Catchers of the Light
Author Stefan Hughes has self-published Catchers of the Light: A History of Astrophotography ($79.99). This compendium chronicles the lives and contributions of the pioneers of astronomical photography, with an emphasis on the early pioneers of the 19th century. Each chapter is devoted to a particular astrophotographer, such as Henry Draper and John Adams Whipple, and includes little-known background information on the subjects relating to their lives. The book discusses the first astronomical photographs of the Moon and the development of spectroscopy all the way up to the growing role of the amateur astrophotographer in the modern digital age. See the author’s website for additional details.
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