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The Sun in H-alpha

© Deirdre Kelleghan   First solar observation of 2012. Yes the main Active Region that morning looked very detailed, but the hedge proms on the east limb were outstanding, and very busy indeed. A long rope like filament arched upward above the chromosphere, whipped round the limb becoming that very dramatic feature the filaprom.

  • East limb proms January 12th 2012 10:50 UT - 11:20UT
  • PST 40 / 8mm TVP eyepiece / 50X. Seeing good.
  • Pastel and Conte on black paper.
  • Sketch is 9 inches X 4 inches on A4
  • Bray, Co Wicklow Ireland
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NGC 6888 Pastel

© John Karlsson  This is a sketch using pastel chalks, white charcoal pencil and a wight gel pen on black pastel paper. I did this sketch in the cold late night of last summer. The sky's where very clear and the temperature had dropped to +2C. Cold considering it was +30 that afternoon. The pastel is brushed onto the paper and then smudged in with a blending stump.darker areas are added with a kneed able eraser. Stars are done with the gel pen as well as the white charcoal pencil.

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Naked-eye Moon Tantramar Marsh

Naked-eye Moon Tantramar Marsh on 2012 January 2. Sketch © R.A. Rosenfeld.

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Copernicus

Silvia Graca ©   I drew this picture on September 14th, 2013 from about 9:15 PM to 10:30 PM CDT from Winnipeg Manitoba. I used a Mead LightSwitch telescope with a 2 inch 8 MM eyepiece. I used graphite pencils and an eraser.

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The Sun 20130818

Louise Racine ©   This was sketched with graphite pencils, yellow pencil and black pen on standard white paper. The telescope was a Newtonian dobsonian 8'' with a Baader Astrosolar filter and a 13mm eyepiece. (Sorry for the blue effect, seems to be the result of scanning).

Clear skies!

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Gassendi 20130915

Gerry Smerchanski ©   Here is my sketch of the Crater Gassendi. Gassendi is found on the 'north shores' of Mare Humorum and is a very complex structure. South rim seems inundated by the Mare while the crater itself exhibits rilles, central peaks, craterlets wall breaches and it is found between Mare and highlands.

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Gibbous Moon 20131012

Louise Racine ©  2012 October 13. White chalk on black paperboard.

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Moon 20131013

Louise Racine © 2012 October 13. 12-inch Dob, 13mm ocular, 2x barlow. White chalk on black paperboard.

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Moon and Halo

R.A. Rosenfeld ©  Several naked-eye images executed from an overly-lit downtown Toronto parking lot. The lunar halo was very faint.

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The Moon 20131013

R.A. Rosenfeld ©   Pencil sketch of the Moon as observed by the unaided eye. 2013 October 13, UTC 00:25.

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