First posted sketches - Sun 25-Apr-2009 (UT)
Posted 25 April 2009 - 09:22 PM
The thread is here. In it I explain a little about my tools and some lessons I am already learning about them. I welcome comments and (especially) critiques. The pencils I used are too hard to blur so do not assume each stroke is detail I saw. Especially in the second sketch. I resisted doing a blur in Photoshop.
Posted 26 April 2009 - 02:14 PM
These are nice solar sketches. I find these H-alpha sketches fascinating to look at.
Posted 27 April 2009 - 09:40 AM
Very nice solar sketching Welcome to the sketching forum!
I see that you are using a Solar Max 60. I envey you as I only have the 40mm Coronado mounted to a Meade ETX 60mm refractor. You are seeing much more detail than I.
I always recommend that all astronomers at least see the sun for a few hours on some active days through an h-alpha. The dynamism of our local star is captivating to say the least!
I look forward to seeing your next solar sketches,
My CN Sketch Gallery
Posted 27 April 2009 - 08:01 PM
Thanks again for the kind words
Posted 28 April 2009 - 01:48 AM
Excellent observations of solar prominences along the solar limb. They appear very delicate but powerful. Thank you for sharing them with us all.