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Old 19-10-2010, 09:13 PM
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A sketchy first attempt

These are my first attempts at sketching the sun.

The prominences are certainly out of proportion. Obviously because I wasn't using black paper, I struggled to convey the lighter areas on the surface; I chose just to represent them as lighter, squiggly lines.

Both were drawn while viewing through my 10mm Ethos, on a PST. The first was done at about 12.15pm today (19 Oct 2010), while the second was at about 5.50pm.
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Old 19-10-2010, 09:27 PM
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WOW! Truely beautiful work, Alexandra.

These are the first solar drawings I've actually seen, and I've also never seen the sun through such a scope. I am most impressed.

And the changes that can be seen over a few short hours, amazing, really amazing!

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Old 19-10-2010, 09:31 PM
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Thanks, Mental! I was surprised at the sunspots not moving as much as I expected, actually, but I knew the prominences would have changed.

I'm in love with solar viewing now - and I've only had the scope for a couple of days
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Old 19-10-2010, 09:47 PM
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Good observation and drawing there Alaxandra.
Well done.
those are the first solar drawings I ave seen from a PST
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Old 19-10-2010, 11:10 PM
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Wow, that's great. Quite a lot going on there.
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Old 20-10-2010, 09:11 AM
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Thanks, Ron and Michael! It was fun to try; I'll definitely keep at it.
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Old 20-10-2010, 09:53 AM
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Hi Alexander, for me too, these are the first solar sketches I've seen. You've done such a brilliant job, and wow the changes in such a short time. I love your work, please keep the sketches coming.
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Old 20-10-2010, 11:37 AM
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Thanks Suzy! There will be more, have no fear (or perhaps, HAVE fear... )
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Old 20-10-2010, 06:43 PM
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Well done Alexandra. Solar viewing is definitely addictive. I've had one go at sketching an active region in Ha, but have really got to sit down and get serious with it - maybe this weekend. The changes are amazing - I found that by the time I'd got the end of my sketch, it was already different. I look forward to more. And maybe we could start putting observation reports form solar viewing up as well - I've yet to do one, again because the changes happen so rapidly.
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Old 20-10-2010, 07:25 PM
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Awesome sketches

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Old 21-10-2010, 09:51 AM
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Paddy, I can't imagine how I'd go about writing an obs report on the sun, to be honest, partly because it changes but mostly because I'm still coming to grips with the nomenclature! Addictive it is though...

And thanks, Orestis!
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