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Chromosphere on The Limb In Calcium Light 4th February
Not really a lot going on on in this image taken in Calcium light of the north eastern limb of our star taken with the 80mm scope at 2000mm focal length with the PGR CH3 and 2x2 binning.  What is does show is the 'hairy' limb of the sun, or the chromosphere...

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AR12632 in Ha 4th February
This little decaying active region had very little other than a few plasma rifts going on, and, with a sun heading towards solar minimum is why a scope like the 0.2m Airylab HaT is the way forward.  This 'wide field' shot was taken with a skywatcher ED80 an...

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Thank you Nicole Renee Boquette for your generous donation to the CBSAP fundraiser!

www.solarastronomy.org

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Well, it's still overcast here in Atlanta so looks like no Sodium Quark broadcast this morning either. It's a dynamic weather environment. Stay tuned...

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There are now just two weeks left to participate in the Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project 2016 Fundraiser. This finances 1/2 of the programs continued existence through 2017.
CBSAP is named in memoriam to fellow veteran and air traffic controller Charlie Bates who ended his own life almost a decade ago.
Charlie was not an astronomer. he was the most generous person I knew and helped everyone with any problem any way he could. There are countless people out there that owe their existence to Charlie, including me.
He realized that what he had only came through the help of others and wanted to pass on his incredible good fortune to as many as he could. When his beautiful wife Susan, also a veteran and air traffic controller, died from breast cancer, he slowly went down the tubes and finally ended his own life.
I wanted Charlie and Susan to be remembered for their incredible life of helping others and their unstoppable generosity. Thats why I took the great fortune that I have had in life, also mostly due to the help of others, and gave it all away through STEM outreach so that more people can reach their full potential.
I love the quote "when you have a great fortune, don't build a wall, build a bigger table"...
Please consider joining me in actually doing something about the state of education in our country instead of complaining on Facebook. Our current election exists because of the dumbed down education of our citizens paired with a media that exploits fear and ignorance of everything unknown. We are all citizens of Earth and our existence depends on helping each other.

Each $100 donated will put 33 more students through our complete hands on Solar Astronomy program where we inspire young minds to do more than they think they can do through science. You will also be entered into our big raffle to win some fantastic solar telescopes.

Please use the paypal link on www.solarastronomy.org or send your tax deductible contribution directly to info@charliebates.org. mailing address available via PM.

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