Galaxies, star clusters, nebulae, and other deep-sky treasures fill the pages of this beautiful volume of space photography from ten of the most accomplished astrophotographers in the world. Along with the marvels of the night sky – the Andromeda and Whirlpool galaxies, the Pleiades and the Praesepe, the Orion and Crab nebulae, and many more – each section features a profile of the photographer's work, techniques, philosophy, and experiences. Compiled by the world's leading amateur astrophotographer, with an introduction to the history of space photography, this spectacular volume is an essential for every stargazer's bookshelf.
Robert Gendler is the world's leading amateur astrophotographer. A physician who spends his free time taking pictures of the night sky, he is the author and photographer of A Year in the Life of the Universe, and his images appear regularly in Sky and Telescope magazine.