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.
For a camera dedicated solely to astronomical photography through a telescope, this isn't a problem--telescopes focus well past the infinity point, and critical focus on astronomical subjects is performed using live-focus mode, or with the aid of an external computer and specialized software.
The instrument launched De La Rue's career as an astronomer and as noted above, he went on to become a pioneer of astronomical photography.
By those earlier standards, today it's ridiculously easy to venture into the fascinating world of astronomical photography.
Dr Diego gives school and public lectures on total solar eclipses, the analysis of starlight and astronomical photography.
This compendium chronicles the lives and contributions of the pioneers of astronomical photography, with an emphasis on the early pioneers of the 19th century.
I started regular astronomical photography in 1950 aged nineteen.
Covers the basics of astronomical photography, from simple time-lapse star trails with a 35-millimeter camera to advanced techniques such as gas hypersensitizing film and using filters.
I tested the 60Da against a Canon 7D (with the same 18-megapixel sensor as the 60Da) and a Canon 5D MkII that was modified for astronomical photography by Hutech Corporation (its IR-blocking filter was replaced with a Hutech Type 1b filter).
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.

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