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Hush Hush Hubble Print For 25th Anniversary.

Over the last couple weeks there has been some really exciting work going on here at Old Town Editions.  If you have stopped by you may have seen some, but not all of this incredible work.

We reproduced a painting commissioned by George Washington in 1757 for Mount Vernon,  23 Bull Run Battle Maps for Manassas National Battlefield Park, and printed an unpublished Hubble Telescope Image that was unveiled yesterday. There is just something about having an unpublished image from the mighty Hubble Telescope that is the icing on the cake. These are just a few examples of the exciting work going on here.

All of this work has been amazing and a once in a lifetime experience for all of us here at Old Town Editions.

Last week we were contacted by Chuck Hymen, a representative of the prestigious Cosmos Club in Washington DC. He let us know that we would be receiving an image from the Hubble Group that we could not share with anyone. This image was to be added to a showing of prints of images captured by the Hubble that have been on display for the last month at the Cosmos Club. It was produced so it can be displayed at the show on the day of the release of this image on April 23rd, 2015. We are thrilled to have been a very small part of commemorating the 25th anniversary of such an imaging marvel as the Hubble Telescope.

Titled Celestial Fireworks, this image of the giant cluster of somewhere around 3,000 stars that is called Westerlund 2. The image is a spectacular sight to see.  The video further below is even more spectacular….

Celestial FireworksImage credit: NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA), A. Nota (ESA/STScI), and the Westerlund 2 Science Team

“On 24 April 1990 the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope was sent into orbit aboard the space shuttle Discovery as the first space telescope of its kind. It offered a new view of the Universe and has, for 25 years, reached and surpassed all expectations, beaming back data and images that have changed scientists’ understanding of the Universe and the public’s perception of it.”

Here is a deeper view into the Celestial Fireworks image from the Hubble.