astrophotography

[as-troh-fuh-tog-ruh-fee]

noun

the photography of stars and other celestial objects.

Nearby words

  1. astronomical triangle,
  2. astronomical twilight,
  3. astronomical unit,
  4. astronomical year,
  5. astronomy,
  6. astrophotometry,
  7. astrophysicist,
  8. astrophysics,
  9. astrosphere,
  10. astrotourist

Origin of astrophotography

First recorded in 1855–60; astro- + photography

Related formsas·tro·pho·tog·ra·pher, nounas·tro·pho·to·graph·ic [as-troh-foh-tuh-graf-ik] /ˌæs troʊˌfoʊ təˈgræf ɪk/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for astrophotography

astrophotography

noun

the photography of celestial bodies used in astronomy
Derived Formsastrophotographic (ˌæstrəʊˌfəʊtəˈɡræfɪk), adjective

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Word Origin and History for astrophotography

astrophotography

n.

1858, from astro- + photography.

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