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astrophotography
Use of photography in astronomical research or the art of photographing astronomical objects and events for astronomical studies.

The first successful photograph of a celestial object was the daguerreotype plate of the moon taken by John W. Draper (1811-1882) of the United States in March, 1840.

The first photograph of a star, Vega, was taken by U.S. astronomer William C. Bond (1789-1859) in 1850. Modern-day astrophotography now uses techniques; such as, charge-coupled devices (CCDs); forming images electronically.

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astrophotography
1. The art of photographing astronomical objects and events for astronomical studies>
2. The photography of stars and other celestial objects.
3. The use of photographs to record extraterrestrial objects in order to study their surface features, positions, motions, radiation, and spectra.