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#1 kenrenard

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 01:12 PM

Hello All,
I was able to get out to make my first white light sketch. I viewed AR1967 which is quite amazing to see. My observations and sketch was made with a 72mm refractor at 78X. I used HB pencil to sketch the grouping. Some thin clouds and 40 F seemed like summer. If you can get out and see this Monster.

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#2 azure1961p

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 03:42 PM

Just how big is this complex in minutes?

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 05:02 PM

Pete,
Here is some info on it. It's 1944 again second time around,
http://www.chromogra...solar-activity/

Ken

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Posted 02 February 2014 - 12:59 AM

Ken,

That is a real monster, nice sketching. :waytogo:

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Posted 02 February 2014 - 02:04 AM

I observed it too, a rare opportunity.

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Posted 02 February 2014 - 07:13 AM

Ken, this is fantastic! I really like how incredibly real this looks, even at immediate glance.



Pete,
Here is some info on it. It's 1944 again second time around,
http://www.chromogra...solar-activity/

Ken


Thank you! I was going out of my mind when I saw Andre's sketch, and I swore it would have to be 1944. I didn't realize that AR's are renamed once they come around again. Good info, Ken. :waytogo:

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Posted 02 February 2014 - 07:21 AM

Some thin clouds and 40 F seemed like summer. If you can get out and see this Monster.


Two things. First off, WOW to the weather! Yeah these temps are just incredible. Today just as nice, AFAIK. Too bad I was busy all day yesterday, and today looks like "cloud city". Fortunately I should have enough time to grab the white light filter some time this coming week.

Secondly, I agree that AR's this big are just way to fun, and hard to express in words. I just love every view from 1x, to my 8x40 binos all the way to high magnifications in the 10".

#8 Tamas Bognar

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Posted 02 February 2014 - 01:23 PM

Ken,

Small telescopes, great sketch. This is art!

#9 kenrenard

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Posted 02 February 2014 - 04:26 PM

Thanks for the feedback all.
I sure enjoyed the Sun after so many cloudy days. We are back in the clouds and rain again. Looking forwars to getting out soon.


Ken

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 08:25 PM

Ken,

Good sketch of AR 1967 of Feb. 1st Sun :cool:.

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 11:04 AM

Very well done Ken. Great details. Seeing is always bad here, no chance to do a close up.

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#12 kenrenard

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 09:21 AM

Thanks Tom and Andre,
I hope we get some clearing to see this big grouping again.


Ken






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