The Great September Comet of 1882 metal print by James Hervat. Bring your artwork to life with the stylish lines and added depth of a metal print. Your image gets printed directly onto a sheet of 1/16" thick aluminum. The aluminum sheet is offset from the wall by a 3/4" thick wooden frame which is attached to the back. The high gloss of the aluminum sheet complements the rich colors of any image to produce stunning results.
Winner - Third Place out of 2,055 images submitted, Mountain Majesties contest. Winner - Second Place out of 168 images submitted, Firmament... more
Winner - Third Place out of 2,055 images submitted, "Mountain Majesties" contest. Winner - Second Place out of 168 images submitted, "Firmament" contest.
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It was reported that this brilliant member of the cometary family of Kreutz sungrazers could be glimpsed right next to the sun at high noon by blocking out the solar disk with one's hand. It is shown in the early morning sky over China's Li River, where a fisherman and associates pause to contemplate the cosmic visitor.
NOTE: THE FINE ART AMERICA WATERMARK ON THE IMAGE DOES NOT APPEAR ON THE PRINTS.
Copyright 2009, James Hervat www.oceanofstarsgallery.com
About James Hervat
My art depicting the science of astronomy and space exploration has been widely exhibited and published in major science/nature magazines and books. These include National Geographic, Popular Science, Omni, World Book, Sky and Telescope, Astronomy, Planetary Report, Equinox (Canada), Kijk (Netherlands), Sterne und Weltraum (Germany) and other publications. I have provided art (including three cover illustrations) to accompany lead articles on NASA's pioneering Voyager and Galileo spacecraft missions to the outer planets by the two leading astronomical publications, Sky and Telescope and Astronomy. One of my National Geographic contributions was selected from among that magazine's first hundred years of countless images for major...