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A “Little Planet” shot taken this afternoon with the Canon 5D MkII and a 15mm Canon fish-eye lens.

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For the very first time, the New Forest Observatory is offering a portfolio of deep-sky fine art images.  There are 3 portfolios on offer, a 5-pack, a 10-pack, and a 12-pack.  All images are printed on A4 HP Premium Plus Photo Paper, high-gloss, 280 g/m2 using a 6-colour HP inkjet printer (Designjet 130).  Each artwork is protected in its own A4 wallet, and the complete portfolio is bound in an A4 holder.  The base 10 images are as follows:

1)  The Pleiades  2)  The Rosette nebula  3)  M31 – the Andromeda galaxy  4)  M13 – the definitive NFO version of the Great Globular Cluster in Hercules  5)  The Cone nebula, Trumpler 5 and IC 2169  6)  M42 – the Great nebula in Orion  7)  The Horsehead nebula and Orion’s Belt  8)  North America and Pelican nebulae – round version  9)  The Witch’s Broom and Pickering’s Triangle  10)  The Jellyfish nebula

The 5-pack portfolio contains images numbered 1-5 above.

The 10-pack portfolio contains all of the above images.

The 12-pack portfolio contains two further high-quality deep-sky artworks chosen from the NFO archives.

Price for the 5-pack portfolio inclusive of U.K. p&p is just £125

The 10-pack portfolio inclusive of p&p is £250

The 12-pack portfolio inclusive of p&p is £300

E-mail to place your order and to receive PayPal details.

Thumbnails of the portfolio are shown below – please note these are very low resolution for easy display on this site.  The deep-sky artworks you will receive will not have captions, unlike a couple of the thumbnails shown below.  Some higher resolution versions of these images can be seen on my Flickr site here.

Single A4 artworks are still available at the very low price of just £25 including p&p and you can choose any image in the Gallery that you like 🙂

If, somehow, you are not feeling the effects of the current recession and you would like the portfolios in A3-size, the prices are as follows:

The A3-size 5-pack portfolio inclusive of p&p is £250

The A3-size 10-pack portfolio inclusive of p&p is £500

The A3-size 12-pack portfolio inclusive of p&p is £600

The A3 Fine Art prints are supplied on HP Advanced Photopaper, glossy, 250 g/mand they are printed using an HP 6-colour inkjet printer (HP Designjet 130).






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A professionally framed deep-sky image from the New Forest Observatory will make the most stunning Christmas present for the astronomer in your family – and as all framed images form part of a numbered print run – your present will also be a valuable investment.

This is how our flagship image of the Cocoon Nebula can look in your reception room – at 65-inches across this is the largest framed image we can supply, it is also the most expensive as the print run for this investment artwork is strictly limited to just 50 pieces in total.  As the NFO has already supplied 3 images, we are left with only 47 to go 🙂

If the Cocoon nebula image is beyond your current budget, then take a look at over 300 images of stars/star clusters/nebulae and galaxies that are available from the New Forest Observatory, and check the pricing for framed and unframed prints in the “Image Gallery/Agency and Copyright notice” section of the NFO site.


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If you wish to purchase High-Speed Flash, “Little Planet”, Photomicroscopy or Macro images, then please check out what is available on the Scientific Artist web site.

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You can see how to purchase deep-sky images here in the “Image Gallery/Agency Copyright Notice” section.

For DSLR images – photomicroscopy/micromosaics, macro/macromosaics, “Little Planet”, panoramas, and high-speed flash images – please check the purchasing details for either datafiles or prints – on the Scientific Artist web site in the “Image Agency and Copyright” section.

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A second go at a New Forest Observatories “Little Planet” scene – taken today.

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I was sitting at the computer yesterday (Saturday) typing out some rubbish or the other when for some unknown reason I suddenly twigged how those “Little Planet” images are taken.  So I grabbed the Canon 5D MkII and a fish eye lens and ran outdoors (between the heavy showers) and took this “Little Planet” view of the New Forest Observatories.  So the idea that just suddenly jumped into my head (from the aether) worked!!  How peculiar 🙂

I shall now overdo it of course and start taking “Little Planet” images of just about anything I can find.

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I sent off an image of the Horsehead nebula to be made into a 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzle.  Here it is freshly opened on a big piece of card.  I don’t think I made the best choice of deep-sky object for this exercise, too much dark stuff all around the edge which will be a pain.  Should have done something with structure throughout like the Belt & Horsehead or better still the Cone nebula region.  Maybe next time.

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I have just hung the 5-foot wide framed image of the Cocoon nebula region in the dining room.  It looks awesome 🙂

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After 3 weeks of brisk sales of the “Belt of Orion” things have settled down again so it’s time to introduce the second “Print of the Month” offer from the New Forest Observatory.

This Month’s full colour A3 print using HP Glossy 250g/m2 Advanced Photo Paper and the 6-colour HP Designjet 130 printer is Comet Lulin in the constellation Leo taken on February 28th 2009.  The print will be signed and dated and will come in a protective polypropylene punched pouch.  Your print will then be packed in a robust cardboard poster packaging tube for shipping.  The Special Offer price for the Comet Lulin print is still only £25 which includes postage and packing!  This offer is only open to U.K. residents.

If you would like to order your April 2010 “Print of the Month” of Comet Lulin – please e-mail to arrange your delivery.

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