Invisible Stars - J0642+4101
Jami Gray and Afra Ashraf
The Invisible Stars is a representation of a Variable Brown Dwarf Star. Brown Dwarf Stars are infrared, and invisible to the naked human eye. I started collaborating with Afra Ashraf about a week ago, around the 21st of March. We discussed a couple of ideas and eventually landed on my representation of a Brown Dwarf highlighting Afra's studies around the variable light. As Afra told me "Brown dwarfs spin around their axis, and variability is when the light we see from a brown dwarf changes over the course of their rotation period." Using Watercolors I represented graphs explaining variable light, and the composition of the star. It's title J0642+4101 is from the star that Afra is studying.
Jami Gray was born and raised in Washington State and has been drawing since she could hold a crayon. From oil pastels to watercolors and even some digital art she enjoys creating art at any opportunity. She jumped on the chance to collaborate with scientist using her creativity, and sincerely hopes you enjoy her art. Find her on Instagram @pajamajamlive.
Afra Ashraf is an undergraduate researcher at the American Museum of Natural History as well as a visiting researcher at the Space Telescope Science Institute.