Each month we’ll be posting a gallery of astronomy/space related images.
Some of the images are those we’ve found on sites like flickr and others have been sent to us.
We’re aiming to include photos which have been taken in the local area, but there are exceptions if an image stands out for some reason (e.g. a nice aurora shot from the Southern Hemisphere).
These images are from many different people: amateurs and professionals, LAS Members and non-Members. There is also a large range in image quality, from grainy low-resolution shots to beautiful work done with high-end equipment. This range is not because we aren’t being discerning, but because we want to show that astronomy and astrophotography are something which can be done with a huge range of equipment – in our first Monthly Gallery (April 2013), there are even some lovely shots of the Moon taken by Robert Trainer using his iPhone held up to the eyepiece of his ‘scope.
The images won’t necessarily have been taken during the month the gallery is for, but sent/found in that month: e.g. there might be a picture from 1999 which has only just been scanned and added, or an image from last year which we became aware of this month.
If you’d like to submit an image for the next Monthly Gallery, please get in touch with us.
If you’re already a member of flickr you can add it to the group: Liverpool Astro Society’s Favourite Astro/Space Related Images
If you don’t use flickr, you can always send your images to us and we’ll upload them for you.
To do this, contact our website team (alternatively you can find us on Twitter @LiverpoolAS) and we’ll make arrangements for you to send us the images.
If you don’t have a digital version of your photo(s), that’s no problem! Just bring it/them along to a meeting, with a note which includes your name and a contact address/number (so we can arrange to return it), and any information about the image(s) such as what the title of the photo(s) should be, what the subject of the photo is (include Messier and NGC numbers if known and where appropriate), where and when it/they were taken, focal length, type of camera and film, filters used, etc. – there’s no such thing as too much information. Please make sure your writing is clear.
Please note that whether your images are digital or film, you always retain all credit and copyright for them, and these will be displayed in the photo information.