Research: spacescapes

I’m doing studies for a painting that involves a spacescape — these links, mostly to NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day should inform the studies. I suppose i’ll turn some of them into ATC if i can figure out how to use acrylic on cardstock without too much warping. Maybe a prep layer of regular gel medium?

I also know that it’s not likely one could see stars and galaxies and a ten-degree view of a Jupiter-like planet all at once — the brightness of the planet would make seeing the stars difficult. I think i don’t care.


Jupiter and “stars”

Galaxies: — in draco


Ioannis Bayeri Rhainani I.C. Uranometria : omnium asterismorum continens schemata, nova methodo delineata, aereis laminis expressa; Plate C The constellation Draco (the Dragon); An edition of the plates only, dated 1603 on title page, but without descriptive text or colophon; therefore this edition was published in 1624 or later.

Creation Information: Date: 1624 People: Johannes Bayer, author
Collection: Part of History of Astronomical Observation
Contributed by Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, California, 91108 United States
Object ID: CSHRRB482143PlC

AMICO has several dragon etchings by Antonio Tempesta (Italian, 1555 – 1630).

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