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I often see dangerous sun filters on sale on Ebay with 1960/

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I often see dangerous sun filters on sale on Ebay with 1960/70s scopes, you know the eyepiece type.

I always write to them asking if they can please destroy the filter before selling the scope and send them this link.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjshhNbSlCs


Here is a reply I received today, I have never not received a thank you.



Hello Jeremy,

Many thanks for the information. I have ended the listing and will relist once we have excluded any dangerous parts.

We appreciate you taking the time to help us.

Kind regards
Melanie
On Behalf of the Willen Hospice eBay Team
Celestron 8" Edge HD Evolution, Esprit 120mm triplet, 72mm APO, Sky Tee 2, 6" reflecting scope, William Optics Binoviewer, Quark Daystar Ha Chromosphere on 72mm ED, LVW8mm eyepiece and Celestron 19mm Axiom, matched W.O 10 and 20mm, and a few others, D4s, D810,

For info, I am Autistic, Aspergers, ADHD, therefore if I come over as a little "short" on occasions it is not intended, thank you
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Re: I often see dangerous sun filters on sale on Ebay with 1

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Skyhawk
Very well done !
I think you've done a good job there.
Best wishes from Cliff
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Re: I often see dangerous sun filters on sale on Ebay with 1

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Great that people like you take the time to do this kind of thing :)
Thanks!
"Where the telescope ends, the microscope begins. Which of the two has the grander view?" Victor Hugo
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