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#1 Andrev

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 04:36 PM

Hi.

Extremely windy today and I was anxious the possibility to open my dome. But because the angle of the wind coming from north-west, that was okay. The big problem was the blowing snow on my scopes and my drawing pad. So after completion of my sketch, I closed everything.

If weather predictions are good, I'll have another 5 clear days in a row with very very cold temperature. As I'm tough, I'll produce nice sketches for you guys.

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#2 PeterDob

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 05:54 PM

That you are tough we know already. That you're extremely talented too. And lucky as well with the weather... What more could we possibly want? :bounce:

Some serious flare activity there!

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 06:49 PM

Very nice! It was windy here in West Virginia, too. GW

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 07:11 PM

Thank you guys. Well, I have to admit I'm a bit satisfied the sun is quiet. With cold weather, shorter it is to draw it, better is for me. Today's proms were very easy and quick to draw and it's okay for me considering I had to fight with the elements

Andre.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 01:15 AM

Andre,

Nice sketching. You are a tough soul.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 02:08 AM

Thanks Frank.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 10:35 AM

Another very spectacular sketch my friend. I takes a lot of courage to go out there in this cold and the wind factor! The temperature today is a confortable -30°C with the wind factor. And the whole week is supposed to be pleasent like that!

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 10:42 AM

Andre,

Beautiful work. You are really good at reproducing the "orange peel" effect seen in H-alpha. It looks like much activity is still happening (I observed the day before your drawing with my PST) but the big AR 1654 has rotated almost completely out of sight.

Question: does the arrow in your drawings point to north? And which way is west? I'm not familiar with your scope so I don't know if it mirror-reverses the image. I'm assuming it does not.

@ Glen A W--where in WV are you?

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:58 AM

Andre,

Very good sketch of the Sun :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 01:02 PM

Thank you so much Jean, Michael and Tom.

Michael. Yes, the arrow point toward north orientation and west on this one is down. My scope flip once the sun.

Andre.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 02:52 PM

Ed - in Barbour county. We lived in Greenbrier when I was a child. My mother was a teacher in Fayette County. Here in Barbour, I have very good skies! GW

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 05:46 PM

Thank you so much Jean, Michael and Tom.

Michael. Yes, the arrow point toward north orientation and west on this one is down. My scope flip once the sun.

Andre.


Andre, thanks for the response. If you have an odd number of reflections, then west would be up (counter-clockwise from north). See this SOHO image for reference--north is up and west is to the right.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 05:56 PM

Ed - in Barbour county. We lived in Greenbrier when I was a child. My mother was a teacher in Fayette County. Here in Barbour, I have very good skies! GW


Thanks, Glen. I guess by good skies you mean dark. Mine are too--I am ~3 miles from Cold Knob. Steady skies are a different issue, at least here. And did you know that Elkins was named one of the 10 cloudiest cities in the continental US?

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 08:17 PM

Andre, you have developed an extraodinary technique for your solar sketches. Beautiful work.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 09:19 PM

Thank you so much Maroubra boy and Michael. I'm glad you are pleased with my technique.

Andre.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 10:15 AM

Yes, dark, not steady! I am not far from Elkins, and I believe that 100%. The past two months have been terrible. I had a project to participate in with pros and got not a single good night during the 3.5 weeks window. GW

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 10:26 AM

Glen

Move, move, move... I wouldn't support that much clouds and especially living in the top 10 cloudiest cities. I'm glad I'm able to do that much sun sketches.

Andre

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 10:27 AM

Ah, but I can see the coat hangar naked eye, and Spruce Knob is the two counties over. GW

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 02:40 PM

WOW!!! That is fantastic, nice job!

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 06:55 PM

Hey John, welcome to my sketches. Nice to see a new fan. Thanks for your comment. I like when new peoples joined my fan club. Don't miss many more to come.

Thank you so much.

Andre.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 09:06 AM

More great stuff, Andre! The activity at the bottom of the disk is quite intriguing. Well represented in your illustration for sure.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 04:34 PM

Thank you Jason.

Andre






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