A Sun Event

17 May 2015 Sun - Compilation
17 May 2015 Sun – Compilation

Our friends of the La Blaque observatory in Varages had organized an afternoon dedicated to solar observation. We were ten of us behind the eyepieces to admire the hot sun rays.
Here join a small overview of the animation (the base color comes from the coffee offered by Caroline)

We deploy heavy EQ, Celestrons (the famous Hats of AiryLab) some large Lunts a Skywatcher and other solar bino’s. I had a lot of work at the sketch board !!! Only a 150 mm Lunt was devoted to the photography.
Here is a little souvenir from the H-alpha compiled views from the Fred’s Hat, the 150/1200 for WL and a nice Jean-Luc bino for 3D view…

As the sun had become much quieter than previous days, it was not particularly complex to draw today, but we do what we can with the star we have! On the left we can see the active area around the end of the AR2339 spot.

Clear sky to you all

Michel Deconinck

17 May 2015 Sun
17 May 2015 Sun

Solar Serpent

Solar Filament & Prominence - 26 April 2015
Solar Filament & Prominence – 26 April 2015

Aloha!

I was delighted this morning to find this dark and large filament at the north-eastern limb of our Sun. It had the appearance of a large serpent with foot like projections anchoring it to the solar surface and then visible curving around the limb. The filament is magnetic curtains of plasma hovering over the Sun’s surface, this an especially large and detailed one. I read on the Spaceweather site that the length of the filament would measure the distance from the Earth to the Moon. That’s one big serpent!

Solar Filament & Prominence
h-alpha 60mm Lunt 35x
Maui, Hawaii
4/26/15 0800-0845 HST
Black Strathmore Artagain Paper
White Conte’ Crayon & charcoal pencils, black & white
Photoscape Software to colorize, Photoshop Software to reduce size

Cindy L. Krach
Haleakala Amateur Astronomers


Solar Prominence from Ireland

Solar Prominence - 13 May 2015
Solar Prominence – 13 May 2015

I went out to sketch the AR 2339 in h-alpha but when I saw this massive Hedgerow type prominence on the limb it had to be done.
PST 40 halpha scope ,8mm eyepiece / 50X
Pastels and Conte on black paper. 13:33 UT May 13th 2015
Bray, Co Wicklow, Ireland

Best regards
Deirdre

Deirdre Kelleghan

Astronomer
Artist
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Evolution of a Solar Prominence

H-Alpha Sun - 28 April 2015
H-Alpha Sun – 28 April 2015

On April 28th, I had the opportunity to follow the evolution of this very nice and long prominence.
That was made using a very small Lunt in Halpha (35mm) the total sketch time was less than 2h.
The full view sketch was made using black pencils HB and 4B on white paper and with the help of transparent paper for the active zones, inverted while scanning.
For the sun’s “comic” I sketch only on white paper with a HB pencil, I had no time to sketch more details and the other details were quite calm facing the prom evolution.
This kind of exercise is interesting because no space probe, nor camera are programmed or able to send us such a big number of photo’s and so quick. Let’s say this is another evidence why sketch is still an interesting technique, as is ASOD !.

The filament, origin of this prom is visible on the main sketch and on the first one of the sequence, after that the filament disappear. At the end I just add a digital color layer to my sketch with the use of Paint.net.

Thank you to you all for your interest and on top of that thank you to the ASOD team for their work.

Michel Deconinck
http://astro.aquarellia.com

H-Alpha Prominence Sequence
H-Alpha Prominence Sequence

Prominence Extraordinaire! H-alpha Prominence 1-10-15

Solar Prominence - January 10, 2015
Solar Prominence – January 10, 2015

Aloha!

I think what I like best about solar observing is you never know what you will find going on! This large prominence at the eastern limb appeared extraordinary in its detailed and lacey appearance. Seeing was very good and at higher magnification a network of bright areas appeared, much like a picture of a neuron cell with branching filaments extending in all directions. Tilting Sun Graphics are used to denote prominence location.

