M5 Globular Cluster Painting (Messier List).

This painting focus on the globular cluster known or listed as M5, based on the Messier objects list.

Messier 5 surreal painting
M5 Globular Cluster Painting By Ahmad Alromeadheen.

The approach was taken in this art work was of a surreal one.

The western literature of this globular cluster can date back to the eighteenth century. I still can’t gather more information in other world literature as of now.

Part of the difficulty of finding more in the literature about this celestial object is the fact it’s very difficult to detect. All you need is your eyes to detect it, but for better observation to see the details would be with binocular, and even more so with telescope of aperture size more than 4 inch (102 Millimeter).

For my personal experience, The early memory of the M5 for me was of summer 2007 in July.

The place was Mount Pinos at Frazier park north of Los Angeles California.

I was observing the milky way and Jupiter was nearly at the center of our galaxy visually. Jupiter made a great pattern with Scorpio constellation and its brightest star Antares. As I was observing Jupiter and Antares on the left, and The Star Arcturus and Spica on the right, I saw a patch of light with the aid of averted vision. With the binocular right away I can tell it was a globular cluster. I looked at the star map and it was M5. I pointed my six-inch telescope (150 mm) toward it and I saw how beautiful it was with its nearby star recognized as ( 5 Ser – HIP 74975 ) near the Serpens constellation.

More talk about the scientific and my personal experience in a more science based post, however, I will focus on the beauty of the experience and the artistic nature of the painting.

Now, This is my 2nd entry of the Messier List. A list that has 110 object. The 1st entry was of the Pleiades M45. the post was back in early 2016. Back then I was hoping to finish the list by the end of 2016, how ever at this rate, I will be happy if I finish them before the end of 2018. I had to move my residence and relocate my job which took time to adjust before I had enough “leisure time” to put more effort in this.

The painting started in 2015 and finished today. It took many hours in the last three nights and many more spread across three years.

As for now enjoy, and see you in my next entry of this logbook, and hopefully very soon for another entry of this list.

-Ahmad

 

And All The Worlds With Out A Name (Painting)

Another day and another painting…

An off Solar System world. Exoplanet Star set.

In another world, just before the twilight. Their Star set painting a beautiful sky under their planet. An exoplanet to us here on Earth.

In a celestial body. whether it is a twin planet orbiting each other around their own star system, or a Moon around this ring planet. Either way, I tried to picture the Sun set (or the Star set) on those settings.

The city is a coastal one that learned to obtained and harness the power of electricity and the use of Radio.

I pictured it in a not so busy day, where air and marine traffic is close to none. A holiday you can call it.

The painting it self started in 2015. I spend around 8 hour on it in that year. this year a spend nearly as much time as before.

I could have saturated with more details, but after nearly 16 hours, I had to move to another project and not dwell on perfection. What ever I wanted to add can be done in a new project.

So without further adieu, I present : And All The Worlds With Out A Name.

Giving the number of stars in our night sky and in the observable universe, chances are extremely high for this setting to be happening right now as you read.

-Ahmad

 

 

In The Beginning (Space Painting)

Inspired by the Orion Nebula colors both visually and on photography.

In The Beginning ( Nebula Star Nursery ) – space painting by Ahmad Alromeadheen

The painting was made back in 2007/2008. Back then, I liked it so much, but I felt it is not finished. I just kept staring at it for a long time to find something to add, I came empty handed.

I used an early version of this painting on my 1st website with a domain name of InterStellarArt ten years ago.

Ten years ago and I still can’t find anything to add. Therefore, I will simply submit it to the world. anymore addition to it will go to a new project (another painting) at this point.

The painting represent the birth place of new star systems. Nebula have always been a beautiful celestial object and phenomena that consumed a lot of my time gazing at them, imaging them, and reading about them. They are clouds in space, and I love clouds.

The name is fitting specially with the new look of the website.

Enjoy.

-Ahmad

Rogue Planet

I started this painting sometime after 2010, I am not sure exactly, but I kept adding small brush strokes every once in a while.

I didn’t know where it was going. I had the background first. I really liked how it turnout. The Nebula colors of what a galactic center might looks like mixed with all sort of celestial objects that we know of, and those that we don’t.

