Here Comes the Sun

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Solar Prominences on March 5th, 2009
Sketch and Details by Jeff Young

The sun has finally risen out of the murk here at 54°N, and I was very happy to get the white pencils and black paper out again. I did one sketch on the first of March, but, well… we’ll just chalk that one up to getting back into shape. The weather was somewhat brisk for this one, and my sketchpad even blew off my knee and into the wet grass at one point, but I was still much happier with the final result. 😉

Solar prominence in h-alpha, March 5, 2009 (seeing 2/5)

Solarscope SF70 on Tele Vue Pronto @f/23, with 19mm Panoptics in Baader MkV binoviewer (85X)

White Derwent Graphitint pencil on black Strathmore Artagain paper.

— Jeff.

5 thoughts on “Here Comes the Sun”

  1. Out standing Jeff, you have many talents from Deep Sky to solar and all excellent. Thanks for sharing it brightened my morning for sure 🙂


  2. Thanks, everyone! There’s a lovely singing-bird-shaped prominence right now if anyone gets a chance to get out.

    Dale — some day I’ll show you one of my planetary sketches. My talent seems to run out there…. 😉

    — Jeff.

  3. Jeff,

    Very impressive solar sketch. If I lived at 54 degrees North I would be thrilled to see the sun too.

    Frank 🙂

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