Celestron EclipSmart Solar Shades Observing Kit Includes Four ISO Certified Solar Eclipse Glasses & 2017 Total Solar Eclipse Guidebook
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The eclipsmart solar shades sun and Eclipse observing kit was designed to view eclipses and for everyday observation of the sun for you and up to 3 of your friends! four pair of solar shades are packaged with a 32-page Eclipse booklet. The booklet has all the Info you will ever need about eclipses and the upcoming Eclipse due to hit North America in august 2017. Includes a Transit map, timetable by city and facts about eclipses. The solar safe shades are economical, easy to use, and 100% ISO certified solar safe. Solar safe technology eclipsmart solar products feature solar safe filter technology providing the ultimate protection from harmful solar radiation, including both IR and UV light, and filters 99.999% of intense visible light. Celestron solar safe filter technology is guaranteed safe for direct solar observation and has been independently tested by Sai global assurance services. Solar safe products conform to and meet the transmission requirements of ISO 12312-2, filters for direct observation of the sun, EN 1836:2005 + a1:2007 (E) for an E15 filter for the direct observation of the sun and, as/nzs 1338.1:2012, filters for eye protectors.
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34 of 34 people found the following review helpful.
Proper Eclipse eye protection in a good product
By The WB
Made my purchase for the big Eclipse event on August 21, 20017. Wanted something with a little more viewing magnification and this product sounded like it fit the bill.
Unpacked mine and tried them out with my wife near by. They work as represented.
What I like:
* Simple construction -- cardboard box with top sun bill cover
* 2X power -- brings the view of the sun in much better and closer
* Pre-stretched "Solar" film that is ISO graded safe for full sun viewing
* The view is of yellow/orange color
* Dark, dark, dark glasses -- everything away from the sun is black
* Safe to view for extended periods of time
I wear glasses, so these viewers are away from my eyes more than a non-glasses wearer has them. I used it with a brimmed fishing hat to give me additional protection from the sun shining over the top of my viewer and glasses. A bit tricky, but with practice, it works. You need the additional protection.
I'm geared up for the big day. Now, pray for clear skies that afternoon.
34 of 35 people found the following review helpful.
fun facts, preparation and tips for viewing
This kit has 4 well-made solar eclipse glasses and an informative guidebook. We have family living near the path of totality and have already made plans to stay with them. The extra glasses will come in handy. The colorfully illustrated guidebook will too. It includes definitions, history, fun facts, preparation and tips for viewing, a general map of eclipse path, and a list of eclipse times and percent for larger cities in Canada, USA, and Mexico. The glasses are ISO-certified heavy film. I looked at cheaper eclipse glasses sets, but chose this one for its reasonable price and because I trust Celestron to supply glasses that are safe to use. Can hardly wait!
25 of 25 people found the following review helpful.
By Amazon Customer
This filter allows me to actually see the sun thru the view screen on my DSLR. Very important for getting the correct settings! I would use some tape to hold the filter onto the body of the lens. Very easy to use on my iPhone! Can see the sun with no issues and snap the shot! The glasses are well built and are itching for some eclipse action. Good for viewing sunsets too. The guide has good tips for viewing and has interesting facts about eclipses. Great package for the price :)