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Special Ed
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Solar WL Sketch 1 December 2012
      #5549038 - 12/01/12 04:13 PM Attachment (14 downloads)

Hi,

I took a look at the latest activity on the Sun today and came up with this sketch. I made a 4" template on Strathmore paper and used solar projection to locate and trace the position of the sunspot groups on the solar disk.

Then I put a Baader Astrosolar film filter on the objective, increased the magnification, and drew in the details I could see. The Sun was pretty low and the seeing was just fair, but the spots were big enough to allow me to see at least some detail, even though I usually try to use more magnification than 60x.

I used 2B, HB, and 6B graphite pencils, my finger, and a blending stump. The sketched was flipped after scanning.

The Sun has been so quiet that I haven't done one of these in a long time. Hope you like it.


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frank5817
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Re: Solar WL Sketch 1 December 2012 new [Re: Special Ed]
      #5549325 - 12/01/12 07:54 PM

Michael,

It looks very nice. I have not pointed a telescope at the sun in a long while but I do enjoy looking at the solar sketches by you and other solar sketchers here and visit the SOHO and Space Weather sites each day.

Frank


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Ibmelrod
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Re: Solar WL Sketch 1 December 2012 new [Re: Special Ed]
      #5549827 - 12/02/12 05:52 AM

Michael,

Very nice and literal view of the sun. I like your technique.


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Asbytec
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Re: Solar WL Sketch 1 December 2012 new [Re: Ibmelrod]
      #5549874 - 12/02/12 07:10 AM

Michael, yes, thanks for posting your observation. I am not a solar observer, but do take an interest in other's work. I wish I were knowledgeable enough to engage you in discussion on your observation. I am not, so I just look and appreciate it.

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niteskystargazer
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Re: Solar WL Sketch 1 December 2012 new [Re: Special Ed]
      #5552446 - 12/03/12 05:19 PM

Michael,

Good sketch of the Sun .

CS,KLU,

,

Tom


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Special Ed
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Re: Solar WL Sketch 1 December 2012 new [Re: niteskystargazer]
      #5552872 - 12/03/12 09:24 PM

Thanks, folks. Those AR's have already changed in appearance--that's why the Daystar is so neat to observe.

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