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 skythe Andromeda and Whirlpool galaxies, the Pleiades and the Praesepe, the Orion and Crab nebulae, and many moreeach section features a profile of the photographers work, techniques, philosophy, and experiences. Compiled by the worlds leading amateur astrophotographer, with an introduction to the history of space photography, this spectacular volume is an essential for every stargazers bookshelf.