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Murals by Ludwig

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Mural of Hyades and Pleiades commissioned by Youngstown State University Physics and Astronomy Dept for Ward-Beecher Planetarium, facilitated by Richard Pirko & Doug Fowler

Mural of Hyades and Pleiades commissioned by Youngstown State University Physics and Astronomy Dept for Ward-Beecher Planetarium, facilitated by Richard Pirko & Doug Fowler

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  • 1. Astronomical mural painting at Ward Beecher Planetarium
  • 2. planning with Rick Pirko after getting commission from physics & astronomy dept. photo by Planetarium
  • 3. painting between the cinder blocks photo by Planetarium
  • 4. dark blue at first
  • 5. settling on black
  • 6. Using overhead projector for star map acetates
  • 7. Hyades
  • 8. Pleiades
  • 9.  
  • 10. Hyades drew the grid
  • 11. chalk & coloured pencil used to draw grid & stars
  • 12. Area between Hyades and Pleiades
  • 13. Pleiades acetate transparencies used to project the gridded star maps from the Uranometria
  • 14. Pleiades
  • 15. Pleiades
  • 16. figuring out the colours
  • 17. determining colours
  • 18. Lots of references, depended heavily on Burnham’s Celestial Handbook descriptive text and photos
  • 19. Hyades
  • 20. Hyades
  • 21. Hyades Aldebaran
  • 22. area between the Hyades and the Pleiades
  • 23. Pleiades
  • 24. Pleiades
  • 25. Pleiades
  • 26. Pleiades
  • 27. reference photos & charts for the Pleiades
  • 28. Pleiades acrylic paints
  • 29. Pleiades
  • 30. Pleiades
  • 31. Pleiades
  • 32. Pleiades
  • 33. Stormbird Studio fine art, illustration, and private commissions www.dianaludwig.com
  • 34. for Rick