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B4silio

A 9-feet print of a DSO (M16) and a happy mum

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It might be mildly off-topic, but after multiple weeks of work we managed to put up my first large-scale print of a DSO (Eagle nebula in narrowband) as a surprise gift for my mom's 69th birthday. With help from my twin, dad and uncle, transporting the thing was almost more of an adventure than the earlier phases of the process. Doing everything out of sight of my observant mom also proved to be an interesting challenge.

 

Glueing the image to a ~3m x 1.5m slab of pressed wood

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Resurrecting old comics to keep everything down as the glue dried

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Transporting the monster out of the workshop

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Moral support from the neighbour

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All good, and with inches to spare

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Setting up on the wall

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And the final product in its setting

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Bonus image: my mom's reaction when discovering the addition to the room!

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Most of the credit goes to my dad, who came up with the idea and organised the logistics, and my twin who took care of most of the things that required actual workmanship!

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What an amazing gift. Pretty challenging logistics!!! Nice one!👍👍👏👏

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Grüezi, das ist wunderbar.

Sorry I could not resist, I lived in Baden Aargau for a few years.

Thanks for sharing.

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