Galileo Drawings: desktop version

The Brief:

I was asked to create an interaction with images from the Solar Dynamics Observatory, a telescope in orbit. The interaction had to highlight the salient points about the SDO instruments, and allow novice users to observe the magnetic and temperature features of the Sun that the SDO captures. 

I had the idea early to create an app based on drawing with touchscreens, partly based on Galileo Galiei's 1611 sunspot studies. This interaction would eventually manifest itself both as a stationary gallery version and a mobile app