as·​tro·​pho·​to | \ ˌa-(ˌ)strō-ˈfō-tō How to pronounce astrophoto (audio) \
plural astrophotos

Definition of astrophoto

: 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

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First Known Use of astrophoto

1983, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for astrophoto

astro- + photo entry 1

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“Astrophoto.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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