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The Statue of Liberty Nebula

My interpretation of NGC 3576, also known as the Statue of Liberty Nebula – a beautiful object of the southern sky located in the constellation Carina. Actually, I haven’t seen The Statue in it for a long time (so you won’t see this shape in my painting), but this nebula always reminded me of magnetic field lines or coronal loops in the Sun’s atmosphere. ⁣

Acrylic on canvas, 40×30 cm.⁣

NGC 6188

NGC 6188 is a beautiful nebula located in the constellation Ara. Thanks to its dark dust, this object is sometimes compared to Michelangelo’s „The Creation of Adam”. Despite this, inspired by vertically orientation of the nebula photograph, I saw in it a magic forest emergent from behind the huge tree and painted it in exactly that way – but preserving colour scheme, which really appealed to me.

Acrylic on canvas, 40×30 cm.

The Helix Nebula

NGC 7293, also known as Helix or Eye of God Nebula, is an expansive planetary nebula (one of the largest in the sky) located between stars in constellation Aquarius. You can see it even through small instruments, but you need good conditions for it – even low light pollution hurts its beauty.

In a big binoculars I would describe it as a subtle, greyish mist, but easy to identify, vast and a non-uniformly bright at once. As a thick circle, from which the faintnest, right part wants to escape. I really like surroundings of this nebula – rare and subdued stars glittering with whitish light give Helix character.

Acrylic on canvas, 40×30 cm.

Horsehead & Flame Nebula

Near the Alnitak (first star on the left in Orion’s Belt) we can find a few beautiful nebulae. Probably the best known one is Barnard 33 – the Horsehead Nebula – darken on the background of the other nebula – IC 434. The most visible object here is NGC 2024 called the Flame Nebula. The blue mist below the Horsehead bears a mark NGC 2023.

Acrylic on canvas, 50×40 cm, 2019.

North America Nebula

The North America Nebula (NGC 7000) is a vast object located in Cygnus constellation. Its apparent dimensions are about 120’x100′, while the Moon’s diameter in the sky is about 30′ (half a degree)! Under dark sky it’s possible to pick NGC 7000 out through a small binoculars as a hazy, irregular glow about 3° to the east from Deneb – the brightest star of Cygnus.

Acrylic on canvas, 50×40 cm, 2018.