Solar Prominence
1/10/15
h-alpha 60mm Lunt
Maui, Hawaii
0945-1020 HST (1945-2020 UT)
Black Canson paper, white & black charcoal pencil, watercolor pencil & Conte’ Crayon
Tilting Sun Graphics

Cindy (Thia ) L. Krach
Haleakala Amateur Astronomers

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The Sun before Christmas

The Sun before Christmas - December 24, 2014
The Sun before Christmas – December 24, 2014

Hi ASOD:

Objet: Sun
Objet Type: Sun Ha
Location: Panama city, Republic of Panama (Central America)
Date: December 24 , 2014
Media: graphite pencil , white paper and Phto Zone to invert, color tone and text.
Telescope: Meade Coronado PST – H alpha, 40/400.
Ocular: 13mm

The Sun before Christmas

clear skies , Ricardo Schwarz


Solar Tree and Bridge 11/16/14

Solar prominences and filaments on and near the limb - November 16, 2014
Solar prominences and filaments on and near the limb – November 16, 2014
Solar prominences and filaments on and near the limb (colorized) - November 16, 2014
Solar prominences and filaments on and near the limb (colorized) – November 16, 2014

Aloha!

Another Sunday morning spent happily with the Sun. Today the first prominence that struck me was one that had the appearance of a very fine “tree” near a “bridge”. The details & seeing were excellent today and I could make out swirling and looping details within the prominence, a lacy network of light and dark. The prominence could be seen spilling onto the solar surface as a filament.

I usually just cant leave done alone, so I tried some different things to colorize and experimented with Photoscape software. I fell upon the magic button – something called color balance. What fun to add color and see more of what I observed in the eyepiece!

Solar Prominence
Lunt 60mm PT
14mm & 6mm
11-16-14
Maui, Hawaii
Black Strathmore paper, Conte’ white crayons and watercolor pencils
Photoscape Software

Cindy (Thia) Krach
Haleakala Amateur Astronomers


H-alpha Solar Observation

A solar observation including prominences, a large active region with sunspots and filaments - October 26, 2014
An H-alpha solar observation including prominences, a large active region with sunspots and filaments – October 26, 2014

Aloha!

This week has been fascinating observing the giant sunspot region 2192 making its way across the solar disc. I was working today to demonstrate the details of the intricate swirls of magnetic activity around the sunspot and filament regions. I utilized the Tilting Sun graphic again for this observation though it is reversed from a standard view to demonstrate my view through the eyepiece.

Solar Observation 10-26-14
Maui, Hawaii
h-alpha Lunt PT 60mm 83X
Black paper, white charcoal, black and white oil pencils, wax pencils and watercolor pencils
Tilting Sun graphics added in Photoscape

Cindy (Thia) Krach


Spiraling Prom

Solar prominences including a spiraling prominence - October 12, 2014
Solar prominences including a spiraling prominence – October 12, 2014

Aloha!

Todays Sun was bursting with excitement along the eastern limb. The more northern triple arch was very bright and dense in appearance. There was some activity near the equator that as I watched began to develop a bright spike. Then to the south, so beautiful and delicate in appearance, a spiral shape twisting off the limb. This was very exciting to sketch and time was spent creating and erasing to get it just right, trying to capture the spiraling effect.

I have been trying different techniques to capture the Sun recently. Graphite pencil on white paper is my current favorite method to get the smallest details my eye can see. A brush with charcoal was used to get the mottled surface of the solar disc.

Modeling after Erika Rix, I added a Tilting Sun graphic to show where the 2 major prominences were located on the solar disc.

Cindy (Thia) Krach

Solar Prominences
10/12/14 0900-0950 HST
Lunt 60mm PT
35x-83x
White paper and graphite pencil
Inverted & colorized in Photoscape
Tilting Sun software

Maui, HI


Two Big Prominences on the Edge

Two large solar prominences on the limb - October 4, 2014
Two large solar prominences on the limb – October 4, 2014

Object Name: Sun
Object Type: Solar prominence
Location: Deventer, The Netherlands
Date: October 4, 2014
Media: pastel pencils on black paper

As the days shorten rapidly and the sun gets more south every day, the warm afternoons are coming to an end in the Netherlands. On what could be the last sunny and warm day of the year, the active Sun was the obvious target for an astronomical sketch. I set up my modded 60mm Unitron/Polarex refractor and sketched two large prominences on the western edge of the solar disk. The prominences were of the “stable” and relatively long lasting type, but still a lot of internal swirling and changes in brightness could be seen in both at high magnifications. Due to seeing conditions magnifications were limited to about 80x-100x. I made two separate sketches, but got the idea of combining them in a composition when photographing them afterwards.

