as·​tro·​pho·​tog·​ra·​phy | \ ˌa-(ˌ)strō-fə-ˈtä-grə-fē How to pronounce astrophotography (audio) \

Definition of astrophotography

: photography involving astronomical objects and events

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astrophotograph \ ˌa-​(ˌ)strō-​ˈfō-​tə-​ˌgraf How to pronounce astrophotograph (audio) \ noun
astrophotographer \ ˌa-​(ˌ)strō-​fə-​ˈtä-​grə-​fər How to pronounce astrophotographer (audio) \ noun

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To see more of Claro's amazing astrophotography, visit his website, Miguel Claro,, "See the Moon in All Its Cratered, Groovy Glory (Photo)," 25 July 2018 For the most part, astrophotography divides into two styles. Michael Stillwell, Popular Mechanics, "A Beginner's Guide to Astrophotography," 28 Mar. 2017 Along the way, new astronomical techniques, such as astrophotography, were employed to confirm or deny its existence, according to PBS. Kat Eschner, Smithsonian, "Why Everyone Went on a Wild Goose Chase Looking for the Planet Vulcan," 12 Sep. 2017 Andrew Symes, who specializes in astrophotography with his iPhone 7, also has tips on his Canadian Astronomy blog. J. D. Biersdorfer, New York Times, "Safely Snapping the Sun’s Disappearing Act," 14 Aug. 2017 Maybe brushing up on your astrophotography, or making special T-shirts? Rebecca Boyle, The Atlantic, "Advice for Eclipse Newbies," 7 Aug. 2017 Pietrow managed to capture some form of astrophotography with a 2-bit camera... what's your excuse? Adam Lashinsky, Fortune, "Data Sheet—Thursday, July 6, 2017," 6 July 2017 That caught the attention of the Digital Photography Review web site: Granted, these photos won't win any astrophotography awards. Adam Lashinsky, Fortune, "Data Sheet—Thursday, July 6, 2017," 6 July 2017 The Canon Rebel series is a good one for astrophotography. Michael Stillwell, Popular Mechanics, "A Beginner's Guide to Astrophotography," 28 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of astrophotography

1857, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for astrophotography

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The first known use of astrophotography was in 1857

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