photoheliograph

[ foh-tuh-hee-lee-uh-graf, -grahf ]
/ ˌfoʊ təˈhi li əˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf /

noun Astronomy.

an instrument for photographing the sun, consisting of a camera and a specially adapted telescope.

Nearby words

  1. photograph,
  2. photographer,
  3. photographic,
  4. photography,
  5. photogravure,
  6. photoinactivation,
  7. photoinduced,
  8. photoinduction,
  9. photoionization,
  10. photoisomerization

Origin of photoheliograph

First recorded in 1860–65; photo- + heliograph

Also called heliograph.

Related formspho·to·he·li·o·graph·ic [foh-tuh-hee-lee-uh-graf-ik] /ˌfoʊ təˌhi li əˈgræf ɪk/, adjectivepho·to·he·li·og·ra·phy [foh-tuh-hee-lee-og-ruh-fee] /ˌfoʊ təˌhi liˈɒg rə fi/, noun

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