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by solarchat
Mon May 20, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Solarchat forum extended 3 more years...
Replies: 12
Views: 381

Solarchat forum extended 3 more years...

Thanks to the 15 donors from Solarchat during our recent fundraiser we have been able to pay the $1900 required to extend the web hosting, domain name, and SSL certificate for three years. Now, as long as there are no problems from the hundreds of thousands of daily hackers attempting to get in, we ...
by solarchat
Fri May 10, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Finally a good Quark | first light (20190511)
Replies: 13
Views: 475

Re: Finally a good Quark

I love the design and the innovation of these quarks. I had one in magnesium, one in CaH, one in sodium and two in hydrogen alpha but I could never get any of them to really show a decent view. I still have a camera Quark that I really want to work hut it never shows much except a red solid ball. I ...
by solarchat
Sat May 04, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Solar Astronomy Shop and Swap
Topic: BUY AT YOUR OWN RISK. THIS FORUM NOT REGULATED.
Replies: 0
Views: 385

BUY AT YOUR OWN RISK. THIS FORUM NOT REGULATED.

This sales forum is not regulated in any way by any of the moderators. If you decide to buy something on this forum from another member it is solely your responsibility to make sure you are getting the product advertised and all needed accessories. Unfortunately, there are a couple unscrupulous peop...
by solarchat
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Thank you 17 donors.
Replies: 1
Views: 173

Thank you 17 donors.

Well, two days left in our fundraiser for Sunlit Earth! and CBSAP and we are just under $6000 of our $15,000 goal. This will probably be the third year in a row we have not met the goal after 4 years of exceeding much higher goals. Sign if the times I guess. Anyway, We shall continue in helping peop...
by solarchat
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 1 week left in fundraiser...please help
Replies: 1
Views: 213

1 week left in fundraiser...please help

We are just under $5,000 on our way to the goal of $15,000 for the Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project 2019 fundraiser. There are 8 days to go. It ends on April 30th. The SolarChat Forum (largest solar astronomy forum on the internet), Sunlit Earth!, Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project, live ast...
by solarchat
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 2019 FUNDRAISER UNDER WAY!! PLEASE DONATE
Replies: 17
Views: 917

Re: 2019 FUNDRAISER UNDER WAY!! PLEASE DONATE

Please contribute to our nonprofit STEM fundraiser for the Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project/Sunlit Earth at PayPal.me/CBSAP Thank you NEAF!!, Bluebell Internet Services, Michelle Hamner, Dale Thieme, Tom Bramwell, Eric Roel, and Christopher Ball, Rainer Elhert, Dale Thieme, and of course, Alexa...
by solarchat
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: NEAF
Replies: 27
Views: 875

Re: NEAF

Thanks for all the friendly Solarchat! members that came up and said hello! What a wonderful weekend for solar.
by solarchat
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Lunt 152mm DS for sale in Oz
Replies: 7
Views: 587

Re: Lunt 152mm DS for sale in Oz

this is the scope I donated to Rob Black, btw. I cant control what people do with the opportunities we give them, unforunately
by solarchat
Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 2019 FUNDRAISER UNDER WAY!! PLEASE DONATE
Replies: 17
Views: 917

Re: 2019 FUNDRAISER UNDER WAY!! PLEASE DONATE

Thank you to the 3 donors to the fundraiser so far. !

Lets get the ball rolling here folks. Thousands of users. :)
by solarchat
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 2019 FUNDRAISER UNDER WAY!! PLEASE DONATE
Replies: 17
Views: 917

2019 FUNDRAISER UNDER WAY!! PLEASE DONATE

Okay, here we go! 2019 CBSAP/SUNLIT EARTH FUNDRAISER!! Beginning today, we start a fundraiser to continue the international efforts of the Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project and the local and national efforts of Sunlit Earth. When I stopped, post great American eclipse, doing public schools after...
by solarchat
Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: I have the setup in the photograph
Replies: 6
Views: 253

Re: I have the setup in the photograph

That all looks set up correctly to me. Of course, as others have said there are no features of significance to view on the sun and you would never see granulation in the Sun’s chromosphere, only in the photosphere with white light. I’ve only used a quark a few times but to be honest I have never got...
by solarchat
Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Which new scope
Replies: 4
Views: 296

Re: Which new scope

I have a little different take on that. I would say if you were going to be imaging the sun and CaK or H-alpha with the scope, there is no need for a triplet and in my experience a much less expensive doublet performs identically since there is only one wavelength of light to focus. Of course, if yo...
by solarchat
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Commercial Solar Filters/Cameras/Hardware
Topic: Different Ca-K options, differences?
Replies: 72
Views: 8714

Re: Different Ca-K options, differences?

lol. This filter is being sold by Apolo Lasky who has been booted from this forum under 3 different user names for selling unsafe solar filters. No, it will not show prominemces. stay away. I could go on with the litany of mentally unbalanced actions this person has taken towards our forum and other...
by solarchat
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: ATTENTION ALL USERS
Replies: 0
Views: 472

ATTENTION ALL USERS

It has been discovered that Apolo Lasky is back using the name ”TheSkyburner” this time. He has been banned several times from this forum for selling unsafe equipment and for illegally using the CBSAP brand in selling said equipment on eby and youtube. This guy is nuts and I would appreciate anyone ...
by solarchat
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: CBSAP shutting down September 1st
Replies: 27
Views: 2514

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: 27
Views: 2514

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: 27
Views: 2514

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: 1010

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: 385

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: 3167

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: 14
Views: 1620

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: 1787

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: 636

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: 1152

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: 1219

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.