Capturing the Stars: Astrophotography by the Masters

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To gaze at the stars is one thing; to capture that gaze in photographs is something else, a tantalizing scientific art that many attempt and few master.  That rare mastery is on full display in this beautiful volume of space photography from thirty of the most accomplished astrophotographers in the world, both professional and amateur.  Galaxies, star clusters, nebulae, and other deep-sky treasures fill the pages.  Along with the marvels of the night sky--the Andromeda and Whirlpool galaxies, the Pleiades and the Praesepe, the Orion and Crab nebulae, and many more--each section features a profile of the photographer’s work, techniques, philosophy, and experiences.  Compiled by the world's leading amateur astrophotographer, with an introduction to the history of space photography, this spectacular volume is an essential for every stargazer’s bookshelf.

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To gaze at the stars is to look at the infinite wonder of the universe. To capture the details and beauty of the night sky in photographs is a tantalizing scientific art that many attempt and few master. That rare mastery is on full display in this gallery of spectacular portraits taken by the most accomplished astrophotographers in the world. Turn the pages for a breathtaking showcase of aurora, constellations, comets, eclipses, the sun, the moon, planets, galaxies, star clusters, and nebulae. This stunning volume is essential for every stargazer’s bookshelf.

About the Author:

Robert Gendler is the world’s leading amateur astrophotographer. A physician who spends his free time taking pictures of the night sky, he is the author and photographer of A Year in the Life of the Universe, and his images appear regularly in Sky & Telescope magazine. He lives in Avon, Connecticut.  www.robgendlerastropics.com/

Foreword writer Neil deGrasse Tyson is a professional astrophysicist. He is the director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History and the host of NOVA scienceNOW on PBS. Tyson is the author of nine books on the universe, most recently Death by Black Hole and The Pluto Files. He lives in New York City.

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