The Milky Way Center - Gigapixel Series
The Milky Way Center - Gigapixel Series
The Milky Way Center - Gigapixel Series
The Milky Way Center - Gigapixel Series
The Milky Way Center - Gigapixel Series
The Milky Way Center - Gigapixel Series
The Milky Way Center - Gigapixel Series
The Milky Way Center - Gigapixel Series
The Milky Way Center - Gigapixel Series
The Milky Way Center - Gigapixel Series
The Milky Way Center - Gigapixel Series
The Milky Way Center - Gigapixel Series

The Milky Way Center - Gigapixel Series

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  • Original photo taken by a renowned astrophotographer: Bartosz Wojczynski
  • Made using latest cutting edge printing technology
  • Fine Art: Giclee printed on premium matte heavy paper with certified longevity 50+ yrs without fading
  • Poster: high quality eco-solvent poster printed on satin 200gsm paper
  • Canvas: vivid textile print perfect for anyone who wants to feel classic art at home décor - the cotton/polyester blend provides both great colors and durability
  • Every order is custom made just for you
  • Comes as a standard sized prints, framing not included
  • Rolled and delivered in a protective tube
  • Global shipping from Europe
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The Galactic Center is the rotational center of the Milky Way galaxy; it is a supermassive black hole of 4.100 million solar masses, which powers the compact radio source Sagittarius A*. It is 26,670 ly away from Earth in the direction of the constellations Sagittarius, Ophiuchus, and Scorpius where the Milky Way appears brightest.

There are around 10 million stars within one parsec of the Galactic Center, dominated by red giants, with a significant population of massive supergiants and Wolf-Rayet stars from star formation in the region around 1 million years ago. You can see a similar number of stars in the frame of this photo.

This photograph was taken using an one-of-a-kind observational setup consisting of two identical telescopes optimized for astrophotography. This kind of configuration allows for covering large portions of the night sky in a short time - the entire photographic material was collected over the course of a single night.

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Exposure of such a large picture was done piece by piece, with an shutter time of 4 minutes for each pane. The end result is a mosaic of 110 panes (55 per telescope) in a total resolution of nearly 2.5 gigapixels.

This makes it one of the largest photographs of the cosmos ever taken from the surface of our planet, with an unparalleled detail and abundance of deep sky objects included on a single image.

This picture was created on a desert farm in Namibia, many miles from the nearest settlement, in an area completely free of artificial light pollution.

Artist: Bartosz Wojczynski. Astronomy lover with over ten years of experience in the field of astrophotography. Winner of many prestigious awards, incl. Astrobin Image of the Day and NASA APOD (Astronomy Picture of the Day). Organizer of astrophotographic expeditions to the darkest places on our planet. Bartosz appreciates versatility and diversity – his photographic output includes both deep sky photos, extreme close-ups of the moon, and astroscapes that show the beauty of outer space in a wide field. On a daily basis he works as a specialist in image processing and 3D graphics.

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Reviewed by Randy P., from United States
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Amazing print!

I have purchased multiple prints from Astrography and have them throughout my house. I chose Fine Art prints, and could not be happier. The paper is WAY better than typical poster paper, and while not exactly what I would call a matte print, it eliminates the reflectiveness of a gloss print while retaining great detail.

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Excellent quality

Many details, an amazing and immersive panorama.

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Reviewed by Paul S., from United States
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High quality print

Arrived quickly. The print is amazing quality. Looking forward to shopping with astrography in the future.

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Reviewed by Erik H., from United States
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Milky Way panorama

Absolutely amazing piece of art to have on a large wall, dry captivating

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Reviewed by Richard M., from Switzerland
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Great product and outstanding customer service

Within only a few days from ordering I received my package here in Switzerland. Unfortunately it looked like it had had a rough journey and the beautiful picture was folded and cracked. I sent some photos of that to Astrography. They reacted almost instantly with a really nice email saying I'd get a replacement soon. I was a little worried I'd have to pay import taxes again, but I received the new, undamaged package within only 3 days or so with all taxes already taken care of.

The photo is stunning and of great quality - I will certainly order again at some point!

Thank you!

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We purchased 4 large fine art prints and are very happy with the quality of the prints.... impressive detail and color.
Great service, and the owner quickly responded to questions (even over the weekend). He also thought along with us, offering custom print sizing.

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Very happy with both the ordering experience and the quality of the print itself.
Ordering process was simple, order was shipped quickly, arrived on time and tracking information was provided throughout.
Excellent service.

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