I created two paintings dedicated to the Apollo 13 mission. It shows the damaged Service Module jettisioned before re-entry into Earth's atmoshpere. This was the first time all astronauts saw the extend of the damage after the oxygen tank blew up.
I sent both paintings to Fred Haise, Lunar Module Pilot Apollo 13 who kindly signed them.
One painting was a commission painting and the other original I keep. Prints are available in the shop.
The crater is named after a Prussian philosopher and founder of the Humboldt University of Berlin - Wilhelm von Humboldt
The crater is located at the eastern limb of the Moon
And therefore, best visible during maximum eastern libration which happens about one week after apogee.
The crater itself is a large, complex, impact crater (133 miles wide) with a central rebound and a multi-terraced crater wall and about 3.5 Ga years old.
The crater floor hosts a spiderweb of radial and concentric rills from faulting and lava flows that testify to the Moon’s violent and active past.
The location of the faults and mineralogy of the rebound, surface and rim indicate that volcanic activity still happened after impact.
An original acrylic painting showing the three main large impact craters, PTOLEMAEUS,
ALPHONSUS and ARZACHEL. They form a prominent line of craters to the East of
Mare Nubium (Sea of Clouds)
The large crater Ptolemaeus has a diameter of 154 km and is named after
Alphonsus is noticeable for its fractured floor with a central peak reaching a height of 1.5 km
The diameter is 119 km
Arzachel is the smallest with a diameter of 96 km.
It has a very detailed terraced structure on the eastern rim.
Also visible in this painting are the three smaller craters, Herschel (very top),
Alpetragius and Thebit (bottom)
On the 27th January 1967, Gus Grissom, Roger B Chaffee and Ed White, Apollo 1 astronauts, lost their lives as they performed a launch rehearsal test.
Three moon craters have been dedicated to them, located at the far side of the moon in close proximity of each other.
Once upon a moon
This is a composite painting. The image of the Moon suface was taken by the Apollo 17 crew and shows the Eratosthenes crater on the left and Copernicus crater on the right. I have added a Command Service Module which orbited the Moon, whilst the Commander and Lunar module pilot of the mission would land on the surface.
Eratosthenes crater was named after ancient Greek astronomer Eratosthenes of Cyrene, who estimated the circumference of the Earth, and the distance from the Earth to the Sun.
It is on a 50cm x 50cm box canvas, 4cm thick.
One of my favourite craters to paint. Very distinctive shape.
This is a 50cm x 50cm canvas.
A 40cm x 40cm acrylic painting of Mare Crisium. It is located to the northeast of Mare Tranquillitatis, visible with the naked eye as a small dark spot on the edge of the moon's face. Its diameter is about 555km. It is the site of the crash-landing of Soviet Luna 15 probe in 1969.
This crater is a lunar impact crater of the form called walled plain. It lies in the southwest sector of the Moon, near the lunar limb. As a result, the crater appears oblong due to foreshortening. The floor of Schickard has been partially flooded by lava, leaving only the southwest portion uncovered and rough-textured. (Painting is 180 degrees rotated)
It is on a 40cm x 40cm, 4cm thick canvas.
(latin for Bay of Rainbows)
Here is my largest moon painting 50cm x 100cm and makes a great wall feature.
Sinus Iridum was the planned landing site of China's 2013 lunar mission Chang'e 3 but landed instead in the near by Mare Imbrium
The Moon on a 40cm x 40cm box canvas, acrylic painting
Posidonius is a lunar impact crater that is located on the north-eastern edge of Mare Serenitatis, to the south of Lacus Somniorum. The crater Chacornac is attached to the southeast rim, and to the north is Daniell.
Endymion is a lunar crater that lies near the northeast limb of the Moon. It is located to the east of Mare Frigoris, and north of the Lacus Temporis. To the southwest is the somewhat smaller crater Atlas. Because of its location, Endymion has an oval appearance from foreshortening. Beyond the crater along the lunar limb is the Mare Humboldtianum.
The floor of Endymion has been covered in low-albedo lava that gives it a dark appearance and makes it relatively easy to locate. The floor is nearly smooth and featureless, with only a few tiny craterlets located within the rim. A string of three lie near the northwestern inner wall. Faint streaks of ray material from Thales to the north-northwest crosses the dark floor. The outer rampart is low, wide, and worn from impact erosion.