Sh2-188 planetary nebula processed by J K Lovelace
Profile of an Alien in a black wood frame on a white wall hanging next to a white vase with purple wildflowers.
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Profile of an Alien

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Description

 

"The planetary nebula Sh2-188 has received many descriptive names over the years: the Dolphin, the Leaping Dolphin, the Shrimp, and the Firefox Nebula, among others. Most of these names come from shots presented conforming to the geocentric notion of 0° rotation relative to our tiny planet's rotational axis in which we arbitrarily call the "north" pole "up." However, there is no "up" in space, so I like to disregard the standard presentation. 

 

As others have noted, when shown with this rotation, it looks like a head, and it looks to me like the head of a being from the Mos Eisley Cantina. If you see something different, please post it (my wife sees an eyeball)."

 

A metallic paper print of Sh2-188. Photographed by J K Lovelace.

 

Each print is Made-To-Order.

 

Photo courtesy of denamorado.

Materials

 

MOAB Slickrock Metallic Pearl 260 gsm paper, acid free. From the maker's website: “Slickrock Metallic Pearl 260 transforms an image into life like, almost 3D quality.”

Technical Info

 

Total Integration Time: 112.20 hours

  • Planewave Instruments CDK20 OTA with an L500 mount on a PW wedge
  • FLI ML-16803 imaging camera
  • QHYCCD QHY5III 174 guiding camera
  • Astrodon Monster MOAG
  • Astrodon 50mm square filters