Heart Star-birth Nebula
Looking for the perfect gift to express how larger your love is for some one special? Why not give the gift the biggest heart in the Milky Way Galaxy? This star-forming region is named the Heart Nebula for obvious reason. It measures 300 by 200 light years making it 2% the size of our entire galaxy. Though it is fully 7500 light years away from our Solar System, you would still need 6 full Moons (4 on the top row with 2 underneath) to cover this object. In the heart of the Heart Nebula gigantic stars, 50 times the mass of our Sun are being born-of / hatching-from great cocoons of dust and gas becoming ever more dense by crushing power of their own gravity until they ignite under fury of nuclear fusion. In this same region many more stars far smaller than our Sun are also starting their lives.
And yet this enormous and exciting place is too faint for human eyes to see even when using the BIGGEST of the Dark Rangers' telescopes. Why so dim? Paradoxically because it's too gorgeously red. While human eyes can readily recognize red when our vision system is in day-time mode, it's the hardest color for us to see at night.
It's not known how human night vision evolved to barely responds to low levels of red. Perhaps those of us early hominids who couldn't see past the glow of our campfires to detect the glint of a lurking leopard's eyes, fed more leopards than those of us who could? Whatever the why really was, our weak response to red is why astronomers use red-lights. The color red keeps our eye-brain systems in night vision mode. And when we need to see the red in the Universe, we attach cameras to our telescopes.
Almost anybody would to have this piece of Dark Ranger Telescope Astro Art hanging on their wall. But don't buy one for just anyone, buy one for your only one who deserves this much love.