Low Surface Brightness Galaxy

1997. Acrylic on illustration board. 13"x13".

Low surface brightness galaxies are spindly, dim spirals with small nuclei, but they appear to be very common throughout space. Nearby examples are NGC 6946 in Cepheus, Messier 33 in Triangulum and IC 342 in Camelopardalis. Painting commissioned for the cover of the April, 1998 issue of Sky and Telescope magazine.



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