"Ionizing Giants" by Andrew McCarthy
printed on C-Type Matt
A starless edit of one of the most Iconic objects in our night sky, the vast Eagle Nebula which contains the iconic Pillars of Creation. One of my most frequently-captured subjects, it never fails to make my imagination run wild. Who knows the incredible things forming in this stellar nursery, filled with hot young stars and brand new solar systems. One of the areas of space I would love to visit if the laws of physics could be bent enough to give me the opportunity.
Nebulae glow fluorescent in different colors due to the stellar radiation ionizing the gasses within them. Hydrogen is the most abundant, which puts off an overwhelming red glow, but by using special filters I can draw out amazing color depth.
The size indicated is the printed area, the print will also include a 1/2" white border for handling and framing.