Friday, January 15, 2010

Photo credits

As you may have guessed, both the photo on the background of this site and the photo on our Save the Date magnets are images of outer space objects, and are freely available for anyone to use non-commercially with the proper credit. With that in mind, the images are:
  • Website: Eagle Nebula (M16), courtesy T.A.Rector (NRAO/AUI/NSF and NOAO/AURA/NSF) and B.A.Wolpa (NOAO/AURA/NSF). This is a wide-field image of a star-forming region catalogued about 100 years ago. If it looks familiar, you'll probably recognize the famous “pillars of creation” Hubble image, which is a close-up of the region.
  • Save the Date: NGC 1999 (a reflection nebula), courtesy NASA (NASA-HQ-GRIN). A reflection nebula does not generate its own light; rather, it's a cloud of gas and dust in between a star and Earth that catches the passing light. This one is about 1500 light-years from Earth near the Orion Nebula, and was discovered around two centuries ago by William and Caroline Herschel.
Hope you enjoy them!

As you might not have guessed, the photo of the two of us on the side panel is from The University of Chicago's Law School Prom, and was taken by one of our good friends, Matt Maxwell.  Thanks to Layna Maxwell for adding that credit!


  1. I see there is no credit for the picture of you two on this site-- which looks AWESOME by the way! I'm pretty sure it was Max that took it and he made you guys look at each other. At the time you thought it was cheesy. :)

  2. LOL...I'm pretty sure you're right. I'll have to update our credits! :) -Maria