as·​tro·​pho·​tog·​ra·​phy ˌa-(ˌ)strō-fə-ˈtä-grə-fē How to pronounce astrophotography (audio)
: photography involving astronomical objects and events
astrophotograph noun
astrophotographer noun

Examples of astrophotography in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 15mm Art is a good fit for astrophotography, as mentioned. PCMAG, 20 May 2024 Later on, her astrophotography workshops allowed people to experience the staggering beauty of the galaxy humans live in for the first time in their lives. Molly Peck, USA TODAY, 11 May 2024 Alvaro Caso’s love of all things space turned the IT professional into an astrophotography hobbyist during the past decade. Nollyanne Delacruz, The Mercury News, 8 Apr. 2024 Away from the artificial light pollution that plagues big cities and suburbs, these areas offer the right conditions for clear stargazing, astrophotography, moonlight walking tours and other dark-sky activities. Catherine Garcia, theweek, 25 Jan. 2024 This year's contest welcomed astrophotography enthusiasts at all skill levels, including images taken with smartphones. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, 18 Dec. 2023 Celestron has developed this imaging system specifically for astrophotography, trying to eliminate the need for complex setups with equatorial mounts and autoguiding for folks who want to take detailed photos of the night sky. Condé Nast, WIRED, 9 Jan. 2024 For the most part, astrophotography divides into two styles. Michael Stillwell, Popular Mechanics, 26 Mar. 2021 Artist talks and astrophotography workshops will also be offered Sept. 14-16. Zoey Poll Kin Woo Rima Suqi Zoey Poll Roxanne Fequiere Gisela Williams, New York Times, 14 Sep. 2023

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Word History


astro- + photography

First Known Use

1857, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of astrophotography was in 1857

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“Astrophotography.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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