A Brief History of Astronomical Imaging

Part of the The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series book series (PATRICKMOORE)


The activity of photographing and imaging the objects in the sky has an illustrious but very short history. For centuries after the invention of the telescope astronomers relied upon their eyes to record astronomical details, with wildly varying results.


Silver Salt Silver Iodide Astronomical Object Unsharp Masking Astronomical Image 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Further Reading

  1. Pedro Re (2009) History of astrophotography timeline.
  2. Royal Astronomical Society (2012) The history of astronomical imaging (specialist discussion meeting, January 2012)Google Scholar
  3. Trow A (2006) Photography was Hijacked by astronomers. Astronomy Now Magazine (March 2006)Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of South WalesGlyntafUK

Personalised recommendations