One-Click Observations are sets of images obtained every day from our global network of telescopes and made available to you.
You can browse and grab thousands of observations, covering all sort of night-sky objects in the northern and southern hemispheres.
Our database of observations contains over 120 thousands images, corresponding to more than 7000 hours of observing time, or, in other words, 1 entire year of endless observations.
Observations can be grabbed using credits and the cost of each observation ranges from about 0.6 to 0.8 credits.
You get a 30% discount for all the One-Click Observations acquired in the last 24 hours. You also get a 20% discount on all the older observations if you are a Gold plan member.
You can also benefit from the 30% discount if you reserve future One-Click Observations by upvoting them, through the section Future Observations.
You can grab multiple One-Click Observations of the same object through Observing Bundles, and get an additional 10% discount.
Each grabbed observation comes with a color JPEG preview and also with the original monochromatic FITS images in various filters. These original FITS images can be post-processed by you to create a stunning looking astrophotography picture.
The post-processing of such FITS images represent the core of astrophotography. You will find lots of training material in our tutorial section showing you how to process such images to create colorful astrophotography images.
The FITS images that you download are already calibrated using an optimal set of calibration frames (Bias, Dark and Flat frames), and are therefore ready to be post-processed straight away.
Each One-Click Observation is usually composed of 1h to 1h 20m of observing time, but this can vary. The individual exposures within each observation are obtained using either broadband filters (Luminance, Red, Green and Blue) or narrowband filters (Halpha, SII, OIII).
You can inspect the individual frames that are part of each One-Click Observations by clicking “ALL DETAILS”, and then scrolling down to the section Image Frames.