Posted 13 February 2011 - 02:36 PM
I used my 15x70 binoculars to make an observation and sketch of the nearest star today. Not been too much to look at in white light lately so this is a bit of excitement. The sketch and a brief report is posted here in the Solar forum.
I used HB and 2B pencils for the sketch and added the text after scanning.
Posted 13 February 2011 - 08:46 PM
Very fine white light sketch of our star and equally fine report under less than great conditions.
Posted 13 February 2011 - 09:15 PM
Posted 13 February 2011 - 10:45 PM
Thanks for the heads up I'll need to check that out.
Posted 15 February 2011 - 09:58 PM
Our nearest and dearest star is still putting on quite a show, both in white light and hydrogen alpha. Here is my latest sketch and report.
Like the first one, I made this sketch right behind the binoculars using 2B and HB graphite pencils on sketch paper. Blending was done with my finger and a stump.
Posted 17 February 2011 - 02:05 PM
Clear today and I was off so I got to make another sketch. Giant Active Region 1158 is still visible but will soon rotate out of sight. The sketch was done at the observatory with 2B and HB pencils. I blended the limb darkening with my finger. Sketch and report can be seen here.
Posted 18 February 2011 - 12:00 AM
Yet another beautiful capture.
It is time for me to take out my white light solar filter.
I have not sketched the sun in a very long time.
Posted 18 February 2011 - 04:32 AM
Excellent observations and reports of the solar surface and sunspot activity. Thank you for sharing it with us all.
Posted 18 February 2011 - 09:53 AM