Orion 5.81-inch Full Aperture Glass Solar Filter for 114mm Newtonians, 120mm Refractors, 127mm Maksutov Cassegrains
The Orion Glass Solar Filters are solar filters with a difference. Most solar filters on the market look cheap, flimsy in appearance because they are made with a film. The Orion Glass Solar Filters on the other hand are full aperture solar filters made with glass, these are on another level, they are high class, high quality and trust-worthy.
The 5.65" filter will fit telescopes with outer diameter of 5.40"-5.65" (137.16.mm- 143.51mm)
Price Match Policy
WE CAN PRICE MATCH:
- Identical products with the same brand and SKU
- To Australian retailers that are authorised by the Brand to sell that specific brand and product. That is, we do not price match to parallel/grey importers.
- If the Competitor has that item in stock and displays it on their website
- If you have a written quote from the Competitor indicating the price and availability if that information is not readily available on their website.
WE CANNOT PRICE MATCH:
- Items that are not in stock at the Competitor or the price and availability is not clearly indicated
- Special bulk or discount bundles, clearance products, second-hand, refurbished or display stock or exclusive member deals offered by the Competitor
- Online auction and marketplaces such as eBay, Amazon Australia, or Bunnings Marketplace
- International dealers or unauthorised distributors that are selling international goods direct to Australian consumers
- Obvious pricing error that is significantly lower than the market average.
Please note that price matching will also include the competitor’s shipping costs to you. This means, if they charge free shipping on that approved price match, we will too!
30 Days Returns Policy
At OpticsCentral, we want you to be happy with your purchase! If you have any problems with your order within 30 days of purchase, we are happy to help you out with an Exchange or Refund.
No problem! If you would like to return an item to us for an Exchange or Refund, we are happy to do so within 30 days of purchase as long as the item is in its original condition with all of the original packaging. Simply contact our Customer Service team via the Contact Us page or call us on 1300 884 763 and we will issue you with a Return Authority for your product.
Please note that return shipping is at the expense of the customer and Refunds will exclude the original shipping fees.
*Unfortunately, we are unable to accept Change of Mind returns on Telescopes unless the packaging has not been opened.
It’s unfortunate, but sometimes products may have a manufacturing fault or get damaged in transit. Sometimes packaging errors can occur - we are human afterall! If you have any issues with your order, please contact our Customer Service team via the Contact Us page or call us on 1300 884 763 within 30 days of receiving your order and we will issue you with a Return Authority for your product.
Once assessed by our team and the item is found faulty or we have made a mistake, we are certainly happy to provide you with an Exchange or Refund.
Return shipping for Faulty or Incorrect products is FREE, and we will send out the replacement at no additional cost to you.
Please allow 4-6 weeks for your item to be returned to us and assessed. Refunds will be made or exchanges finalised during this time.
The Sun is the only celestial object hazardous to the observer, it is important to note that without proper protection, even a glimps of the Sun through a telescope or binoculars can permanantly damage the eyes and the equipment.
While more economical aperture solar filters are made of Mylar plastic, glass filters leave the Sun with a more natural tint, as well as more durable.
These Orion Glass Solar Filters are a must have for observing the sun through a telescope, as they block out 99.9% of incoming sunlight.
The Orion filters are mounted in an aluminum cell that creates a snugly fit over the front of your telescope. They will fit diameters up to 0.25" smaller with foam tape liner supplied.
Which Solar Filter Fits My Scope?
Determining the Correct Orion Glass Solar Filter for your Telescope
A full-aperture solar filter is designed to fit over the front of a telescope. It allows safe viewing of the Sun by reducing the light by 99.99% and preventing concentrated heat from entering the telescope, which could cause injury to the user or damage to equipment.
If your telescope is not listed on our solar filter reference chart, you can determine the size of filter needed for your scope by taking the following steps:
Measure the maximum outside diameter (OD) of the front end of your telescope.
The solar filter sizes listed in our catalog and on our website refer to the inner diameter (ID) of the filter's foam-lined metal cell for Orion Glass Solar Filters, which slip over the front of the telescope. Choose a filter whose size matches the OD of your telescope's front end, or that is up to 0.25" larger than the front end (for Orion Glass Solar Filters only). For a filter that is up to 0.25" larger in diameter than your telescope, apply the supplied adhesive foam tabs as needed to the inside wall of the cell until the cell fits snugly over the front opening. (Note: The thumbscrews on Orion Glass Solar Filters are not intended as the sole means of securing the filter to your optical tube. A tight friction fit is required for safe usage)
Installing the Orion Glass Solar Filter on Your Telescope
With the three thumbscrews backed out to just inside the wall of the metal cell, place the solar filter over the outside of the telescope. It may require some light force to push the filter in place. Make sure it is seated completely over the telescope. Then lightly tighten the thumbscrews to further secure the filter on the telescope.