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Sky map — 1 (A3)
Sky map — 1 (A3)
Sky map — 1 (A3)
Sky map — 1 (A3)
Sky map — 1 (A3)
Sky map — 1 (A3)
Sky map — 1 (A3)
Sky map — 1 (A3)
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Sky map — 1 (A3)

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Printing method | Giclée
Size | A3 (297x420mm / 11.69x16.53in)
Limited Edition | No
Paper | Hahnemühle German Etching 310 gsm

A map of the sky with all the stars that are visible to the naked eye (under the most ideal circumstances), and the 88 Western constellations. The left shows the Northern Hemisphere with the well-known Big and Little Dipper. The right circle reveals the Southern Hemisphere where we find the center of the Milky Way, and the brightest star in the night sky, Sirius.

Being officially a graduated astronomer, I have a big love for all things related to astronomy. Especially if this is combined with data visualization. Over the years I've made several visualizations related to the stars. For this poster, I've combined several of those projects to finally create a true map of the night sky.

This sky map tries to convey the reality of our sky by coloring the stars according to how they actually appear to us (using their temperatures), sizing the stars to make the brighter ones bigger and adding the Milky Way streaks in the background. But I've also been inspired by many historic sky maps and added touches from some of my favorite ones, such as the general layout of the two circles, the dashed stroke around the outside, with the right ascension hour markings and zodiac signs, and the addition of a (blue dashed) line that reveals the ecliptic (representing the imaginary path that the Sun follows over the course of a year).

Printed with archival ink on high-quality Hahnemühle German Etching fine art paper (310 gsm) by theprintspace. This heavyweight paper has a strong texture on which deep colors feel rich and high in contrast.

Shipping cost €7 worldwide (shipped by theprintspace from either London or Düsseldorf)