CelestronImages.com (v.2.1)

CelestronImages.com (v.2.1)

CelestronImages.com is an online image sharing community dedicated to the hobby of astro and terrestrial photography.  This website is an integral part of social marketing strategy for Celestron, the leading manufacturer of telescopes and other optics. Conceived and executed by GammaFX, this project allows Celestron to engage the users of their product by providing a unique platform for sharing astrophotography.  The photography and comments contributed by users are in turn being leveraged to promote the hobby of astrophotography and Celestron’s optical instruments. The community is also design to be a collaborative environment that allows users to hone in their skills with the help of their peers. With version 2.1 GammaFX introduced several key elements designed increase viral and social exposure of CelestronImages.com. Interactive Embeddable Slideshows that allow users to add (or embed) any set of images to their webpage or blog.  Each image in the slideshow links back to CelestronImages.com pages as well as product pages on main Celestron website. The latest version of the site also includes a robust contest engine that allows users enter their images into various contests on the website. Integration of Twitter API that allows to generate automatic Tweets updating subscribers of CelestronImages Twitter Feed of all new activity. Sharing tools for easy publishing of images to external social networks such as Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and others We also produced a short video overview of the key features of the new...

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CelestronImages.com Goes Live

CelestronImages.com Goes Live

We are very proud and excited to announce the launch of CelestronImages.com, an ambitious project developed for Celestron – the leading manufacturer of telescopes and optics. CelestronImages.com is an online community for amateur astronomers and terrestrial observers to showcase, discuss and share their stunning photography with the world. What makes CelestronImages.com unique is the integration of Google Maps technology that allows Celestron to display astrophotos directly on an interactive map of the night sky. Furthermore, visitors and members can also download and share KML files that allow them to view astro images on Sky in Google Earth. The creation of CelestronImages.com stems from demand for more interactive venues in the astronomy community. Image sharing has become a very popular function for Internet users to display their favorite photography with other hobbyists. “Amateur astronomers are capturing spectacular images of the night sky. Celestron was determined to create a comprehensive website to offer exposure and support to this hobby,” said Joseph A. Lupica Jr., president and CEO of Celestron. “With CelestronImages.com we have accomplished that goal.” CelestronImages.com allows registered users to categorize their images, create albums, comment and rate images and list statistics on their photography. Click here to read Celestron press...

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