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Aug11 CN Imaging/Sketching Contest Winner!

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#1 Charlie Hein

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 05:59 AM

I am pleased to announce the winner of the August 2011 Cloudy Nights Imaging and Sketching Contest - Sketching Forum's Finalist - Roel:

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On August 2everything seemed to be right. The weather was absolutely great, the Sun was more active than I've seen so far this year and the seeing was above average. A good day to try sketching a full-disk h-alpha sun for the first time instead of an isolated prominence. First I made a blank disk with a soft white pastel. I took the sketch outside and filled in all the details I could see through the eyepiece of my 70mm solar telescope with white and black pastel pencils. All regions were very active, especially the middle one: it changed its shape within minutes. Sometimes little bright flare-like brightenings appeared and disappeared 2 minutes later. A wonderful sight! It took me one hour (from 08.00 UT - 09.00 UT) to complete the drawing. I scanned the (black&white) sketch and gave it a reddish color with Photoshop.

Sketch made from my backyard in Deventer, The Netherlands.

Roel, congratulations on your win! Your winning image has been added to the Gallery of Imaging/Sketching Contest Winners and will be posted on the front page of the CN website for all to enjoy!

Charlie



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