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desertstars

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Online Solar Resources
      #317495 - 01/20/05 09:25 PM

The internet is full of resources of interest to the amateur astronomer. Over in the Lunar Observing forum we have put together a list of links to web sites/pages of use to Lunar Observers that has becomes a large and useful resource. I would like to see such a resource brought into being for this forum as well. Toward that end, I have stuck this post to the top of the forum, and begun our list of online solar observing resources with a link provided recently by David W. Knisely :

Observing the Sun in H-alpha

NASA: Solar Physics

Sungazer Reference List

Dave Groski's Solar Page

Big Bear Solar Observatory

National Solar Observatory

NWS Space Environment Center

Astro-Nut.com Solar

Observing the Sun with a Spectroheliograph

Solar Photos from Germany

Cemax Eyepiece Review

ALPO solar section


Please add links that you know of and have found useful. I will periodically go through what is posted on this thread and add it to a master list in this post for convenient access.

Edited by Don W (10/16/10 05:58 PM)


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Don W
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Re: Online Solar Resources new [Re: desertstars]
      #317504 - 01/20/05 09:32 PM

That's a great one, Tom. Here's one of my favorites:

http://science.nasa.gov/ssl/pad/solar/default.htm


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Re: Online Solar Resources new [Re: Don W]
      #317524 - 01/20/05 09:49 PM


http://www.sungazer.net/resources.html

Greg Piepol



Edited by Don W (10/16/10 05:59 PM)


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desertstars

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Re: Online Solar Resources new [Re: Don W]
      #317525 - 01/20/05 09:50 PM



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Re: Online Solar Resources new [Re: desertstars]
      #317880 - 01/21/05 09:09 AM

Here is link to my site. It's just starting out, but has plans and photos of some of the instruments I've built (Solar Spectroscope, Coronagraph, and homemade 0.8A H-alpha system)

www.considine.net/dgroski

- Dave


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Re: Online Solar Resources new [Re: DAVIDG]
      #318072 - 01/21/05 12:00 PM

Big Bear Solar Observatory

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Vern Raben
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Re: Online Solar Resources new [Re: desertstars]
      #320036 - 01/23/05 02:04 PM

I would suggest
http://sec.noaa.gov which has lots of solar and space weather information. Many, many links there but good starting points are http://sec.noaa.gov/today.html http://sec.noaa.gov/SWN

Paul Hyndman's site has lots of great info on solar imaging http://astro-nut.com/sun.html

Edited by Don W (10/16/10 05:59 PM)


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Re: Online Solar Resources new [Re: Vern Raben]
      #349509 - 02/19/05 03:29 PM

Hi,

Here a other link of the site of my friend Philippe Rouselle, a great french amateur of solar astronomy. Philippe is specialized in spectroheliography. Visit his site [ English Version ]. In France for solar astronomy amateurs, a great site !
The link : Observing the Sun with a spectroheliograph


Dan67 4820'38" N, 736'56" E.


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Didier Favre
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Re: Online Solar Resources new [Re: ]
      #364137 - 03/04/05 09:51 PM

My solar website : http://www.astrosurf.com/alcyoneastro and Two new Solar Databases : BaseHalpha and Solamat at
http://basehalpha.ift.fr or http://solamat.ift.fr


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ScottAz
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Re: Online Solar Resources new [Re: Didier Favre]
      #372167 - 03/12/05 02:25 PM

Lots of nice links, guys! Thanks. (My astronomy classes are about to begin studying the Sun--as an average yellow dwarf star--on their way to spectrography and stellar evolution.) As always, I appreciate any help (especially nice resources like this) that I can get!

And, as you may imagine, the kids (high-schools seniors, but still "kids" like the rest of us) love the PST! Lots of ooohs and ahhs!


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Re: Online Solar Resources new [Re: ScottAz]
      #514487 - 07/13/05 12:06 PM

This will be my first post here on CN.
A fellow whose pictures(when he posts) and 'scopes always impress me enormously is Harald Paleske.It's a surprise to me that nobody else has brought him to attention.
His site is:

http://www.unigraph.de/

It's in German.The pictures tell their own tale,but if you ache for a translation,Google 'languages' or somesuch will cough up an approximation.

