as·​tro·​im·​a·​ger ˌa-(ˌ)strō-ˈi-mə-jər How to pronounce astroimager (audio)
plural astroimagers
: one who takes photographs of astronomical objects and events : astrophotographer
Astroimagers spend days with CCDs and digital tweaking until getting the perfect nebula shot, which they turn into a screensaver.Bob Berman, Astronomy, June 2005

Word History


astroimag(ing) "making of images of astronomical objects" (from astro- + imaging entry 2) + -er entry 2

First Known Use

1993, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of astroimager was in 1993

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“Astroimager.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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