Item No. 2030
All the rare earth metals we use to color silica glass were created inside stars and distributed throughout the universe by super nova's.
The Orion rondelle uses transparent color rods over alternating layers of clear and opaque colored glass.
By applying the opaque and transparent colors in the proper sequence we are able to model the intense blue glow of the Orion Nebula.
The design represents a star in its early development stage when dense interstellar clouds of hydrogen gas collapse into spheres of plasma that ignite into intensely hot new stars.
The Orion Nebula is one of the most analyzed and
photographed objects in the night sky.
The nebula is located in the middle of the constellation Orion's sword and without magnification, looks like any other star.
After months of star gazing with my Celestron telescope I happened upon this nebula in an accidental random search.
I was amazed that with only an eight inch mirror telescope in your own back yard, you can observe a blue glowing gas cloud nebula where stars are being born.