Bruce


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Willy Russo
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Re: Online Solar Resources new [Re: ]
      #738443 - 12/20/05 12:00 PM

stacking filters

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Rcade
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Re: Online Solar Resources new [Re: Willy Russo]
      #835958 - 02/21/06 03:35 PM

Here's a neat sight on space with a focus on solar actvity:
http://www.spaceweather.com/

Just FYI


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Re: Online Solar Resources new [Re: desertstars]
      #864718 - 03/11/06 07:20 PM Attachment (271 downloads)

Beginner's Guide to Safe Solar Observing (S&T)



Stephen Saber
PAC/Astronomical League
http://www.geocities.com/saberscorpx/home.html


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Re: Online Solar Resources new [Re: SaberScorpX]
      #864729 - 03/11/06 07:24 PM Attachment (284 downloads)

Astronomical League's Sunspotter Observe Program



Stephen Saber
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http://www.geocities.com/saberscorpx/home.html


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EmielVeldhuis
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Re: Online Solar Resources new [Re: SaberScorpX]
      #1404699 - 02/05/07 07:49 AM

Solar Imaging on a budget:

http://astrosurf.com/obsolar/colabora/colaboradores/veldhuis.html

Homemade tutorial
greetz Emiel Veldhuis
Zwolle, the Netherlands


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Re: Online Solar Resources new [Re: EmielVeldhuis]
      #1404781 - 02/05/07 09:08 AM

My solar observation blog:-

http://osastrolog.blogspot.com/search/label/sun

:-)


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Re: Online Solar Resources new [Re: Oldfield]
      #1832072 - 09/10/07 11:24 AM

My site.

http://bellsouthpwp2.net/b/r/brucehegerberg/

Regards

Bruce


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Re: Online Solar Resources new [Re: kim marie]
      #1833273 - 09/10/07 08:58 PM

Very interesting Bruce. Cool idea.

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DonDon
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Re: Online Solar Resources new [Re: badsnoopy]
      #2499396 - 07/04/08 01:51 PM

Question about solar viewing, right now I use a 10 inch reflector Dob. I have made an off axis 5 inch hole with the baader film. I can view the sun just fine, in the white yellow color. What I would like to know is, how do I see the fine detail in the red, orange color? Could I use a H-alfa filter at the eyepiece, with the baader film on the end of the scope to get more detail? Please help.. Thank's, Don.

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colinsk
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Re: Online Solar Resources new [Re: DonDon]
      #2499416 - 07/04/08 02:03 PM

I think you are looking for this thread:

http://www.cloudynights.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/2331893/page/0/view/collapsed/sb/5/o/all/fpart/1


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DonDon
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Re: Online Solar Resources new [Re: colinsk]
      #2499476 - 07/04/08 02:32 PM

Thank you. A little to technical for me, im a rookie so im just looking for one easy answer, if there is one that is, lol. A lot of talk about night time nebula filters, im interested in the solar filter only, H-alfa. Thank's again for the reply, Don.

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Re: Online Solar Resources new [Re: DonDon]
      #2499797 - 07/04/08 06:02 PM

I'd like to add my site:

http://www.seemysunspot.com It's a daily record of solar activity using images and sketches from observers all over the world...I have over 16mths there now with very few missing days...If people want to see the activity on any particular day, I probably have one or more images/sketches for them check out along the the day before and after for those doing any research...Just a thought!


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colinsk
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Re: Online Solar Resources new [Re: darkstar528]
      #2555641 - 08/02/08 01:58 AM

Here is my no math treatment of how a air spaced etalon works:

http://www.designerinlight.com/solar/EtalonArticlePt1.pdf


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Re: Online Solar Resources new [Re: colinsk]
      #2602683 - 08/25/08 01:48 PM

Live Ha feed from Austria - very useful here in the UK >>>

http://cesar.kso.ac.at/main/last_Ha.php

I like this one from down under for seeing what i'm missing when its night in the UK

http://www.ips.gov.au/Solar/2/4

Enjoy!


