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Catchers of the Light

The Men & Women Who First Photographed the Heavens

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'Catchers of the Light' - 'The Forgotten Lives of the Men and Women Who First Photographed the Heavens' was TEN YEARS IN THE MAKING!

"This book is truly a magnum opus, a labour of love, and a great work of scholarship. It is authoritative, detailed, thorough, superbly illustrated, well referenced, and all-encompassing. There is no nook or cranny of the history of astronomical photography or its proponents that has not been investigated, noted, and embellished with a relevant image. It is worth every single cent of its price. It is an essential addition to every astronomy library. Anyone with even a vague interest in the development of astrophysics will need to have this book to hand; it is a vital and reliable starting place for any historical research into the last two centuries of astronomical endeavour." 

Professor David W. Hughes, 'Observatory' magazine, February 2015 

It is an unbelievable collection of tales of adventure, adversity and ultimate triumph and tells the uplifting stories of a small band of ordinary men and women, who did such extraordinary things; overcoming obstacles as diverse as war, poverty, cholera, death, very unfriendly cannibal natives and even exploding donkeys. Only they are ALL TRUE!
 
It is not written in the style of a dull and dreary textbook; but presented as a family history that will have an appeal to the widest of audiences. 
 
It is not a work of hearsay and anecdotes, but tells the true stories of the 46 pioneers who did most to master the art of celestial photography, as it was known during its early days; and whose efforts have made it possible for us to see the many magnificent pictures of the heavens featured in books, magazines and on the internet. 
 
The 'Catchers of the Light' is more than just a History of Astrophotography. 
 
It is based entirely on information obtained from genealogical research into original records, contemporary accounts of the people who knew them and important documents provided by their living descendants. 
 
Its 1600 or so pages, its 1800 or more photographs/illustrations and over 2000 references/notes - represents the FIRST fully detailed and professionally researched book on the subject; and tells of the incredible lives of the pioneers of Astrophotography, each with their own incredible story to tell - they were the ‘Catchers of the Light’.  

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Catchers of the Light
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  • $39.99
  • Available on iPad, iPhone and Mac.
  • Category: Astronomy
  • Published: Jun 26, 2015
  • Publisher: ArtDeCiel Publishing
  • Seller: Stefan Hughes
  • Print Length: 1562 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Version: 1.0
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iPad with iBooks 2 or later and iOS 5 or later, or an iPhone with iOS 8.4 or later, or a Mac with OS X 10.9 or later.

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