"The Elephant's Trunk is a part of the larger nebula IC 1396. This pillar of dense star/planet forming areas is more than 20 light years long. Though it lies about 2500 light years away, if unaided human eyes were able to see it in our night sky, the Trunk would appear around the same length as a full moon. For a sense of scale, if you place our Sun next to it in this image, the Sun and all its major planets (including Earth) would fit neatly into one pixel."
A metallic paper print of The Elephant's Trunk Nebula. Photographed by J K Lovelace.
Each print is Made-To-Order.
Backdrop Photos courtesy of denamorado and anthonyboydgraphics.
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.
Total Integration Time: 30.10 hours
- Planewave Instruments CDK14 OTA on an L350 mount
- SBIG STX-16803 camera
- Astrodon Mega MOAG
- Starlight Xpress Ultrastar guide camera
- Astrodon 50mm square filters
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