Vixen StarGuy solar filters are made in Japan and are designed to give you the best viewing and imaging experience for solar eclipses or regular viewing of sunspot activity. When you view or image through the Vixen StarGuy Solar Filter, the sun appears in neutral white delivering an exceptional observing experience with more detail than from other filters. Some films and glass filters produce blurry reddish or bluish Solar images which in turn cuts part of the spectrum. Viewers will see detail and sharpness across the field of view. The film is very durable and will not easily break or tear.
The filters have wrinkles and other imperfections, which are normal. These “imperfections” do not affect the image quality or safety of the filter. This is an asset as they improve the image contrast and enhance your view. The filter housing that holds the StarGuy solar filter is constructed of lightweight aluminum. The thumbscrews will ensure a secure fit on the front of your camera lens or optical tube.
- The Filter housing is designed from lightweight aluminum, and attaches securely to your telescope with adjustable screws.
- The StarGuy Solar Filter delivers an image of neutral color balance and with high contrast.
- The StarGuy Solar Filter film is safe for use and is coated on both sides to eliminate the occurrence of pin holes.
- This StarGuy solar filter will fit telescopes and camera lenses with an outside diameter of 105-135mm (4.13-5.31“)
“SolarProteck” is special shielding plate decorated with Aluminum Vacuum Evaporation Finish on optical absorption acrylic material. It possess outstanding shielding performance in every aspects of visible light transmission rate, ultraviolet transmission rate, infrared transmission rate, and it is in conformity with Japanese Industrial Standards (Regulation Number: JIS T-8141).
In addition, in order to ease direct sunlight so-called “reflection light” against eyes during observation, “Eclipse Glass” adopted unique face mask design to cover the face. After continuous improvements made with consultation to research facilities such as ophthalmologist and observatories, this unique design and the high level of shielding performance and highest safety was achieved.
Warning: do not continue to use a solar filter after it has been damaged or you could permanently damage your eyes. You should always inspect your solar filter before using it. When using a solar filter on a camera, do not look through the optical sight of your camera at the Sun; use the live view digital screen instead.