Peter B Posted February 22 Share Posted February 22 I set my 102mm refractor up with the solar filter to look at some sun spots. Nice session, and when I'd had enough I popped the eyepiece cover back on but then made a mistake. I took the solar filter off the end of the scope before turning the scope away from the sun and instantly smelled plastic burning. I realized my mistake and quickly turned the scope away from the sun. With the telescope pointing at the sun without the solar filter it took literally an instant to burn a hole in the plastic eyepiece cover. Proof of the warnings if ever there was one! 2 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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