Pillars of Creation - high resolution space images - Sky Image Lab

Pillars of Creation

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M16 Eagle Nebula

Although NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has taken many breathtaking images of the universe, one snapshot stands out from the rest: the iconic view of the so-called "Pillars of Creation." The jaw-dropping photo, taken in 1995, revealed never-before-seen details of three giant columns of cold gas bathed in the scorching ultraviolet light from a cluster of young, massive stars in a small region of the Eagle Nebula, or M16.

Though such butte-like features are common in star-forming regions, the M16 structures are by far the most photogenic and evocative. The Hubble image is so popular that it has appeared in movies and television shows, on tee-shirts and pillows, and even on a postage stamp. And now, in celebration of its 25th anniversary, Hubble has revisited the famous pillars, providing astronomers with a sharper and wider view. Streamers of gas can be seen bleeding off pillars as the intense radiation heats and evaporates it into space. Stars are being born deep inside the pillars.

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Sizes are in inches and these are our defaults. If you require custom border sizes or no border, then please contact us or specify in the comments section at Checkout.

Unframed Premium Prints

Prints over 11"x14" come with borders by default.

Paper Size Image Size Border
04"x06" 04"x06" 0"
05"x07" 05"x07" 0"
08"x10" 08"x10" 0"
11"x14" 10"x13" 0.5"
12"x18" 11"x17" 0.5"
16"x20" 15"x19" 0.5"
24"x30" 22"x28" 1"
24"x36" 22"34" 1"
30"x40" 28"x38" 1"


Fine Art Prints

All Fine Art prints will have a border.

Paper Size Image Size Border
08"x10" 07"x09" .5"
11"x14" 10"x13" .5"
12"x18" 11"x17" .5"
16"x20" 14"x18" 1"
24"x30" 22"x28" 1"
30"x40" 28"x38" 1"
40"x50" 36"x46" 2"
    All images are cropped to fit the selected size within +/- .5". Therefore, some part of the image may not appear in the final print, when comparing to the online thumbnail. This missing part may appear on the sides or the top and bottom. This is a standard printing practice so that the finished product will fit standard frame sizes. This cropping is the default action.

    If you would like uncropped images, tell us by putting a note in the comment section at Checkout. Keep in mind that the uncropped image size will always be smaller than the ordered size.

    The actual sizes of objects in the image may not vary within 1/2" due to printer resizing during the final print imaging on the printers.

    Shipping Policies

    Free Shipping for Small Unframed Prints

    • Orders 11x14 and smaller that fit in a smaller mailer will be shipped flat by USPS First Class for free to anywhere within the US.

    Unframed Prints larger than 11x14

    • Our Premium and Fine Art prints larger than 11x14 will be carefully rolled, and shipped in a sturdy tube.

    Large Size & Custom Size Products

    • Products over 40" long that are shipped flat, such as MetalPrints, may require freight shipping. Please allow additional time for the delivery.
    • Custom sizes may incur an increased shipping charge due to special handling required.

    Shipping Outside of Contiguous US, Expedited Shipping, and Special Requests

    • We ship worldwide and have served customers from over 100 different countries.
    • We cannot be responsible for any customs duties and tariffs imposed on our shipments to your country. Please contact us at support@skyimagelab.com for any questions.

    Shipping Pricing

    Unframed prints under 11x14 are free for Economy USA orders. For standard shipping, they are $6. For all else, shipping cost are based on price per item. Please see below.

    Note: Shipping is not a profit center for us. With that said, we will package your order in a protected, industry-standard method so that the order arrives safely at your door.

    Note: Shipping transit times below are dependent on the carrier's ability to deliver on time and are not guaranteed by Sky Image Lab.

    Economy Shipping (USA)

    Item Price Destination Production Days Days in Transit Total Days Shipping Cost

    Up to $60

    USA

    2 3-6 5-8 $18
    $61-$209 USA 3-5 3-6 6-11

    $23

    $210-$599 USA 3-5 3-6 6-11 $28
    $600+ USA 4-6 3-6 7-12 $135


    Standard Shipping (USA)

     Item Price Destination Production Days Days in Transit Total Days Shipping Cost

    Up to $60

     USA

    2 2-4 4-6 $23
    $61-$209 USA 3-5 2-4 6-9

    $28

    $210-$599 USA 3-5 3-5 6-10 $35
    $600+ USA 4-6 3-5 7-11 $145

     

    International Shipping

    International shipping will be billed at cost depending on the shipping location.

    Publisher's Note:
    Unless specified, all images will be printed in either portrait or landscape orientation in the size you specify. The first product image on this page is cropped as a square for site consistency.

    Larger sized unframed prints will come with a border by default to allow your local framer to present your piece according to your preferences.

    Media Choices

    MetalPrint Ready to Hang

    Increasingly our most popular option. Dyes are directly infused into specially coated aluminum sheets, creating a highly vibrant, detailed print. Images will take on an almost magical luminescence.

    The print will be paired with a custom Float Mount Hanger, allowing for easy display that floats 0.5" off the wall.

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    Gallary-wrapped Canvas

    Bring depth to any room with our canvas option. Made with a print on Professional Photo Paper bonded onto museum quality canvas. The print is then wrapped around an artist's stretcher frame at a 1-1.5" depth, with finished mounting hardware.

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    Unframed Prints

    Premium Prints
    Uses Kodak ENDURA Premier Luster paper, providing a slight gloss, often pearl-like texture.

    Fine Art Prints
    Differentiate your presentation and show your audience how much you care about quality with Breathing Color Elegance Velvet paper. It has a high white point, remarkable ink load capacity, and best-in-class image quality that far exceeds the limitations of virtually every paper of its kind.

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