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by solarchat
Sat Apr 13, 2024 6:21 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: SUNDAY APRIL 14th 1800GMT Zoom meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 124

SUNDAY APRIL 14th 1800GMT Zoom meeting

we will have a special guest at our monthly get together on April 14 at 1800 GMT. Pranvera Hyseni, Doctoral candidate in Planetary Geology at the University of California in San Jose and Director of Astronomy Outreach of Kosovo, the CBSAP affiliate in Kosovo will be joining us to go over the grand o...
by solarchat
Sat Apr 13, 2024 12:29 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Let’s get it going!
Replies: 2
Views: 167

Let’s get it going!

11 donations from Solarchat members so far. Alright everybody, let’s get this fundraiser going! Here’s how it works; you give a little bit to the pot and then I manage it in a manner that gets high end equipment and training to people all over this country and 27 others so that they can get young pe...
by solarchat
Fri Apr 12, 2024 11:18 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: I’ll be at NEAF for the Solar Star Party
Replies: 2
Views: 150

I’ll be at NEAF for the Solar Star Party

If anyone else is going to NEAF, come say hi!

we could really use your help with the fundraiser also as I’m trying to work up a starting gift for the observatory in Kosovo while still maintaining all of our other programs around the world and this forum.

www.venmo.com/cbsapse
www.paypal.me/cbsap
by solarchat
Thu Apr 11, 2024 12:57 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Can't install Solar tools in Pixinsight
Replies: 12
Views: 240

Re: Can't install Solar tools in Pixinsight

I have owned pix insight since it first came out and have struggled with it many times usually giving up in the end. I see all of those guys teaching classes at NEAF every year And have developed a strong dislike of having to use the program. lol Is there a fee for the Solar toolbox and has anyone a...
by solarchat
Wed Apr 10, 2024 12:29 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: ALMOST HALF WAY THERE
Replies: 1
Views: 139

ALMOST HALF WAY THERE

WE ARE SO CLOSE TO PASSING THE HALF WAY MARK! Thank you Robert Arnold, Vineet Bewtra, Kevin Sherwood, and Hilario Alvarez for your generous donations to the Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project/Sunlit Earth Spring fundraiser! Please help us teach more science of the Sun by making a tax deductible d...
by solarchat
Tue Apr 09, 2024 10:51 pm
Forum: Total Solar Eclipse April 8 2024
Topic: 2024 Eclipse Animation
Replies: 5
Views: 162

Re: 2024 Eclipse Animation

What’s wrong with it? Looks pretty good to me.
Thanks for posting.
by solarchat
Tue Apr 09, 2024 8:14 pm
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: lucky shot
Replies: 8
Views: 69

lucky shot

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by solarchat
Tue Apr 09, 2024 8:14 pm
Forum: Total Solar Eclipse April 8 2024
Topic: lucky shot
Replies: 11
Views: 235

lucky shot

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by solarchat
Sat Apr 06, 2024 3:36 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Please support our nonprofit.
Replies: 0
Views: 64

Please support our nonprofit.

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by solarchat
Fri Apr 05, 2024 2:47 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 1/4 there! We need your support SolarChatters!
Replies: 1
Views: 149

1/4 there! We need your support SolarChatters!

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by solarchat
Tue Apr 02, 2024 4:53 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Double stack options with a Quark chromosphere?
Replies: 12
Views: 331

Re: Double stack options with a Quark chromosphere?

just an opinion but you’d be way better off dumping the Quark and getting a real solar telescope and then a second etalon. By the time you get done, you will have spent the same money.
by solarchat
Tue Apr 02, 2024 4:50 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Thank you donors! Lets keep it up!
Replies: 0
Views: 62

Thank you donors! Lets keep it up!

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https://venmo.com/cbsapse

https://paypal.me/cbsap
by solarchat
Mon Apr 01, 2024 12:45 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: THE MOST IMPORTANT FUNDRAISER EVER.
Replies: 11
Views: 655

THE MOST IMPORTANT FUNDRAISER EVER.

This is a VERY special fundraiser for the Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project/Sunlit Earth! It the culmination of 15 years of hard work and dedication to teaching the science of the Sun to anyone who would listen and supporting others around the world to bring it into their communities for a more ...
by solarchat
Wed Mar 27, 2024 3:45 pm
Forum: Solar Radio, Magnetometry and Spectroscopy
Topic: Sol’Ex Spectroheliograph - all my videos
Replies: 4
Views: 226

Re: Sol’Ex Spectroheliograph - all my videos

wow! this IS THE POST for anyone interested in getting the Sol Ex Spectroheliograph.
by solarchat
Wed Mar 27, 2024 10:29 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sun 26th March 2024 VIDEO and Photos
Replies: 11
Views: 260

Re: Sun 26th March 2024 VIDEO and Photos

Welcome and thanks for posting!
by solarchat
Tue Mar 26, 2024 1:26 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: M class flare March 24th from the marsh
Replies: 12
Views: 343

