Sunday Sun

Sunday Sun

Solar Prominences on September 13th, 2009
Sketch and Details by Erika Rix

2009 Sept 13, 1531UT – 1631UT
Solar prominences in h-alpha
PCW Memorial Observatory, Zanesville, Ohio USA
Erika Rix

DS 60mm Maxscope, LXD75, 21-7mm Zhumell
Sketch created scopeside with black Canford paper, white Conte’ crayon
and pencil, white Prang watercolor pencil.

Temp: 24.4° -25.8°C, Humidity 74%-61%
S: Wilson 4 dropping to 1.5, T: below average
Clear to lightly scattered, breeze <7mph SE Alt: 45.8-51.8, Az: 138.3-159.2 Plenty of smaller prominences, concentrated on recordings of the four most prominent areas. Very minimal surface details with respect to filaments, ARs and plage. Chromospheric network was stunning.


One thought on “Sunday Sun”

  1. Erika,

    Beautiful gossamer rendering of the finest solar prominences, best appreciated when double clicked to the enlarged image.

    Frank 🙂

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