What does astrophotography mean?

Definitions for astrophotography
ˌæs troʊ fəˈtɒg rə fias·tropho·tog·ra·phy

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  1. astrophotography(Noun)

    A specialized kind of photography, comprised of concepts and techniques that pertain to the production of photographic images of astronomical objects.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Astrophotography(noun)

    the application of photography to the delineation of the sun, moon, and stars

  2. Origin: [Astro- + photography.]

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  1. Astrophotography

    Astrophotography is a specialized type of photography that entails recording images of astronomical objects and large areas of the night sky. The first photograph of an astronomical object was taken in 1840, but it was not until the late 19th century that advances in technology allowed for detailed stellar photography. Besides being able to record the details of extended objects such as the Moon, Sun, and planets, astrophotography has the ability to image objects invisible to the human eye such as dim stars, nebulae, and galaxies. This is done by long time exposure since both film and digital cameras can accumulate and sum light photons over these long periods of time. In professional astronomical research, photography revolutionized the field, with long time exposures recording hundreds of thousands of new stars and nebulae that were invisible to the human eye, leading to specialized and ever larger optical telescopes that were essentially big "cameras" designed to collect light to be recorded on film. Direct astrophotography had an early role in sky surveys and star classification but over time it has given way to more sophisticated equipment and techniques designed for specific fields of scientific research, with film becoming just one of many forms of sensor.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of astrophotography in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of astrophotography in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of astrophotography in a Sentence

  1. Gavin Heffernan:

    There's no way to get around that issue when it comes to astrophotography because you're always having to run away from cities to get to dark skies.

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