I, like many others, am excited to see the eclipse. I want to view the eclipse through my telescope, however, I don't have any solar safety equipment for solar viewing and I cannot find any online that I can get before the eclipse. Could anyone lead me to a reputable site where I could purchase solar (preferably mylar) film before the eclipse?
$\begingroup$ I gotta say I don't think any vendor would be able to get you the shipment in time, unless they do weekend shipping. $\endgroup$– PhiterosAug 18, 2017 at 0:13
3$\begingroup$ I would realise advise against any viewing of the Sun through a telescope, safety equipment or not. Use a projection. $\endgroup$– adrianmcmenaminAug 18, 2017 at 10:17
Amazon has solar film sheets if that's what you're looking for. It is sold by Amazon for Thousand Oaks Optical. Amazon sometimes has next day or 2 days delivery.
If you know somebody who still owns floppy disks, you might consider recycling their inside as filter. Please test before relying on them for protecting your eyes. I did use them during the last solar eclipse as filter for my analog camera with reasonable results.
2$\begingroup$ Not recommended by optometrist Ralph Chou. $\endgroup$– Mike GJan 11, 2021 at 20:07
$\begingroup$ @MikeG I adjusted a bit the wording, thanks for your hint. $\endgroup$– B--rianJan 11, 2021 at 20:31