100 Astronomical Images That Changed the World

  • Robert Gendler
  • R. Jay GaBany

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Robert Gendler, R. Jay GaBany
    Pages 1-13
  3. Robert Gendler, R. Jay GaBany
    Pages 15-30
  4. Robert Gendler, R. Jay GaBany
    Pages 49-65
  5. Robert Gendler, R. Jay GaBany
    Pages 67-118
  6. Robert Gendler, R. Jay GaBany
    Pages 119-141
  7. Robert Gendler, R. Jay GaBany
    Pages 143-164
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 165-171

About this book


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.


Astronomical Imaging Astrophotography History Best Astrophotographs Edwin Emerson Barnard High Quality Astrophotography Historical Astrophotographs Hubble Photographs Images of Space Important Astrophotographs Space Probe Images

Authors and affiliations

  • Robert Gendler
    • 1
  • R. Jay GaBany
    • 2
  1. 1.Rob Gendler AstropicsAvonUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-20972-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-20973-9
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