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North America Nebula Uncoated Poster
  • North America Nebula Uncoated Poster

    This new view of the North American nebula combines visible and infrared light observations, taken by the Digitized Sky Survey and NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, respectively, into a single vivid picture.


    The nebula is named after it resembles the North American continent in visible light, represented in blue hues in this image. In red and green, infrared light can penetrate deep into the dust, revealing multiple hidden stars and dusty clouds. Only the densest dust clouds remain opaque, like the dark bands in the "Gulf of Mexico" area.


    Clusters of young stars (about one million years old) can be found throughout the image. Slightly older but still very young stars (about three to five million years) are also liberally scattered across the complex, with concentrations near the "head" region of the Pelican nebula, which is located to the right of the North American nebula (upper right, bluish portion of this picture).


    In this combined view, the visible part of the spectrum from the Digitized Sky Survey is represented in blues and blue-green hues. The Spitzer component contains data from the infrared array camera. Light with a wavelength of 3.6 microns has been color-coded green; 4.5-micron light is orange; 5.8-micron and 8.0-micron light are red.


    Posters are modern-day paintings. These uncoated posters are the go-to environmentally-friendly way to display art at a fraction of the cost. They're made from 176gsm white paper and come in different sizes. Choose your size to cater to any room.


    .: Material: 176gsm white uncoated poster paper
    .: Blanks sourced from the USA
    .: Sustainable paper from FSC® and SFI® certified facilities