DJ Eastern Missouri, USA Bushnell 8x42's, SV80ed, Nexstar 130SLT, C5+, 8" LX200 Classic, 10" f/7 Cave, Orion XT10 w/Moonlite focuser
Quote:It's William Sheehans A PASSION FOR THE PLANETS, commenting on his appreciation of a night sky:“I know of nothing more satisfying than to stand beneath the stars, with a brilliant planet shining in the sky. Then all worldly cares fall away, and one lives - for a moment - in the shadow of eternity. There is an exhilaration to communing with other worlds that is addictive. Moreover, for those who follow the movements of the planets, the rhythms and seasons of life have always been played out against elongations and oppositions, conjunctions and occultations. Such events are transcendent, and give a sort of majesty to existences that otherwise can seem so trivial and ephemeral.”
I want to do more then just look.
Cactus Patch Observatory / 14" LX200
"The four points of the compass be logic, knowledge, wisdom, and the unknown. Some do bow in that final direction. Others advance upon it. To bow before the one is to lose sight of the three."