Some Milestones in Astrophotography
September 2003; Image of the Andromeda
Galaxy selected as one of the greatest astronomical images of
the last 30 years by Astronomy Magazine
October 2006; Published "A Year
in the Life of the Universe" in 4 languages (English, Polish,
Greek, Spanish)(Voyageur Press)
2006; Image of IC405 selected as one
of six images to appear on a commemorative stamp issued by the
UK Royal Mail
September 2007; one of several featured
amateur astronomers in Timothy Ferris's PBS documentary "Seeing
in the Dark"
2007; Selected into the SBIG astroimaging
"Hall of Fame"
October 2007; Awarded the "Hubble
Prize" for contributions to astrophotography at the Advanced
Imaging Conference in San Jose, California
2008; Mosaic of the Andromeda Galaxy
sited in the Guiness Book of World Records as the Largest image
(in pixel dimensions) ever taken of a spiral galaxy at that time
June, 2009: Published "Capturing
the Stars: Astrophotography by the Masters", (Voyageur Press)
August 2011: Image of the "Pleiades"
appears in 2011 German "Astronomy" postal stamp series.
September 2011: Published "Treasures
of the Southern Sky" coauthored with David Malin and Lars
March 2012: Image of NGC 3190 I created
from the HLA becomes the background desktop image for Apple's
OS X "Mountain Lion" 10.8.
October 2012: Four of my images appear
in the "150 Greatest Photographs of the Universe" published
by "Sky at Night" Magazine
Febuary 2013: Image of M106 I made for
the Hubble Heritage Team, released worldwide as an amateur-professional
collaboration by ESA/Hubble Heritage Team.
April 2013: Four of my images (M20,
M106, M57, NGC 5189) selected for the Royal Photographic Societys
International Images for Science Exhibition, 2013.
April 2013: Australian Geographic selected
my image of M33 (Subaru Composite) in their "16 of the Universe's
Most Stunning Galaxies" article.
August 2013: Published Lessons from
the Masters: Current Concepts in Astronomical Image Processing
January 2015: Release of the Hubble
Space Telescope 25th anniversary image which I assembled for
NASA/ESA with data from the Panchromatic Hubble Andromeda Treasury
(PHAT). The image to be released on January 2015 is the largest
Hubble image ever made. The dimensions are 104,014 X 37,157,
9GB (7,398 exposures, 411 ACS panels)
My Images have been featured 105 times
by the NASA website "Astronomy Picture of the Day"
since 2000 and have appeared on 65 "Covers" of books
For a more complete chronology
of publications and other milestones click HERE