Catchers of the Light

Stefan Hughes

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.'s New Product Showcase is a reader service featuring innovative equipment and software of interest to amateur astronomers. The descriptions are based largely on information supplied by the manufacturers or distributors. Sky & Telescope assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of vendors statements. For current price and additional information contact the manufacturer or distributor. Announcements should be sent to Not all announcements will be listed.


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