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391 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo of the Milky Way, stars, and night sky over a lake, mountains, and grass; fine art landscape astrophotograph created by astrophotographer Paul Wilson in Maori Lakes, Canterbury, New Zealand.
391 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo of the Milky Way, stars, and night sky over a lake, mountains, and grass; fine art landscape astrophotograph created by astrophotographer Paul Wilson in Maori Lakes, Canterbury, New Zealand.
391 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo of the Milky Way, stars, and night sky over a lake, mountains, and grass; fine art landscape astrophotograph created by astrophotographer Paul Wilson in Maori Lakes, Canterbury, New Zealand.
391 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo of the Milky Way, stars, and night sky over a lake, mountains, and grass; fine art landscape astrophotograph created by astrophotographer Paul Wilson in Maori Lakes, Canterbury, New Zealand.
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O Tu Wharekai Maori Lakes

391 MEGAPIXELS
391 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo of the Milky Way, stars, and night sky over a lake, mountains, and grass; fine art landscape astrophotograph created by astrophotographer Paul Wilson in Maori Lakes, Canterbury, New Zealand.
This photo is 1,760% higher resolution than a typical photo.
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O Tu Wharekai Maori Lakes

391 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
This photo is
1,760% higher resolution
than a typical photo.
Scroll to learn more.

O Tu Wharekai Maori Lakes

391 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
Maori Lakes, Canterbury, New Zealand

Paul Wilson specializes in capturing the beautiful night sky. He is based in New Zealand, which has some of the best night skies on the planet.

Paul spends many cold nights out under the stars shooting huge nightscape images, gazing up at the night sky emblazoned with light emitting from billions of galaxies.

Companies such as BBC Earth, Futurism, Daily Mail and Unilad, and have featured Paul's work, to name a few. Additionally, his work has generated a huge following on Facebook and Instagram.

He has a close relationship with companies such as Canon, Sky-Watcher, Fotopro, NiSi, Spencer's Camera, SYRP, Fornax Tracking Mounts, and GoPro, always helping them test and refine new equipment.

Date & TimeJuly 25, 2016:  9:20pm
LocationMaori Lakes, Canterbury, New Zealand
Coordinates-43.576421, 171.181701
Focal Length50mm
Aperturef/2.5
Shutter13 sec
ISO10000
Num of Exposures63

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Canvas print

Our ready-to-hang canvas prints are created using a specialty printer that carefully lays pigment inks down onto archival-quality fine art canvas material. The canvas is then stretched around a 1.5-inch-deep wood support structure to provide depth and elegance. Our canvas material has a delightfully matte finish that looks spectacular in any lighting conditions while retaining maximum vibrancy and contrast. Click here to learn more.

Produced using a specialty, large-format fine art printer operating at 300ppi resolution—the gold standard for sharpness
Printed onto heavyweight, 100% acid-free fine art canvas to preserve color-accuracy and longevity
Created using materials and methods that exceed the rigorous technical standards required to achieve the prized "giclée" industry rating
Designed to meet the most demanding standards for color-permanence set by leading museums
Handmade by award-winning master printmakers with over 4 decades of experience
Optionally accompanied by your choice of elegant floater frame available in a variety of trims
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VAST Print™

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  • Frameless floating display: A hidden mounting brace on the rear gracefully "floats" the print off the wall for a sleek, modern look.
  • Framed display: The print is mounted inside one of our handcrafted 100% wood frames with a decorative separation between the print and the frame so that the print appears to be floating within the frame, providing depth and elegance to the finished photo.

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*Note: a non-glossy, satin matte coating is alternatively available on request.

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391 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo of the Milky Way, stars, and night sky over a lake, mountains, and grass; fine art landscape astrophotograph created by astrophotographer Paul Wilson in Maori Lakes, Canterbury, New Zealand.
Paper print
Shine-enhancing
protective coating
Laser-exposed at a truly unprecedented 610ppi resolution
Created using fine art paper with a specialty emulsion enabling unsurpassed micro-contrast, ultra-bright whites, and deep blacks
Printed with a chromogenic process that produces "continuous tones" of silky smooth color (other printers use noticeable dots of ink)
Sealed between an extra-thick, shine-enhancing protective coating and a sturdy aluminum composite backing for a sleek look
Award-winning product quality recognized industry-wide
Designed to meet the most demanding standards for color-permanence set by leading museums
Handmade by certified master printmakers with over 4 decades of experience
Hand-signed by the artist and accompanied by our digitally-enhanced, holographic certificate of authenticity
Optionally accompanied by your choice of elegant floater frame available in a variety of trims
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Digital file

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Usage in most media formats*
Unlimited number of projects*
Worldwide, perpetual usage*
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Total Pixels390,541,144 px
Width16,667 px
Height23,432 px
Aspect Ratio0.71 : 1
Date & TimeJuly 25, 2016:  9:20pm
LocationMaori Lakes, Canterbury, New Zealand
Coordinates-43.576421, 171.181701
Focal Length50mm
Aperturef/2.5
Shutter13 sec
ISO10000
Num of Exposures63

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small
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  • Fine art prints < 4x6 in
  • Marketing prints < 8x11 in
  • Use on webpages at sizes smaller than full‑screen
  • Wallpapers for devices with low‑resolution screens
medium
10 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 9x13 in
  • Marketing prints < 18x25 in
  • Use on webpages at full‑screen sizes
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50 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 20x28 in
  • Marketing prints < 40x56 in
  • Large murals viewed from > 23 ft
  • Massive murals viewed from > 46 ft
huge
250 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 44x62 in
  • Marketing prints < 89x125 in
  • Large murals viewed from > 10 ft
  • Massive murals viewed from > 21 ft
full file
391 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 56x78 in
  • Marketing prints < 111x156 in
  • Large murals viewed from > 8 ft
  • Massive murals viewed from > 16 ft
Fine art
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Marketing
prints
(150ppi)
Large
murals
(~20x8 ft)
Massive
murals
(~40x16 ft)
Use on
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Digital
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wallpapers
small
2 megapixels
< 4x6 in < 8x11 in less than
full-screen use
low-resolution
screens
medium
10 megapixels
< 9x13 in < 18x25 in full-screen use high-resolution
screens
large
50 megapixels
< 20x28 in < 40x56 in if viewers will be
> 23 ft away
if viewers will be
> 46 ft away
huge
250 megapixels
< 44x62 in < 89x125 in if viewers will be
> 10 ft away
if viewers will be
> 21 ft away
full file
391 megapixels
< 56x78 in < 111x156 in if viewers will be
> 8 ft away
if viewers will be
> 16 ft away
Photo id: 10274