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“Sun” eyepiece for telescopes

Amazon are selling the dreaded screw in eyepiece filter marked “Sun” for £12.99. I haven’t seen these dangerous so called filters since the 1970’s. Spread the word these are highly dangerous, can shatter and cause blindness for any unsuspecting user. If you have a Twitter account/Facebook account, please post a warning. I’ve informed Amazon but whether they will take any notice is another matter. Patrick Moore used to say the best place for this type of filter was in the dustbin and he was absolutely right.

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It gets worse!

Hi Lyn,

  I did a Google search and found these on Ebay and the filters are being sold for under £3, not only that but the description on how to use these filters is beyond belief :(

   Best Regards

      Alun

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Pretty scary Alun.

Pretty scary Alun.