First of all, the aim of this website is to amass the largest pictures bank of our universe via a easy navigation type “tree”. This record of picture is available in 2 different navigations. Even if the educational side of the website is mild (I would like to focus only on photos), you can also find a page “about the universe“, a blog and a section of links sharing which allow me to tell you more about universe.



• You can go on the Facebook page

• Or by e-mail:

If you are the author of one or several photos and you wish to see them removed from the website, please use the email address above.

Contributors to this site:

Oros:  The URL’s pictures retrieval from the Hubble Space Telescope site

Clémence Bourlot: Translation of the website in English

Funders (Tipeee)


François PAPIN

Funders (Other)

• Allblue (Antoine C.)


(Credits of the phots are posted on the Pictures Bank page)

Technologies used for the site
1°) Server + Costs

This site is installed on a server hosted by:

The server of the website, is managed by:

Serveur Dedibox® XC 2014

  • Model: SuperMicro® A1SA2-2750F
  • Processor: Intel® C2750 (Avoton) 8 core 8 threads @2.4 Ghz x64, VT-x, AES-NI
  • RAM: 8Go DDR-3 ECC
  • Hard disk: 1To SATA3
  • Hardware supervision: IPMI
  • Connectivity : 1 Gbit/sec
  • Guaranteed Internet bandwidth : 200 Mbit/s

> Cost of hosting including VAT : 13.19€/month
> Cost of domain including VAT : 9,59€/year
> Cost of  : 60€/month
Total cost per month TTC : ~73.99€

Financing of the site cost: 100% personnal

2°) Software

Main site powered by WordPress

Tool for navigation in the image bank: Minigal Nano

Tool for navigation in the image bank: SFPG

CDN: CloudFlare

Database: MySQL

HTTP server: Nginx

Font for the cover of the blog images: Delta Green Egg Universe

But also:







3°) Software used for the recovery and processing of images:

Light Image Resizer 4 to resize pack

VisiPics to remove double pictures

Ant Renamer to rename pack

PhotoFiltre for cropping

PNGOut to lighten images in .png format

JPEGTran to lighten images in .jpg format (including making them progressive)

URL Generator to generate URLS to retrieve images

jDownloader to download pack

Peter’s Flexible Renaming Kit for pack rename

DownThemAll download pack

Xenu to list all URLs site.

Notepad ++ for sorted out the URL of a site in order to collect only URLS leading to images

XnConvert to convert .tiff in .jpg

Sone Image Downloader for download entire Twitter account images


Statistical analysis

Piwik is used to analyze website’s statistics, hosted on another of my site, Uncheck the box if you don’t want to be tracked.
As explained below, if clean your cookies from your browser, we deposit the cookie of exclusion, if you don’t want having this inconvenience, you can use a plugin like µBlock Origin or µMatrix to blocked the field

Legal information – Introduction

Eyes of the Universe is a communication service to online public edited to not professional as article 6, III, 2 ° of the law 2004-575 of 21 June 2004. In accordance with the provisions of this article, his publisher chose to remain anonymous.

It is hosted by Online SAS – BP 438 – 75366 Paris CEDEX 08 – RCS Paris B 433 115 904. In accordance with the law, my personal identifying information provided. In case of complaint about the content of this site, I suggest you address an e-mail to the address and I will quickly review the merits of your complaint. The law allows you to directly contact the webhost to this address:
Online SAS – BP 438 – 75366 Paris CEDEX 08 – RCS Paris B 433 115 904.

However, Article 6, I, 4 ° of the law 2004-575 of 21 June 2004 is brought to your attention:

The fact, for anyone, to present to the owner a content or activity as illegal in order to obtain the withdrawal or to stop broadcasting, even though she knows this inaccurate information, is punished with a sentence of one year of imprisonment and 15 000 EUR fine.

This blog may contain technical, editorial or typographical errors. The information contained in this website have been prepared only for the purpose to inform. The images and information contained on the site may be changed at any time without prior notice.

