||This picture is an actual photo of the constellation Orion. I exposed Kodachrome 64 in a 35mm camera for about 10 or 15 seconds at f2.8, with a 28mm wide angle lens. See how the color slide enhances the different colors of the stars. The slide was scanned on an HP Deskscan with a transparency adapter. The picture on the next page is the Pleiades star cluster. It is located in the constellation Taurus. I have to admit that I didn't take that one myself. I don't have a telescope.|
Read the Poem:
ON LOOKING UP BY CHANCE
AT THE CONSTELLATIONS
By Robert Frost
You don't really need to read my comments about the poem if you don't want to:
I have always been in awe of the stars in the sky
on a clear night. Nothing is certain except death
and taxes? Pooh, that's not all! You can be pretty
sure that the patterns in the sky are going to be
pretty much the same from one night to the next.
They haven't changed since I'VE been watching them!
In fact, even as we watch them, they move across the
sky at an angular rate of half that of the hour hand
on a clock. That's pretty slow; there is no apparent
motion at all. I have never been bored looking at