Rogue Planet

After the background was done, I struggled to fill the foreground and what object should it be.

I tried a space ship, a human made object, but nothing fit the big picture. Suddenly, I made a small sphere to study the work of light in the over all setting, and I actually liked how it looked like as it is, so I end up turning the sphere in to a planet, a wanderer planet, a Starless Sunless one. A planet that orbit the galaxy with out a star. A nomad planet you can call it, a galactic or interstellar planet.

The planetary object is also known by many other names.

They come in many set of sizes and properties.

To astronomers, finding the planet can be difficult and tricky. The most poplar way to identify it is to observe the light bending of the background starts when the planet happen to pass them. The background stars are not close to the planet necessarily.

Once detected, it’s easier to observe than a planet that orbit a bright star due to the fact that the companion star brightness or its glare will abstract the observation more so than rogue planet.

If you are wondering, Life could arise from this type of planets, and there are many of them in the Milky way Galaxy, and most likely in other galaxies.

July – 14th – 2017

-Ahmad

Pluto’s Sputnik Planum

Hello,

This is a painting of the Planet, or currently known as Dwarf planet Pluto.

The painting is of Pluto’s Sputnik Planum. An area lay in the center of Pluto’s predominant feature the heart.

Pluto’s Sputnik Planum. The view is from an orbit or a flyby distance.

The artwork depicts the view from orbit of the dwarf planet Pluto and it moons Charon.

You can also see the two moons Hydra and Nix.

Also, lost with the background stars, the other last two moons Styx and Kerberos are included in this view.

The painting started in 2015 and finished today’s morning. It started right after the Space craft New Horizon beamed back to Earth its data after it made its flyby in 2015 after nearly 10 years journey.

The view imagined as if it would look like from a camera with a telescopic lens 21,060 miles (33,900 kilometers) above the surface.

The brightness of the sun was calculated and simulated to resemble how it would look like from there.

The moons were also simulated and the apparent size was calculated with a telescopic lens point of view in mind.

The Moon Charon, which is the largest satellite of the Plutonian system is re-imagined in a different position of its orbit than what it was like when the Space Craft made its flyby. This shift was done to fit the Plutonian system and the Sputnik Planum to be in the same frame of the image.

I assume the colors of the surface would be less saturated to the naked eye, however, a long exposure camera with the right white balance would bring a similar color.

The work done on this painting took several sessions, and many hours, and was done between two or three years.

I hope you enjoy this work, and there will be many paintings to come about this Dwarf planet and many other celestial objects in our Solar System and beyond.

 

July-8th-2017

-Ahmad

Cloudy Nights (Painting)

This painting started in March 2013. It was inspired from the days when I was hunting for comet C/2011 L4 (PANSTARRS).

Cloudy Nights by Ahmad Alromeadheen.

The painting also takes inspiration from the many evenings and nights I was stargazing from Rocky Peak at Simi Valley, California. The observatory was inspired from few real life ones like the one In Kuwait (Al Aujairy Observatory), and the one in Mt. Wilson California (Mount Wilson observatory).

In a way, this painting can be cross over reference of the night sky from location I visited in the Arabic Peninsula and the West states of U.S.A.

This work is a fantasy view of the night sky. Usually observatories don’t have the lights on at this level of brightness, unless if there is a maintenance of some sort, upgrade in the system, or special event.

The colors of the clouds and the Starry nights are a work of fiction. Although the clouds can have these colors in real life, and the night sky background can have this view of the stars, the two views normally can’t occur at the same time. The colors of the clouds indicate that the time of the day is either an evening or dawn where the stars is not fully visible, or not at this number of abundance.

However, the observer can retain this imagery of one night in their mind.

The painting also show a general frustration of the weather when an observer or observers try to see an event in the sky where the clouds can block the view.

Still, the clouds can and always paint the sky with their own beauty.

The painting took many hours to complete, and easily exceeded more than 20 hours of work since 2013 until tonight April 18th/19th 2017.

Enjoy.

April 18th/19th, 2017

-Ahmad

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If you are interested to see the images taken of the Comet in 2013 by the author,

visit the links below: