Falcon 9 Nebula
Falcon 9 Nebula
Framed and ready to hang Laser-Crystal Archive C-Type Print.
36x24 in (91x61 cm) print - 39x27 in (99x69 cm) final size with frame.
Limited Edition of 30.
This is a real photographic print, created on light sensitive paper with a LightJet printer. This type of print maintains colors in a very natural way, creating a detailed, 3-dimensional, beautiful photographic reproduction.
This print framed and ready to hang. It’s mounted on a solid aluminum Dibond back, and covered with a UV protective film that makes it resistant to light. There is no need to add a glass in front of it, it’s meant to be displayed as is.
A certificate of authenticity is included with each print, embellished with a serialized hologram, and a twin hologram with the same number is added to the backboard of the print.
Custom orders can be arranged, contact me for more info.
The Story Behind This Image
The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully delivers the SAOCOM 1A satellite to orbit. In a single long exposure, the ascent, second stage, boostback and re-entry burns are shown. From Santa Ynez Peak, California.
This was a historic moment, the first Return To Launch Site (RTLS) in the Vandenberg base, in which a first-stage rocket was recovered by flying it and landing it safely back to base, one of the key necessities to lower launch costs and make space travel more accessible.
I watched the launch from Santa Ynez peak, about 40 miles from the base. It was spectacular, the fog lit up and quickly the horizon turned red. After the second stage deployed, the Falcon 9 drew spirals of light in the sky and a massive cyan and magenta cloud formed. It looked as if we we staring into a nebula, with two bright eyes staring back. The descent back to base was fiery and almost blinding, while the payload left behind a trail that looked like a distant comet.
This is a single exposure, at 9 minutes and 33 seconds.