Work no. 6, 600 mm diameter, 2022

Celestial Collection, Jay Horan

The NGC4833 cluster of ancient stars are 22,000 light-years away from Earth, inspired the work. In the heart of the constellation of Musca, the globular cluster is a tightly packed collection of stars known as NGC 4833. The Hubble Space Telescope, launched in 1990, captures many of the more than 150 globular clusters known to reside in our galaxy, the Milky Way, of which NGC4833 is amongst the oldest of the ancient cosmic clusters known to date. More than 100 billion galaxies are known to us at this stage, with more breathtaking clusters to be discovered as telescope technology in space improves, especially with the new and most powerful telescope ever launched, the James Webb Space Telescope ‘JWST’, deployed in 2021. The piece inspired the crafting of the art piece ‘The James Webb Space Telescope and a Universe of Emotions’, work no. 7.

To view the exact location of the NGC4833 cluster from the Hubble Space Telescope, go to the following interactive resource:



ancient stars

ancient Domains

rujms with no names

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Stellar NGC 4833