March 1st sun sketch
Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:47 PM
A little break in the clouds just long enough to do my sketch.
Oh, BTW, I know it's not the place to talk about that, but apart astronomy I'm a big fan of MS flight simulator and just for you my sketcher's friends, look a little movie I made.
Posted 01 March 2013 - 01:18 PM
Posted 01 March 2013 - 01:36 PM
Welcome in sun observing. That is a so wonderful world. All scopes are not oriented the same way and depend also if you are looking east or west. I started sketching last august and actually your are looking at my 255th sketch of the sun.
As for myself, I'm observing with a Lunt LS152. I'm visual observer only. Here my scope mounted on the same mount as my C14.
I also own a smaller Celestron C80 (3") scope equiped with the Lunt 50mm solar filter. All three can be mounted separately.
Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:40 PM
Posted 02 March 2013 - 03:57 AM
I started sketching last august and actually your are looking at my 255th sketch of the sun.
Posted 02 March 2013 - 06:42 AM
And thanks to share pictures of your material, that give us another idea of what is needed to reach this 255° sketch,... respect !
I pray for a sunny day in Canada today, (Mars 2nd), a nice prot. is far ejected into the sun's crown! I hope this will stay for you, look 10:45 UT
Posted 02 March 2013 - 08:34 AM
Michel. No, cloudy here until tuesday and I'm working dayshift for the next three days. No sun sketch possible until tuesday even if sky clear up.
I had to follow the sunspots everyday using spaceweather to understand why they are so different position from my february 26th sketch and this one. Some disappeared as other newly emerged.
Posted 02 March 2013 - 10:29 AM
Excellent solar sketch as we enjoy on a regular basis and also thanks for posting your scopes and image of yourself.
Wonderful solar tools.
Posted 02 March 2013 - 01:07 PM
Good sketch of the Sun .
Nice collections of Scopes.
Posted 02 March 2013 - 02:40 PM
Posted 04 March 2013 - 01:46 PM
Posted 04 March 2013 - 02:52 PM
Also my sincere admiration for your epical work! It's incredible how you persevere, even under such dire circumstances as Canadian winter. I don't think many would have the tenacity and passion to equal your work.
And finally also compliments from me for you set-up!
Posted 04 March 2013 - 03:12 PM
Posted 04 March 2013 - 03:58 PM
Thank you guys.
Posted 04 March 2013 - 08:08 PM
BTW, you sure are brave to dress so lightly in March...
Posted 04 March 2013 - 11:21 PM
Thnak you so much my friend. I'm glad my technique is appreciated.
These photos are from last summer. Actually my backyard is full of snow.