6. Photos

| Getting Started | Photo How-Tos | FITS Data |

| Membership Photo Info |


Getting Started With Photos

  • Managing Your Photos (Sort & Filter)
    You can use the "Sort & Filter" button in your Photos section to filter the Photo Roll, Observations, Missions, or Galleries, based on any combination of the following criteria:
    • By Object Type.
    • By Telescope.
    • By Date.
    • By Time.
    • By Tags.

Once selected, press the "Apply Filters" button. Press the "Reset" button to clear all filters.

  • Upload Photo:
    This feature under the photos section allows for a user to upload any pictures taken during missions.
  • Where Are They?
    The photos from your missions, those you join, and any you snap from the Mission Interface while watching the live telescope views, are safely stored in your Photos section of the Dashboard. Photos appear there as soon as they have been uploaded to the server (you may need to refresh the page).
  • Sharing an Observation.
    Once you've written an Observation for one of your photos, you can share it with the community to tell them why it was special.
    • Open your photo and scroll down to the Observation panel. 
    • Click the "Share" button. 
    • Select a Workspace from the pull-down menu.
    • A page opens that confirms your observation has been shared with the community.
    • Click the "Close" or "Go to Observation" buttons.
  • Creating a Gallery.
    To create your gallery, select a photo from your "Photos" section. Click on the "Share" option and a window will come up with the option to "Create Gallery." Select that option and give your gallery a name. Once named, any photo you designate for your gallery will display there.

Photo How-Tos

  • How Do I Take Photos? 
    During a Mission, select the Camera Icon to take Pictures.

  • How Do I Find My Photos?
    The photos from your missions, those you join, and any you snap from the Mission Interface while watching the live telescope views, are safely stored in your Photos section of the Dashboard. Photos appear there as soon as they have been uploaded to the server (you may need to refresh the page).

  • How Do I Download My Photos?
    • Go into your Photo section.
    • Mouse over your photo.
    • Click on the download option in the lower right.
      • You can also: Select the “View Details” option on your photo.
      • Click the download button that displays in the lower right of your picture on the following screen.
  • How To Make An Observation.
    • Select the photo you want to write an observation for in the Photos section of the Dashboard. When the photo opens, click the "Write Observation" button.
    • Add a title for your observation and write about your mission and image. 
    • Click the "Save" button.

  • How To Share An Observation.
    Once you've written an Observation for one of your photos, you can share it with the community to tell them why it was special.
    • Open your photo and scroll down to the Observation panel. 
    • Click the "Share" button. 
    • Select a Workspace from the pull-down menu.
    • A page opens that confirms your observation has been shared with the community.
    • Click the "Close" or "Go to Observation" buttons.

  • How To Upload A Photo.
    • From your dashboard, scroll down to the “Photos” section.
    • Select “Upload Photo” on the right.
    • In the pop-up window, click on “Upload Photo.”
    • Choose the picture that you want to upload from your computer.
    • Once selected, choose one of the three options available on the right:
      • Slooh 1000 Objects: Type the name of the object into the search bar and select "Find." This will bring up a list associated with your search term. Select the desired option from the list.
      • Catalog: Click on the drop-down menu to show a list of options to choose from. Once you've found your desired catalog, select it. Type your designation into the available space.
      • Other: Selecting other will allow you to upload your photo without having to associate it with an object or selecting an item from the Catalog.
    • After you make your selection, you can add an optional Title and Observation to your picture. 
    • Scroll down and click on ‘Upload selected photo.’ This will add it to your gallery.

FITS Data Information

  • How To View My FITS Data Files.
    • Go to your Photos section of the Dashboard.
    • Select the Missions tab, and hover over any of the mission cards.
    • Click on the icon to the right of "Contains FITS Data".
    • A pop-up will open where you can click the "View FITS" button to open each FITS image file.

  • How To Find My FITS Data Files.
Apprentice and Astronomer members receive the raw FITS data as well as the processed PNGs photos.
    • Go to the Photos section of the Dashboard.
    • Select the Missions tab, hover over any of the mission cards, and click on the icon to the
    • right of "Contains FITS Data".
    • A pop-up will open displaying the available FITS files with download links.


Membership Photo Information

  • Teacher:
    This membership allows for switching between 10 telescopes with one click to view the top 1000 astronomical objects. Capture photos in real-time and save them to your account; FITS files will also be available for data analysis.
  • Student Pro:
    This membership has advanced access to The Online Telescope, five regular reservations at a time; limited to the top 1000 objects. One advanced telescope reservation at a time, pointed at any object in the night sky, access to FITS files for cutting-edge data analysis.
  • Apprentice:
    This membership has five popular astronomical catalogs, including the Slooh 1000, limited to 'five standard' reservations and one advanced reservation at a time. FITS files will also be available at this tier.
  • Astronomer Accounts:
    This membership has 19 popular astronomical catalogs, including the Slooh 1000, limited to 'five standard' and 'five advanced' reservations at a time. Images can be automatically captured and saved to your account, including FITS files. 


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