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Charcoal sketch of the H alpha sun, 2019-07-01

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Dear all,

as usual, I couldn't resist to create yet another charcoal sketch of the H alpha sun. It is relaxing for me to observe the proms and filaments and to try to catch them "as they are" on the paper. At first glance, the sun looks pretty similar - just at second glance and comparison with my other sketches, I have seen that it looks similar but always a bit different. The disc and the prominences are done with natural charcoal, just for the filaments, I needed a Koh-i-Noor artificial charcoal pen since it's darker.

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Telescope: Lunt LS 50 THa B600 PT
Eyepiece: Celestron X-cel 10mm
Date & Time: July 1st, 2019 / 1015-1045 CEST
Location: home terrace, Dusseldorf region, Germany
Technique: natural vine charcoal and Koh-i-Nor charcoal pen on white Hahnemühle Ingres mould-made pastel paper
Size: 24x31cm

Clear (and sunny) skies!

Achim

 

 

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Hi Achim,

You capture the flares etc just as I remember them from my days of having access to a H Alpha scope. Mike

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