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Fleece of Al Bakr (AZART 00100)


The earliest surviving record of the Large Magellanic Cloud is from Muslim astronomer Al-Sufi in 964. In his Book of Fixed Stars he named it Al Bakr—Sheep of the Southern Arabs. He noted that it was not viewable from northern Arabia but only at the southernmost tip.

The colorful filaments of debris in N49 make up the brightest supernova remnants in Al Bakr. Also seen in this image is a portion of the Carina Nebula, which similarly is only viewable from the southern hemisphere.

Nude and portrait photography incorporated in this piece are original. Space telescope images incorporated in this piece are in the public domain, courtesy of NASA and the European Space Agency.

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Filename: FleeceOfAlBakr.png

SHA-256 checksum: F59243681207F5C93614B940F233EA8BA8A18AB1B413AC1BAC3FD0B9ED6C1583

Original Dimensions: 7200 x 7698

Tags: Space, mythology, color, nude, model, portrait, photography

Token Creation Date: 10/24/2020


Media: Digital Composite

Spirit: Oneiroi