Having learned far more information than any person ought to know about the Starspen Galaxy, and specifically the Canopus system, I feel much more prepared to sketch some layout ideas for my Arrakis painting. I now know what Canopus, Canopus B, Seban, Menaris, Arrakis, Krelln, and Arvon look like. To most people that probably sounds like a bizarre list of made-up words, but to a Dune-loving nerd there is an all-too-clear understanding of fictional space! Vielen Dank to http://dune.wikia.com/wiki/Arrakis for all the essential information, it is greatly appreciated!
The problem I face now is with positioning. Do I want to show all of Arrakis or just part of it so I can include everything between it and Canopus? Do I even want to include Canopus, Seban and Menaris or should I just paint Arrakis with its moons? Here are the thumbnails and planning page thus far: