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A gift that is out of this world
We knew we had to distinguish ourselves. Firstly, we offer various fine art printing options using our state of the art giclée printing technology, which we also use for our museum quality art history reproductions to capture every brush stroke and subtle color field. Our designers have created best-selling personalized items here on IPIC and have created unique star map designs that are sure to stand out from the crowd. But we were very careful to get the basics right…namely the accuracy of the star maps themselves. We have researched deeply into methods to create star maps correctly and consulted experts. All so we can confidently present our star maps for your consideration.
You may be wondering why our 0-360 dial goes counter-clockwise. Directions on a star chart take a little getting used to. East is left of north on a star chart, not to the right like on a map of the ground. The reason is because you look down at the ground but up at the sky. On your special day, if it’s a clear night, hold your canvas up against the sky and see if you could spot the constellations on your star map.
The background images reflecting the unique position of the milky way on your special day is obtained from a third party website and based on a Digitized Sky Survey sourced from STScI/NASA, colored & Healpixed by CDS, produced at the Space Telescope Science Institute under U.S. Government grant NAG W-2166. The images of these surveys are based on photographic data obtained using the Oschin Schmidt Telescope on Palomar Mountain and the UK Schmidt Telescope. The plates were processed into the present compressed digital form with the permission of these institutions. Stars are plotted using “The Bright Star Catalogue, 5th Revised Edition” The Virtual Telescope uses the definitive Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Star Catalogue [SAO: 1966], updated to epoch J2000.0 and corrected by Roman and Warren in 1990.
Reminisce how the stars aligned on your special night with our customizable star map! Put your names and the day you said ‘I Do, welcomed a new baby in the family, or any other memorable occasion.
Uniquely based on your location, date, and local time. We meticulously researched reliable astronomy software to ensure our star maps are correct. A star map of 12/25/2020 at 1PM would be different from even 2PM. If you choose not to provide a local time, we will default to 12PM that day.
Satin matte black frame with contrasting bright silver liner. Has a modern profile and makes the perfect complement to the dark beautiful night sky. Picture Size: 12×18″ Framed Size:15×21″. Our canvas is 100% cotton and coated in protective and lustrous acrylic.
Made in USA: real handmade canvas prints produced in California. Using archival-quality inks onto cotton Canvas, Giclee printing guarantees incredible detail, phenomenal quality, and vibrant colors. Saturated colors for up to 100 years.
This is personalized artwork and non-refundable. We will use your customized information just as you entered online. Please double check submitted information carefully. But if we make a typo and there is a misspelling or wrong date on the artwork, pls contact us directly for a replacement.