HISTORY OF ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY: TIMELINE

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HISTORY OF ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY: TIMELINE

Post by pedro » Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:04 pm

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Post by EGRAY_OBSERVATORY » Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:00 pm

Thanks you Pedro.
Have just seen your video "History of Astrophotography: Timeline" which shows so much more occurred in the 1800's onwards than perhaps some of us would imagine.

I have original books such as:-

"The Romance of Modern Astronomy" by Hector MacPherson - 1910
"The Worlds of Space" by J.E. Gore - 1894
"Outlines of Astronomy" by Sir. John Hershel - 1833
"The System of the Stars" by Agnes M, Clarke - 1890
"The Story of the Sun" by Sir. R.S. Ball LL.D. - 1893

I haven't had a chance to read through all of these first editions as yet, as they have to be treated carefully, but with also early photographs included, they certainly show how advanced astronomy had gotten in the nineteenth-century, similarly as your video shows..

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Post by Montana » Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:11 am

Thanks Pedro, I had to take a much closer look at the mosaic as there are so many wonderful images in it. They could certainly get much better images of DSOs a century ago than I can today :lol:

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Post by pedro » Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:57 am

Thanks Alexandra

It has been a long and interesting journey

There is a magnificent book related to this

http://www.catchersofthelight.com/

Dr Stefan Hughes, BSc, MA, PhD

Author of the ‘Catchers of the Light’ - A History of Astrophotography

Available NOW as an eBook at our online store: ‘Catchers of the Light’



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Post by JochenM » Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:32 pm

Nicely put together, Pedro.

Quite interesting to watch.





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