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Sat Aug 12, 2017, 04:19 PM

Solar and eclipse viewing...

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The cause and effect of the Sunís activity right here on Earth!
You will learn to see the fine feather-like details of the faintest prominence, the bright birth of a solar flare, its rapid growth of energy, and its departure from the Sunís surface into space.
You will see caterpillar/worm-like structures (filaments) snaking across the Sunís surface, spirals of gas activity spewing and churning from active regions above sunspots, and if you are lucky, the violent eruption of an X-class flare from the surface. This amazing event, which is highly energetic, fast evolving, huge in size, really does provide the full appreciation of just how small we humans really are.
The solar features you are looking at can last hours and even days. As the Earth rotates around the Sun, the features will appear to move across the Sunís surface. This allows the observer to see the details in various angles and positions, both off the edge of the Sun, and in cooler contrast to the Sunís bright and hotter surface.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Original post)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 06:15 PM

1. B&H rocks!

I've been buying photo supplies from them since the 1990s.

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Sat Aug 12, 2017, 06:43 PM

2. Ever been to the store? It is an experience in itself.

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Sat Aug 12, 2017, 08:31 PM

3. No, I haven't been to New York in 40 years...

I'd like to go someday.

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Sat Aug 12, 2017, 08:48 PM

4. If you get here...

The place is a trip.

You buys your stuff

These green buckets are your shopping cart following you to


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