Jumping Fish

Proms 052409

Solar prominences on May 24th, 2009
Sketch and Details by Jeff Young

This solar prominence group appeared off the NE limb on May 24th. While much of it was rather dim, it displayed a few bright sections with fast moving action, and it was all I could do to keep up with them. I was sketching continuously for the entire hour depicted here. I would have liked to have done another pair of frames, but was somewhat surprised to find myself exhausted after concentrating for an hour.

White Derwent Graphitint pencil on black Strathmore Artagain paper (two frames per sheet, with the two sheets combined in Photoshop after scanning).

Sketched from County Louth, Ireland.

As viewed through 70mm Solarscope h-alpha filter, Tele Vue Pronto, Astro-Physics Barlow, Baader MkV binoviewer and 19mm Panoptic eyepieces.


— Jeff.

4 thoughts on “Jumping Fish”

  1. Jeff,
    There are not fishes. There are mammals: dolphins. 😉
    Fine sketch.


  2. Thanks, Marek, Frank and Tom!

    (But my 10-year-old daughter assures me they are fish.) 😉

    — Jeff.

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