posted on May, 16 2012 @ 12:54 PM
for all the people taking pictures of the sun with their cell phones, or looking with their naked eyes, please be careful. If you cannot afford a
piece of Baader solar film, then get some mylar tape (good for emergency sun-looking), or don't have eclipse viewers (in many 3rd world countries
charities hand those out for free to the general population, when a solar eclipse is due, as to prevent locals of frying their eyes), use a
solar-projection technique. That is much safer, AND you won't get flares caused by either the optics, or dust on the optics.
solar projection screen
if you do this, you can view the sun safely, and photograph the projected image.
(if you follow these procedures, never use anything larger than a very small telescope, as the heat of the sun will destroy your telescope). If you
have a decent telescope, invest in a proper solar filter.
If you really do insist taking pics of the naked sun with your cellphone, keep a small piece of exposed film (or the black parts of an x-ray) in your
phone-pouch, and hold that over the lens. (if there is no small holes in it). then you should also get a better pic than trying to photograph the sun
without any filter, but a piece of mylar works better. (some brands of tea, comes in a mylar bag. It is very shiny, almost like tin-foil, but thinner,
and feels like plastic). BUT NEVER USE THESE FOR NAKED-EYE viewing.
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