January 27th sun sketch
Posted 27 January 2014 - 05:32 PM
You can't magine how difficult have been this one. Cloudy day but suddenly around 10:30am, a big hole in the clouds. But as the morning was snowy, I had to shovel to the dome. The time to do that, clouds were back and believe it or not, 5 minutes after I was back in the house a very strong blizzard with heavy snow and very strong wind. I was unable to see my neighbor's house. Unbelievable.
Few minute after noon, another big blue whole came. I opened my dome and started sketching in a very very strong wind carrying lot of snow flurries. I tried to sketch but had to fight against the snow falling on my scopes and on my sketching pad. I retired and closed everything. My small C80 scope was outside my dome and felt in the snow by the wind. Fortunately it was covered.
And later around 2:15pm, the sky cleared totally, still a strong wind but less snow flurries. So I've been able to catch him finally. Temperature was okay at -7ºC.
Posted 27 January 2014 - 09:07 PM
Sounds like an eventful observing time. You sure caught a good amount of detail.
Posted 27 January 2014 - 10:07 PM
Posted 27 January 2014 - 10:56 PM
Posted 27 January 2014 - 11:46 PM
Your persistence and determination to say nothing of your excellent rendering skills puts me to shame.
I could use some of your fortitude but none of your terrible weather between sketches.