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Old 08-04-2010, 04:20 AM #1
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Have you ever lased the sun... kinda pointless, but hey every things worth a try. well the sun is firing back, just with plasma.
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It's always cloudy over Iowa when a celestial event like this happens.

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Default Re: Ever point a laser at the sun??

yeah kinda cloudy in ohio. but i might just be far enough north to see them. i live with in 300 yards of lake erie.
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If you point your laser at the sun, be sure to wear those laser glasses for the wavelength that the sun is hitting you with.............your sunglasses. ;-)
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ha ha. polarized with an OD+5 for sunlight. i see nothing.
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I tried....but i went blind from staring at the sun.

Or was it from masturbating?
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masturbating while staring at the sun.
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Was that you?
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After a relatively quiet stretch, it appears the sun is ramping up its activity.

The sun's surface erupted early Sunday, blasting - tons of plasma (ionized atoms) into space. These atoms are headed toward Earth and could create a stunning light show in the process.

"This eruption is directed right at us and is expected to get here early in the day on Aug. 4th,"
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Put a couple black spots on the sun's surface the other day with my 1,000,000,000 watt 445 laser...
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I'd be careful pointing lasers at the sun - mind you that the optics work in reverse too, and the sunlight could toast your laser diode or dpss unit.
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Remember, you have to wait 16minutes bevore the sun reacts
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This thread explains the recent solar activity...
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I'd be careful pointing lasers at the sun - mind you that the optics work in reverse too, and the sunlight could toast your laser diode or dpss unit.
it was just an analogy, i haven't literally pointed a laser at the sun.
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No way! It might shine something right back at me!
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