Astrophotography 365 – Completed!
This week’s OOTW features an OOTD by Jules, posted on the 7th of January 2011.
Jules, at the end of 2009, had the idea of an ‘Astrophotography 365’ challenge, where at least one astronomically themed image gets posted on the Galaxy Zoo forum each day in 2010. And it went down extremely well, with just over a thousand images posted!
In the words of Jules:
The level of interest in the thread was unexpected and the contributions came thick and fast. On cloudy nights we had photos of astronomy themed gadgets, toys, books and jewellery! There were several photos posted for each day and the project grew bigger than I had anticipated. I had originally intended to put all the photos into a montage at the end of the year but we had so many contributions that I opted for monthly montages instead in order to make the final one manageable.
The 365 is now complete. We more than met the challenge and here is the result:
We had pictures of deep sky treasures such as star clusters, nebulae and galaxies as well as comets stars, planets and the Sun (including its spectrum) and the Moon. Equipment ranged from mobile phones to DSLRs and webcams to remotely controlled scopes like SLOOH and SARA-S. Some contributors had never taken an astrophoto before and produced some amazing results. We also braved all weathers to meet the challenge. I hope we kept people entertained – the thread has had over 42,000 views.
Thanks to everyone who took part. It was huge fun. Maybe we can have a year off and do it all over again! Meanwhile let’s resurrect Alexandre’s old thread and keep clicking in 2011!