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#1 LunarObserver

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Posted 17 August 2020 - 07:48 PM

On August 16, 2020 I made my 9,000th solar observation.  It was an 8th grade science project in 1979 that took off!  In that time, I have drawn the Sun 9,000 times in white light.  Recently, I have added hydrogen alpha features to make a composite drawing of white light and H alpha.  The Sun is always interesting.  Attached is the drawing for August 16, 2020.  No sunspots, but nice filaments.  Now for the next 9,000!

Clear skies,

David

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#2 slavicek

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Posted 17 August 2020 - 07:52 PM

Congratulation! I will never make it to that mark, I hope I could make it to 1000....



#3 rigel123

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Posted 17 August 2020 - 08:19 PM

Congrats!

#4 MalVeauX

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Posted 17 August 2020 - 08:21 PM

How cool David! Congrats! What a great journey!

 

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Posted 17 August 2020 - 08:23 PM

9K of the sun,  that’s fantastic.

The big question for Lunar Observer is how many moon observations In the baggoodjob.gif



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Posted 18 August 2020 - 06:11 AM

Well done David!

A true milestone, one I'm very envious of! (I'm not that good of a record keeper.)

Thanks for keeping the art of sketching alive as well.

I admire your dedication. bow.gif



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Posted 18 August 2020 - 08:12 AM

That's the best type of "imaging" to get familiar with how incredible our nearest star is.  waytogo.gif



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Posted 18 August 2020 - 08:23 AM

On August 16, 2020 I made my 9,000th solar observation.  It was an 8th grade science project in 1979 that took off!  In that time, I have drawn the Sun 9,000 times in white light.  Recently, I have added hydrogen alpha features to make a composite drawing of white light and H alpha.  The Sun is always interesting.  Attached is the drawing for August 16, 2020.  No sunspots, but nice filaments.  Now for the next 9,000!

Clear skies,

David

I would love to hear the story of how your observations and equipment have evolved from 1979 to now.  That is interesting.  

 

Chuck



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Posted 18 August 2020 - 08:36 AM

Awesome!  Congratulations, nice milestone!  I too would like to hear how your observing has changed over the years.



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Posted 18 August 2020 - 09:24 AM

Very very good. Post your 9001th as well!



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Posted 18 August 2020 - 09:50 AM

Congratulations, now that's dedication!



#12 Hank Molesky

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Posted 18 August 2020 - 01:24 PM

Fantastic. Maybe we all should create milestones for our observations of the sun? I have no idea how many times I've looked at the sun since I started in astronomy. It's funny being an 8 grade teacher because my first exposure to the hobby was in the 4th grade. Thank God for teachers like you, well done!

Best.....Hank




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