Welding Lens (Solar Eclipse Viewer?) Shade 13, £1 - Ebay  langleysteelworks
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Welding Lens (Solar Eclipse Viewer?) Shade 13, £1 - Ebay langleysteelworks

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Found 9th Mar 2015
I was looking at buying some solar eclipse glasses, and couldn't believe the price of the cheap looking card type (about £4 each) so did some research and TPTB reckon welding lenses are suitable (shade 14). These ones are shade 13 (select from the drop down option) and only cost £1 including postage. Could be handy for a 'spot' of welding afterwards too!

This is just my opinion, anyone planning on watching the Solar Eclipse on the 20th March 2015 should do their own research and risk assessment as I have, just giving my thoughts here.

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good call, thanks!

Original Poster

Safety tips here for viewing the solar eclipse on 20th Mar 2015

don't risk it is what i'd recommend get shade 14 or don't look at the eclipse.

Heat added, thanks for the info.

why not use your Camera , and watch it on the LCD ?

Expire no shade 14
Edited by: "christopherreese818" 9th Mar 2015

Searching on some of the welding forums for previous eclipses......shade 10 to14 welding glass has been used 'seemingly' without any eye damage to anyone. Shade 14 does seem to be the recommended minimum on all the eclipse websites though.

"Welder's glass of shades 12 through 14 are popular and safe solar filters, easily obtained at welding-supply outlets. Most observers prefer shades 13 or 14; the solar image through a number-12 filter is uncomfortably bright. - See more at: skyandtelescope.com/obs…ty/#sthash.7vhDPvOR.dpuf"

From here: skyandtelescope.com/obs…ty/

M1ke_Hunt

... and risk assessment as I have...



Seriously? You've actually done your own risk assessment, for a Solar Eclipse?

Roger_Irrelevant

Seriously? You've actually done your own risk assessment, for a Solar … Seriously? You've actually done your own risk assessment, for a Solar Eclipse?



HaHa oO

Remember you'll get a tinted image, welding glass is usually green tinted.

does anyone know where is cheapest to get either the glasses or this shade 14? seen a few but seems overpriced

Thanks OP. I hadn't thought about this but I had wanted to check out the eclipse so I'll do some window shopping. I came across this article linked to HuffPost - it shows a few ways to view it, including the viewing glasses or shade 14 welder lenses you can buy on page 2 in case anyone is interested... exploratorium.edu/ecl…tml

Original Poster

Got these delivered today, and they will be perfect, just hope its not cloudy on the day?

leeparsons

why not use your Camera , and watch it on the LCD ?



if you use a camera without a solar filter you'd probably fry the camera chip!

I just bought the BBC Sky at Night Mag from my local newsagents for £4.99 comes with free solar glasses

nikkimc6780

I just bought the BBC Sky at Night Mag from my local newsagents for £4.99 … I just bought the BBC Sky at Night Mag from my local newsagents for £4.99 comes with free solar glasses



You did well, I tried a couple of supermarkets but they didn't have any and the local newsagent had the magazine but all the glasses has been stolen.

Purchased, although I still fancy my retinas will be burned to a crisp X)

.........cue an appearance from H & S X)

nikkimc6780

I just bought the BBC Sky at Night Mag from my local newsagents for £4.99 … I just bought the BBC Sky at Night Mag from my local newsagents for £4.99 comes with free solar glasses


How many glasses was included in the magazine?

schofield8883

does anyone know where is cheapest to get either the glasses or this … does anyone know where is cheapest to get either the glasses or this shade 14? seen a few but seems overpriced

use a mirror our watch it on tv its forcast to be cloudy anyway

Bucket of water: This is perhaps the simplest method — fill a bucket with water and look at the Sun’s reflection on the surface. To make it appear more dramatic, line the bucket with a black bin lin


bria47

use a mirror our watch it on tv its forcast to be cloudy anyway


A mirror will still burn your eyeballs though.
Edited by: "Chamaeleon" 17th Mar 2015

who cares it will be all over the news watch it on ur sofa

Only saw this now.

It's probably too late to order now, isn't it? Oh well.

Made a filter today using a welding lens. Used it on my telescope and a webcam found a few sun spots!!. Worked a treat but way to zoomed in for the eclipse. Tomorrow ill try the same filter but with my camera and large lens. If the suns out ;-)
Edited by: "qonqrd" 17th Mar 2015

wallbash

Bucket of water: This is perhaps the simplest method — fill a bucket with … Bucket of water: This is perhaps the simplest method — fill a bucket with water and look at the Sun’s reflection on the surface. To make it appear more dramatic, line the bucket with a black bin lin



How's about using a black bucket?
I'll probably just end up staring at a puddle.

You can even use a shower head or colander as a simple pin hole camera!! ;-)
http://astronomynow.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/pinholes.jpg

I think this is going to be half of you after the eclipse.....

http://www.thewinchesterfamilybusiness.com/images/SeasonFour/LazarusRising/vlcsnap-00096.jpg

sazzopardi1971

How many glasses was included in the magazine?


one pair

Banned

Don't be a pussy, just look at the sun, we've all done it

qonqrd

You can even use a shower head or colander as a simple pin hole camera!! … You can even use a shower head or colander as a simple pin hole camera!! ;-)



Light seeping through gaps in trees between leaves and other spots of light in shadows has the same effect and casts the same bunch of beatiful projections of the eclipse.

WillieGallimore

Don't be a pussy, just look at the sun, we've all done it



When you start to burn your retina, you won't know at the time. You won't be able to feel anything, but hours later you'll start to go blind.

leeparsons

why not use your Camera , and watch it on the LCD ?


Will damage camera. You need to get a filter

sod this... use old floppy disk taken out of its casing...works the best every time

http://gentlemint.com/media/images/2012/08/31/b1a8d0ae.jpg.505x650_q85.jpg

Edited by: "DrLamok" 17th Mar 2015

will this get delivered in time?

Look through binoculars for full effect.














Do not try this at home.

grinnaslee

will this get delivered in time?


Yes. The eclipse will come on time.

grinnaslee

will this get delivered in time?



Pff, it's only another 11 years for another near total one in the U.K so don't worry if you miss this one

vulcanproject

Pff, it's only another 11 years for another near total one in the U.K so … Pff, it's only another 11 years for another near total one in the U.K so don't worry if you miss this one


Lets hope so its my 103rd Birthday next week !! ;-)
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