"Little is known about the nebula Sivan 2. It is an HII region that lies approximately 4500 light years away. To my knowledge there are only a small number of previous images of this subject. Of those, the earliest is when it was identified in a 1974 Hα sky survey by astrophysicist Jean-Pierre Sivan. The other more targeted images, though groundbreaking in their own ways, are either broadband RGB or RGB + Hα; and as such they can show only a vague reddish haze."
A metallic paper print of Siv2, photographed by J K Lovelace. Sivan 2 is indeed a very faint target. This image integrates 12 hours each of Hα, SII, and OIII data. I also captured a few hours or broadband RGB to produce properly calibrated stars.
Each print is Made-To-Order.
Photo courtesy of Free Mockup Zone.
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.”
Recommended Care: Treat you print with care until it has been mounted and or framed. Metallic prints will look best in good lighting. If you receive your print and aren't seeing the colors and details pop, try taking the print into a different room with better lighting. If you'd like to frame your metallic print, avoid any glazing as this addition may extinguish the metallic pop.
Recommended Use: Looking for something unique to give to that special friend or relative who loves astronomy? As a ground-breaking rendition of Siv2 like it's never been seen before, this photograph will be treasured for years to come!
Total Integration Time: 38.40 hours
- Takahashi FSQ106 EDX4 OTA
- Stellarvue F50 guider
- Software Bisque Paramount MyT mount
- FLI ML-16070M camera
- ZWO ASI 174mm mini guide camera
- Takahashi 645 QE .72x f/2.6 reducer
- Optec Gemini Focusing Rotator
- Astrodon filters