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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:

 

 

Stellar Sails (Painting)

A group of vessels wandering the galactic sea with different proposes. Few of those ship operators are in search for a specific expected goal, few others are in search for the unknown, and fewer are enjoying the ride.

Stellar Sails

The painting started in 2014. It took many sessions to progress that year, and many days abandoned. I came back to it this year 2017 to add the final touches.

A cumulative of 6 to 8 hours to complete if you don’t count the many hours spent staring at it before deciding to stop adding more brush strokes.

-Ahmad

April-14-2017

Kuwait

Over The Clouds

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This is another painting that was inspired by gazing at the clouds that form in Newhall pass sometimes from the San Fernando valley point of view.

Over The Clouds. Exoplanet view.

Over The Clouds. Exoplanet view.

I was painting the clouds 1st, then I wanted to add something interesting in the background, and this is how the exoplanet come about.

Enjoy!

-Ahmad

Venusian Weather Balloon

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This is a painting inspired by all the manuscripts of the old and upcoming space missions to the planet Venus, the closest planet to Earth, Earth’s twin sister.

The planet Venus to me is more interesting than the Planet Mars. I personally believe that colonizing and exploring the planet Venues could be much easier than going after the planet Mars 1st.

If it was for me, I would send a mission to every celestial object there is out there to explore it, and keep going back for more.

Venusian Weather Balloon. A painting view of future exploration mission.

Venusian Weather Balloon. A painting view of future exploration mission.

The Painting took several days to finish. The Venus planet express mission by the European agency and the the saved Japaneses mission AKATSUKI of Venus had a lot of inspiration in making this piece of art. Although both missions didn’t had a weather balloon in their payload or tasks, still, they played a big part as a muse for this painting, and hopefully for more future science and art missions.

Enjoy!

-Ahmad

Opaque Torch (Black Hole painting)

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Hello everyone! I hope all is well. Here is another painting that I started long time ago, and finished recently. The painting is a black hole painting. A painting of an exotic celestial object in our sky and found in  our own galaxy too.

Opaque Torch. A black Hole Painting.

Opaque Torch. A black Hole Painting.

The painting demonstrate a phenomena where a blue giant star is consumed by a near by black hole. Cygnus X-1 is a fine example of this cosmic phenomena.

Cygnus X-1 is system many many light years away from our planet Earth. The black hole is a good source of X-ray radiation, or radiations around the 10~.0 nano meter.

With specialties instrument that can observe this radiation, astronomers and stargazers find one of many methods to study the phenomena.

 

This painting is special to me. I started it September 2009 with the black hole, and end it with the Blue giant star this year. The painting was part of a challenge between me and my brother Jassem where we wanted for a whole month in that summer to produce one artistic work a day.

This was my entry for day five.

Also, for the longest time, this painting was my avatar in the video game community.

 

Enjoy!

 

-Ahmad

Out of the Atmosphere (painting)

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The most what inspire this piece is the colors. The colors were from witnessing many sunrises and sunsets.

Out of the Atmosphere

Out of the Atmosphere

The painting was done August 2011. It was a time with many new experiences and letting go of old ones while learning the lesson. I felt this was the moment in my life where I obtained many new skills that made me advance more in the knowledge of Astronomy and in exploration whether in a scholarly terms, or physical. It is also the time where I start to explore many places in south California mountains.

The painting took more than 3 hours to finish. My close friend Maurycy  was one of the 1st to see this painting and he liked it a lot and it was a time near his birthday where he talked about it again, and we talked some more of his skydiving adventures. Little did I know that 2 months later, he will help me to do my 1st skydive ever.

It was also after looking at the pictures that were took of Earth curvature from space with engineering project that was made by me 4 months earlier.

This is in short the materials that inspired this painting and the memories I remember when I take a look at this painting.

Enjoy

-Ahmad

 

Uranus view of the Sun (painting)

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Another painting that features another planet of our Solar system where the perspective again is nearly from the orbit of the planet Uranus.

Uranus view of the Sun.

Uranus view of the Sun.

Uranus view of the Sun.

The painting features some of the dynamic weather in the atmosphere and the rings of planets that were elusive for observers on earth until we reached the age of observing the ring’s Sun eclipses through them, and the age of space telescopes and a space craft that flew by the planet once.

More painting of the planets and the solar systems objects will be posted soon. This painting will be part of a Solar System encyclopedic project.

More to come,

Enjoy!

-Ahmad

Neptune Great Dark Spot Painting

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The painting is a view from the plane Neptune from it’s orbit perspective. The painting shows some of the planet dynamic wind system and the great dark spot that been always in comparison with Jupiter great red spot.

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Neptune Great Dark Spot painting.

The Sun also is within the frame. The luminosity was accounted for when the painting was in the making.

This artwork was done last year, and took a handful number of hours to complete. This piece will be part of a solar system artwork set project that will be unfold in the next coming days and will feature the planets of the solar system.

Enjoy this planet blue beauty and it’s exotic location, where many phenomena take place everyday.

Stay tuned for more of Neptune and the rest of the solar system!

The Planet Neptune.

 

-Ahmad