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#1 Aquarellia

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Posted 29 December 2015 - 10:21 AM

After this too calm sun in H alpha http://www.cloudynig...ooooo-calm-sun/

Dec. 26th I had the idea to sketch the sun while setting, in WL and with some spots here the AR2473 group.

To achieve this I did the 3 following sketches, the first with black dry pastel, the two next ones with HB B2 and B6 pencils, all on white paper.  Because of the atmosphere distortion, the last one was made with the help of a snake for architect:

 

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Then I compile all together with my old -good- version of Paint.Net :

 

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To finalyse I just add a color layer

 

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I had two surprises, the flight of birds and the layer of mist near the horizon.

 

Because I continued to look through the EP untill the end of the show, I have an idea for another sketch, stay connected!

 

Michel


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Posted 29 December 2015 - 02:48 PM

A real great sketch! I like connection between nature and astronomy .



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Posted 29 December 2015 - 03:45 PM

Michel, in case you did not see my comments, they are posted as a reply to you in my post "Active Solar Region 12473"  But I'll say it again, beautiful.

Regards, happy and healthy New Year,

Randolph



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Posted 29 December 2015 - 11:53 PM

AMAZING! As always Michel, wonderfully presented.  :bow: I agree with Uwe. Thank you for sharing a look at our star!

 

Bill



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Posted 30 December 2015 - 12:34 AM

Hello Michel,

 

Just when I think you are nearing the end of your superb creativity, you completely overwhelm us again. Wonderful sequence and final setting sun creation. The sun looks like it is melting. Did you see the green flash?

I love your ability to capture the "ART" of astronomical rendering. 

 

Frank :)


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#6 Jef De Wit

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Posted 30 December 2015 - 07:48 AM

Love it!



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Posted 30 December 2015 - 08:56 AM

This is very beautiful, as always, love it! Thanks for sharing, Michel, I want more!

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Posted 30 December 2015 - 09:16 AM

Wow, beautiful! As Franks says, this is art with a capital A R and T  :bow:



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Posted 30 December 2015 - 05:39 PM

Michel,

 

Nice sketches of the Sun :cool: .

 

CS,KLU,

 

:thanx: ,

 

Tom



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Posted 01 January 2016 - 11:08 PM

Thank you so much Uwe, Randolph, Bill, Frank, Jef, Migue, Iain, Tom and the liked team!

 

Hello Michel,

 

Just when I think you are nearing the end of your superb creativity, you completely overwhelm us again. Wonderful sequence and final setting sun creation. The sun looks like it is melting. Did you see the green flash?

I love your ability to capture the "ART" of astronomical rendering. 

 

Frank :)

 

Not this time Frank, as a matter fact I saw only one time in my life the green flash. This one when the sun is set since 2 or 3 seconds and a real green flash is coming from the new dark.  I think this meteor is rare, I was sailing during years and years all around Europe but I only saw this effect once.  Of'course some green light can be seen on the summit of the setting sun like today, but that's not the Victor Hugo green flash.  Did you see one Frank ?

 

Once again thank you to you all for your nice appreciation, for all of us this is the good way to enhance our astronomical sketching passion.

I'm waiting a lot of 2016 sketches here in CN !

Michel



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Posted 02 January 2016 - 12:56 PM

Michel,

 

I saw the green flash from the top of Kitt Peak National Observatory with my daughter back in June 2006. My one and only view of it. We both felt it was quite a treat to witness. It was remarkable brief.

 

Frank :)


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