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colinsk
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Re: Online Solar Resources new [Re: marktownley]
      #2732134 - 11/02/08 10:34 PM

I found this very interesting page on the NOAA website.

Space Physics and Terrestrial Effects

It is geared for grades 7 through 12.


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Re: Online Solar Resources new [Re: colinsk]
      #2796942 - 12/10/08 03:55 AM

Hi,
my favourite site for daily information is:
http://www.lmsal.com/solarsoft/latest_events/

This site offers fast approach to all relevant data concerning solar imaging, flare follow up, and data of the last days.

CS
Matthias


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Re: Online Solar Resources new [Re: Oldfield]
      #3122270 - 05/23/09 05:40 AM

www.charliebates.com

www.seemysunspot.com

Edited by Don W (10/16/10 06:04 PM)


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colinsk
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Re: Online Solar Resources new [Re: stephenramsden]
      #3140280 - 06/01/09 05:09 PM

NASA's Encyclopaedic Entry on the Sun:

http://www.nasa.gov/worldbook/sun_worldbook.html


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Re: Online Solar Resources new [Re: colinsk]
      #3476591 - 11/30/09 07:32 PM

My site & Blog

www.moonlover.co.kr
http://blog.naver.com/gienah2

Thanks!


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solarGain
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Re: Online Solar Resources new [Re: Moonlight Blues]
      #4147397 - 10/28/10 05:19 AM Attachment (65 downloads)

Sunspotter 2.5.
A tool for grabbing the latest white-light image of the Sun and more, taken from the SOHO web site. The image corresponds to the sort of view you would see using a telescope equipped with a standard solar filter. Some brief notes are included to explain what it is you're looking at. Intended for amateur astronomers and teachers/students interested in the Sun. Free. For both mac and windows.

http://homepage.mac.com/nmonks/Programs/sunspotter.html
John


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colinsk
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Re: Online Solar Resources new [Re: solarGain]
      #4161992 - 11/03/10 10:35 PM

I need that for my iPhone.

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solarGain
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Re: Online Solar Resources new [Re: colinsk]
      #4165579 - 11/05/10 01:51 PM

Solar images comparing white light and ha viewing. What your missing if only viewing in white light! and a simple solar phenomena glossary all on one screen. All very straightforward and a quick way into solar viewing. John



Edited by Don W (03/02/11 07:28 AM)


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solarGain
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Re: Online Solar Resources new [Re: solarGain]
      #4176097 - 11/10/10 09:14 AM Attachment (58 downloads)

Munsell Eye Test. I thought this would be useful to gauge eye acuity in particular to "the dark adapted eye". Take a bit of time to do it. I did mine in daylight but I suspect a better result would come from doing the test in a darkened room.

http://www.colormunki.com/game/huetest_kiosk

Fun for all the family.
Oh my test result is as shown. John


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Re: Online Solar Resources new [Re: solarGain]
      #4410261 - 02/25/11 09:49 AM

Don't think I saw this cool free program listed her, so here's my contribution:

http://jhelioviewer.org/

"What is JHelioviewer?

JHelioviewer is visualization software for solar image data based on the JPEG 2000 compression standard. JPEG 2000 offers many useful new features and has the potential to revolutionize the way high-resolution image data are disseminated and analyzed. The JPEG 2000 Interactive Protocol (JPIP) enables serving data in a highly compressed, quality-progressive, region-of-interest-based stream. These features minimize the data volume transmitted while maximizing its usability. This is especially relevant for solar physics since NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory has started providing more than a terabyte of image data per day. "


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Re: Online Solar Resources new [Re: Naturlich]
      #4431011 - 03/06/11 08:55 PM

Adding the Sun to Autostar:

http://www.weasner.com/etx/autostar/as_sun.html

Make sure to read the warning on the top of the page!


