Welcome to Nova Celestia! This web site is dedicated to sharing my astronomical illustrations and artwork, based on scientific knowledge, with the astronomical public.
I accept Commissions/Requests for custom made art!Contact me to discuss your wish! Enjoy your stay!
The images are FREEto use, (for the web and on-/offline presentations) as long as they are unchanged (resizing allowed) and that I am given credit (a link). For accessing Prints see the FAQ for more info.
Some Illustrations are available in PSD format so that they can be customized according to your own desire.
What is Astronomical / Space Art, and why use it?
Space and Astronomical Art strives to illustrate the Universe. The genres overlap and the border is vague.
What is important to notice is that space and astronomical art is based on the knowledge we have of the Universe.
I see space and astronomical art as a complement to real astronomical imagery.
By basing the artwork on knowledge in astrophysics, chemistry and other sciences, the artist can overcome technological and physical barriers and create a probable view of an environment that is otherwise unaccessible to us.
Of course, the art shares an advantage with real astronomical photography: the ability to inspire people to explore this vast and magnificent Universe!
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