Astrophotography

a specialized branch of photography that captures images of astronomical objects and large portions of the night sky.
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Astrophotography

Astrophotography is a specialized type of photography for recording images of astronomical objects and large areas of the night sky. The first photograph of an astronomical object (the Moon) was taken in 1840, but it was not until the late 19th century that advances in technology allowed for detailed stellar photography. Besides being able to reco...
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Astrophotography

• (n.) The application of photography to the delineation of the sun, moon, and stars.
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Astrophotography

As`tro·pho·tog'ra·phy noun [ Astro- + photography .] The application of photography to the delineation of the sun, moon, and stars.
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astrophotography

astrophotography 1. The art of photographing astronomical objects and events for astronomical studies> 2. The photography of stars and other celestial objects.
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astrophotography

The marriage of photography with astronomy. Long exposures on hyper-sensitized films (see hypersensitization) show much that cannot be seen during real-time observation. Images of faint nebulae and galaxies can continue to improve during exposures ranging from several minutes to many hours, revealin...
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astrophotography

Use of photography in astronomical research. The first successful photograph of a celestial object was the daguerreotype plate of the Moon taken by English Scientist John W Draper in March 1840. The first photograph of a star, Vega, was taken by US astronomer William Bond in 1850. Modern-day astrophotography uses techniques such as charge-c...
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