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acr_astro

Natural charcoal sketch of the summer H alpha sun

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Dear all,

today at 30°C, I had a look to the H alpha sun the first time in summer this year. Here's the natural charcoal sketch of it:

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Telescope: Lunt LS 50 THa B600 PT
Eyepiece: Celestron X-cel 10mm
Date & Time: June 23rd, 2019 / 1200-1230 CEST
Location: home terrace, Dusseldorf region, Germany
Technique: natural vine charcoal on white Hahnemühle Ingres mould-made pastel paper
Size: 24x31cm 

Enjoy the summer with clear (and sunny) skies!

Achim

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That's a very tricky thing to do!  Looks like you nailed it! Great sketch

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A figure of speech ‘you have to be joking’ a work of art is what it is. Like a photo negative from back in the 35mm era. Well done.

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Dear all,

thanks a lot for your great feedback!

14 hours ago, Marvin Jenkins said:

 Like a photo negative from back in the 35mm era. Well done.

Inspired by Marvin's comment, I created the negative of my sketch to see how it would have appeared as black and white photo in the old days:

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This reminds me to my chalk sketches of the full moon.  Frankly, I prefer the negative charcoal version of the solar sketch. But it was a nice experiment at the PC. Thanks for heads up.👍

Clear (and sunny) skies!

Achim

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Original and negative, both are excellent!

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