- Print them and hang it on a wall (let's hold off until we get something worth printing first).
- Save them on your laptop and show the occasional passerby. Interactive but rather limited in audience.
- Email them to people. Easier but kinda pushy.
- Start a blog. This works better - you can let people know it exists and then they can visit or not. You have the option to share more widely. Somewhat interactive if you enable comments. You can advertise as widely as your ego desires. Good if you feel like writing in addition to displaying the images.
- Post to relevant forums. Option to direct people to blog or other distribution point. Highly interactive. Invites co-dependent commenting with such heartfelt and detailed sentiments such as: "Wow!" or "Nice pic!"
- Use one of the bazillion photo sharing sites. But which one?
- Some combination of the last three.
When you mouse over one of the boxes there is a little pop up that identifies the object, star or whatever. Very cool.
If you want to try it just go here:
Just mouse over the image. Below is some other info like the pixel scale and such.
But wait! There's more. Down in the comment field is a link to the World Wide Telescope. Click that and your image is overlaid on the whole sky map. Bazinga.
How cool is that? So for now Flickr gets the nod. Now I'll have to figure out how to connect Flickr and blogger in a peaceful way. Ain't technology great?
|M16 M17 region picture overlaid on World Wide Telescope celestial map|