Searching for Infinity

Look skyward now…
and see above…Infinity
Vast and dark and deep
and endless….your heritage:
Silent clouds of stars,
Other worlds uncountable and other suns
beyond numbering
and realms of fire-mist and star-cities
as grains of sand….
drifting…
Across the void….
Across the gulf of night….
Across the endless rain of years….
Across the ages….

Come with me now, Pilgrim of the stars,
For our time is upon us and our eyes
shall see the far country
and the shining cities of Infinity

Robert Burnham Jr – Burnham's Celestial Handbook

 

The Sagittarius Arm of the Milky Way – Imaged over the Bridle Track, Bathurst NSW at 1930 hrs, 24th August 2013

Canon 7D
Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Prime
ISO 3200
Single Exposure 25 sec

 


6 thoughts on “Searching for Infinity

  1. I love to go outside and gaze at the stars at night. We live in the countryside, with little light pollution, and got a great view of the International Space Station passing across the Milky Way, last night πŸ™‚

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    1. You and Marianne have inspired me … I’ve downloaded an iPad App (ISS Spotter). It shows real time tracking of the ISS on an earth map and let’s you set an alarm for the dates it passes over your location. You can set the viewing parameters for elevation or time. My next opportunity looks to be about 5.30 am on 29 August. Lucky I’m a morning guy πŸ™‚

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