gabriel (2013-12-12 12:59): Positive
So the 90mm will probably fit in my 109mm opening? Or the 102mm will maybe fit better? Thank you Levenhuk Customer Service:
Dear Gabriel, The Levenhuk 90 mm Solar Filter might fit you telescope. Is there any additional information you might need? Looking forward to your reply.

Gabriel (2013-12-11 06:06): Positive
Hi, I have this telescope : http://www.canadiantelescopes.com/Canadian-Telescopes-MIRA-80mm-Alt-Az-Telescope-Astronomers-Without-Borders-Program-Edition.html#.UqjvL-I1nek And I want a solar filter, the problem is I want it to fit perfectly. The aperture size of the telescope is 109mm but the aperture size of the lens is 80mm, do i chose the filter for which aperture? And what do you propose for my telescope? Thank you -Gabriel Levenhuk Customer Service:
Dear Gabriel, thank you for interest in Levenhuk products! Please note, our filters fit well our telescopes. We cannot guarantee that they will ideally fit other telescopes. The outer diameter size of Levenhuk 80 mm Solar Filter is 104mm, inner diameter - 99 mm. The outer diameter size of Levenhuk 90 mm Solar Filter is 108mm, inner - 104 mm. In view of possible measurement uncertainty, our filter might fit your telescope. Is there any additional information you might need? Looking forward to your reply.

gerard hautman (2013-11-23 08:27): Positive
Hello! is this filter suitable for my Celestron LCM 114 telescope. Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, Levenhuk 114 mm Solar Filter is suitable for your telescope.

Nancy Cannon (2013-10-07 02:58): Positive
solar filter… is it large and where it's gotta be inserted? Levenhuk Customer Service:
It should be attached to the telescope's objective.

Gary Dowling (2013-06-25 07:19): Positive
I need a filter for observing nebulae, could you please suggest smth? Which one is better? For my telescope Celestron AstroMaster 114 EQ… I'm dreaming to see it for a long time now.. The barrel diameter - 1.25. Levenhuk Customer Service:
For observing nebulae, please, pay your attention to the following models: Levenhuk Ra O-III 1.25'' Filter https://www.levenhuk.com/products/filter-levenhuk-ra-o-iii-1-25/ and Levenhuk Ra CLS 1.25'' Filter https://www.levenhuk.com/products/filter-levenhuk-ra-cls-1-25/

Gary Dowling (2013-06-25 06:57): Positive
and what if I use yellow filter - the Sun will be in yellow color? Or maybe there's a filter for transferring in true colors? Levenhuk Customer Service:
1. The yellow filter, unfortunately, is not suitable. It is used for observing details on the surfaces of Venera, Mars, Jupiter. 2. No, there is no such filter.

Gary Dowling (2013-06-25 06:14): Positive
what color will the Sun be through this filter? I was going to order one on Sky-Watcher and it has a grey tint, as their manager said, so I decided not to buy of course… Levenhuk Customer Service:
The Sun appears in white color as with most solar filters.

Dan Kraft (2013-06-24 01:51): Positive
Hello! Tell me, please, is this filter suitable for Celestron LCM 114 114x1000? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, Levenhuk 114 mm Solar Filter is suitable.

Jean Yonke (2013-04-27 11:53): Positive
Hi! I'm interested in 5x Barlow lens for a refracting telescope Levenhuk Skyline 120x1000. and, in the combination with which eyepiece, it will give the maximum possible magnification? Thank you in advance! Levenhuk Customer Service:
The maximum practical power of the telescope is 230x. When using with 5x Barlow lens and 25 mm SUPER eyepiece, the magnification will be 200x. To get maximum magnification without any quality reduction, we recommend you to use this eyepiece: https://www.levenhuk.com/products/ocular-levenhuk-zoom-721/.

Norman Ness (2013-03-03 07:14): Positive
can I use it with Celestron PowerSeeker 114EQ?? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, you can attach this filter to Celestron PowerSeeker 114EQ.
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