Eyes of the Universe test up to respect your privacy, that’s:

• No external statistical analysis tracker (Google Analytics or other) is present (we use Piwik on another of our hosting OVH – you can you remove stats above)
• No button (with tracker) social networking is installed (Facebook, Twitter, Google +,…). Those present at the end of the items are without tracking codes.
• No banner or ad space is installed (AdSense,…)
• The fonts (fonts) and the javascript are hosted on my shared server, fonts that were previously loaded from have been uploaded to my server and are loaded on it.
• The plugin Akismet anti-spam was replaced by Antispam Bee.
• The “Jetpack for WordPress” plugin is enabled, but only with the following modules:
Similar may (view similar items.)
_Abonnements (allowing readers to subscribe to the articles and comments, and receive e-mail notifications.)
_Distribution improved (improve the traffic on the site)
_Protect (avoids attacks brute force).
_Extra Widgets (allows you to add images, Twitter feeds, links to the RSS feeds of the site, and more, in the sidebar.)
_Widget Visibility (control where each widget appears on the site.)
_CSS custom (customization of the CSS of the site without changing the theme.)
_Orthographe and grammar (check spelling, style, and grammar through the service After the Deadline)

If YOU DO NOT wish TO BEINGS SUIVIT BY YOU CAN BLOCK this AREA A the HELP of THE PLUGIN FIREFOX µBloc Origin or µMatrix. The site will continue to operate without problem.

• Gravatar is not used on this site.
• The only two tracking possibilities are the integration of Youtube videos. They still will unfortunately be remain because I am currently unable to host all these videos on my personal hosting. (note that I chose integrations “anti – followed” of Youtube, but hey…)

Despite all these precautions, there’s certainly things to improve. If you think you can help me with this site 100% respectful of your privacy, do not hesitate!

To disable Piwik statistics, see above.

Legal information

1. Presentation of the site.

Under article 6 of law No. 2004-575 of 21 June 2004 on confidence in the digital economy, it is stated in the Eyes of the Universe site users how to get the identity of the various stakeholders:

“2. Editing non-professional as an online public communication service people don’t hold at the disposal of the public, to preserve anonymity, that name, the name or business name and address of the claimant mentioned at 2 I, subject to him disclosing personal identification elements provided for in the 1. “(source)

The real identity of different stakeholder can be obtained by justice with my Web host Online SAS.

Owner: IxeYgrek
Creator: IxeYgrek
Publication Manager: IxeYgrek
The publication Manager is a physical person or a legal person.
Webmaster: IxeYgrek
Host: Online SAS – BP 438 – 75366 Paris CEDEX 08 – RCS Paris B 433 115 904

For all legal claims please use the available email address above on this page. My mailing address and my real identity are not present here for obvious reasons, they can – be obtained by application of justice directly to my host: Online SAS .

2. General conditions of use of the site and the services offered.

The use of the site Eyes of the Universe implies the full acceptance of the terms of use described below. These terms of use may be amended or supplemented at any time, the Eyes of the Universe site users are therefore invited to consult it regularly.

This site is normally available to users at any time. However , Technical maintenance interruption can be decided by Eyes of the Universe Team, who will previously communicate to users the dates and hours of the intervention. It is also possible for the host of Eyes of the Universe to meet some technical issue,beyond the control of the Eyes of the Universe team.

The Eyes of the Universe site is updated regularly by the site team. Similarly, the imprint may be changed at any time: they are required to the user who is invited to refer to most often as possible in order to know them.

3. Description of the services provided.

The Eyes of the Universe site is intended to provide information on all the activities of the site.

The Manager strives to provide on site Eyes of the Universe of information as accurate as possible. However, he cannot be held responsible for omissions, inaccuracies and deficiencies in the update, whether its done or because of third-party partners that provide this information.

All the information indicated on the Eyes of the Universe site are given as an indication and are subject to change. Moreover, the information on the site Eyes of the Universe are not exhaustive. They are subject to changes since their online.

4. Contractual limitations on technical data.

The site uses the JavaScript technology, php MySQL 5.1 and 5.4.

The Manager of the website cannot be held responsible for damage related to the use of the site. In addition, the user of the site is committed to access the site using a recent material, containing no virus and with a last generation updated to browser

5. Intellectual property.

The head is not the owner of the intellectual property rights or does not hold usage rights on all items available on the site, including pictures, graphics, some logo, icons, sounds, software or some videos. These are subject to the copyright and belong to their respective owner.

The Manager is the owner of the intellectual property rights or holds the rights of use on all the accessible textual elements on the site – unless otherwise noted – including tutorials, courses and articles as well as some videos (Gaming Live, videos-blog,…). The images and logos appearing in the Live Gaming games belong to their respective owner. Some Visual elements present in the videos of concerts and music belong to their respective owner. Video editing FQCB filmed and mounted by myself was transferred to the FQCB association.

