M5 Globular Cluster (Custom Print)
"This is the M5 globular star cluster in the constellation Serpens. Spanning 165 light years in diameter, M5 is one of the largest globular clusters known. It contains more than 100,000 stars, but according to some estimates, this could be as many as 500,000. M5 is 13 billion years old, more than twice the age of our Solar System, and almost as ancient as the Universe itself. I do most of image processing in PixInsight and finish it in Photoshop. I’ve applied a mild dynamic range compression to the dense core of the cluster in an attempt to retain star colours and their separation. Globular clusters are fascinating objects still hiding secrets of our universe and the formation of galaxies. So far this is the sharpest capture of a globular cluster I have been able to achieve."
Our Custom Prints and frames are all handmade to the highest standards. As each Custom Print and frame is made to your required specification, they take a little longer to prepare. Custom Prints are printed on sustainable, matt 250gsm conservation digital paper. Unframed prints are carefully rolled with acid free tissue paper inside a sturdy cardboard tube. Frames are made in the UK from sustainably-sourced woods.
Custom Prints (those which are customised by choosing a size and frame) are made to order and therefore take a little longer than our standard fulfilment times. Please read our Delivery and Returns page for our latest information about UK and international shipping.
Please check the size and frame options carefully so that you are happy as once ordered we will be unable to change.
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