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Glow-in-the-dark astronomy pendant with a beautiful astrophotography image of the Carina nebula

Glow-in-the-dark astronomy pendant with a beautiful astrophotography image of the Carina nebula

Regular price $30.00 CAD
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Science is beautiful – and now you can wear proof of that around your neck!   This pendant features a lovely image of the Carina nebula based on observations from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope in a silver-plated, lead and nickel free pendant bezel – and it glows in the dark!

The Carina Nebula is a large star-forming area about 7500 light years away, and much bigger than the Orion Nebula, but in the southern sky, so is less known in the north.  It contains many interesting features including multiple star clusters and the most luminous star known in our galaxy!

I created the image by taking the Hubble data and blending colours into it digitally, and I then print the image on clear plastic backed with 'liquid mirror' to give it a shiny, vibrant finish.  The results are placed into the pendant bezel and covered with an epoxy resin.  A glow-in-the-dark resin is layered behind the image, so it can be 'charged' with normal or UV light to give it a long-lasting glow.

The glow-in-the-dark effect works best if 'charged' in front of an UV LED flashlight for a little while - 30s or so.   It will glow quite brightly initially, and will gradually darken - at an hour it will still be glowing, but it won't be very bright - but it can be recharged as many times as you like!  I'll include a small UV flashlight for you to use to recharge it quickly.

The pendant is approximately 3 by 4 cm ( 1.25 x 1.75 in)  across The pendant will be shipped with a velveteen or satin bag and a  45cm (18 inch) silver-plated brass chain.  Let me know if you'd like a 60cm (24 inch) chain instead.

I can also make earrings that match this design - if you'd like a pendant and earring set at a discount, message me and we'll sort out the details.   Also message me f you'd like a different size or another variant of this pendant - I like doing custom work.

Please note that the pendant is water resistant but not waterproof. Remove before swimming or showering.

I want you to be totally thrilled with your pendant - if you aren't, let me know within 2 weeks and I'd be happy to arrange a refund, and pay for the return shipping.
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