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by solarchat
Thu Jul 11, 2024 8:01 pm
Forum: Forum Support Issues
Topic: July 11th 2024 Under massive Bot attack from Russian sites
Replies: 1
Views: 133

July 11th 2024 Under massive Bot attack from Russian sites

I had to enable the Cloudflare "under attack mode" today on our paid service that tries to slow down bot attacks as we had gotten over 1.3 million requests in the last few hours. This causes massive delays, et... and overwhelms the server so no legitimate users can get in. Then malicious c...
by solarchat
Tue Jul 09, 2024 10:55 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Bastille Day Solarchat Zoom meeting Sunday, July 14th 1800GMT
Replies: 0
Views: 621

Bastille Day Solarchat Zoom meeting Sunday, July 14th 1800GMT

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come join us and chat with all the friendly folks here at Solarchat

Solarchat is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Sunday, July 14th at 1800GMT

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5813691822?omn=85258563765

Meeting ID: 581 369 1822
Passcode: 21122112
by solarchat
Mon Jul 08, 2024 10:08 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: 06 July
Replies: 11
Views: 496

Re: 06 July

welcome!
by solarchat
Mon Jun 24, 2024 2:13 pm
Forum: Solar Radio, Magnetometry and Spectroscopy
Topic: could you do ultraviolet imaging with sol'ex?
Replies: 5
Views: 283

Re: could you do ultraviolet imaging with sol'ex?

these are the wavelengths that penetrate the Earth’s atmosphere
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(1 micron equals 1000 nanometers)
by solarchat
Sat Jun 22, 2024 5:57 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: The Kosovo National Planetarium and Observatory is open!
Replies: 15
Views: 576

The Kosovo National Planetarium and Observatory is open!

It was a very emotional week filled with meetings with national politicians and city leaders. It was also brutally hot with temperatures at 38c or higher and skies filled with Saharan dust. Somehow, we all worked together and pulled it off! Astronomy Outreach of Kosovo, led by Pranvera Hyseni comple...
by solarchat
Mon Jun 17, 2024 12:37 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Leaving for the Kosovo ceremony. Thank you donors!
Replies: 13
Views: 458

Leaving for the Kosovo ceremony. Thank you donors!

OK everybody, my bags are packed and I’m ready to go. I’m leaving for Istanbul this evening and will arrive in Kosovo 20 hours later tomorrow afternoon. The President and possibly Prime Minister of the country will be attending the ceremony on Wednesday to open the first observatory and science cent...
by solarchat
Mon Jun 10, 2024 9:28 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Lunt 80 / Lunt 35 modifications ?
Replies: 1
Views: 282

Re: Lunt 80 / Lunt 35 modifications ?

short answer-no, not without significantly modifying the LS80 and making the LS35 unusable afterwards.
A doublestacking etalon made for the LS80 would be the way to go.
by solarchat
Sun Jun 09, 2024 9:56 pm
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: June Solarchat Zoom meeting
Replies: 3
Views: 241

June Solarchat Zoom meeting

by solarchat
Mon Jun 03, 2024 11:42 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Marsh Sun June 3rd
Replies: 4
Views: 323

Marsh Sun June 3rd

Here's a couple more test images with a total rethinking of my imaging gear and techniques. These are single exposures.
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by solarchat
Sun Jun 02, 2024 7:19 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Solarchat Monthly get together on Zoom June 9th 1800GMT
Replies: 0
Views: 588

Solarchat Monthly get together on Zoom June 9th 1800GMT

come join us and chat with all the friendly folks here at Solarchat

Solarchat is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5813691822?omn=85258563765

Meeting ID: 581 369 1822
Passcode: 21122112

        
                
by solarchat
Fri May 24, 2024 11:58 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: User cleanup
Replies: 10
Views: 1045

Re: User cleanup

awesome. So you are clearly on a much higher level than I am. I have had this forum running under three different types of forum software since 2010. I did the big export and import of all the databases into different packages twice, with moderate success :), and don’t want to ever do it again. I kn...
by solarchat
Thu May 23, 2024 9:25 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: User cleanup
Replies: 10
Views: 1045

Re: User cleanup

Rudi, how would you rate your skills in advanced forum coding to fix problems, cosmetics and database structure/access?
by solarchat
Thu May 23, 2024 7:13 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: User cleanup
Replies: 10
Views: 1045

Re: User cleanup

about 2200.
by solarchat
Wed May 22, 2024 6:11 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: My first post on SolarChat!
Replies: 10
Views: 1044

Re: My first post on SolarChat!

welcome
by solarchat
Tue May 21, 2024 11:02 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: User cleanup
Replies: 10
Views: 1045

User cleanup

Anyone who joined but has not signed in since January 2019 and has also never posted anything was removed today to speed up the database a little. I did a search for spam emails and there were hundreds of suspicious emails registered. In order to maintain the safety of the forum, these users were re...
by solarchat
Tue May 21, 2024 4:27 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Newbie here!
Replies: 15
Views: 1135

Re: Newbie here!