Re: M class flare March 24th from the marsh

i’m always struggling to try and find the correct mix to accurately reflect the color you see in the telescope but still be viewable enough to see details on a computer screen. I have been switching my image formats over to CMYK and using the curves in there to get the red above. Anyone got any good...
by solarchat
Tue Mar 26, 2024 9:20 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: M class flare March 24th from the marsh
Replies: 12
Views: 343

M class flare March 24th from the marsh

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by solarchat
Sat Mar 23, 2024 10:54 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: X1.12 Flare and More!. Early AM UTC 3-23-24
Replies: 10
Views: 310

Re: X1.12 Flare and More!. Early AM UTC 3-23-24

I just got out of bed and saw that notice. Cool.
by solarchat
Sat Mar 23, 2024 10:48 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Full disk set up
Replies: 8
Views: 231

Re: Full disk set up

no. a .5 focal reducer screwed onto the camera nosepiece will give you a lot more, especially if you alter the snout length, but probably not a full disk. The Quark is designed for high focal length use with small field of view. You can however go to your favorite Telescope outlet and purchase a Lun...
by solarchat
Fri Mar 22, 2024 12:20 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: System outage March 28th at 0600GMT
Replies: 5
Views: 921

Re: System outage March 21st at 2300GMT

Hey guys, Why can't I upload a MPEG4 File. It is only 52 MB. It does not appear to work the same as the "the copy image address" we use for GIF's. The AstroBin link is fine but is simply tries to insert an image symbol when the address is pasted in. If you want to post some sort of video ...
by solarchat
Wed Mar 20, 2024 4:17 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Old subject, new reader, color vs mono camera
Replies: 5
Views: 208

Re: Old subject, new reader, color vs mono camera

there is absolutely zero need to do any live stacking. the live preview will be way more than enough especially if the capture software allows for you to use a false color like red instead of the gray to display.
by solarchat
Wed Mar 20, 2024 7:46 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Ran Out of Pixels
Replies: 14
Views: 387

Re: Ran Out of Pixels

Don’t worry because the sun is getting smaller and smaller on the sensor as the weeks go by so you will probably have a full disc come the end of May.
by solarchat
Wed Mar 20, 2024 7:45 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Old subject, new reader, color vs mono camera
Replies: 5
Views: 208

Re: Old subject, new reader, color vs mono camera

Like Mark says, this ain’t rocket science :). The Sun is very forgiving and there is so much light to work with, anything that shows a full disk on the chip will be spectacular to watch on a live preview monitor. Have you set up this gear already and made sure that it does indeed show the entire dis...
by solarchat
Mon Mar 18, 2024 4:08 pm
Forum: ASTRO IIDC User Group
Topic: @23 I want to donate 2x IIDC camera
Replies: 1
Views: 226

Re: @23 I want to donate 2x IIDC camera

Hi, I am the Director of the nonprofit Charlie Bates Solar astronomy project that also owns and runs this forum. We still use Astro IIDC at all of our events and supply various outreach providers with point gray cameras and Astro IIDC through our golden key as well. If you would like to donate your ...
by solarchat
Mon Mar 18, 2024 3:18 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: full disk 3 11
Replies: 8
Views: 239

Re: full disk 3 11

100mm doublestack
by solarchat
Sun Mar 17, 2024 11:04 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: full disk 3 11
Replies: 8
Views: 239

full disk 3 11

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by solarchat
Sat Mar 16, 2024 12:11 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) from plasma filament, March 11
Replies: 20
Views: 557

Re: Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) from plasma filament, March 11

all I’m saying is that every filament or prominence that lifts up and leaves the chromosphere does not turn into a coronal mass ejection. so, someone saying that they are imaging a CME when they are actually imaging and ejecting prominence is not accurate. It is pretty common and almost routine for ...
by solarchat
Fri Mar 15, 2024 7:15 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) from plasma filament, March 11
Replies: 20
Views: 557

Re: Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) from plasma filament, March 11

barnstorm, I went over and watched the YouTube video you cited where the lady tries to make solar weather look like a news style weather report. I need to point out that nowhere in that video did she say that a filament being released is a CME. Also, all the wavelengths that they are viewing in this...
by solarchat
Fri Mar 15, 2024 12:17 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: System outage March 28th at 0600GMT
Replies: 5
Views: 921

System outage March 28th at 0600GMT

Our new host dreamhost is going to be updating our servers and there may be a 30-60 minute System outage March 28th at 0600GMT Sorry for the inconvenience but we have almost hit 80 GB in storage and currently have, by far, the largest astronomy forum ever created. Keep it coming as we have plenty mo...
by solarchat
Thu Mar 14, 2024 5:43 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) from plasma filament, March 11
Replies: 20
Views: 557

Re: Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) from plasma filament, March 11

in a manner of speaking I guess you could say those ejected prominences “become” CME’s. I believe it would be more correct to state the active region or magnetic disturbance that caused the ejecting prominence may also cause a part of the corona to be ejected which is what a CME is. If I had a nicke...
by solarchat
Thu Mar 14, 2024 5:43 pm
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) from plasma filament, March 11
Replies: 10
Views: 216

