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#1 Jef De Wit

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 08:46 AM

I always loved the white light vs H-alpha sketches here on CN (like those by Mel). Now that I have my own H-alpha scope I tried for first light to copy the concept.
Sketching a full solar disk ain't no easy. I sketched the bright features with a white pastel pencil but the scanner didn't catch it. And how do you sketch granulation???

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#2 Special Ed

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 11:33 AM

Nice work, Jef and congratulations on your H-alpha scope. :cool: Great detail with the proms and filament.

The granulation in H-alpha is hard to render--I don't know if anyone is truly satified with their attempts up to now. I know I'm not. :crazy:

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 05:00 PM

Jef,

Congratulations too for your new H-a scope. It opens an entire new and dynamic astro time slot.

I find granulation impossible with my equipment and skill level so ignore it. That's the sketcher's choice.

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 08:45 PM

Jef,

That was a good move to get yourself a H- alpha scope.
I can't wait for round the clock sketching from you. ;)
The two above are wonderful.

Frank :)

#5 Jef De Wit

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 03:24 AM

Michael, Mel & Frank: thanks!
Just a pity that I decided to by a H-a scope after summer. The sun gets lower and lower every day :( But this means: longer darker nights :)

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 05:07 AM

Such comparisions are always valuable. Thank you for sharing.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 05:47 AM

Jef.

Really lovely sketches. You seem having caught very nice details and I like your surface rendition. Tell me. I imagine your original drawing are bigger than what you are showing us. I would like to see a bigger image to really enjoy more your sketches.

You are right, its sad you got your scope when summer is ended. But at least you got it before the end of high sun's activity. Congratulation.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 12:01 PM

Jef,

Nice sketch of the Sun :cool:.

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 01:29 PM

I would like to see a bigger image to really enjoy more your sketches.

The original circle is 10,5 cm (= the dustcap of my refractor).

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 04:24 PM

Love the enlarged view! Great Stuff Jef.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 06:30 PM

Awesome sketch,Jef. I also have the LS35Ha and it never stops surprise me how many Ha details I can observe with the tiny 35mm aperture.
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#12 Jef De Wit

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 09:52 AM

:thanx: I hope to see a lot of sunsketches from you too!

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 02:06 PM

Reaqlly nice . H-a is pretty impressing. And very realistic. Made find my baader filter that was lost on the closet. Thnks for sharing.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 09:05 PM

I really like your sun sketches, Jef! H-a requires good observation skills. You proved to have what it takes!

Hope to see more of your sketches.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 03:10 AM

Nuncius & Jean: thanks! I looked at an image in white-light and H-alpha and most of the features (but not all) are right on spot :jump:

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 06:27 PM

Jef.

Oh, now you impress me. What a beautiful sketch. Very nice details and texture. Next time, post this size as it render much better your very nice work.

Andre.






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