as·​tro·​cam·​era ˌa-(ˌ)strō-ˈkam-rə How to pronounce astrocamera (audio)
plural astrocameras
: a camera that is designed or used for taking photographs of astronomical objects and events
Sections on telescopes, cameras, and CCD astrocameras follow, along with a chapter on "the desktop moon."Mary Carroll, Booklist, July 2000

Word History


astro- + camera

First Known Use

1930, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of astrocamera was in 1930

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“Astrocamera.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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