astrophotography

noun
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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Other Words from astrophotography

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

Examples of astrophotography in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other new camera features could include portrait mode for videos and astrophotography support to take pictures of the night sky. Samantha Murphy Kelly, CNN, 7 Sep. 2021 Also, there’s talk of iPhone 13 cameras featuring better astrophotography features, and reports say that some of the new iPhone models might take Portrait Mode videos. Chris Smith, BGR, 9 June 2021 But why was stargazing and astrophotography so attractive during lockdown? Jamie Carter, Forbes, 30 May 2021 Clear, dark skies away from the light pollution of cities are vital to astrophotography, the photography of astronomical objects, an activity that happens worldwide. CNN, 4 June 2021 The results are pretty impressive and enable astrophotography, essentially the ability to photograph stars. Jacob Krol, CNN Underscored, 16 Mar. 2021 The results are pretty impressive and enable astrophotography, essentially the ability to photograph stars. Jacob Krol, CNN Underscored, 16 Mar. 2021 The results are pretty impressive and enable astrophotography, essentially the ability to photograph stars. Jacob Krol, CNN Underscored, 16 Mar. 2021 The results are pretty impressive and enable astrophotography, essentially the ability to photograph stars. Jacob Krol, CNN Underscored, 16 Mar. 2021

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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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14 Sep 2021

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“Astrophotography.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/astrophotography. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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