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

Examples of astrophotography in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Even though our next official full moon is this coming Thursday we more or less have a full moon every night this week, putting the kibosh on any serious stargazing or astrophotography. Mike Lynch, Twin Cities, "Skywatch: The full moon is riding high," 8 Dec. 2019 Google The most impressive addition is the new astrophotography option, built atop Google’s improved Night Sight low-light photography software. Patrick Lucas Austin, Time, "Google Just Unveiled a New Pixel Smartphone, an AirPod Rival and More. Here's What to Know," 15 Oct. 2019 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

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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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“Astrophotography.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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