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:

Galaxy Zoo 365 2

Click to embiggen!

ALICE
BLACKPROJECTS
BUDGIEYE
CATHAL
BRISKING
GEOFF
ECHO-LILY-MAI
GRAHAMD
HANNY
HONORARYSPOCK
INFINITY
JAN
JULES
KALEBATS
LAPOMPO
LIZARDLY
NGC3314
PADDY
RENEDEF
ROTAR
SDREW
SIRPEPPY
STAR MAN
STARBRIGHT
STARGAZINGMOMMY
STELLAR190
SWENGINEER
VOLLBARTH


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!

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6 responses to “Astrophotography 365 – Completed!”

  1. elizabeth says :

    Jules ! Awesome work putting this all together. Excellent pictures everyone!

  2. Cosper says :

    I’m all very new to this ‘Zoo’ world… I normally spend my free time on flickr posting my pix of wildlife, etc, for the world to see… Anyway, is there a way of bringing to the attention of you ‘Zoo’ guys anything that looks a little odd that I find while classifying galaxies?? Is there a way I can post an image in a blog, forum etc ?? In the mean time I’m going to post an image I’ve saved from last nights classifying on my flickr stream. Please have a look comment, email, or relay to this please and give me some guidence. Many thanks…. ( My flickr stream name is: cosper wosper )

  3. Heidi Voorhees Lamkin says :

    Congratulations, it is beautiful!

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