"M81 and M82 watch passing comet C/2017 T2 (PANSTARR) slip away through the integrated flux."
A metallic paper print of M81 and M82 featuring comet C/2017 T2, photographed by J K Lovelace. Comet shot in this position on the night of 23 May, 2020. Composite of galaxy process plus comet processing.
Each print is Made-To-Order.
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: The Fall is the perfect gift for your comet-chasing cousin, Star Wars loving stepson, or astronomy advisor. Wherever you choose to display it--whether in your office, den, or your garage--you'll daydream of space travel and galaxies far, far away.
Total Integration Time: 19.90 hours
Two telescope set-ups were used. One captured the galaxies and the other tracked the comet.
-Takahashi FSQ106 EDX4 on a Software Bisque Paramount MyT mount with the following attachments: FLI ML-16070M camera, ZWO ASI 174mm Mini guider camera, and an Optec Gemini Focusing Rotator. Astrodon filters.
-Takahashi CCA-250 on a Software Bisque Paramount ME-II mount with the following attachments: FLI PL-16803 camera, Stellarvue F50 guider, and a Takahashi 645 Reducer. Chroma filters.