David Malin, Ancient Light: A Portrait of the Universe
A lavishly illustrated photographic exploration of the universe from astronomer David Malin.
290 x 250 mm, 11 3/8 x 9 7/8 in
60 black and white illustrations
The finest collection of galaxies, nebulae, star clusters and other such spectacular phenomena photographed by the pioneering astronomical photographer
Features pictures made from a series of delicate yet rich platinum prints, which will delight anyone intrigued by the night sky
Engaging texts accompany each of the pictures, while an introductory essay describes the history and practicalities of making photographs of the stars
Renowned astronomer David Malin invented new ways of capturing the unseen universe on photographic plates, leading to the discovery of two new types of galaxies
Published to coincide with the International Year of Astronomy 2009, a global programme by the International Astronomical Union and UNESCO to promote awareness of the impact of astronomy on our daily lives
About the author(s)
David Malin was formerly Photographic Scientist at the Anglo-Australian Observatory, New South Wales and is currently Adjunct Professor of Scientific Photography at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Winner of the prestigious Lennart Nilsson prize, his pioneering photographs of space have revolutionized our understanding of the universe.