posted on Feb, 17 2012 @ 12:59 PM
reply to post by theRhenn
LOL, OK..... you don't look like on of those people that are just looking for conspiracies everywhere, so I'll help you with more advice. you can buy
a specialized solar-filter in a sheet, that you can cut out and put it over glasses, a pair of binocs, or if you have a video camera, you can make an
adapter for it. Not sure where you live, but it is available all over the world.
baader solar film
If you don't have money for that, and you promise me you won't make solar filters for your glasses to look at the sun directly, I have another tip. In
some countries, you get tea in shiny foil-bags, and those foil-bags works fairly good for filters for a camera/video camera.
The question is what do you want to see on the sun? Just sun-spots, then a white-light filter (like the Baader film, or the silverized plastic, or the
dark glass from a welding-helmet) works fine, but if you want to see more details, then the answer is not that cheap (unfortunately) though .....
oops, just saw that you are in the states. ..... Now I am wondering if I should have given you those tips about the silverised plastic or welding
helmets; you won't sue me, would you?????
in the states, the you can get the Baader film here :
btw. just remembered, here was a thread on ATS a while ago about safely viewing the sun :
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edit on 17/2/2012 by Hellhound604 because: added the ATC thread
about safe viewing of the sun