Re: solar filters
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I'd suggest as a (cheaper) still-quite-good alternative:
Two versions: one for visual, one for photography...
The wedges are a bit better, but... be aware of the potential problem of backfocus with the wedges... check your system's focus distances before buying... ;-)
Don't go for glass filters...
From: "Craig craig@... [ap-gto]"
Sent: Wednesday, April 6, 2016 1:35:34 PM
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] solar filters
A Herschel Wedge! Baader or Lunt. I've used them on my AP scopes with great success. The solar load on a quality refractor is no problem so long as the scope has front lens elements only. You'll get unbelievable views with your 160 and a wedge. Make sure to get a 2" model and to use additional ND filters for visual. The Baader comes as a kit with everything you need.
Of course you can only use a wedge with a refractor!