The Crab Nebula

Crab Nebula





Oil on Canvas

20" x 28"


Original / Giclée / Gibachrome

This painting is an artistic interpretation of a supernova remnant of a tremendous stellar explosion that was observe red in China and Japan in 1054. The orange filaments are the tattered remains of the star and consist mostly of hydrogen. The rapidly spinning neutron star embedded in the center of the nebula is the dynamo powering the nebula's eerie interior bluish glow. The colors in the image indicate the different elements that were expelled during the explosion. Blue in the filaments in the outer part of the nebula represents neutral oxygen, green is singly-ionized sulfur, and red indicates doubly-ionized oxygen.

Original is available: $2600

Also Available as Limited Edition Prints

Cibachrome Print Sizes

20 x 28 $1200