Many of the most famous and prestigious of scientific institutions, museum and libraries have purchased the 'Catchers of the Light' thus confirming the Book's status as an invaluable source of reference on the History of Astronomical Photography; and indeed astronomy, astrophysics, history of science and photography in general, includingL
Pedro Re is one of the world's foremost authorities on Astrophotography and its history.
Although by training a Marine Biologist and a Professor at the University of Lisbon in Portugal, he has nevertheless been an amateur astronomer for over forty years, specializing in imaging the heavens.
Many of his images have been featured in numerous books and magazines, including publications such as 'Sky & Telescope', 'Astronomy', 'Astronomy Now'and 'Ciel et Espace'.
The image above by Pedro Re is of the Total Lunar Eclipse of the 3rd of March 2007.
You can read about and see more of the work of this modern day - 'Catcher of the Light' at his website: http://www.astrosurf.com/re/index.html
Theodore Arampatzoglou is one of the world's foremost Astrophotographers. From his Observatory near Athens, Greece, he regularly takes some of the finest images ever captured of the heavens.
With a telescope of only 4-inches aperture, his photographs are often featured on both astronomy supplier and amateur astrophotographer websites, as 'Images of the Day'.
The image above is of the famous 'Lagoon Nebula' in the constellation of Sagittarius, No. 8 in Charles Messier's catalogue of Deep Space Objects, taken by Theodore on the 29th of August 2012.
He is truly a modern 'Catcher of the Light'.
You can see more of his work at: http://arasteo.blogspot.com/
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