This eBook contains 31 images of deep space taken by NASA telescopes, often in the Infrared, and often composites from different telescopes and wavelengths. The original photos were often huge, with file sizes larger than this entire collection, so I tried to crop and compress them to meet Amazon’s file size limitations for a 99 cent eBook. In the end, I decided that the quality hit from compression was too much, so I did it again, which made the file size blow up to the .99 eBook. Hopefully you’ll get it free during the five day promo period or through Prime.
I originally started searching the NASA website in order to find public domain photographs to use as cover images for a science fiction epic I started writing last year. In cropping these photographs, I focused on the areas with something spectacular going on, but for cover use, the full images often included large areas of space suitable for a book title, spaceship, etc.
At first I included large captions that detailed the type of image, the telescope used, and the identifying characteristics give by NASA, but in the second version, I decided all that I was doing was eating up space on the image. So I shortened the caption to the bare minimum and included my e-mail address so if you need to find the original image, you can contact me and I’ll look it up for you.