Solar Safety: A letter from our CEO
July 20, 2017
Dear Celestron Customer,
As NASA declared in a recent statement on eclipse eyeglass safety: DON’T BE BLINDSIDED!
One month from today, on August 21st, millions of observers across North America will have the opportunity to observe an eclipse of the sun. Those along the path of totality will have the rare opportunity to observe a total eclipse, while those outside of the path will be observing a partial eclipse. Everyone who views the eclipse must use proper eye protection while the eclipse is in its partial phase, including those on the path of totality.
At Celestron, the safety of our customers is our highest priority. That is why all Celestron EclipSmart products feature Solar Safe filter technology and are ISO compliant to the transmission requirements of ISO 12312-2 for filters for the direct observation of the sun. Every EclipSmart solar shade and filter uses film supplied here in the United States by American Paper Optics, one of the suppliers recommended by NASA. This includes EclipSmart Solar Shades, EclipSmart 2x Power Viewers, EclipSmart Solar Safe Glasses, EclipSmart Solar Safe Photo Filters, and all EclipSmart Solar Telescope Filters (60mm, 70mm, 127mm, 6” and 8”).
EclipSmart binoculars and telescopes feature dual-lens, non-removable glass solar filters that fully meet the ISO 12312-2 standard. Celestron went even further to ensure safe solar observing by having Solar Safe filter technologies independently lab tested by Optical Data Associates.
The upcoming total solar eclipse will be a magical and wondrous experience for millions of observers across North America. Make sure your experience is a safe one. Buy smart: EclipSmart with Solar Safe filter technology by the world’s leading telescope brand, Celestron.
Learn more about solar observing safety by visiting Celestron Eclipse Watch.