his is a nice heavy piece of glass. The Galaxy inside is very pretty, albeit rather plain and lacking a needed pop of something. It reminds of of black and white grainy photos of galaxies taken in the 70's. It will need to be near a light source to be seen. It's not a standout piece of art, but it neutrally blends in on a shelf. I do like it though
I love it! Tbh i was a little iffy because i thought the 80mm or 3" sphere would be smaller but to my suprise it was alot bigger and heavier than i imagined so becareful and not drop it. When it arrived it came in a beautiful blue (what i assmue is paper machette) box and inside the box a blue square sheet of fabric kept over the styrofoam which kept the sphere and the stand nestled and in place. It may not be for everyone the galaxy is a bit small but its perfectly fine to me, id think if it were any bigger itd look warped or over magnified, but i personally like it as is and can say im actually happy with my purchase and no regrets.