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Astronomical photography.

as′tro·pho·tog′ra·pher n.
as′tro·pho′to·graph′ic (-fō′tə-grăf′ĭk) adj.


1. (Photography) the photography of celestial bodies used in astronomy
2. (Astronomy) the photography of celestial bodies used in astronomy
astrophotographic adj


(ˌæs troʊ fəˈtɒg rə fi)

the photography of stars and other celestial objects.
as`tro•pho•tog′ra•pher, n.
as`tro•pho`to•graph′ic (-ˌfoʊ təˈgræf ɪk) adj.


a form of photography used to record astronomical phenomena.
See also: Astronomy, Photography
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He successfully photographed some of Herschel's nebulosities, first with a 5-inch (130-mm) f/4.6 Derogy portrait lens from his "Astrophotographic Station" in Digne, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, then with a 32-inch (800-mm) reflector from Forcalquier.
Dorothea noted the star was close to the galaxy NGC 3147, but was absent from a plate of the same region exposed in 1895 as well as from the Greenwich Astrophotographic Chart.
But it's wise to take time to get used to operating your new scope and learning your way around the sky before embarking on an astrophotographic adventure.
A diminutive world no larger than a mountain mass came into the earth's neighborhood in space, recorded itself on a few astrophotographic plates, and rushed away again with unconscionable velocity before astronomers could learn enough about it to establish a good orbit.
Ron's application of the cold camera as an astrophotographic tool came at a time when many amateurs in the UK had only just begun using 35mm cameras.