Orchid Nebula

TM8313 Orchid Nebula 24x18 oil on panel

TM8313 Orchid Nebula 24×18 oil on panel

Is it a reflection nebula? or an orchid? Forms follow the laws of physics, whether on earth or beyond our atmosphere.  Looking at some of the Hubble photographs, a familiar subject can suddenly appear . In this case, the gases thrown off by a new white dwarf star seem to describe the form and color of an orchid.  Enjoy!

TM8313 Orchid Nebula - detail from center left

TM8313 Orchid Nebula – detail from center left

TM8313 Orchid Nebula - detail from upper right

TM8313 Orchid Nebula – detail from upper right

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