Artsuite - Lunar Monstrance, Nightime - Michael Whittle - Original drawing made with ink, pencil and watercolour on paper.  55 × 43 inches.  The NASA Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spent 8 years in a stable elliptical orbit passing low over the lunar south pole collecting thermal measurements of surface temperatures. This drawing is the lunar monstrance of night temperatures.

MICHAEL WHITTLE

Drawing | 2017 

 

(Thermal map of lunar southpole - nighttime 

The NASA Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spent 8 years in a stable elliptical orbit passing low over the lunar south pole once every 2 hours. Its Radiometer collects thermal measurements of surface temperatures, and this drawing used that data to create lunar monstrance of nighttime temperatures.

 

Size

43 x 55 inches - Framed

 

Materials


Ink, pencil and watercolour on paper

 

Authenticity

Hand signed by the artist

Lunar Monstrance, Nighttime

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MICHAEL WHITTLE

Drawing | 2017 

 

(Thermal map of lunar southpole - nighttime 

The NASA Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spent 8 years in a stable elliptical orbit passing low over the lunar south pole once every 2 hours. Its Radiometer collects thermal measurements of surface temperatures, and this drawing used that data to create lunar monstrance of nighttime temperatures.

 

Size

43 x 55 inches - Framed

 

Materials


Ink, pencil and watercolour on paper

 

Authenticity

Hand signed by the artist

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