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Re: Online Solar Resources new [Re: colinsk]
      #4555558 - 05/01/11 06:00 PM

A useful website detailing 100 ground based solar observatories and the 180 instruments that populate them...

http://www.arcetri.astro.it/~kreardon/EGSO/gbo/


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Re: Online Solar Resources new [Re: marktownley]
      #4563605 - 05/05/11 02:57 PM

Movie / Animation making techniques from Rogerio Marcon

People asked for this up top so here we go...


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Re: Online Solar Resources new [Re: desertstars]
      #4689090 - 07/12/11 05:39 PM

http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/
Found 2 small groups that I never would have seen had I not seen the white light photo first.

Eric


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Re: Online Solar Resources new [Re: beatlejuice]
      #4758213 - 08/20/11 05:51 AM

Sundial software

http://www.cloudynights.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/4751793/page/0/view/collapsed/sb/5/o/all/fpart/1#Post4755637


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Re: Online Solar Resources new [Re: marktownley]
      #4940942 - 11/29/11 01:24 PM

Monitor Calibration.
An invaluable resource for the calibration of monitors be they CRTs, lcds or portables - able point of contact.

http://www.drycreekphoto.com/Learn/monitor_calibration.htm

John


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Re: Online Solar Resources new [Re: marktownley]
      #4940943 - 11/29/11 01:24 PM Attachment (266 downloads)

Low profile C/CS to 1 Adapter, UK made.
I thought I would pass this on - this just uploaded today, a sample is on its way to me as I write. UK made and shipped overseas as well.

"C/CS Mount 1 1/4" adapter designed to screw into female the lens thread on cameras using the C/CS 1" Thread. Also threaded for 1 1/4" Filters

Precision CNC Machined in Black Acetal.

(Suitable for lighter weight (Short) Imaging cameras. NOT Suitable to Longer and heavier CCTV Cameras.

Higher Load bearing specification Anodised aluminium alloy versions are also available".

http://billetparts.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=135&osCsid=3264672a60b22150295026dadabfaf2f

Should be good for us all be it PST or other scopes that need close in camera work.
John


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Mr Q
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Re: Online Solar Resources new [Re: DonDon]
      #4969662 - 12/16/11 01:42 PM


Yesterday, I was checking out the Night Sky Network (live telescopic broadcasts via the internet) late in the afternoon and one observer was broadcasting superb images of the Sun from AZ. I ended up watching a large prominence that grew, then arched over back to the Sun in real time. Other prominences were looked at by the observer as well as some views of the Sun's photosphere with sunspots.
Though this site is for night observing, checking it during anytime might bring up a solar observer like I did.
Go to www.nightskyynetwork.com


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Re: Online Solar Resources new [Re: DonDon]
      #5262958 - 06/09/12 07:09 AM

Hi Guys

Here is my contribution.

These are dynamic documents but here are over 135 books and substantive texts on the sun and solar astronomy starting from 1610 to the present, this is a very useful historical record of the progression and the techniques used for solar astronomy

Over 135 books and substantive papers/historical records on Solar astronomy

Here I have trawled the net to find over 115 substantive videos and TV programs about the Sun, solar activity and solar science

TV programs and substantive videos about the Sun/Solar Astronomy

These two archives are presented in chronological order and I hope you enjoy these and find them useful?

Regards

Andy Devey


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Philip Levine
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Re: Online Solar Resources new [Re: Andy Devey]
      #5364307 - 08/12/12 04:59 AM

thanks Andy, very substantial resources, must have taken quite some time to put together.
would like to mention this link I found recently:

http://www.lmsal.com/isolsearch


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Philip Levine
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Re: Online Solar Resources new [Re: Philip Levine]
      #5493444 - 10/28/12 05:52 PM Attachment (97 downloads)

a picture is worth so many words, here is a screenshot from:
http://www.lmsal.com/isolsearch

works wonders on a cloudy day


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Jim Lafferty
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Re: Online Solar Resources new [Re: Philip Levine]
      #5568218 - 12/12/12 08:16 PM

My contribution

http://scopetrader.com/jimlafferty

a few tutorials included

Jim


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