Friday, July 6, 2012

Scutum & Sagittarius Region

The multitudes of stars, star clusters, both dark and bright nebulae populate this rich region of southern Scutum and northern Sagittarius.

A much "bothersome" area for Charles Messier, who could not fathom what these objects were and was primarily interested in comets. I'll take the permanence of these objects any day. Sorry Charlie!

A heavily cropped section of a single frame shot with the Pentax 67 and SMC 200MM F/4 @ F/5.6 and Kodak E200 exposed for 45 minutes and developed N + 1.5 .

Sunday, July 1, 2012


Tao by Nightfly Photography
Tao, a photo by Nightfly Photography on Flickr.

"The almost legendary Chinese sage, Lao Tzu, speaking to us across a gulf of 2500 years, finds the ultimate source of wisdom in the contemplation of the infinite; in lines which foreshadow some of the speculation of modern cosmologists he tells us, in the Tao Teh Ching or "Book of Tao"

With high regard for Robert Burnham Jr.

Reference Burnham's Celestial Handbook volume 3 Pages 1631-1633

Image copyright 2012, James W. Cormier