Oil Painting of a Nearly Empty Spot Near Ursa Major

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10 by 10 inches, oil on hardboard

“In 1995 Hubble stared at a single, nearly empty spot in the sky for 10 days, gathering all the light it could. When it was done, scientists found they had snapped a picture of a multitude of galaxies stretching into the distance.”

HubbleSite.org

I was recently bowled over by this video. In tribute, here is a painting of the constellation Ursa Major, with it’s prominent asterism the Big Dipper, and the tiny area north of it where the first of the deep space field images was captured. Speaking of bowled over, the bowl of the Little Dipper is over in the upper right corner.

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4 thoughts on “Oil Painting of a Nearly Empty Spot Near Ursa Major

    Kathleen Williford said:
    May 22, 2012 at 6:01 am

    Thank you for this reminder of what an amazing time and place we live in! Beautifully done.

      debrha responded:
      May 22, 2012 at 5:37 pm

      You are so welcome. Thanks for checking out my painting! It’s great to connect with people through a shared sense of wonder.

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