Anti - Antennae Galaxies

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Oil on Canvas

30" x 24"

Impressionism

 Giclée, Cibachrome

This painting is rendition of sharpest yet Hubble Space Telescope image of the merging pair of Antennae galaxies – that take their name from the long antenna-like "arms" extending far out from the nuclei of the two galaxies. The brightest and most compact of these star birth regions are called super star clusters. The two spiral galaxies started to interact a few hundred million years ago, making the Antennae galaxies one of the nearest and youngest examples of a pair of colliding galaxies. Nearly half of the faint objects in the Antennae image are young clusters containing tens of thousands of stars. The color inverted cyan blobs

to the left and right of image center are the two cores of the original galaxies and consist mainly of old stars criss-crossed by filaments of dust, which appears light blue in the image. The two galaxies are dotted with brilliant blue star-forming regions surrounded by glowing hydrogen gas, appearing in the image in dark green.

 

Available as Limited Edition Prints

Cibachrome Print Size

18 x 24 $1000.00