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Author Gendler, Robert,
Title Breakthrough! : 100 astronomical images that changed the world / Robert Gendler, R. Jay GaBany.
Imprint Cham : Springer, 2015.

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Author Gendler, Robert,
Subject Astronomical photography -- History.
Alt Name GaBany, R. Jay,
Description 1 online resource : color illustrations
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Early Days: Glass Plates -- Emulsion: Black and White -- Emulsion: Color -- Emulsion: Tricolor -- CCD: Early -- CCD: Modern -- Multi-wavelength -- Space Probes and Manned Space Missions.
Summary This unique volume by two renowned astrophotographers unveils the science and history behind 100 of the most significant astronomical images of all time. The authors have carefully selected their list of images from across time and technology to bring to the reader the most relevant photographic images spanning all eras of modern astronomical history. Based on scientific evidence today we have a basic notion of how Earth and the universe came to be. The road to this knowledge was paved with 175 years of astronomical images acquired by the coupling of two revolutionary technologies - the camera and telescope. With ingenuity and determination humankind would quickly embrace these technologies to tell the story of the cosmos and unravel its mysteries. This book presents in pictures and words a photographic chronology of our aspiration to understand the universe. From the first fledgling attempts to photograph the Moon, planets, and stars to the marvels of orbiting observatories that record the cosmos at energies beyond the range of human vision, astronomers have always relied on images to "break through" to the next level of understanding. A subset of these breakthrough images has profound significance in documenting some of the greatest milestones in modern astronomy.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed November 25, 2015).
ISBN 9783319209739 (electronic bk.)
3319209736 (electronic bk.)
3319209728 (print)
9783319209722 (print)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-3-319-20973-9
OCLC # 928384595
Additional Format Printed edition: 9783319209722

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