Posted on July 5, 2012

Magnetar -- Added 7/05/12It was recently suggested to me that it has been a long time since I’ve done an astronomical wallpaper. Time to change that!

I’ve added “Magnetar” to the Members Gallery this morning. It’s a project that I have been putting together on Asfaloth over the past few days while the multiscreen version of “Mistveil Mountain” renders on Bucephalus. This is, in fact, the first project I’ve ever rendered completely on a laptop.

Yes, it is still a work in progress and I hope to add the finishing touches when I am finally able to get back on my main machine.

A “Magnetar” is a special type of neutron star with an extremely powerful magnetic field. My representation is a bit on the fanciful side, but I hope I mananged capture the violence and dark energy of such a body.

I modeled most of this using a new program called “Incendia”. I hope you like the results!