Our Star Animated

Western Prominence

2011 06 01, 1500 UT – 1630 UT
Solar h-alpha, prominences

PCW Memorial Observatory, Ohio USA – Erika Rix, www.pcwobservatory.com
Temp: 32.3°C, Humidity 42%, SE winds 5mph
Seeing: Wilson 4, Transparency: 2/6

DS 60mm Maxscope, LXD75, 21-7mm Zhumell

Sketch created scopeside with black Strathmore Artagain paper, white Conte’ crayon and pencil, Derwent charcoal pencil, black oil pencil

There were six active regions on the Sun, but a western prominence region caught my eye as a possible CME that took place during my observation. If it was simply an erupting prominence, it was the brightest I’ve witnessed as such. I’ve created an animation of my sketch sequence that I recorded during the observation at 5-minute intervals.


8 thoughts on “Our Star Animated”

  1. Erika,

    Absolutely stunning!

    I have never seen such an animation of a solar prominence done via sketching medium. Each sketch on its own is a beauty. Then, to put this sequence together, WOW is all I can say!

    Well done!

    Alex M.

  2. That’s amazing, just keep doing what you’re doing. And thanks a lot for sharing it.

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