Kind regards,
Roel Weijenberg


H alpha Sun sketch

Active regions, prominences, sunspots and plages on the Sun - September 28, 2014
Active regions, prominences, sunspots and plages on the Sun – September 28, 2014

Object Name Sun
Object Type H alpha with PST, XW-10
Location Tokyo japan
Date 2014/9/28
Media Black/red pencils on a white paper. Contrast adjusted with PC.

This my first submission to the site. I hope it is acceptable.
An M-class flare has erupterd at #2172 about one hour after this sketch. I could already see some active regions between the two sun spots.

Thanks.


H alpha Sun sketches

Solar prominences and plage on and near the limb - September 19th and 20th, 2014
Solar prominences and plage on and near the limb – September 19th and 20th, 2014

Object Name (H alpha Sun )
Object Type (Nice dwarf star)
Location (Artignosc-sur-Verdon, France)
Date (2014/09 – 19 & 20)
Media (graphite pencil, white paper, my digital tool is Paint.net to add colours via layers)
What a bad weather! Even the “day of the night” becomes the “day of the rain”, what a season.
But here around we are not too complaining. For my cloudy friends, I made a couple of solar sketches to prove that the sun still exist !
Both sketches and zooms are done in 30 minutes, at 15:30 UT Sept. 19th and the day after, same period, with my mini-Lunt35T and SWA 10mm EP.
The prominences that rises are damn pretty and clustered around the equator as it should be at the end of a solar cycle.

I wish you all a nice and dark sky !

http://astro.aquarellia.com
Michel Deconinck


Goldilocks & The 3 Sun Bears

Three prominences on the solar limb - September 11, 2014
Three prominences on the solar limb – September 11, 2014

Aloha!

While observing our ever changing Sun today I was struck by a grouping of prominences on the western limb. All of them of high intensity and curving towards the same direction. They made me think of the story of Goldilocks & The 3 Bears!

Cindy (Thia) Krach

Solar Sketch
Black Strathmore Paper
Pastel and colored pencils
60mm Lunt h-Alpha
56X
Maui, Hawaii

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The Sun in H-alpha – aquarel technique

The Hydrogen-alpha solar disk on July 25, 2014 using Aquarel pencils on Aquarel paper.
The Hydrogen-alpha solar disk on July 25, 2014 using Aquarel pencils on Aquarel paper.

Date and time: 25th July 2014, UT 15:30
Place: Tarjan, Hungary (Astronomy Camp of the Hungarian Astronomical Association)
Equipment: 35/400 H-alpha Lunt LS35T, 12 mm
I used colour aquarel pencils on special aquarel paper.

Regards,
Judit


First International Sun-Day

First International Sun-Day on June 22, 2014
First International Sun-Day on June 22, 2014
Certificate of Acheivement for the First International Sun-Day June 22, 2014
Certificate of Acheivement for the First International Sun-Day June 22, 2014

First International Sun-Day
· Object Name (International public event)
· Object Type (Sun)
· Location (Varages – Provence France)
· Date (2014 June 22)
· Media (graphite pencil for the sun, water ink and watercolour for the scenery, white paper, Paint.Net to assemble)

This first International sun-day was a good time to show the sun to the public, today in the north hemisphere the day is much longer than the night. The day before, the local radio broadcast make our promotion. With the local association “AAP” (Association – Astronomie – Provence) of Varages we had good time and very nice public. Despite the fact that the sun was quite calm, we can show a very tiny archipelago of sun-spots on the middle of the disk as well as some spots neat the limb. Anyway, the proms make our day; they are much more attractive for the public today.
To sketch the H-alpha part of the sun (here the portion out of the disk) I used a Coronado 60mm refractor with a focal length of 1000mm ; for the inner portion, the disk in Wight Light, I used my 102mm refractor, same focal length with glass objective filter.

http://aap.eklablog.com/
http://astro.aquarellia.com/

Michel Deconinck

I forget to say that :
In the foreground you can see two parabolic solar oven used to cook sausages and eggs for the public


Trying something New with the Sun

The H-alpha Sun - May 9, 2014
The H-alpha Sun – May 9, 2014
Non inverted colors on white paper.
Non inverted colors on white paper.
Inverted
Inverted

Aloha!

I was enjoying the Sun this morning and trying to decide how to represent the most prominent features. Sketching the Sun has just not gotten me the feeling that I can really represent it as well as I would like to as far as colorizing goes. I like using black paper but it isn’t smooth enough whereas plain white paper is. But when I have tried to add color later, it just loses what I see in the scope.