Re: Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) from plasma filament, March 11

in a manner of speaking I guess you could say those ejected prominences “become” CME’s. I believe it would be more correct to state the active region or magnetic disturbance that caused the ejecting prominence may also cause a part of the corona to be ejected which is what a CME is. If I had a nicke...
by solarchat
Wed Mar 13, 2024 8:17 pm
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) from plasma filament, March 11
Replies: 10
Views: 216

Re: Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) from plasma filament, March 11

thanks for posting. Not to be a stickler but this is an animation of an ejecting prominence from the surface of the sun. Coronal mass ejections are not visible in a hydrogen alpha telescope as they are about 100,000 times as dim and diffused as a prominence and occur in the corona whereas the h-alph...
by solarchat
Wed Mar 13, 2024 8:17 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) from plasma filament, March 11
Replies: 20
Views: 557

Re: Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) from plasma filament, March 11

thanks for posting. Not to be a stickler but this is an animation of an ejecting prominence from the surface of the sun. Coronal mass ejections are not visible in a hydrogen alpha telescope as they are about 100,000 times as dim and diffused as a prominence and occur in the corona whereas the h-alph...
by solarchat
Mon Mar 11, 2024 9:18 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: April 2024 Eclipse Round-up After Party on Zoom April 14th 1800GMT
Replies: 8
Views: 1481

April 2024 Eclipse Round-up After Party on Zoom April 14th 1800GMT

Solarchat is inviting you to the 2024 Eclipse round-up Zoom meeting and After-Party

Come share your eclipse pics and experiences!

Sunday, April 14th, 2025 1800GMT
Solarchat Monthly Hangout on Zoom


Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5813691822

Meeting ID: 581 369 1822
Passcode: 21122112
by solarchat
Fri Mar 08, 2024 9:29 pm
Forum: Total Solar Eclipse April 8 2024
Topic: Solar eclipse glasses
Replies: 4
Views: 240

Re: Solar eclipse glasses

good. I’m sure they’re fine. I’m sorry for being out but our sponsors rainbow symphony have had a very difficult time getting more film this year because of all the new people selling solar glasses like Daystar and Lunt. We have been out since October and I have 150 pair in my garage for anything I’...
by solarchat
Fri Mar 08, 2024 9:27 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Hello after a long while!
Replies: 8
Views: 272

Re: Hello after a long while!

Welcome back!
You still got it!
by solarchat
Fri Mar 08, 2024 8:27 am
Forum: Total Solar Eclipse April 8 2024
Topic: Solar eclipse glasses
Replies: 4
Views: 240

Re: Solar eclipse glasses

all of our nonprofit glasses come from rainbow symphony. I do not know any safe glasses on Amazon but I’m sure there are some.
I would be happy to send you some except we have been out since October
by solarchat
Tue Mar 05, 2024 10:52 pm
Forum: Sunlit Earth
Topic: Georgia Barred Owl
Replies: 4
Views: 186

Georgia Barred Owl

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by solarchat
Tue Mar 05, 2024 9:49 pm
Forum: Total Solar Eclipse April 8 2024
Topic: Total Solar eclipse 2024 and travel to Mexico
Replies: 7
Views: 3568

Re: Total Solar eclipse 2024 and travel to Mexico

lets keep the forum about solar astronomy please.
by solarchat
Mon Mar 04, 2024 6:50 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: March 10th 1800GMT Solarchat Zoom meeting
Replies: 5
Views: 652

March 10th 1800GMT Solarchat Zoom meeting

Solarchat is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Sunday, March 10th, 2025 1800GMT
Solarchat Monthly Hangout on Zoom


Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5813691822

Meeting ID: 581 369 1822
Passcode: 21122112
by solarchat
Sun Mar 03, 2024 12:47 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Full disk - Lunt 40mm BF600 first light! - March 2nd
Replies: 14
Views: 385

Re: Full disk - Lunt 40mm BF600 first light! - March 2nd

thanks for posting and welcome to the forum!
by solarchat
Sun Mar 03, 2024 12:44 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Topaz Photo AI - opinions...? (+my latest image)
Replies: 27
Views: 791

Re: Topaz Photo AI - opinions...? (+my latest image)

nothing on the sun is sharp and there are no sharp edges.
We get people like McCarthy show up every couple years and then just keep pushing it further and further for more social media attention until they get caught doing something really stupid and fake.
Anyway, to each his own.
by solarchat
Sat Mar 02, 2024 9:25 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Proms too messy?
Replies: 6
Views: 231

Re: Proms too messy?

me too
by solarchat
Sat Mar 02, 2024 6:50 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Topaz Photo AI - opinions...? (+my latest image)
Replies: 27
Views: 791

Re: Topaz Photo AI - opinions...? (+my latest image)

I use topaz denoise for all of my wildlife photography and have found nothing that comes even close to the same quality. I have photo AI, Denoise, sharpen, and every other product they sell and I have found that they do not work as well on monochrome solar images as RGB 12-16 bit images. As far as u...