Rho Ophiuchi: The Brilliantly Colored Interstellar Cloud complex is a dark nebula of gas and dust located 1° south of the star ρ Ophiuchi in the constellation Ophiuchus. This cloud is one of the closest star-forming regions to the Solar System.
Featuring the bright, red supergiant star Antares, the Rho Ophiuchi cloud complex is one of the most vibrant and colorful nebulas in space and the closest star-forming region to the solar system. Located approximately 460 light-years away from Earth, the interstellar clouds of gas and dust that makeup Rho Ophiuchi contain emission nebulas that are rich with red, glowing hydrogen gas and blue reflection nebulas that reflect starlight from their surroundings. The dark-brown regions in the cloud complex consist of interstellar dust grains that prevent any light from passing through.
The distant globular star cluster M4, is visible to the right of Antares, which is one of the brighter stars in the night sky. However, M4 lies far beyond the colorful cloud complex, at a distance of some 7,000 light-years from Earth.
The image was taken from a very dark site in the South African desert.
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This fine art is printed at my home print studio in the highest possible quality with an expanded color gamut (Epson UltraChrome HDX 11 base colors) on a specially preselected paper. I only use print media recommended by world-class photographers, mainly Epson Signature Worth series (Fine-Art Photography: Exhibition Fiber; Poster: Premium Luster Photo Paper), which provide a very inspiring experience both aesthetic and tactile. The entire printing and production process is carried out by me personally. This guarantees the quality of presentation unattainable for other printing methods. This is the level found in the most prestigious photographic art galleries in the world. You will be delighted – I promise.
The rich blacks combined with the incredible color fidelity reinforces the aesthetics of the dark and deep cosmos in my photographs. Additionally, the Signature Worth and Legacy paper surface allows viewers to experience every detail in the prints.
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The most advanced printing technology (created in Japan by Epson) which I decided to use, combined with special, highest quality archival papers, provide for the remarkable durability of these printed photographs. These Fine Art prints will survive many generations on your wall. According to the prestigious Wilhelm Imaging Research organization, the longevity of such prints reaches even several hundred years (Poster variant up to 175 years when it’s kept behind the UV glass). In order to reflect my commitment and personal relationship with photography, each copy of Fine-Art Photography is personally signed by me, which complements the unique character.
The Fine Art print is delivered in a secure container in the form of a tube. All photopaper prints will be rolled in acid free tissue, shipped in heavy duty cardboard document tubes. This guarantees its safety and preserves the quality of prints during transport to your home.