Use the form below to contribute an image to the Amateur Space Images library. Before you do so, please make sure you (or the person on whose behalf you are submitting an image) have copyright over the image.
Not every image submitted to the Amateur Space Images library will be accepted, to avoid diluting the quality of the database. What criteria are used to determine which ones belong, and which ones don't?The overarching goal of the Amateur Space Images site is to serve as a database for images that people may want to use as illustrations in presentations, books, blogs, etc. Photos should materially improve upon their source data and do at least one of the following:
Photos that don't satisfy one of these requirements may be included at the discretion of the editors.More than one version of the same observation may be included in the database.Missions that release "raw" JPEG data present a particular problem for the Amateur Space Images database, for two reasons. One: each new day's worth of images is exciting because it is new. In hindsight, though, not every panorama from Mars or photo of Saturn's rings is one that you would want to use as an illustration later. Two: images produced from raw JPEG data inherently have poorer quality than images produced from the science data that is archived later. So there may be a high rejection rate for Curiosity, Mars Exploration Rover, and Cassini images that were produced from raw JPEGs. If you would like to submit some of these, it would be prudent to contact The Planetary Society before filling out the submission form.
One or two sentences with the basic information about the image (what it shows, what spacecraft took it, when). If you run out of space here, continue in the "additional information" box below.
Full credit line for both data and processor. If you're not sure about the correct credit for the image data, go to the copyright page for a list.
Please select one of the Creative Commons licenses listed below, or "public domain" if that is your wish. (Other copyright options listed below are for images that are straight from mission data sets with no processing):
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