oooOOOoo Lesbian Nazi Regime ooOOOooo. » « Luna Day Mood. Solar protuberances. Solar protuberances. Observed on May 5, 1873 at 9h, 40m. A.M. Étienne Léopold Trouvelot. Unsurprisingly, this is my favourite. Share this:TweetShare on TumblrPocketMoreEmailPrintLike this:Like Loading... Related oooOOOoo Lesbian Nazi Regime ooOOOooo. » « Luna Day Mood.
Mmm hmmm. Intense. And red.
Marcus Ranum says
Something makes me think these were produced by pointing a telescope at the edge of The Sun. I’m not sure what kind of safety equipment one would use for that, and there’s a lot that could go wrong.
Trouvelot was an artist and astronomer. These were all his paintings from things he saw at an observatory.
Étienne Léopold Trouvelot: “He is noted for the import and release of the Gypsy Moth into North America, the spread of the moths as an invasive species has resulted in the destruction of millions of hardwood trees throughout the Eastern United States.” As the article goes on to note, why he had imported them in the first place is unknown, as are his actions after the release (which seems to have been accidental).
Blf, yes, I know, that’s mentioned on an earlier post of his work. I did not include the link because it contains all his astronomy art. He was an amateur entomologist, but a professional astronomer and artist.
Maybe he just liked gypsy moths. Does it matter? His paintings are phenomenal.
Marcus, apart from at a total eclipse, solar observation is best done with blocking discs, strong filters and back projection. You would just draw what you saw fleetingly on the paper screen.