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#1 Special Ed

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 10:08 PM

Hi,

I was able to make two H alpha sketches of the Sun within 24 hours of each other (although clouds cut the second observation short). A pair of active regions had just emerged around the eastern solar limb, so it was interesting to see them evolve. It was cloudy overnight, so I'm just getting out there whenever there is a hole in the clouds whether it's daytime or nighttime. :) The sketches can be seen here in the Solar Observing forum.

Both sketches were done on black Artagain paper with gray and white Conte' crayon, white Derwent watercolor and Graphtint pencils, and a charcoal pencil. The second session was frustrating because clouds kept obscuring the Sun--a good lesson in patience.

#2 frank5817

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 10:59 AM

Michael,

Two excellent H-alpha sketches.
Always a pleasure to see your work.

Frank :)

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 11:42 AM

Thanks, Frank. There are some very large AR's on the Sun right now, but we're having one of those bad weather weekends...

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 07:58 PM

Michael,

An excellent pair of H-alpha sketches. You have recorded the sunspot groups very nicely. I look forward to your future observations.

Carlos

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 12:31 PM

Thank you for the compliment, Carlos. :)

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 04:36 PM

Nice work Michael.






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