Film Solar Filter

Telescope Dust Cap Spares?

I have some Baader solar film and plan to make a solar filter using a dust cap (cutting a hole and just leaving the 'edge' where it fits over the telescope and covering the hole with solar film) i don't want to use my original dust cover in case i mess it up and I don't want to be without a dust cap, but i can't seem to find spares anywhere on the web or in the shops; are they only available second-hand or can they be purchased new? Telescope: Skywatcher skyliner 150P (6" reflector)
To be honest Carl I thought about that but i don't trust myself i'm generally bad at making stuff, at least with the dust cap i know it will fit right and be secure
well my worries were about it not being tight and secure enough but you say it's secure so i'll give it ago, i'll probably go through about 1000 kilos of cardboard though. Cheers!

Why not use 2 cardboard rings? I don't know about now, but when I bought my Baader film it had an instruction sheet on how to mount it. One ring on the inside edge that fit around the objective, then the film, then a second larger ring to hold the film on. Doesn't it come with that anymore. Mine worked great (I sold it with the scope it was for as I had nothing else that size).

Found the instructions on the Baader site. It works great, nice snug fit, just take your time.

Honestly, it only took me an afternoon to make (had to wait for glue to dry) and it worked really well. Or if you are really nervous get a friend to help you. Mine worked great, I stored it in a tupperware container when not in use and as far as I know it is still in use.




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