All the contents of the site for which I am the author EXCLUSIVE is placed in the public domain (CC0)

ALL of the licenses of the images on this site are available at this address.

6. Limitations of liability.

The site manager cannot be held responsible for direct and indirect damages caused to the equipment of the user, when the Eyes of the Universe site access, and resulting from the use of a material does not meet the specifications indicated in the point 4 of the appearance of a bug or an incompatibility.

Interactive spaces (possibility to ask questions in the comment space) are available to users. The site manager reserves the right to remove, without prior notice, all content deposited in this space which contravene legislation in France, in particular to the provisions on protection data. If necessary, the site manager also reserves the possibility of questioning the responsibility civil and/or criminal of the user, especially in the case of message to character racist, offensive, defamatory, or pornographic, regardless of the medium used (text, photography…).

7. Personal data management.

In France, the personal data are especially protected by law No. 78-87 of January 6, 1978, law No. 2004-801 of 6 August 2004, article l 226 – 13 of the penal Code and the European Directive of October 24, 1995.

On the occasion of the use of the Eyes of the Universe site, may be collected: the URL of the links through which the user accessed the site Eyes of the Universe, the provider of the user, the address of Internet Protocol (IP) user. (for example, some Apache logs)

In any case the site manager does not collect personal information about the user and the need for certain services offered by the Eyes of the Universe site. The user provides this information in an informed, including when conducting their seizure by itself. It is then clear to the user site Eyes of the Universe the obligation or not to provide such information.

In accordance with the provisions of articles 38 and following of the law 78-17 of January 6, 1978 relating to computing, files and freedoms, any user has a right of access, rectification and opposition to personal data concerning him, making his request written and signed, accompanied by a copy of the identification with signature of the owner of the room, stating the address to which the response must be sent.

No personal information from the user to the Eyes of the Universe site is published without the knowledge of the user, exchanged, transferred, assigned or sold on a support any to third parties.

Regarding collected Email (newsletter subscription) addresses know they are sold to any third party and are used only for you find the publication of new articles (via the newsletter) or new comments on any particular article. The obligation to indicate its NAME and Email for the comment in summer turn off. You are free at any time to request removal of your Email address of the database of the site.

The site is not declared to the CNIL because it collects no personal information.

The databases are protected by the provisions of the Act of 1 July 1998 transposing directive 96/9 of 11 March 1996 on the legal protection of databases.

8. Links and cookies.

The Eyes of the Universe site contains a number of links to other sites, put in place with the authorization of the owner of the website. However, the site manager has no opportunity to check the content of the sites visited, and accordingly assumes no responsibility therefore.

The Eyes of the Universe site navigation is likely to result in the installation of a cookie (s) on the user’s computer. A cookie is a small file that records information to a computer on a site navigation. The data thus obtained are designed to facilitate subsequent navigation on the site, and are also designed to allow various measures of attendance.

The refusal of installation of a cookie may make it impossible to access certain services. The user can however configure his browser to reject all or some cookies, to get, refer using your internet browser.

My site does not blindfold display to warn that I use cookies, already because this law is crap and because cookies that do NOT require the consent of the user are:

  • “Shopping cart” cookies for online merchants
  • Cookies “session IDs”, for the duration of a session, or limited to a few hours in some cases persistent cookies
  • Authentication cookies
  • Created by a media player session cookies
  • Load balanced session cookies (“load balancing”)
  • Some cookies to exempt as Piwik or some solutions (AT Internet) Xiti audience measurement
  • Persistent cookies for customization of the user interface.

Cookies used on this site
Unused cookies on this site

9. Applicable law and attribution of jurisdiction.

Any dispute in relation to the use of the Eyes of the Universe site is subject to french law. Exclusive attribution of jurisdiction is made to the competent courts of Paris.

10. The main laws concerned.

Law No. 78-87 of January 6, 1978, modified by the law No. 2004-801 of 6 August 2004 relating to computing, files and freedoms.

Law No. 2004-575 of 21 June 2004 on confidence in the digital economy.

11. Lexicon.

User: User connecting using the above-named site.

Personal information: “information which allow, in any form whatsoever, directly or indirectly, the identification of the individuals to whom they apply” (article 4 of the law No. 78-17 of January 6, 1978).