I've just found out about the transit of Mercury in a few days (morning of 12 November). I have a telescope and would be keen to watch this. I understand I need a solar filter or solar film to make this safe, but can't find a NZ stockist online that I have confidence would get it to me within a week.
My telescope is a refractor, Celestron Inspire 100AZ, 100mm aperture, but has a lens hood that I think will make it difficult to mount anything pre-made and not designed for it. I've figured out how I can mount something custom and am confident I can make the mounting parts, but need the film.
Anyone know of anything available locally? I'm in Wellington.