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Aquarellia
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Reged: 10/27/12

Loc: Provence, France
March 3 sun from Provence + GIF animation
      #5710719 - 03/03/13 02:08 PM Attachment (12 downloads)

Here is the result of a full day session at La Blaque in Varages. The nice provencal observatory here is very well placed, and not only for the sun !
Info on http://www.lablaque.com/index.php?page=astronomie

Edited by Aquarellia (03/05/13 03:14 AM)


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Aquarellia
professor emeritus


Reged: 10/27/12

Loc: Provence, France
Re: Mars 3 sun from Provence new [Re: Aquarellia]
      #5710723 - 03/03/13 02:11 PM Attachment (12 downloads)

And my sketch :

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PeterDob
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Reged: 07/29/05

Loc: Carù, Italy
Re: Mars 3 sun from Provence new [Re: Aquarellia]
      #5710831 - 03/03/13 03:14 PM

You've for a beautiful observatory, Michel, and your sketches are getting better every time! You're lucky to live in such a wonderful place and under reasonably U spoilt skies... My compliments!

Peter


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Andrev
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Reged: 02/08/11

Loc: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Re: Mars 3 sun from Provence new [Re: PeterDob]
      #5710997 - 03/03/13 04:59 PM

Michel.

Very interesting observatory style.

Your follow up of the sun is so interesting too. I agree with Peter, you are getting better everytime. Very nice presentation and sequence.

Andre.


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JeanB
Pooh-Bah


Reged: 07/11/11

Loc: Montreal, Canada
Re: Mars 3 sun from Provence new [Re: Andrev]
      #5712580 - 03/04/13 01:49 PM

Michael,

these are a very fine set of sketches indeed!

Jean


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niteskystargazer
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 10/05/09

Loc: 41-43'-28" N 87-42'-39" W
Re: March 3 sun from Provence new [Re: Aquarellia]
      #5712914 - 03/04/13 04:58 PM

Michel.

Very good sketches of the Sun .

CS,KLU,

,

Tom


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Chopin
Canis Insanus
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Reged: 02/03/05

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Re: March 3 sun from Provence new [Re: niteskystargazer]
      #5713213 - 03/04/13 07:47 PM

Wow, Michel! I'm sorry I haven't been around as much to follow your recent progress. Amazing set of sketches, here! Superb H-a color realism!

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Andrev
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Reged: 02/08/11

Loc: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Re: March 3 sun from Provence new [Re: Chopin]
      #5713589 - 03/04/13 11:19 PM

Michel

Do you have a better view of the observatories ? They very strange but very interesting at the same time. Very simple way to build an obervatory.

Andre


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Aquarellia
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Reged: 10/27/12

Loc: Provence, France
Re: March 3 sun from Provence new [Re: Andrev]
      #5713807 - 03/05/13 03:03 AM Attachment (7 downloads)

Hi André, thank you for your interest
Our friends, Jean-Luc and Caroline owns a very nice astronomical oriented B&B, in a dark sky area, less than one hour from my home, 10km away of the village of Varages in Provence. There is a lack of cloudy-nights there. Jean-Luc and Caroline organise often events around the observatory. Twice a year we organise with them public events in the village as well.
Anyway, the observatory layout is really perfect, with a very nice look and so easy to use! Jean-Luc is building a 5th shelter to place a brand new 50cm diameter telescope in the coming weeks.
Here another sketch view of the observatory area.
The B&B internet site is http://www.lablaque.com/

Edited by Aquarellia (03/05/13 03:06 AM)


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Aquarellia
professor emeritus


Reged: 10/27/12

Loc: Provence, France
Re: March 3 sun from Provence new [Re: Aquarellia]
      #5713811 - 03/05/13 03:13 AM Attachment (6 downloads)

Thank you all for your nice comments. It’s quite difficult to make very precise sketch of the sun. The proms size and the relative proms position are one of the major issues we, sun sketchers have. My friend Jean-Luc made a quick mosaic of my 4 sketches in .gif. Here with no sketch adaptation, we can compare the 4 sketches in one view :

Edited by Aquarellia (03/05/13 03:13 AM)


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Andrev
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Loc: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Re: March 3 sun from Provence new [Re: Aquarellia]
      #5714000 - 03/05/13 08:51 AM

Michel.

It's a very intriguing concept. Seems very simple to build. Thanks for sharing.

And about you comment on sun precision, you are so right. I really admire you making time lapse of the proms because what I don't have the gust to do after sketching precisely the full disk, is to make another one 1 hour later. You have to reproduce everything the same way at the same position, it's very difficult. Even on a close up of a complex structural prom, it's hard to draw it again 10 minutes later. Just making one once is already a great challenge. Duplicating it is a greater challenge. Imaging is better in such case.

Andre.


Edited by Andrev (03/05/13 08:56 AM)


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frank5817
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Loc: Illinois
Re: March 3 sun from Provence new [Re: Andrev]
      #5714068 - 03/05/13 09:52 AM

Michel,

You do very unique sketching. Always impressive.

Frank


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Aquarellia
professor emeritus


Reged: 10/27/12

Loc: Provence, France
Re: March 3 sun from Provence new [Re: frank5817]
      #5714290 - 03/05/13 11:55 AM

Thank you Andre and Frank, I appreciate!

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