Archive for the “Astronomy Image of the Day” Category

Amateur images of the night sky

O.K. it looks like there is enough interest out there to make a start on this one 🙂

Please send your best image through to in jpeg format.  Please DO NOT send through a full resolution image, although it is fine if you supply the link to a full resolution image, I will post that up together with your low resolution image.  The maximum number of pixels along the longest side of your image should be less than or equal to 1500.

I won’t kick off the Astronomy Picture of the Day until there are enough images in the hard store to guarantee the thing won’t disappear for months on end just days after starting – so if you send an image in shortly – please be patient, it may be a while until it appears.

Get sending 🙂


Comments No Comments »

This post is to give you an idea how your picture and your name (in lights) will appear if you submit an image to to AIOD.  Click on the image to see a larger version in a new window.

This image submitted by U.K. astro-imager Prof. Greg Parker shows us both of the twins in the same field of view.  The contrasting colours of Castor and Pollux make this 2-frame image more striking.  Image acquired using 2 x Canon 200mm prime lenses and 2 x Trius M26C 10-megapixel OSC CCDs on 10/02/2016.  Each frame was 1 and a half hour’s worth of 10-minute subs.  Image processed using Photoshop CS3 and Noel Carboni’s astronomy actions.


Comments No Comments »