Space Telescope Pendant - Astronomy
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Inspired by stunning photos of deep space, this pendant represents the Optical Telescope Element of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). Launched on Christmas Day 2021, the JWST has been collecting infrared images of space since July 2022. Because of its high resolution and sensitivity, it is capable of viewing images at greater clarity than the Hubble telescope. The primary mirror consists of hexagonal gold-beryllium coated reflectors, giving this telescope its signature honeycomb design. The Webb is a three mirror anistigmat telescope consisting of a primary mirror, secondary mirror, and tertiary mirror to minimize optical aberrations. This pendant depicts all three mirrors.
The diameter of the honeycombed primary mirror part of the pendant is 17 mm (0.7 inches) and the secondary mirror is placed 13 mm (0.5 inches) above the surface of the primary mirror.
The pendant is 3D printed in polished brass or 14K gold plated brass, finished with a 45 cm/18 inch long gold plated silver chain*, and is ready for gift giving with a gift box, polishing cloth, and care instructions.
*While a 45 cm/18 inch fits most, other chain lengths are available. At checkout, write a note indicating your preference.