Welcome to our friendly forum!
by solarchat
Fri May 17, 2024 12:16 am
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Future-proof DS mod options for Lunt LS50 and Svbony 102mm
Replies: 5
Views: 670

Re: Future-proof DS mod options for Lunt LS50 and Svbony 102mm

hi welcome to the forum! You may not believe this but we get almost the exact same basic question about four times a month here. A person buys a small h alpha scope to start because they don’t know what they are getting into or for financial reasons and then starts adding every accessory on Earth an...
by solarchat
Mon May 13, 2024 11:25 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Coronado Solarmax Help
Replies: 26
Views: 1171

Re: Coronado Solarmax Help

Orion is currently suing Celestron for the same reasons. Celestron is equipped financially to fight back, Meade wasn’t. There is no telling what’s going to happen to the Coronado brand. I stay out of all the retail nonsense on purpose and will continue to do so. I have 3 old Coronado telescopes left...
by solarchat
Mon May 13, 2024 6:13 pm
Forum: Solar Astronomy Shop and Swap
Topic: Solar Astronomy book now available
Replies: 64
Views: 30169

Re: Solar Astronomy book now available

anyone know how many of these books were sold through Solarchat? i’m guessing quite a few.
by solarchat
Mon May 13, 2024 5:36 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Coronado Solarmax Help
Replies: 26
Views: 1171

Re: Coronado Solarmax Help

Meade Instruments no longer exists. It is now Orion Telescopes DBA/Meade Acquisitions corporation. I had a very long-winded post up here but have decided to just stay out of the situation and leave no trace since I have already had legal dealings with Orion about using my name and images to advertis...
by solarchat
Sun May 12, 2024 8:07 pm
Forum: SPoD Archive
Topic: May 2024 Solarchat Zoom meeting
Replies: 5
Views: 495

May 2024 Solarchat Zoom meeting

by solarchat
Sun May 12, 2024 8:07 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: May 11th full disks
Replies: 2
Views: 276

May 11th full disks

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by solarchat
Sat May 11, 2024 1:20 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Aurora Borealis from the Georgia Salt Marsh at 31 deg N Latitude
Replies: 11
Views: 731

Aurora Borealis from the Georgia Salt Marsh at 31 deg N Latitude

words cannot express the utter amazement we experienced watching the Northern lights this far south in the United States. We were 600 miles South of the predicted visibility oval.

by solarchat
Tue May 07, 2024 10:40 pm
Forum: Solar Astronomy Shop and Swap
Topic: 4" red lens F/15 solar scope
Replies: 11
Views: 2618

Re: 4" red lens F/15 solar scope

there is a 4 year gap between the 4th post here and the resr of them.
by solarchat
Sun May 05, 2024 9:25 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Coronado Solarmax Help
Replies: 26
Views: 1171

Re: Coronado Solarmax Help

I can guarantee you that no one at Lunt will accept the scope for repairs or want to give you any advice as they were sued on multiple occasions by Meade for violating their trademarks. Marks suggestion is the best one I’ve heard yet. Someone has probably already mentioned this but you can always ju...
by solarchat
Sun May 05, 2024 7:41 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Coronado Solarmax Help
Replies: 26
Views: 1171

Re: Coronado Solarmax Help

Meade no longer exists also so there is zero chance of getting it repaired by Coronado. Orion is just selling off all backstock now as “Meade Acquisition Corporation”.
Tough break, man.
by solarchat
Fri May 03, 2024 7:35 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: fundraiser is over and here are the numbers.
Replies: 8
Views: 420

Re: fundraiser is over and here are the numbers.

That's fantastic Stephen :hamster: :hamster: Who won the prize draw? Alexandra Dale Shinneman, a retired Physics/Astronomy teacher in New England. she declined the equipment as she no longer teaches so we awarded it to Julio Vaninni who used to be our Director of the Nicaraguan affiliate for CBSAP....
by solarchat
Fri May 03, 2024 7:31 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: fundraiser is over and here are the numbers.
Replies: 8
Views: 420

Re: fundraiser is over and here are the numbers.

Fundraising for a nonprofit is the least favorite thing I have ever done. It is a constant stream of disappointment in my fellow humans punctuated by random spikes of incredible sacrifice and generosity. I could go on for hours about how the people who donate almost never have anything to do with as...
by solarchat
Wed May 01, 2024 10:37 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: fundraiser is over and here are the numbers.
Replies: 8
Views: 420

fundraiser is over and here are the numbers.

