Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Basilicos, Cor Leonis, Stella Regina, Regulus

Regulus...what a poetic star.

Here is a poem I found recently by the Greek astronomer-poet Theodore Stephanides....

"I teach Man with the atom of his brain to weigh a flaming sun in wisdom's scales, to gauge the Galaxy from pole to pole, to read the secret of each starry train; and in the Infinite's unwinding trails, to lose mortality and find the soul."

Such poetry and dreaming these stars do bring.

No Sodium Glare

How many times to you actually take a picture of the night sky. and have no sodium glow.....

I thought so. I live in the heart of Pembrokeshire, but still most of my night photos have some form of light pollution in them. In some parts of the world I'm told that Sagittarius and Scorpius are so bright that they cast shadows........

PLEASE SWITCH OFF UNWANTED LIGHTS....