Kendrick Solar Filters


If you would rather not make your solar filter, you may prefer to purchase a ready-made filter. Kendrick Astro Instruments anticipated this need and has an economical solution!

Using the Baader AstroSolar™ material, Kendrick manufactures aluminum filter cells in a variety of apertures. With three long nylon screws placed on tabs at 120° intervals, this filter cell enables you to attach the filter to your lens cell or dew shield for a variety of telescope apertures. A built-in solar finder feature allows you to pinpoint the sun without looking directly at it and risking eye damage.

Please use the following chart to determine which is the proper filter for your telescope. Filters are available with either the Density 5 - Visual or Density 3.8 - Photographic material. The "V" or "P" at the end of our part numbers respectively designates whether the filter is for visual or photographic use.


AP Telescope or Binoculars Dew Shield O.D. Visual Filter Part # Photo Filter Part #
PB105X70, PB15X70 (need 2) 87mm KSF02V not applicable
90EDFL, 92F7EDF
107mm KSF04V KSF04P
105EDFS, 105EDT
126mm

KSF07V

KSF07P

130EDFGT
155mm KSF08V KSF08P
130EDFS, 130EDT, STAR130ED
164mm KSF08V KSF08P
140EDF27, 140EDF4
184mm KSF11V KSF11P
155EDF, 155EDFS, 155EDT
189mm KSF11V KSF11P
160EDF
194mm KSF11V KSF11P
180EDF, 180EDT
226mm KSF13V KSF13P
206EDF
280mm KSF16V KSF16P

You may attach a Kendrick solar filter directly onto the lens cell of several of our telescopes. Be aware that a different filter may be required for this arrangement as outer diameters of the dew shield and lens cell may differ. The chart below includes only those scopes from the previous table that can attach a filter in this manner. Please note that not all of our older telescopes are listed on these charts!


AP Telescope Lens Cell O.D. Visual Filter Part # Photo Filter Part #
155EDF, 155EDFS, 155EDT
172mm KSF11V KSF11P
206EDF
224mm KSF13V KSF13P
10F146
298mm KSF16V KSF16P

If your telescope is not included on these tables, please measure the outer diameter of your dew shield or lens cell before ordering a filter.

Visual Filters - Density 5.0
Remember: Our prices INCLUDE insured standard ground shipping to U.S. customers in the 48 contiguous states!
KSF04V - fits 90-120mm OD tubes, 80mm filter aperture
KSF04V$77.00 Call Contact Astro-Physics about KSF04V

KSF07V - fits 113-143mm OD tubes, 110mm filter aperture
KSF07V$87.00 in stockAdd KSF07V To My Cart

KSF08V - fits 150-180mm OD tubes, 130mm filter aperture
KSF08V$93.00 in stockAdd KSF08V To My Cart

KSF11V - fits 165-195mm OD tubes, 155mm filter aperture
KSF11V$97.00 Call Contact Astro-Physics about KSF11V

KSF13V - fits 220-250mm OD tubes, 8" filter aperture
KSF13V$107.00 Call Contact Astro-Physics about KSF13V

KSF16V - fits 275-305mm OD tubes, 10" filter aperture
KSF16V$133.00 Call Contact Astro-Physics about KSF16V


Photographic Filters - Density 3.8 - NOT FOR VISUAL USE
NEVER OBSERVE THROUGH THESE FILTERS without an additional neutral density eyepiece filter. To do so puts your eyesight at risk! You can find more information on the Baader Planetarium Neutral Density Filter here.

Remember: Our prices INCLUDE insured standard ground shipping to U.S. customers in the 48 contiguous states!
KSF04P - fits 90-120mm OD tubes, 80mm filter aperture
KSF04P$77.00 Call Contact Astro-Physics about KSF04P

KSF07P - fits 113-143mm OD tubes, 110mm filter aperture
KSF07P$87.00 Call Contact Astro-Physics about KSF07P

KSF08P - fits 150-180mm OD tubes, 130mm filter aperture
KSF08P$93.00 Call Contact Astro-Physics about KSF08P

KSF11P - fits 165-195mm OD tubes, 155mm filter aperture
KSF11P$97.00 Call Contact Astro-Physics about KSF11P

KSF13P - fits 220-250mm OD tubes, 8" filter aperture
KSF13P$107.00 Call Contact Astro-Physics about KSF13P

KSF16P - fits 275-305mm OD tubes, 10" filter aperture
KSF16P$133.00 Call Contact Astro-Physics about KSF16P

If you prefer the original filter cell with the full aluminum ring, the following list indicates which of this style filter we still have in stock. If you need a different size filter, please call our office to inquire about the availability of your specific diameter.

KDRA70V$60.00 Call Contact Astro-Physics about KDRA70V
KDRA90V$61.00 Call Contact Astro-Physics about KDRA90V


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