What’s New in Observatory 2

Observatory 2 is a major upgrade of Observatory.

Its user interface has been completely overhauled, making it more powerful and easier to use. Image overlay and display settings have been enhanced, image calibration has been streamlined, advanced searches can now be performed without creating a Smart Album, and the new Plate Solver automatically adjusts itself to your imaging setup. The orientation of images has changed, to match other software, and internal enhancements include the move from OpenCL to Metal Compute, and concurrent importing and plate solving. USNO-A2.0 and UCAC4 catalog support has been replaced by an internal Gaia catalog up to magnitude 16.

All these updates are free when you purchased Observatory 1.x before.

But that’s not all. Observatory 2 has many more new features:

If you purchased Observatory 1.x before, these new features are available for a deeply discounted “Upgrade from Observatory 1” In-App purchase. If you are new to Observatory and 2.x is your first purchase, then these features are included already.

In addition, with an optional In-App purchase the internal Gaia catalog can be expanded all the way to magnitude 20. That’s more than 800 million stars in total!

Buy or Upgrade to Observatory 2

Observatory requires macOS 11+