LAGOON NEBULA Photograph - ENLARGEDAST-LAGOON2-18
LAGOON NEBULA Photograph - ENLARGED
The Closeup shot of the Lagoon Nebula (cataloged as Messier 8 or M8, NGC 6523, Sharpless 25, RCW 146, and Gum 72) is a giant interstellar cloud in the constellation Sagittarius. It is classified as an emission nebula and as an H II region. The Lagoon Nebula was discovered by Giovanni Hodierna before 1654 and is one of only two star-forming nebulae faintly visible to the eye from mid-northern latitudes. Seen with binoculars, it appears as a distinct oval cloudlike patch with a definite core. Within the nebula is the open cluster NGC 6530.
The Lagoon Nebula is estimated to be between 4,000-6,000 light-years away from the Earth. Like many nebulas, it appears pink in time-exposure color photos but is gray to the eye peering through binoculars or a telescope, human vision having poor color sensitivity at low light levels, but don't fret, this artwork captures the Lagoon Nebula in perfect vibrancy.
Our breathtaking astronomy photograph is a truthful devotion to quality. Our prints are statement pieces that enhance the rooms they are hung in. This particular artwork is another exquisitely composed blend of artistic intelligence and well-defined elegance. Our dedicated care to ensuring each piece lives up to the majestic grandeur and high-resolution details are our utmost importance and of course, this print is no exception to our specialization.
NONE of our prints come framed. Please see our FAQs for more information on the services we do offer or visit the links below to learn more about our framing recommendations:
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We do add an additional, complimentary, white border around your artwork (increases overall paper size). This border is an extension of the paper the artwork is printed on. The artwork print size itself will not change in dimensions from the size you purchase, only around the margins of your chosen artwork size will the white border be extended. We add this white border to make framing easier. The added border will tuck under the lip of the frame and it will be used to hold the artwork in place. Without it, the printed artwork itself may be covered by the lip of the frame. Therefore, we add the white border to prevent this from happening.
We take special pride in our shipping services and our shipping materials.
All artwork is shipped in a high quality, very durable shipping container. Your artwork is wrapped in a special elixir paper so it will be protected during delivery.
From the time your artwork is printed, it is handled with gloves so no direct human contact will ever touch your print directly.
All artwork ships in 3-5 business days (Monday - Friday) in most instances.
All orders placed in the USA will print and ship from our US printer.
All orders placed in Europe will typically print and ship from our European printer.
All orders placed in Australia and New Zealand will typically be printed and shipped from our printer in Australia.
We do ship worldwide and we try to make it as efficient and seamless as possible for you to receive your order once it has been placed with us.
We can offer a rush printing service and a rush delivery option for you. Please send us a note to inquire about both of these options as each one will incur an additional service fee and expedited shipping charge.
Currently, we do not provide returns on purchased prints as all our orders are made-to-order.
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One of the most common questions we get is in reference to what are the differences between Giclée and Photo Rag.
We cover this information a bit more in depth so it will help you decide between the two paper options we supply: Material Differences
For a quick and simple overview, Photo Rag is simply one of the best papers available anywhere. The Photo Rag paper absorbs inks deeper and provides richer colors overall.
Our Giclee printed papers are a high performance fine art paper. Both paper types (Giclee and Photo Rag) have archival properties and are acid free.
Our canvas prints are gallery stretched and wrapped onto a wood mount with a 3/4" depth.
Our rolled canvas is simply a rolled sheet of canvas with a 1" border.
Because we are unable to ship canvas wood mounted prints over 40" in either height or width due to the cost of freight shipping, we therefore recommend our rolled canvas as a viable alternative as it can be stretched and mounted by a local arts and crafts store or with a local framer near you. This allows you to save money on the freight shipping cost for canvas stretched and wrapped artwork over 40" in either width or height.
All prices listed as 'Canvas' are for gallery wrapped wood mounted canvas. If 'Rolled Canvas' is offered for a print, it will be listed as 'Rolled Canvas'.
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