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by solarchat
Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Forum Support Issues
Topic: Post disapproved
Replies: 2
Views: 285

Re: Post disapproved

Every new user's first post is reviewed before it is posted because we get bombarded every day with thousands of malicious accounts trying to post penis pumps, porn sites, vitamins, sunglasses, political extremism, solar energy scams, etc... If your post was deleted by a moderator, that is their dec...
by solarchat
Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: ARs on Sept 6
Replies: 12
Views: 522

Re: ARs on Sept 6

Charlie died in 2007. The program is named in memoriam. Everyone makes that mistake...just letting you know. Im Stephen Ramsden, Director.
by solarchat
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: New member here, PST woes.
Replies: 12
Views: 482

Re: New member here, PST woes.

Well, I’m sorry to hear that. I think every seasoned solar astronomer here has dropped and destroyed at least one scope. It looks like you already have access to the penta prism in the photo of the unscrewed blocking filter assembly. P.S. not to be the bearer of bad news but that is the most rusted ...
by solarchat
Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: The Sun To Day Feb, 11, 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 208

Re: The Sun To Day Feb, 11, 2018

Welcome!
by solarchat
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Transit of Venus 06/06/2012.
Replies: 13
Views: 533

Re: Transit of Venus 06/06/2012.

Welcome!
by solarchat
Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: FUNDRAISER RAFFLE ENDS TODAY AT NOON EDST!
Replies: 10
Views: 526

Re: FUNDRAISER RAFFLE ENDS TODAY AT NOON EDST!

Judith opted to not accept the prize and it was awarded to Jupiter Joe’s Astronomy outreach in NYC.

Thank you 7 donors from Solarchat.
by solarchat
Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: FUNDRAISER RAFFLE ENDS TODAY AT NOON EDST!
Replies: 10
Views: 526

FUNDRAISER RAFFLE ENDS TODAY AT NOON EDST!

We have had 11 donations from the 2,718 members on this forum so far in this fundraiser. I would appreciate it if more of you would consider supporting what we d in the Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project and the great resource this forum has been to so many thousands of hobbyists around the world...
by solarchat
Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 2017 Raffle/Fundraiser has begun!
Replies: 7
Views: 697

Re: 2017 Raffle/Fundraiser has begun!

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This is the last full day of fundraising and we are far from our goal to keep the program and this forum running through 2018.

Please consider a generous contribution to our nonprofit.


www.solarastronomy.org

paypal.me/CBSAP
by solarchat
Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: HALF WAY THERE!
Replies: 0
Views: 224

HALF WAY THERE!

Please help support this great forum and the nonprofit science STEM program that pays for it.

paypal.me/CBSAP

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by solarchat
Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: PLEASE SUPPORT OUR FUNDRAISER!!!
Replies: 0
Views: 196

PLEASE SUPPORT OUR FUNDRAISER!!!

Thank you so much Maroof Mian, Stephen Kuzy, Professor Chris De Pree, Chelsea Church, and Marthe and Kyle Gulledge for your generous donation to the CBSAP fundraiser for 2017! Folks, things are moving slow with the fundraiser. This is the ONLY time of the year we ask anyone for anything in order to ...
by solarchat
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:41 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 2017 Raffle/Fundraiser has begun!
Replies: 7
Views: 697

Re: 2017 Raffle/Fundraiser has begun!

NOW'S YOUR CHANCE!! RESIST THE ANTI-SCIENCE WORLD WITH MORE THAN FB POSTS AND COMPLAINTS. We do ONE fundraiser a year here at the Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project. This pays for insurance, administrative licenses, taxes, lawyers, equipment giveaways, the MASSIVE expense of shipping all of this ...
by solarchat
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 2017 Raffle/Fundraiser has begun!
Replies: 7
Views: 697

Re: 2017 Raffle/Fundraiser has begun!

Its an uphill battle, Alexandra. Thank you for the constant support and kind words.
by solarchat
Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 2017 Raffle/Fundraiser has begun!
Replies: 7
Views: 697

2017 Raffle/Fundraiser has begun!

Our once per year annual fundraiser/raffle has begun! This years grand prize is a Skywatcher USA 14 inch Dobsonian mounted telescope with accessories so you can start your own outreach program! Please consider supporting our nonprofit so we can recover from the devastating affect of the Amazon eclip...
by solarchat
Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Live Sun
Replies: 3
Views: 233

Live Sun

by solarchat
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Need info how to modify Solarmax ll 90mm with 15mm bf to 30mm bf
Replies: 5
Views: 288

Re: Need info how to modify Solarmax ll 90mm with 15mm bf to 30mm bf

The BF30 screws into the end of the focuser. It's no big deal. I would not recommend buying one though as the blocking filter glass is way more reliable in 15mm chunks. The benefit of a 2 inch eyepiece/ larger BF is negligible in these scopes as here is nothing else to see in a larger field of view.
by solarchat
Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: solar flare
Replies: 6
Views: 325

Re: solar flare

Welcome.! That prominence was a wee baby prom compared to those seen during solar maximum. Here are a couple pictures of prominences during the last maximum in 2012-2013. Stay with it. We are approaching minimum but we will be back at maximum in a few years and you will have learned the hobby during...
by solarchat
Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project Outreach Events!
Topic: Free solar glasses for everyone in the CONUS
Replies: 0
Views: 261

Free solar glasses for everyone in the CONUS

See our Charlie Bates Facebook group page for instructions to get a dozen free solar glasses for the eclipse.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/charlie ... myproject/

There is also a link to it on the main index page here.
by solarchat
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Not uniform contrast with my Daystar Quark
Replies: 17
Views: 1416

Re: Not uniform contrast with my Daystar Quark

Hey Roman,
Welcome to our little forum. We have a lot of pros here and Im sure someone will help you out. Im an air spaced etalon man myself so I don't know.
by solarchat
Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: SUPER BEGINNER QUESTION
Replies: 2
Views: 217

Re: SUPER BEGINNER QUESTION

P.S. welcome to the forum!

I am running a promotion right now for a free eclipse party gear setup if you have a kid at home or a neighbor between 6-14 years old. Maybe you would like to enter this?

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by solarchat
Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: SUPER BEGINNER QUESTION
Replies: 2
Views: 217

Re: SUPER BEGINNER QUESTION

Hey Chris, The eclipse will be best viewed with your eyes and a DSLR camera with a decent zoom lens. Meade and Celestron are both offering eclipse scope packages in various sizes that are all in your price range. We have setup a page with a lot of options for your level of observing here http://www....
by solarchat
Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Great American Solar Eclipse August 21 2017
Topic: Win Free Gear for an Eclipse Party!
Replies: 0
Views: 288

Win Free Gear for an Eclipse Party!

get your kids or grandkids involved in science!
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by solarchat
Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: New imaging ready Herschel Wedge from Altair Astro
Replies: 4
Views: 509

Re: New imaging ready Herschel Wedge from Altair Astro

I just ordered two of them for CBSAP events!
by solarchat
Sat Jun 17, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: New imaging ready Herschel Wedge from Altair Astro
Replies: 4
Views: 509

Re: New imaging ready Herschel Wedge from Altair Astro

I AM SO GLAD THAT SOMEONE HAS ENTERED A NEW WEDGE INTO THE MARKET!!!

Im going to Ontario Telescopes now to order it!
by solarchat
Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Help with lunt 50Ha imaging
Replies: 9
Views: 977

Re: Help with lunt 50Ha imaging

just like the PST, The LS50 is NOT designed for imaging. That being said, both of these scopes can be focused with a camera and a barlow lens.