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R136a1

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:bulletred:UPDATE 26/07/13:bulletred:

made the star brighter

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hello again.:) this is definately something different from my usual works. its the first time i'm doing a star, and a special star that is. its the most massive star discovered to date. did this today in about 5 hours of photoshop cs5. as a first time, i'm pleased with the way this came out.:) i apologise though for the low quality of the star itself.:(


:bulletred:i recommend downloadng to see all detail.:bulletred:


so enjoy the image! and remember that comments and critques and favs are welcome and appreciated!:)

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R136a1

:bulletblue:constellation: ................... Dorado
:bulletblue:location: .......................... R136 Super Star Cluster, Tarantula Nebula, Large Magellanic Cloud
:bulletblue:distance from earth: .......... 165,000 ly
:bulletblue:star's name: ..................... R136a1
:bulletblue:star's type: ....................... WN5h
:bulletblue:star's mass: ...................... 265.0 solar masses
:bulletblue:star's radius: ..................... 35.4 solar radii
:bulletblue:star's luminosity: ............... 8,700,000 solar luminosities
:bulletblue:star's surface temp.: .......... 53,000 Kelvin
:bulletblue:apparent magnitude: ......... 12.77
:bulletblue:star's age: ......................... unknown


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R136a1 is the most massive and most luminous star discovered to date. weighing in at a wopping 265 solar masses and having a luminosity 8.7 million times that of the sun, it pushes us to rework our models of stellar formation and evolution. it is located in the R136 super star cluster in the tarantula nebula, located in the large magellanic cloud, which is a satelite galaxy of our own milky way galaxy.
stars this large are said to not form by the conventional process of star formation, but by the merging of multiple stars to form one larger one. this star is classified as a super-luminous hyper-giant star, and when stars this large die, they go out with a bang, a very big one that is. the explosion is so massive that they are not called super novae, but instead hyper hovae.
all in all, this is a massive star, but for all we know, they may be even more massive stars out there, waiting to be discovered.

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many thanks to:


:iconkeepwalking07: for the star tutorial.


:iconluminya: for the nebula and star brushes.


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:icondonotuseplz::iconmyartplz:This Artwork is ­­© 2013 Alpha-Element. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
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I remember seeing something like this in my dream...like...what it was like to be under a blue star...everything looked like it had a deep blue filter...but when I would gaze upward to look at it directly...it was not bright...it was a soft glow...like a pearl with the most define pure blue shine there is...I want to see it again...