Evolution of a Solar Prominence

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 … Continue reading Evolution of a Solar Prominence

Venus and Mercury After Sunset, release 2

Object Name (Venus and Mercury) Object Type (Plante conjunction and meteor) Location (Artignosc-sur-Verdon France) Date (Jan 10th 2015) Media (watercolor, white paper, inverted after scan) January the 10th the two inner planets of our solar system are very close. Following the nice pastel sketch made by Frank Jan 6th (ASOD Feb 2nd) I will take … Continue reading Venus and Mercury After Sunset, release 2

Venus-Uranus-Mars—Two Conjunctions

Object Name (Venus, Mars, Uranus) Object Type (Planet conjunctions) Location (Artignosc-sur-Verdon – Provence, France) Date (11/03/2015) Media (graphite pencil, watercolour pencils, white watercolour paper, Paint.net) I always have issue to find Uranus, without GoTo, it’s not so easy…and I don’t like facility… Thinks are moving in our planet system. It’s why “planetos” in Greek means … Continue reading Venus-Uranus-Mars—Two Conjunctions

Lovejoy / M76 Rendez-vous.

Object Name (M76 & C2014/Q2 Lovejoy) Object Type (Planetary nebulae and Comet) Location (Observatoire Astronomique de Bauduen – Verdon – France) Date (2015-02-19 / 21:00LT) Media (graphite pencil, on white paper, paint.net and MS Gif animator) Once again I had the opportunity to use the fast (3.3) 24″ reflector made by Olivier Planchon. The EP … Continue reading Lovejoy / M76 Rendez-vous.

Lovejoy for Charlie

Object Name (C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy) Object Type (Comet in Eridan) Location (Verdon river in France) Date (Jan. 11th 2015) Media (watercolor on white paper, inverted after scan via paint.net) During the “Charlie Hebdo” event we had to keep the pencil in hand, to prove that life goes on and is beautiful and that cretinism can’t … Continue reading Lovejoy for Charlie

Sun Super Spot – Unaided Eye

Object Name (Sun) Object Type (Sun photosphere) Location (Artignosc-sur-Verdon/France ) Date (2014/11/20) Media (graphite pencil (sketrch down) and watercolor (full sun up) on white paper, Paint.net) The old sunspot 2192 is now making its second pass across the face of our sun with a new number : 2214. It’s the first time that I can … Continue reading Sun Super Spot – Unaided Eye

Occultation of Saturn by the Moon

Object Name (Saturn, Moon first croissant) Object Type (Occultation) Location (Artignosc-sur-Verdon, France ) Date (2014 Oct 26) Media (graphite pencil, watercolour, white paper, Paint.net for inversion and crop) Occultation of Saturn by the Moon Here join a watercolour I made while Saturn just leaves the very young moon. That was a very nice spectacle indeed! … Continue reading Occultation of Saturn by the Moon

The Cat’s Eye Nebulae

• Object Name (NGC 6543) • Object Type (Planetary nebulae) • Location (OAB – Bauduen – Verdon – France) • Date (October 16th 2014) • Media (graphite pencil, watercolour, white paper, inverted via Paint.net) To obtain this sketch I use the following optical combinations via the 24” f/d 3.3 on equ. mount of the OAB … Continue reading The Cat’s Eye Nebulae

H alpha Sun sketches

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 … Continue reading H alpha Sun sketches