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#1
Solar Eclipse Glasses

I'd like to pick up a few pair for the Aug 21 eclipse. Any suggestions where to look other than the auction sites?

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#2

Merchant
Central Maine
Amazon has them, and a search turned this up: http://www.eclipse2017.org/glasses_order.htm

When I found the link it was down for maintenance so I have no idea as to price. They were what I would consider to be expensive from what I saw on Amazon.
Brian. Lover of SE razors. Maker of Krampert's Finest Products.
#3
We got ours from Amazon a while back. American Paper Optics. Now, the local tv station is giving them away. Make sure they are ISO/CE certified and watch out for knockoffs.
#4

Member
Virginia
I'm guessing polarized with UV protection sunglasses will not be enough?
#5

Merchant
Central Maine
(This post was last modified: 08-14-2017, 12:27 AM by ShadowsDad.)
(08-12-2017, 02:54 PM)gregcss Wrote: I'm guessing polarized with UV protection sunglasses will not be enough?


Don't even think of it! It needs to filter out, if I remember correctly, all but 1/100,000th of the light or you risk damage to the eyes. At totality it's OK to look at with the naked eye though.

I have a filter for my telescope that I use to look at the sun and it just looks like a mirror.

I forgot! Welding glass! Shade 14 welding glass would be safe for unaided eye viewing. But be sure to put it in front of the eyes BEFORE looking at the sun. After it's in front of the eyes then tilt the head up. Or use a welding helmet with the #14 lens in place. Or one can set up a pinhole "camera" and project an image of the sun onto a piece of paper to view it. I think you'd want to have the viewing room darkened though. Or a lens from a camera would do the same thing (projecting an image onto a screen (piece of paper).

Edit: FWIW, oxy/acetylene welding goggles are NOT dense enough for viewing the sun. Please don't confuse them for what I suggested to use.
Brian. Lover of SE razors. Maker of Krampert's Finest Products.
#6

Member
Virginia
Stared at the Sun too long today.

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#7

Vintage Shaver
Seattle, WA
Some public libraries have a few to give away free. By doing a Google search you can find listings of which libraries those are.
John
#8
Lowe's Home Depot Walmart Amazon 7-Eleven Carry the glasses
#9
Home Depot? Really? I'll check

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