This is one of the first images captured by the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST).
Courtsey of NASA - Full ackowledgement must go to NASA and the Space Telescope Science Institute' (STScI). J. DePasquale, A. Pagan, and A. Koekemoer
It is very much appreciated being able to use this spectacular image.
Recently exhibited at New Scientist Live
What is the image??
Taken with the Near-Infrared Camera (NIRCam), the picture reveals the once-hidden features of the protostar within the dark cloud L1527. The clouds within the Taurus star-forming region are only visible in infrared light.
The (baby) protostar is obscured within the "neck" of the hourglass-like formation. Across the middle, an edge-on protoplanetary disk appears as a dark line and light from the protostar leaks around the disk, illuminating cavities within the surrounding gas and dust. The blue and orange clouds outline cavities that are created as material moves away from the protostar, colliding with surrounding matter.
Blue areas are where dust between Webb and the clouds is the thinnest, while the thicker layer of dust creates the orange pockets. In addition, the shot also reveals filaments of molecular hydrogen that have been shocked as the protostar ejects material away from it. The upper central region displays bubble-like shapes due to stellar "burps."
(Full ackowledgement must go to NASA and the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI). It is very much appreciated being able to use this iconic image.
Gallery Sale JWST The Hour Glass
The image is sandwiched between layers with acrylic on the front surface giving a vibrant, glossy and beautiful result. These look very punchy in any room. 70+ years archival inks are used for printing, ensuring they do not fade and give a beautiful and long-lasting finish.
An aluminium frame on the back makes it sturdy and easy to hang, just requiring two screws. The art piece comes with a certificate, background information on the object and how it was photographed and a download card for the Galaxy on Glass music album.
Each is made to order and takes 2-3 weeks then a short time for shipment.
Sizes and edition numbers
Each image comes in 18”, 32” or 48” widths with only 25, 15 and 5 editions respectively.
The depths vary slightly depending on the image, but are typically 70% of the width +/-, so they are rectangular.
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Your art is made to order. The Acrylic and Backlit pieces take about 4 weeks to make and ship and the Fine Art prints are shipped within a week. I will keep you updated and set a convenient delivery date. Delivery includes packing, shipping, insurance and any import tax. If you have a deadline date then just let me know by email and I’m sure I can help!