Moons of Jupiter fountain pen : Dia

This is the second in the series: The Moons of Jupiter, and represents what we think one of Jupiter’s 79 moons, Dia, might look like, against the blackness of space. The shimmery turquoise and teal in this fountain pen is our in-house resin pour which we’ve dubbed Turquoise Tuesday.

According to NASA’s Solar System Exploration website Dia was found and then lost again:

Dia was discovered in 2000 by S.S. Sheppard, D.C. Jewitt, Y. Fernandez, and G. Magnier using the University of Hawaii’s 2.2 m (88 inch) telescope atop Mauna Kea. The moon was then lost in Jupiter’s bright glare for several years. Dia was rediscovered in images obtained by the Magellan Telescope in 2010 and 2011.

The NASA website also explains the origin of the name Dia: it is Greek and according to ancient mythology, she is the divine daughter of the seashore.

Of course there is no coincidence whatsoever that Di’s name sounds a lot like Dia …

SPECIFICATIONS:

Model:

Dafoe Model.

Series: The Moons of Jupiter.

Material:

Black resin with an exceptional sheen, with semi-translucent, sparkly turquoise resin. The grip section is made from  our #TurquoiseTuesday resin.

Nib:

Jowo #6 in polished steel, or Bock #6 in polished steel or bicolour (shown in these photos i.e. steel and gold-plate. Please select Fine, Medium or Broad in the check-out. (Please DM me if you need an Extra Fine.)

Refill type:

Standard international fountain pen converter (supplied) or ink cartridge.

Dimensions:

Total length (closed): 140 mm (5.5″). Length (pen only, no cap): 135 mm (5.3″). Diameter at widest point (excl. cap): 15.7 mm (0.62″). Diameter of section at narrowest point: 10,3 mm (0.4 “).  Cap thread: 13 mm (0.51″).

SHIPPING

Within South Africa, we offer a flat rate of R125 for couriering smaller items.

International shipping is via a courier or express postage with a tracking number and should take around 10 – 20 working days. Pens are securely packed and insured.

Please use the checkout to see the shipping cost for your location.

R2,900

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