When I taught introductory astronomy, I combed the web and found
a number of images on public sites that seemed interesting or
educational for one reason or another. This directory, and its
subdirectories, contain many of those images. As these are not
my own creations, these are intended only for free public use.
The categories of images are:
- Compact objects
Neutron stars and black holes.
CMB, gravitational lensing, Olber's paradox, etc.
Plate tectonics, maps, lava flows.
Images of our galaxy and others. Some clusters.
Photos of historical astronomers and instruments.
Telescopes, balloons, rockets, satellites.
Molecular clouds, reflection nebulae, supernova remnants, etc.
Mostly EM spectra.
- Solar system
Planets, satellites, comets, asteroids, planetary formation.
Actual spectra and schematic figures.
Stars and star formation.
Ol' Sol, in various guises plus explanatory figures.
Most of the image titles in the directories are self-explanatory.
Clicking on a thumbnail or title brings up the full image.
Send me to:
Cole's home page
astro home page
miller at astro.umd.edu