So today I tried a little something different. I like how some inverted blue colors really become the right colors for the Sun. So I put some oil pastel colors to paper & inverted to see what I could use. The nice thing about the oil pastel is I can scratch off small little lines to try to get the details of the solar surface. I had to think in negative to produce the sketch in order to preserve black, white and the different tones of red. This is my 1st attempt using this technique and I am not entirely happy with it but it is a bit of an experiment.

H-alpha Sun
5/9/14
60mm Lunt 88x
Oil Pastel, white permanent pen, white paper, Lyra polycolor pencils, a needle to scratch off the oil pastels to produce dark lines
Inverted with Photoscape software

Cindy (Thia) Krach
Maui. HI


Sunsketches on May 4th

The Sun - May 4, 2014
The Sun – May 4, 2014
My place for looking at the sun
My place for looking at the sun

Since I exchanged Belgium for Sweden last year, I am faced with lack of astronomical darkness since mid april. Astronomical darkness (sun below 18 degrees of horizon) will only return end of august. Therefore I will be concentrating drawing more suns and moons instead of deepsky. The positive side to this is that in Winter time it ‘s astronomical dark at 5.30PM already 🙂

I have used my 21 years old TeleVue 101 SDF apochromate refractor, teamed with an (also old) Daystar 0.7Å h-alfa filter. A Barlow is needed to reach the required f/30 focal length. I am using a TeleVue alt-az Gibraltar mount.

I have added a picture to show the observation location. I have reached SQM 21.6 a number of times already.
Hope you like it.

best regards
Erik van Woerkens


The Sun Is a Star

The Sun Is a Star
The Sun Is a Star

From time to time, with friends, we animate minor scientific events in small Provencal villages.

Today March 19th we were in Varages with the local AAP astro club. Fifty kids and residents came to have a look at our star’s volatile proms in H-alpha and some nice spots archipelago’s in WL. We used 3 refractors, a Lunt 35mm a Coronado 60mm and a classical 102/1000 for the WL. The annexed sketch was done in H-alpha, directly on site, to show to the spectators, what can be seen through our material. In parallel some of our wife’s are trying to explain that our sun is a star.

Clear sky to you all !
http://astro.aquarellia.com/

Michel Deconinck

•Object Name (Sun and event)
•Object Type (Star !…)
•Location (Varages Provence France)
•Date (2014 March 19th)
•Media (graphite pencil for the sun, ink for the audience, white paper)


AR1575

H-Alpha / White Light Sun - September 22, 2012
H-Alpha / White Light Sun – September 22, 2012

Object Name Sun
Object Type Sunspot 1575 and crown
Location Néoules Provence France
Date 22 sept. 2012 – 13h TU
Media (graphite pencil for the spot, red pastel for the crown, two different white papers, Paint.net)

I made two separate sketches, one in H alpha via a classic PST for the crown, the second one through a 1000/102 refractor with solar continuum filter for the spot.
I used several eyepeaces.
The compilation was done with the freeware software : Paint.Net
Conditions were perfect, the sun was hot here… !

Clear sky to you all

Michel Deconinck
http://astro.aquarellia.com

White Light Sun - September 22, 2012
White Light Sun – September 22, 2012
H-Alpha Sun - September 22, 2012
H-Alpha Sun – September 22, 2012

Watercolor Prom

Solar Prominence - April 22, 2012
Solar Prominence – April 22, 2012

Object Name (Sun)
Location (Rocbaron – Var in Provence)
Date (April 22 2012 16h12 local time)
Media (white paper, emerald green watercolour, inverted scanning.)

Hello artists

Just a few hours after the great sketch of Stratos Tsanaktsidis, I had the opportunity to draw this one. I use a common H alpha PST Coronado.

My technique is quite original, after a light circle portion made by a graphite pencil on white paper I use directly a pure watercolour “green emerald” to sketch the solar surface on a water base and then the protuberances on the dry part of the sky, taking into account that light green will become dark red and vice-versa. Then I just have to invert the colours after scanning. The white sky is becoming black while the green part is becoming “H alpha red”.

Right, I add the approximate dimension of the earth and the moon orbit.

