Celestron Uses Google Maps API to Deliver an Interactive View of the Sky Fueled by Amateur Astronomers
June 11, 2008
CelestronImages.com is an Online Community for Amateur Astronomers and Terrestrial Observers to Share Their Photography with the Masses!
Torrance, CA - Celestron, one of the world’s leading designers and manufacturers of telescopes, binoculars, spotting scopes, microscopes and related accessories, announced the addition of CelestronImages.com to their growing website collection. 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 astro photos 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.
CelestronImages.com is now live and its registered users and image base are growing rapidly. Be one of the first 1,000 registrants and you will be entered to win a top-of-the-line Axiom LX 31mm Eyepiece! Visit http://www.celestronimages.com/ to register today!