Apollo - 50 years of human footprints on the Moon

I'm working on a new 3D photo collage to honor the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon landings. I'm combining one of my Moon images with NASA Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter images of the six Apollo Landing sites. The LRO images are placed above their locations on the Moon and show the equipment, footpaths, and Moon buggy trails left behind on the Moon. The full Moon image, taken a few hours before the January super Moon eclipse, will be a circular print. I'm also thinking about including the Apollo 8 earthrise image (taken pointing back at the earth) just past the limb of the Moon.

The full Moon image is my image of the 2018 super blue Moon shortly before the eclipse made with a Questar telescope and Sony a6300 camera. The close up images of the Apollo landing sites were made by the LRO and are courtesy of NASA and the University of Arizona. The earth image is from the NASA Apollo 8 earthrise image from almost 50 years ago.

When I'm done tweaking this moch-up. I'll make paper prints of all the images and assemble them into a 3D collage. The final collage will have the Moon image as a 24" circular print. The LRO images will be 4x4 and 4x6 allowing to give good views of the landing site details.

Content created: 2018-03-01




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