Clear sky to you all

Michel Deconinck

http://astro.aquarellia.com


Evolution of a Solar Prominence

Solar Prominence - September 22, 2013
Solar Prominence – September 22, 2013

Hello from France.

Object Name: Evolution of solar [prominence]
Object Type : Solar [prominences]
Location: Castres France
Date: 22 september 2013
Media (graphite pencil, white paper, digital treatment (color, inversion)

– Good seeing and transparency
– PST and Ethos 8mm

Yours Sincerely
Emmanuel Pélegrin

SITE WEB http://planetarn.pagesperso-orange.fr/manu/MANU.htm


H-Alpha Sun – August 30, 2013

H-Alpha Sun - August 30, 2013
H-Alpha Sun – August 30, 2013

– Object Name: Sun

– Equipment: Coronado, special instrument to observe the Sun

– Location: Castres (France)

– Date: 08/30/13

– Author: Jean Marc Saliou

– Processing : Photoshop

The sun’s activity is very important in this moment, causing greats eruptions that I drew the best I could. Note that few sunspots appear (maximum 2). The dark lines on the sun are eruptions pointing in our direction.

Sincerely,

Jean Marc Saliou


Late August Sun – 2013

H-Alpha Sun - August 22-31, 2013
H-Alpha Sun – August 22-31, 2013

Location : Castres, south-west France (near Toulouse)
Date : from 22 to 31 august 2013
Media : graphite pencil, white paper

Comments :
Dayly sketch of sun made through a small Coronado PST (H Alpha) + 15mm Televue eyepiece
Method :
1) dayly observing sun coronado around 12h TU
2) quick sketch with ballpen on paper notepad (2 minutes)
3) later copy out on drawing paper with graphite pencil (10 to 12 minutes)
4) picture take of each drawing with camera + Photoshop processing
– flipping horizontally and vertically in order to see the correct sun orientation
– grouping the 9 pictures + date on the same sheet
One may see the sun rotation from August 26 to 29 watching at spots.
I saw some material projections ejected into space (see August 30)
We currently have a great solar activity
To see the solar prominences evolution one should have to observe every hour !

Thank you for taking into consideration this small contribution
Best regards.

Jean-Marc SALIOU
A.P.A.M. astronomy
http://www.astrosurf.com/apam


Dancers on the Northwest Limb

Solar Prominences - August 16, 2012
Solar Prominences – August 16, 2012

2012 08 16, 1330 UT

NW Prominence

Erika Rix – Texas

www.pcwobservatory.com

DS Maxscope 60mm h-alpha, LXD75, Baader Planetarium Hyperion 8-24mm Mark III

Temp: 86 F (30 C), winds SE 5 mph, lightly scattered, 37% H
Seeing: Wilson 4.7-4, Transparency: 4/6, 50x, Alt: 72.7, Az: 175.3

Sketch created at the eyepiece with black Strathmore Artagain paper, white Conte’ pencil and crayon, and white color pencil.

NOAA 11543 had very bright plage. The sunspots within it weren’t quite as pronounced as the other day. There was a very large filament going east to west in the SE quadrant of the solar disk. More plage located to the SW and the E-NE quadrants.

The brightest, largest prominence that I spotted was located on the NW limb and resembled two dancers joined by their outreached hands with their other hands stretched out behind them. More prominences were scattered about the limb, but to the SW, a very short, bright set of prominences were apparent.


White Light and H-Alpha Sun from Polaris Observatory

White Light Sun - February 18, 2012
White Light Sun – February 18, 2012

Dear Asod,

I send you hereby my sketch made this Saturday at Polaris Observatory, Hungary. I used a 114/900 Skywatcher with Baader solar filter for white light sketch and a Lunt 35 for the H-alpha sketch.
The most intersting part is a solar prominence on the northern edge, which is was a very 3D something, biting in the sun-disk.

Equipments used: 114/900 SW (100x) & Lunt 35/400 H-alpha
Date: 18th February 2012, UT: 10:40 (white light) and 11:20 (H-alpha)
Place: Hungary, Budapest, Polaris Observatory
Media: graphite pencil used on white paper

Clear skies,
Judit


Full Disc H-Alpha – April 22, 2013

H-Alpha Sun - April 22, 2013
H-Alpha Sun – April 22, 2013

Object Name: Sun
Object Type: Star
Location: Deventer, The Netherlands
Date: April 22, 2013
Media: White pastel pencil on black paper, colorized and mirror reversed with Photoshop

Sunny weather + long lunch break = solar observing!
This afternoon I took 30 minutes to sketch the Sun in h-alpha. It’s been so long since my last solar sketch, I even had to search for the pastels. I made a full disk sketch, the active region AR1726 was large enough so see in detail even at low magnifications. For this sketch I used a 22mm LVW (32x) in my 70mm h-alpha telescope.

