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I am currently writing a book on the History of Astrophotography, called ‘Catchers of the Light’. Although it is about astronomical photography, it will include chapters on early photographic…Continue

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'Catchers of the Light' - A Magnum Opus on the History of Photography

I am writing to inform members of the imminent appearance in print of a magnum opus related to the History of the Photography, called 'Catchers of the Light', which tells of the 'forgotten lives of the men and women who first photographed the heavens', of which one eminent Professor of Astronomy recently wrote:

"It is rare to find a magnum opus in…

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Posted on June 23, 2013 at 14:30

The First Frederick Scott Archer Biography

Included in the 'Catchers of the Light' - a History of Astrophotography is a chapter on Frederick Scott Archer. As such it represents the first biography of this much neglected pioneer of photography; based on research into contemporary documentary records, which correct many of the errors and inaccuracies found in the usual sources.

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Posted on August 20, 2012 at 7:30

eBook: 'Catchers of the Light' - A history of astrophotography

I am writing to you about a book I have just completed after six years of research and writing. It is called the Catchers of the Light and is a History of Astrophotography and tells the story of the 46 men and women who did most to master the art of celestial photography as it was known during its early days; and whose pioneering efforts have made it possible for us…

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Posted on August 18, 2012 at 10:30 — 1 Comment

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At 5:22 on July 7, 2010, Peter Charnock said…
Stefan,
Frederick Scott Archer’s father, Thomas, was an older brother of my wife’s 2g grandfather, John Archer. John Archer became a miller at Ware, Hertfordshire and immigrated to Tasmania in 1831.
Frederick Scott Archer was born 30 August 1814 and was baptised at the same time as his siblings, James and Sarah on 21 April 1822.
I have recently done some research on the Archer family and have discovered information which may be of use to you. There are some gaps which you may be able to collaborate with me on. I suggest as there probably will be an exchange in documents, it would be more appropriate if we communicate by email directly.
My email address is prachar@bigpond. com.au
Regards
Peter Charnock
 
 
 

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