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by solarchat
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: CBSAP shutting down September 1st
Replies: 28
Views: 1462

Re: CBSAP shutting down September 1st

you folks are very kind. thank you.
by solarchat
Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: CBSAP shutting down September 1st
Replies: 28
Views: 1462

Re: CBSAP shutting down September 1st

I very much appreciate all of the kind words from my friends here. I have no intention of stopping the Solarchat forum. if something comes up with it we will deal with that later. It seems to be working good for now and like I said, it is paid for a few more years. Again, I am not planning on stoppi...
by solarchat
Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: CBSAP shutting down September 1st
Replies: 28
Views: 1462

CBSAP shutting down September 1st

ANNOUNCEMENT! On September 1st, 2018 I will be transitioning over to "Sunlit Earth" and it's mission full-time and discontinuing the Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project mode of operation. Dragon*Con will be my last official public event as CBSAP with my great friend and inspiration Ben Jenkins. I ...
by solarchat
Sun May 27, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Daystar Quark Bundle
Replies: 4
Views: 636

Re: Daystar Quark Bundle

are you setting up the scope in normal configuration and then putting the Quark where the eyepiece went? Leaving the diagonal in place?
by solarchat
Sun May 20, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Fitting external double stack
Replies: 1
Views: 293

Re: Fitting external double stack

screws right on
by solarchat
Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Forum Support Issues
Topic: Post disapproved
Replies: 2
Views: 2701

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: 901

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: 1052

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: 406

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: 866

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: 817

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: 817

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: 970

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: 499

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: 479

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: 970

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: 970

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: 970

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: 384

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: 447

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: 514

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: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Free solar glasses for everyone in the CONUS
Replies: 0
Views: 591

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: 2200

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: 316

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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