Finding Earth's Nearest Stars, A3 Poster, Gold Foil, unframed

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Finding Earth's Nearest Stars, A3 Poster, Gold Foil, unframed



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  • Handmade
  • Materials: gold foil, card

  • Height: 42 centimetres
  • Width: 29.7 centimetres

This poster is designed to ignite interest in the nights sky, the stars around us and our position amongst them. The stars and some of the lettering use printed gold foil.

The poster is unframed.

Below is the text which features in the lower half of the poster:

To understand this diagram, try to imagine you are looking towards the Sun from a great distance (beyond 12 light-years). The stars surrounding the Sun have been plotted using their angular position from the celestial equator which is actually the Earth’s Equator projected onto the night’s sky.

The measurements in the scale above are for distances parallel to the declination plane. However, none of the featured stars are exactly on this plane, and as a result, distances appear shortened. For example, Ross 248 might seem closer to the Sun than Luhman 16, but it is actually 3.8 light-years farther away!

It is worth noting that the stars closer to the viewing point have been increased in size. So stars that are farther away, beyond the Sun for example, will appear smaller. This is not an accurate depiction of the featured star’s size, just a useful guide for their position in space.

Star Systems
Many of these stars are actually binary star systems, meaning they are multiple stars orbiting each other. The universe is full of such star systems. For example, Alpha Centauri actually consists of two stars; Alpha Centauri A and B. However, when viewed from Earth, they appear to be one and have been mapped as such.

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5 out of 5 stars

Jess 27 Aug, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely love this poster!! The gold foil is stunning and the quality is soooo good. Thank you!

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Petri Winberry 03 Dec, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Great card and fast shipping considering what's going on in the world. Really love the look and feel of the card. Sent it to my cousin and it will be a fun learning experience for them. It's great that there are constellations to look for on the back of it, which is a reason I bought it. I will definitely consider coming back to this seller for future cards even though I am in the States. The quality and uniqueness are top notch. I had no issues. Color me impressed. This card was awesome. I was somewhat tempted to keep it for myself. It's overall really lovely and I am happy with my purchase. If you are on the fence go for it. The cards are worth it.

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Rebecca Jeffers 12 Jan, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

I really like the copper text and the copper spots showing the landing sites. This was *the* perfect Christmas present for my mam who was an apollo mission geek back in the 60s (scrapbook and all). The poster is now hung up in the livingroom. She was especially happy that the Latin words for the landing sites were used. Next purchase will be the orion poster! Falch o weld bod cynnyrch ar gael yn Gymraeg hefyd :)

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Chad Neil Hughes 10 Dec, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

This was an absolute hit!! I am not remotely interested in stars or constellations or standing out in the cold in the winter to see them but my wife is and I thought I’d gain some brownie points by taking an interest in what she likes! I decided to make it more interesting for me by bringing a few bottles of Prosecco and some shop bought canapés and a mezze platter. We sat out all wrapped up in deckchairs with a little background music and it was (her words) ‘one of the most romantic evenings I’ve ever had’ So with some thought and an excellent card that was less then a fiver, love & romance is very much alive and well in our household. Sometimes it’s the small things that mean the most 😁❤️ These cards are a no brainer, buy one, you won’t regret it 🎁 Thank you Full of Stars Store ❤️

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