Kind regards,
Roel Weijenberg
www.roelblog.nl


H-Alpha Sun – April 1, 2013

H-Alpha Sun - April 1, 2013
H-Alpha Sun – April 1, 2013

Working with different gray pastel pencils works fine on the Moon. I tried the same technique on the Sun and was quite happy with the result. Hope you like it too.

Clear skies

Jef De Wit

Object: Sun

Location: Hove, Belgium (51°09’ N 4°28’ E)

Date and time: 1 April 2013, around 9.30 UT

Equipment: Lunt LS35T

Eyepiece: 13mm Nagler T6 (31x)

Medium: white, gray and black pastel pencils on black paper, scanned, colored with Paint Shop Pro, text added with Paint


H-Alpha Sun – March 3, 2013

H-Alpha Sun - March 3, 2013
H-Alpha Sun – March 3, 2013

Dear Asod,

Please find attached one of my latest sketches made of the Sun with my Luns LS35 H-Alpha telescope.
We had a lot of cloudy days so far this year, with only a few opportunities to go out and do any kind of observations, but finally the sun was shining and obviously I was sketching! J

Place: Budapest, Hungary

Date: 3rd March 2013

Equipment: 35/400 Lunt LS35T (H-alpha)

Object: Sun

Media: Graphite pencil used on white paper

Clear skies,
Judit

dr. Hannák Judit

Email: hannak.judit@gmail.com

Web: http://egmesek.blogspot.com


H-Alpha Sun – January 23, 2013

H-Alpha Sun - January 23, 2013
H-Alpha Sun – January 23, 2013

Hello,

I send you my latest h-alpha-sundrawing from 23.01.2013. I send you the positive and the negative version of my drawing.

Object Name: Sun
Object Type: Star
Location: Freising-Lerchenfeld, Bavaria, Germany
Date: January 23, 2013
Media: graphite pencil, knife, digital tools (Minolta Dimage Z2 Camera)
Time: 13:45 – 15:00 MEZ

Telescope: Coronado PST (40/400mm)
Ocular: 9mm SW

I use a drawing pattern with lightgray sun. I draw the prominences, sunspots and filaments with graphite pencil. For the active regions and flares i use the knife to scrape the gray color off. On this away I can hold finest details.

You can find more of my sundrawings on my website: www.dersonnenzeichner.de

Kind regards,

Michael Wendl

H-Alpha Sun - January 23, 2013 - Inverted
H-Alpha Sun – January 23, 2013 – Inverted

Monster Prominence

Solar Prominence - July 27, 2012
Solar Prominence - July 27, 2012

Object Name: Prominence
Object Type: Large plasma eruption on the solar surface
Location: Deventer, The Netherlands
Date: July 27, 2012
Media: White pastel pencil on black paper

This morning I aimed my 70mm solar telescope at the sun and I almost got blown away by what I saw. I GIANT prominence on the north eastern limb. I hovered above the surface like a huge dragon. I made a sketch with white pastels on black paper, color added and orientation-flip with Photoshop.

Clear skies!

Roel Weijenberg,
Deventer, The Netherlands
www.roelblog.nl


The Sun of november the 7th

H-Alpha Sun - November 7, 2012
H-Alpha Sun - November 7, 2012

Object Name (Sun)
Object Type (H alpha regio…)
Location (Rocbaron in Provence – France)
Date (2012 Nov 7th)
Media (graphite pencil for the prominences, pastel on white paper for the solar texture, Paint.net as digital tool)
Scope My new Lunt LS35THa/B600 on motorized EQ3 mount with 10mm eyepiece.

I made a pastel texture on CàGrain Canson white paper to imitate the solar surface, and I sketched the proeminences on another paper with graphite pencil. Then I combine both digitalized sketches via Paint.net respecting the 3 bright areas. I cheat a little bit regarding the color pushing my sketch to orange which is maybe more convenient for the contrasts.

Clear sky to you all !

Michel Deconinck
http://www.aquarellia.com