Astro-Photo Prints/Images/Calendars


Calendars: (The 2019 calendar is now available)

 

For 2019 our Astro-Photography Calendar is subtitled “Down Under” because all the images in it were captured at a remote observatory in Australia.

Most of the included images are of objects that are never visible in the middle of the northern hemisphere, while others are simply better photographed from the southern hemisphere because they are much higher in the sky.  But the 2019 edition is also a big step forward due to the better sky conditions and better equipment (bigger telescope and higher resolution camera).

The calendar has 13 images (including the cover), each 9″ x 12″.  The calendar includes all the major astronomical events happening in 2019, 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.

 

 

 

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.  Four sizes are available from stock: 8″ x 10″ (5″ x 7″ image area) for $82, 11″ x 14″ (7.5″ x 9.5″ image area) for $139, 16” x 20” (10″ x 13” image area) for $199, and 20” x 24” (12” x 16” image area) for $279.  Custom sizes are also available on special order.  The 8″ x 10″ size can be used for desktop display or hung on a wall.  The other sizes are for wall hanging only (they do not have a “kickstand”).

 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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