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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Roa enjoys nature photography, astrophotography and the frustrating hobby of attempting to photograph airplanes seemingly crossing the moon. (roger Wilson), Los Angeles Times, 17 Oct. 2022 In order to get these shots, ToddH attached his iPhone 14 Pro Max to his Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer, which is a mount made specifically for astrophotography. Jacob Siegal, BGR, 28 Sep. 2022 Will Apple launch an astrophotography mode to compete with the Pixel 6? Dave Leclair, PCMAG, 31 Aug. 2022 But, astrophotography isn’t impossible for newcomers to get into, either. Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 16 Aug. 2022 Pixsy has created a map with some of the best stargazing locations around the world, as well as tips on how to be great at astrophotography. Layla Mcmurtrie, Detroit Free Press, 11 Aug. 2022 Primarily for better-than-Hubble wide-field astrophotography images. Jamie Carter, Forbes, 11 June 2022 Today is the Last Quarter Moon phase, which is when our natural satellite rises after midnight, clearing the way for 10 nights of dark, mostly moonless skies that will be ideal for both stargazing and astrophotography. Jamie Carter, Forbes, 14 Aug. 2022 This could make for some interesting astrophotography just after sunset in the southeast horizon. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, 10 May 2022 See More

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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 4 Dec. 2022.

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