If you are an amateur astronomer who has taken some assorted photographs of the sky and who has scanned them into a computer, then we would like to share your astrophotography with the rest of our users. No matter what the subject of your picture, we would enjoy receiving and displaying your work. If you wish to submit a piece, simply follow these four short, easy instructions:
- Scan the image and save it in the format most convenient for you. JPEG is preferable, but we can convert almost any Macintosh or IBM formats. If you do not have a scanner, check around your office for someone who could scan in your picture -- there is almost certain to be at least one person who would be able to help. If you prefer or if you don't have luck around the office, try a local copy shop -- many now have good, very reasonably priced scanning and other computer services.
- E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include your name and write a paragraph that specifically and clearly explains the picture's contents and any background information that is useful or interesting. You might also include links to any sites that contain other pictures pertaining to your subject.
- Attach the image using your mail program's attachment feature. In most programs, there is either a button called "ATTACHMENTS" right below the subject field or a menu option to attach a file. If you try to submit a file and it does not arrive for some reason, we will certainly help you get it to us.
- Send the message with any other comments or notes you would like to add as background and we will respond promptly.
We think that this is a great way for our users to share your knowledge of the sky and your enthusiasm for astronomy with others. Thank you for submitting your astrophotography!