A typical ordering process is as follows:
- Browse appropriate category that you are interested in or just feel through to explore all categories
- Select the specific astronomy object of your interest
- Select one or more images of your choice
- Choose a license model suitable for your intended use
- Complete our standard check-out and ordering process
- You will soon receive an email containing the download link to your purchased image(s)
Once the ordering process is complete and the payment is processed, you will receive an E-mail within 24 hours containing a link to the image.
You can use the link to download the image, which will be normally available for upto 8 days.
Image download will be waiting for you for up to 8 calendar days after we send you download link. If you need a longer or shorter time, please specify in the comments box while ordering, or by sending us a message using the contact form specifying your order number.
We are currently accepting payments exclusively via PayPal(TM). We will soon accepts other means of payments as well.
Why should I pay for astronomy pictures when I can find them online cheaper or maybe even for free?
Pictures found online are usually of poor quality/ low resolution or they are not free for commercial use. Many times the terms of usage are not clearly specified and by using these images commercially or even for private purposes, you might be violating the usage conditions.
With a license purchase from ProAstrophotography.com, you are guaranteed to get formal rights to use the images in accordance to the purchased license. Moreover, Proastrophotography has high quality images to for a vast variety of astronomical objects to fulfill your various needs. We are collaborate with astrophotography experts and officially licensing the images from them so that you don not have to worry about using the images for your required purpose, after buying the appropriate license from us.
At Proastrophotography.com, we strongly believe that Price is what you pay and value is what you get.
To create one astronomy picture a lot of time has to be put in and it requires a set of specialized equipment. You would usually need large telescope, high quality mount with auto tracking capability, camera add-on, high quality DSLR or CCD camera, various filters and maybe more. Even when you are in possession of such equipment, you need to capture the right time when an object is in the right place, which means not only good timing during a night but also the right time of the year and a night without moon to picture faint objects.
Also good location is not so easy to find. You need to escape the city lights be as far away as possible from any sort of light pollution.
Once the picture is taken, some sort of image post-processing or stacking of multiple photos into a single image might be needed to extract the desired details out of the image(s). Various expensive image correction software might be needed for such processing.
At Proastrophotography.com, we are trying to find a good balance between all this expenses and effort put by our astrophotographers, and offering a fair price to our customers.
You don’t even have to , because we work with established, trusted third party payment providers and payments are never processed by us directly. No transaction details are captured or saved on Proastrophotography.com during your purchase. The most common way of payment is via PayPal. The payment for Paypal is not integrated within our site, but you are taken to the official PayPal website to complete your payment.