Solar Sketch Dec. 16th
Posted 16 December 2009 - 06:56 PM
The Sun has produced an interesting active region and sunspot group. I posted this report and sketch in the Solar Observing forum.
I did this quick sketch in the field (with very cold hands) using 2B and HB pencils and added the limb darkening after I came indoors, blending with my finger. After scanning, I added the text. Something new--I used a grey background instead of white--and would appreciate feedback on it.
Best to all,
Posted 16 December 2009 - 07:36 PM
Posted 16 December 2009 - 11:19 PM
Very nice sketch, I was looking at the SOHO white light image today. You captured the group nicely.
I think the grey background is great; easy on the eyes and it does not draw your attention away from the target.
Posted 17 December 2009 - 11:12 AM
Frank, I like the grey background, too, and it approximates what you see around the Sun through the Baader filter--I think I'll keep using it.
Posted 17 December 2009 - 12:54 PM
An excellent observation of the solar surface showing the sunspot group AR 1035. I hope to get a chance to look at the Sun again in the near future. The best of luck and Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!
Posted 17 December 2009 - 02:56 PM
Posted 18 December 2009 - 01:21 AM