Solar Sketching

A Comprehensive Guide to Drawing the Sun

  • Erika Rix
  • Kim Hay
  • Sally Russell
  • Richard Handy

Part of the The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series book series (PATRICKMOORE, volume 178)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Erika Rix, Kim Hay, Sally Russell, Richard Handy
    Pages 1-42
  3. Erika Rix, Kim Hay, Sally Russell, Richard Handy
    Pages 43-56
  4. Erika Rix, Kim Hay, Sally Russell, Richard Handy
    Pages 57-118
  5. Erika Rix, Kim Hay, Sally Russell, Richard Handy
    Pages 119-146
  6. Erika Rix, Kim Hay, Sally Russell, Richard Handy
    Pages 147-248
  7. Erika Rix, Kim Hay, Sally Russell, Richard Handy
    Pages 249-263
  8. Erika Rix, Kim Hay, Sally Russell, Richard Handy
    Pages 265-282
  9. Erika Rix, Kim Hay, Sally Russell, Richard Handy
    Pages 283-314
  10. Erika Rix, Kim Hay, Sally Russell, Richard Handy
    Pages 315-329
  11. Erika Rix, Kim Hay, Sally Russell, Richard Handy
    Pages 331-368
  12. Erika Rix, Kim Hay, Sally Russell, Richard Handy
    Pages 369-385
  13. Erika Rix, Kim Hay, Sally Russell, Richard Handy
    Pages E1-E4
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 387-424

About this book

Introduction

From the authors of Sketching the Moon comes a comprehensive guide filled with richly illustrated, detailed drawing tutorials that cover a variety of solar phenomena. Time-honored, traditional methods and media are described in tandem with innovative techniques developed and shared by contemporary astronomical sketchers. Explanations of what to expect visually from white light, Hydrogen-alpha and Calcium K filters are provided for those new to solar observing, along with essential tips on equipment, observing techniques and the practicalities of drawing at the eyepiece. For the technically minded, detailed descriptions are given on how to use image manipulation software to bring your sketches to life through animation.

 

The Sun is the most visually dynamic object in our solar system and offers compelling, spectacular views. Knotted magnetic field lines give rise to powerful eruptions and form the intricate sunspots and arching prominences that make our nearest star one of the most exciting, yet challenging, astronomical objects to sketch. Facilitated by the availability of affordable dedicated solar telescopes and filters, the Sun has become an increasingly popular target amongst astronomical sketchers. The use of narrowband solar filters provides a wonderful opportunity to capture views of the Sun that have, until recently, been largely inaccessible.

 

You’ll discover easy to follow, step-by-step instructions geared toward your specific interests, be it technical sketching and contributing to science, personal study, or even fun solar outreach activities that help children learn through art. By using Solar Sketching as a reference, drawing the Sun has never been easier.

Keywords

Astronomical Sketching Basic White Light Sketching Projection Sketching Sketching Solar Features Sketching Sunspots Solar Observation Equipment Solar Observing Techniques Solar Sketching Tutorial Solar Sunspot Maximum The Sun and Art

Authors and affiliations

  • Erika Rix
    • 1
  • Kim Hay
    • 2
  • Sally Russell
    • 3
  • Richard Handy
    • 4
  1. 1.Liberty HillUSA
  2. 2.YarkerCanada
  3. 3.WokinghamUnited Kingdom
  4. 4.JacumbaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-2901-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-2900-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-2901-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-9756
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-6562
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