my sketch of the sun in hydrogen alpha from July 31st was featured as the August 5th Astronomy Sketch of the Day! (Follow the link!)
The Astronomy Sketch of the Day website is in the same vein as the very famous Astronomy Picture of the Day website. Amateur astronomers from around the world submit sketches that they have made while observing and each day one is selected as the sketch of the day. Certainly in this age of astrophotography, there are many fewer individuals sketching at the eyepiece than taking photos. Nevertheless, I was quite tickled that my sketch was featured. As they say, every dog has his day!
The music is playing on this award ceremony, but before I am kicked off stage, I want to thank my good friend Jerry Farrar who is my mentor when it comes to sketching and observing the sun; truth be told, he is my mentor in quite a few aspects of visual amateur astronomy.