MILKY WAY ABOVE SWISS MOUNTAIN RANGE
This 1m x 1m acrylic painting shows the Milky Way above the Swiss mountain range in the Bernese Oberland, Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. The Eiger is on the left-hand side, Mönch is the middle mountain and Jungfrau is on the right-hand side. A 5.6-mile railway line was built in 1912 which connects the Kleine Scheidegg (botton of Eiger) and the Jungfraujoch station which is located on the saddle between Mönch and Jungfrau. They built a stop in the Eiger and built several windows for passengers to enjoy the views. On the painting, the bright light on the Eiger shows the location of these windows. It is the highest railway in Europe.
In mathematics, Fibonacci numbers are a sequence of numbers where each number is the sum of the two preceding
numbers. 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34 etc. The Fibonacci sequence is also commonly found in nature for example how leaves or row of seeds are arranged but also on large scales such
as structures of hurricanes or galaxies.
You can see the spirals at the centre of the daisy following the Fibonacci sequence (number of right-hand and left-hand spirals) creating a distinctive pattern.
Also, note the golden lines on the painting which are the Fibonacci sequence and the galaxy spiral arm following that sequence. Isn’t math beautiful?
Here is my interpretation of this double star cluster and super star cluster, including the surrounding nebulosity, in the Dorado Constellation in the southern sky. It is located in the Large Magellanic Cloud, approximately 168000 light-years away. It was discovered by James Dunlop in 1826.
M13 Globular Cluster
A 30cm x 30cm acrylic painting on canvas interpreting the M13 Globular Cluster, also called the Great Cluster in Hercules. It is barely visible with the naked eye on a very clear night. The Cluster is abouth 25100 light years away from Earth and is composed of several hundred thousand stars.
M13 was discovered by Edmond Halley in 1714.
A panoramic view of the Milky Way
A painting featuring the Milky Way. On a dark night, you can observe it with the naked eye.
The Horsehead Nebula is a dark nebula in the constellation Orion. The nebula is located just to the south of the star Alnitak, which is farthest east on Orion's Belt. The nebula was first recorded in 1888 by Scottish astronomer Williamina Fleming on photographic plate B2312 taken at the Harvard College Observatory. The Horsehead Nebula is approximately 1500 light years from Earth. It is one of the most identifiable nebulae because of the shape of its swirling cloud of dark dust and gases, which bears some resemblance to a horse's head when viewed from Earth.
The world in one hand
A pastel chalk painting
Another world in hands.
This is my biggest space painting I have done so far. It is on a 1m x 1m canvas, showing the Soyuz capsule docking at the ISS, overflying Africa.
Andromeda galaxy is a spiral galaxy about 2.5million light years from earth away. Bear in mind, that one light year equals to about 9.5 trillion kilometres - that is how far light travels in one year.
Andromeda is our nearest major galaxy and will eventually collide with our Milky Way. You can see Andromeda galaxy with the naked eye.
Orion Nebula is the closest region of star formation to Earth. The Nebula is located just south of Orion's Belt, Orion being probably the most recognisable constellation in the sky. The Nebula is visible to the naked eye from areas with not much light pollution.
This one shows the Saturn V rocket launch on the 16th July 1969.
Located in the constellation of Scorpius about 3800 Lightyears away