astronomical photography


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astronomical photography

[‚as·trə′näm·ə·kəl fə′täg·rə·fē]
(optics)
The use of the photographic process to record surface features of celestial objects, their positions and motions (for measurement), and their radiation (photometry) and spectra (spectroscopy). Also known as astrophotography.
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Longbottom was an active observer of the Moon, planets and comets, (24) but from the mid-1890s he became increasingly interested in astronomical photography.
Waters' Astronomical Photography for Amateurs (1921), (30) one of the first texts dedicated to this subject.
Dr Diego gives school and public lectures on total solar eclipses, the analysis of starlight and astronomical photography.
I started regular astronomical photography in 1950 aged nineteen.
Cor's development of this software has opened this previously rather specialised and difficult area of astronomical photography to a far wider audience around the world.
More than this, C/1881 K1 (Tebbutt) appeared at a particularly fortuitous time, when important developments were occurring in astronomical photography and spectroscopy.
Kodak's 'T' grain emulsions, hypersensitisation, autoguiders and Malin's techniques were about to revolutionise astronomical photography.
The opening chapter describes some of the processes involved in making the images, and a potted history of astronomical photography.

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