Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Jewel Box and Coal Sack

Small rich field telescopes can be too easily overlooked for larger apertures.  The problem with this is the larger picture of the way individual objects relate to their immediate neighbours can be lost.

This sketch was done back in April during the Ice In Space Astro Camp.  It is one of my all time favourite areas of the sky, and it requires the right instrument to take in the enormous area of sky.

A more extensive write up of this piece can be found in the blog page Gallery of astronomy art pieces.

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Omega Centauri - Behold the King

I have not had an opportunity recently to make a new piece recently.  This sketch of Omega Centauri was created in 2011.  A write up on Omega can be found in the Gallery of astronomy art pieces