as·​tro·​pho·​to ˌa-(ˌ)strō-ˈfō-tō How to pronounce astrophoto (audio)
plural astrophotos
: astrophotograph
Readers of this magazine are used to spectacular astrophotos taken by amateurs and professionals alike. But nothing can quite match the sheer impact of the best Hubble images.Robert Naeye, Astronomy, Aug. 1998

Word History


astro- + photo entry 1

First Known Use

1983, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of astrophoto was in 1983

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“Astrophoto.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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