Thanks so much to our tiny group of very committed donors to the Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project/Sunlit Earth!! The fundraiser is over and here are the numbers. Total raised $22,012.59 Total # of donations 185 Total donors 179 (some multiple donations) Average donation $118.98 Median donation ...
by solarchat
Tue Apr 30, 2024 12:20 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: LAST DAY OF THE BIG FUNDRAISER
Replies: 1
Views: 155

LAST DAY OF THE BIG FUNDRAISER

LAST DAY OF THE BIG FUNDRAISER!! Thanks Matt Harbison, Bojan Broz, and super surfer Bob Lamb! for their very generous donations to the Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project/Sunlit Earth Spring fundraiser! Help us spread the hobby you love so much and be that person that helps someone else get into i...
by solarchat
Sun Apr 28, 2024 11:54 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: New kid - Solarmax 40 - tales of an active Sun (4/18 giant prom and earlier)
Replies: 10
Views: 370

Re: New kid - Solarmax 40 - tales of an active Sun (4/18 giant prom and earlier)

welcome to our and thanks for the post! You are on your way it would seem.

The forum Is ran by me from my living room in Atlanta so we don’t have much staff to work on these things I apologize for the delay in the email.
by solarchat
Thu Apr 25, 2024 4:10 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: fundraising goal met
Replies: 2
Views: 181

fundraising goal met

We have met our goal in the spring fundraiser and I am very grateful to the 25 or so donors on Solarchat that carry everyone else. Those that never donate or don’t think they need to or think that someone else will pay for it or whatever, remember, the only reason this forum doesn’t have a monthly s...
by solarchat
Thu Apr 25, 2024 3:10 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Slow forum response times this morning
Replies: 1
Views: 107

Slow forum response times this morning

Mark and Alexandra alerted me to some very slow response times on the forum this morning. Since we changed over to dreamhost the forum has been running exceedingly well but it looks like we just got overloaded with too many people logged in and too many things in the image cache. I purged the cache ...
by solarchat
Tue Apr 23, 2024 12:18 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: One week left
Replies: 1
Views: 198

One week left

SO CLOSE!!!! Thanks to Karen Christen, Aimee Sobhani, Jordan Konisky, Alan Roche, Cheeri Berry, Elena Nash and David Illig for their generous support of the Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project/Sunlit Earth Spring fundraiser! Please consider supporting us in our quest to educate people about the be...
by solarchat
Mon Apr 22, 2024 3:41 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: ALMOST THERE
Replies: 2
Views: 279

ALMOST THERE

Thank you cousin Linda Terdan Conrad! and Tim Connelly for the generous donations to the Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project/Sunlit Earth Spring fundraiser! WE ARE ALMOST THERE! Let’s get this done. $1900 to go for the goal and the grand prize giveaway! www.paypal.me/cbsap www.venmo.com/cbsapse IM...
by solarchat
Sat Apr 20, 2024 11:56 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sony 70-300 f 2.8 lens needed for sponsorship
Replies: 2
Views: 426

Re: Sony 70-300 f 2.8 lens needed for sponsorship

shhhh..: that’s the whole reason I fly over there in the first place is to get telescopes and computers through customs. Sometimes it works sometimes it doesn’t . All depends on what kind of person is working at the time and how much they want
by solarchat
Thu Apr 18, 2024 5:39 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: Sony 70-300 f 2.8 lens needed for sponsorship
Replies: 2
Views: 426

Sony 70-300 f 2.8 lens needed for sponsorship

special request to our membership: we are planning on sponsoring a local outreach photographer while we are at the observatory dedication in Kosovo with a Sony 70 to 200 mm F2.8 FE OSSII lens. The problem is finding one of these lenses at a price I can afford seeing as how I will be paying probably ...
by solarchat
Thu Apr 18, 2024 2:58 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: I’ll be at NEAF for the Solar Star Party
Replies: 7
Views: 394

Re: I’ll be at NEAF for the Solar Star Party

Lunt will not be there this year
by solarchat
Tue Apr 16, 2024 2:03 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: fundraiser tally as of April 16th
Replies: 2
Views: 369

fundraiser tally as of April 16th

115 donations so far at an average donation of $113 each. Thank you. We have 14,690 users on our three facebook groups and one Internet forum 21 donations from solarchatforum.com 90 donations from Facebook users 3 donations via mailed check 1 donation via EFT transfer raising money is my least favor...
by solarchat
Tue Apr 16, 2024 11:04 am
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: April 16th status
Replies: 0
Views: 282

April 16th status

Thanks everyone for a great fundraiser so far for our program and the first National Observatory/Science Center in Kosovo! We have 14 days left to raise another $7,255 in order to make our goal. Please make a donation to help these dreams become reality in science education! www.paypal.me/cbsap www....
by solarchat
Sat Apr 13, 2024 6:21 pm
Forum: This is SolarChat !!
Topic: SUNDAY APRIL 14th 1800GMT Zoom meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 341

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: 4
Views: 342

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: 7
Views: 394

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: Solar Software
Topic: Can't install Solar tools in Pixinsight
Replies: 13
Views: 665

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: 197

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: 510

Re: 2024 Eclipse Animation

What’s wrong with it? Looks pretty good to me.
Thanks for posting.