Astro-Photo Prints/Images/Calendars


Calendars:

For 2018 our Astro-Photography Calendar is titled “Sky Visions: Night & Day” because it includes both night-time deep space images, and solar images, including photos from the Total Solar Eclipse of Aug. 21, 2017.  A total solar eclipse brings night and day very close together.

Since I have not yet mastered the art of solar photography, I reached out to someone who definitely has, Bob Yoesle, who contributed 4 images to the calendar.  Two other photography friends, Michael McKeag and Kay Wyatt, had better eclipse images than mine, and agreed to include their best shots.  One image in particular is a true collaboration, combining images from Kay and Michael with processing by me.  I had intended to put this photo on the cover, but decided that it needs a true photographic process to maintain the delicate and subtle details of the eclipse, so it is included as a bonus 4″ x 6″ photograph with the calendar.

The calendar has 13 images (including the cover), each 9″ x 12″, plus the bonus picture.  The calendar includes all the major astronomical events happening in 2018, plus detailed information about each of the objects pictured, and a sky chart on the back cover that shows where each deep space object is located.

I often run out of calendars in early December, so I suggest you order early to be sure you get it.  It’s a great gift for anyone that appreciates either science or art!  $20 plus shipping.

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Astro-Photography Prints:

 Most of the images presented on this web site are available for purchase. For various reasons it is not practical for me to list the available sizes and mounting/framing options for each image. The prices below will guide you in selecting the size and options you desire, but please contact me for a quotation and availability. Prices do not include shipping charges, which will be quoted when you place your order. To request a quotation, please e-mail me (through the “Contact” tab above). Please identify the image(s) you want using the object name used on this web site and indicate the size and format you want from the table below (or “Space Window”).

Back-Lit Prints:

Back-lit prints are made by printing a digital image on a large piece of film (a “transparency”) and placing it in a frame that includes a light source. It is powered by a small AC adapter and consumes very little electrical power. This method of displaying images is particularly appealing for astro-photos because of the inherent contrast range of bright stars on a velvet black background. However, back-lit prints of traditional photography can also be very attractive.  Three sizes are available from stock: 8″ x 10″ (5″ x 7″ image area) for $74, 16” x 20” (10″ x 13” image area) for $199, and 20” x 26” (12” x 18” image area) for $279.  Custom sizes are also available on special order.

 Archival Inkjet Prints:

Prints are made on a professional, large format printer using archival paper and ink with a lustre finish (other finishes are available in some cases, but may be a slightly higher price). “Unmatted” prints are just the print itself with no mat or framing. The size listed is the paper size and includes about a 1/4 inch border. Note that this is standard practice and a pre-cut mat of the same nominal size will almost always match the size. “Matted” includes a custom bevel-cut mat and foam-core backing. The total thickness is approximately 1/4 inch. The size listed is the outer dimension of the mat so that it will fit a frame of the same nominal size. The mat border is usually 2 to 4 inches, depending on the print size and specific aspect ratio. Framed prints are made by placing a matted print in an aluminum sectional frame. Note that I cannot ship frames with glass, but glass is available for local pick-up with a small additional charge.

SIZE

UNMATTED

MATTED

FRAMED

8 x 10

$20

NA

NA

10 x 12 / 11 x 14

$30

$40

$80

16 x 20

$55

$75

$140

20 x 24

NA

$110

$180

Astro-photos are usually matted in black. Other colors can be selected, but may delay shipment and I cannot guarantee a precise color match, so prefer to stick with just white or black.

 

Space Windows:calender1

Everybody loves my back-lit prints of astro-photos, but the lighted frame and large film print makes them too expensive for some. The “Space Window” is designed to be hung in a window, using sunlight to illuminate the transparency print. Think of them as your personal portal into space! They are 4 inches in diameter and made of clear acrylic. Note that not all images are available in this format. Please contact me to ask about your favorite image(s). $20


About Greg Marshall

I am a retired electronics engineer and after a few months of enjoying my leisure I began to miss doing product development. My astronomy hobby always needed new solutions to unique problems, so I decided that whenever I came up with a good solution I would try to make it available to others.

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