Product Description & Reviews
This kit includes two vital items needed to safely view the Sun through an Orion SkyQuest XX12 Truss Tube Dobsonian. The included Light Shroud and 14.21" ID Orion Off Axis Solar Filter fits both the XX12i IntelliScope and XX12g GoTo Dobsonian telescopes, and allows you to safely views sunspots with your big truss tube Dobsonian. The included solar filter safely covers the entire telescope aperture, with an off-axis 4" glass filter allowing for safe solar viewing. WARNING! When using a truss tube Dobsonian for solar observing, always use a Light Shroud and a properly sized solar filter. Make sure there are no gaps between the Shroud and the telescope where direct sunlight can reach the mirror, otherwise eye injury or damage to the telescope can occur. Before using any telescope for solar observing, install protective covers on all optical components. Glancing through an uncovered optical system can cause permanent eye damage. Always install protective caps on all optical instruments if left out during daylight hours.
Features & Highlights
- Value-packed kit includes two vital accessories for safe daytime observation of the Sun with an XX12 telescope
- Kit includes both a Light Shroud and off-axis solar filter designed to fit the XX12 Truss Tube Dobsonian
- Included Light Shroud made of opaque black, stretch nylon fits the 12" Truss Tube reflector like a glove and fastens with elastic on both ends to block peripheral sunlight
- Included solar filter safely covers entire telescope aperture and features a 4" off-axis glass filter for safe solar views
- Discover the fun of daytime astronomy with your XX12 telescope and this affordable kit!
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