Astro Art of the Week

Article written: 10 Aug , 2009
Updated: 24 Dec , 2015


Here’s the fifth edition of our new feature, showcasing our readers’ prowess with image editing software. This week’s Astro Art of the Week is a conglomeration of several images created by Aaron Nako. “The blue background with vertical lines is actually a distorted and colour-adjusted picture of the Carina nebula,” Aaron wrote, “and the stars in the electricity/waves are from a picture of NGC 6384 taken from the Rancho Del Sol Observatory. The grunge darker blueish bit coming from the top right-hand corner is actually our sun. The stars were Photoshop brushes that I changed a little bit.”

Thanks for sharing your photo-editing wizardry Aaron! If you’ve got a space or astronomy image you’ve created and would like to share it, submit it to Nancy . We’re also still mulling over what to call this new feature — so if you have any suggestions, post your idea in the comments.

3 Responses

  1. Jon Hanford says

    Great job, Aaron. I especially liked the ‘Earth at Night’ view used in depicting an inhabited planet. And you got the lunar orientation correct to boot!

  2. Bhavya M. says

    This is very nice! The title for this software could be ‘CREATE YOUR UNIVERSE!’

  3. Bhavya M. says

    By ‘software’ I meant- this ‘feature’!

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