What’s in Galaxy Picture Library?
Galaxy Picture Library carries some 15,000 pictures in the following
Stars and constellations, mostly taken by amateur astronomers
Nebulae, clusters and galaxies, taken by both professional and amateur
Sun, Moon and planets, photographed by spacecraft and by amateur astronomers
Amateur and professional astronomers observing and their instruments
Observatories, whether amateur, professional or radio
Composite images of the night sky, including attractive horizons and astronomical
objects placed as required
Hubble Space Telescope pictures
The sky by day and night, including cloud formations, atmospheric phenomena
such as sun dogs and rainbows, sunsets and weather
Astronauts and space activities
Is there a list or a catalogue available?
Sorry, we don't have a printed catalogue. The browse images on these pages
will give you a good idea of the sort of images we hold. If there is anything
you need, contact us and we will tell you what's available. If you need
a larger scan for layout purposes, contact us.
How much does Galaxy charge?
Reproduction fees vary widely according to the proposed use. In
the larger the reproduction size and the wider the audience, the higher
the fee. The following table gives book prices, and fees for other uses
are available on application. We do not charge a search fee in most
cases, though we reserve the right to do so (by prior agreement) where
there is uncertainty about what is needed. VAT is additional
within the UK.
2009 price list
|UK and Commonwealth
OR single continent only excl. N America
|World Eng Lang (excl. N America)
or N American rights only
|World Eng Lang (incl N America)
|World All Lang (incl N America
|N American rights only if payment made in US dollars
Quantity discounts: More than 10 pictures used in one book, 10%. More
than 20 pictures, 20%.
Fees apply to print only single editions, one-time non-exclusive use.
For picture sizes between those quoted, the next rate up is charged,
eg a 1/3 page picture is charged at the 1/2 page price.
Can Galaxy send pictures by e-mail or ISDN?
Pictures are sent by email or if requested on CD. We do not have
ISDN facilities. The normal means of delivery is to provide a lightbox
of layout-resolution images on a web page, then to email high-res to
order. Please note that any high-res images ordered on spec but not
subsequently used will be subject to a £25 supply fee.
Can I send pictures for use in the collection?
Sorry, no. The library is now closed to new photographers