Solar h-alpha sketching?
Posted 25 November 2021 - 09:01 PM
Trouble is I’ve never tried my hand at sketching before. Any suggestions on media, basic techniques, etc, to get started? I think I’d only be sketching the prominences. So maybe just a regular pencil and paper, then shading/smudging? Maybe there are better types of pencils/materials?
Thanks in advance for any suggestions. Hopefully I can pull off something better than stick figure prominences!
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Posted 25 November 2021 - 11:03 PM
Posted 26 November 2021 - 12:59 AM
We could use some tutorials on planet sketching at the eyepiece all in one place. Here are few folks here at Cloudy Nights that do great work on sketching the planets at the eyepiece. If you search through recent pages you will find some of their Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, Uranus and Nepture sketches and some discussion on materials used:
David Gray, Special Ed, Asbytec, Quinnipiac Monster, Warmvet, Gregrox, Aquarellia, astronz59, chrisnuttall,
stanislas-jean,Uwe Pilz . to name just a few
A work I would recommend is this book: Astronomical Sketching: A Step-by-Step Introduction (The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series) 2007th Edition
by Richard Handy, David B. Moody, Jeremy Perez, Erika Rix, Sol Robbins (all members here or former members)
other places to visit: Drawing the Planets: some tips and anecdotes https://www.britastro.org/node/21923
Others here may have suggestions on planet sketching tutorials
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