Celestial Sphere


Beautiful meldings of art and science known as orreries are mechanical models of the Solar System. They were first used in the 18th century to demonstrate the motions of the planets. It was not commonly accepted that the Earth and the other planets orbited the Sun until astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus published his mathematical description in 1543, De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres). Background image: David Rumsey Historical Map Collection, Mapping the Heavens in 1693.

This original digital artwork was created entirely on the computer using software imaging tools similar to those used in 3-D animated movies and video games. The image you see is a view of a virtual 3-D model, complete with lighting, shading, and surface textures.


Print on premium luster paper edition of 20. Signed and numbered.




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Giclee Only (42×24.5in), Giclee Framed (46×28.5in)


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