Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Total Eclipse of the Sun... Sixteen years ago today.




Hard to believe it was 16 years ago today....

What a special day that was, I bet everyone can still remember where they were that day. 

I was set up with a 60mm refractor, taking solar projections of the whole event outside our flat near Cardigan town. 

Considering the many clouds that day, the weather was kind for eclipse chasers.

The refractor did a great job projecting, even though my focuser was a piece of rolled up cardboard, with a 25mm plossl stuck in the end.



Today I made some watercolour sketches of four of my original drawings.

09h28m
09h59m
10h18m

11h32m

After completing the watercolours I made this image with the help of Instagram and Photoshop.


Sixteen years ago today I had no camera set up to record the event, luckily I was able to make several drawings via the projection method. 

I enjoy photographing the heavens, but my favourite will always be the sketching.

I now always carry a camera, but a pencil is never far away, usually behind my ear!

Hope you managed to see the Aug 99 eclipse, and hopefully some of you actually managed to see totality...

Clear solar skies 

Mark.. 


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