Eckhard Slawik


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Cygnus, Lyra And The Great Rift Greeting Card





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$2.50 / Card

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$2.00 / Card


About Greeting Cards

Our greeting cards are 5" x 7" in size and are produced on digital offset printers using 110 lb. paper stock.


Each card is coated with a UV protectant on the outside surface which produces a semi-gloss finish.


The inside of each card has a matte white finish and can be customized with a text message up to 500 characters in length.


The artist's name and the name of the image is printed on the back of each card along with the Fine Art America logo.


Cards can be ordered in a horizontal or vertical configuration.


Cards can be ordered with a white background or black background.


All greeting cards ship within one business day of the order date!


Each card comes with a white envelope for mailing and gift giving.

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About the Image

Cygnus, Lyra And The Great Rift by Eckhard Slawik

Cygnus, Lyra and the Great Rift, optical image. The constellation Cygnus (The Swan) is at upper left, with Lyra (The Lyre) at upper right. The most noticeable feature in Cygnus is the bright red North America emission nebula (NGC 7000) close to the top left corner. The brightest Cygnus star is Deneb (Alpha Cygni, directly right of the North America nebula), one of the most powerful stars known. The brightest star in Lyra is Vega (Alpha Lyrae), also the fifth brightest star in the whole sky. The Milky Way's dark lane (called the Great Rift) runs from top left to bottom right. This dense gas and dust cloud blocks the light from stars behind it but is permeated with many types of nebulae and stars.

About the Artist - Eckhard Slawik

Eckhard Slawik

Science Photo Library was founded in 1981 by Michael Marten, one of the authors of "Worlds Within Worlds", a book exploring different ways to observe the universe - from electron micrographs, to images of earthrise taken from the Apollo spacecraft. When Marten started receiving requests for the beautiful images in the book, he had an idea of setting up Science Photo Library. Since then, Science Photo Library has continued to work alongside world acclaimed photographers and the leading science and medical experts to provide a central source of the best science and specialist imagery available. Although the collection started with scientific images, it has grown to encompass all aspects of science and their impact on everyday life.

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