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#1 Tom and Beth

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 01:12 PM

Work has been...stressful...lately, and so it was nice to sit out in the Sun today and just relax. After some time, I was able to take time and give thanks for such a gorgeous day!

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 06:16 PM

Looks like you had great fun...and a relaxing time. Roland

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 07:15 PM

Very nice solar sketches. That is a nice way to relax and relieve stress as well as look at something very interesting. :bow: :cool:

Frank :)

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 08:41 PM

Thanks, guys. It is indeed a very enjoyable way of relaxing. Should have gotten into this decades ago.

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 09:42 PM

Good for you, Tom! You're doing an excellent job with your solar sketches. I'm really looking forward to seeing more. :bow:

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Posted 28 February 2009 - 02:07 PM

Thanks, Erika.

If you can't tell, I'm trying to emulate the sketching technique you and Mark use. Right now I'm trying to train my hand to mimic what my eye sees...

Anyway, wild horses couldn't drag me away, and today's major prominance sort of reminds me of one.

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Posted 28 February 2009 - 08:36 PM

You're doing a fantastic job! Could you post a photo of your SM90 on the TV refractor? Do you have a hard time reaching the tuning ring?

I got to do some observing from a friend's SM90 on his Stellarvue and my arm just reached, although it was a stretch.

That eastern limb has really been putting on a show this week. I had a similar sketch to yours from several days ago.

Here's a photo of the SV/SM90combo with me sketching underneath my fleece. What a treat.

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Posted 28 February 2009 - 10:03 PM

Tom,

Excellent observations of solar prominences. You have captured their appearance well in your observations. Thank you for sharing them with us all.

Erika- We all look forward to your future observations of our nearest star.

Carlos

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 09:21 AM

Hi Erika,

My arms are just long enough to reach the tuning ring from the EP with the TV-102. I have it piggybacked with the White Light Setup in this pic.

Do you sketch an outline at the eyepiece and then do a larger one from memory? It looks like a small pad is in your hands.

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 11:16 AM

Thank you, Carlos.






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