Sources for Solar Filters

The following is a brief list of sources for aluminized polyester and/or glass filters specifically designed for safe solar viewing with or without a telescope. The list is not meant to be exhaustive, but is simply a representative sample of sources for solar filters currently available in North America and Europe. For additional sources, see advertisements in Astronomy and/or Sky &&; Telescope magazines. The inclusion of any source on this list does not imply an endorsement of that source by the authors or NASA.

ABELexpress - Astronomy Division 100 Rosslyn Rd., Carnegie PA 15106(412) 279-0672

American Paper Optics, 3080 Bartlett Corporate Drive Bartlett TN 38133(800)767-8427

Celestron International, 2835 Columbia St. Torrance CA 90503(310) 328-9560

Edwin Hirsch, 29 Lakeview Dr. Tomkins Cove NY 10986(914) 786-3738

Meade Instruments Corporation 16542 Millikan Ave., Irvine CA 92714(714) 756-2291

Orion Telescopes and Binoculars P.O. Box 1815, Santa Cruz CA 95061-1815(800) 447-1001

Pocono Mountain Optics 104 NP 502 Plaza, Moscow PA 18444(717) 842-1500

Rainbow Symphony, Inc. 6860 Canby Ave., #120, Reseda CA 91335(800) 821-5122

Roger W. Tuthill, Inc. 11 Tanglewood Lane, Mountainside NJ 07092(908) 232-1786

Thousand Oaks Optical Box 5044-289, Thousand Oaks CA 91359(805) 491-3642

Khan Scope Centre 3243 Dufferin Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M6A 2T2 (416) 783-4140

Perceptor Telescopes TransCanada Brownsville Junction Plaza, Box 38, Schomberg, Ontario, Canada L0G 1T0(905) 939-2313

Swan Packaging Ltd. Unit 6, Princewood Road, Earlstrees Industrial Estate, Corby, Northants NN17 4AP UK +44 (01536) 204272

Eclipse 99 Ltd. Belle Etoile, Rue du Hamel, Guernsey GY5 7QJ +44 (1481) 64847

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