CelestronImages.com Goes Live

We are very proud and excited to announce the launch of CelestronImages.com, an ambitious project developed for Celestron – the leading manufacturer of telescopes and optics.

CelestronImages.com is an online community for amateur astronomers and terrestrial observers to showcase, discuss and share their stunning photography with the world. What makes CelestronImages.com unique is the integration of Google Maps technology that allows Celestron to display astrophotos directly on an interactive map of the night sky. Furthermore, visitors and members can also download and share KML files that allow them to view astro images on Sky in Google Earth.

The creation of CelestronImages.com stems from demand for more interactive venues in the astronomy community. Image sharing has become a very popular function for Internet users to display their favorite photography with other hobbyists. “Amateur astronomers are capturing spectacular images of the night sky. Celestron was determined to create a comprehensive website to offer exposure and support to this hobby,” said Joseph A. Lupica Jr., president and CEO of Celestron. “With CelestronImages.com we have accomplished that goal.” CelestronImages.com allows registered users to categorize their images, create albums, comment and rate images and list statistics on their photography.

Click here to read Celestron press release.