on the global warming, plz be polite, state your opinion, without being critical of that of others. readers will decide which seems more valid. its stillMessage 1 of 3 , Mar 1, 2006View Sourceon the global warming, plz be polite, state your opinion, without
being critical of that of others. readers will decide which seems
more valid. its still uncertain what caused the little ice-age, so
nobody has all of the answers, and there is much room for healthy
with night temps warming, its a good time to do some star gazing.
im an amateur, but will offer some tips to help novices. i prefer a
big light-bucket at low power to start. my telescope is a 4.25 inch
reflector, and 40 power is best while getting acquainted with the
heavens. the moons and red spot of jupiter, and the rings of saturn,
are great first objects to espy. the moon is exciting for seeing the
craters and mountainous terrain.
the group of stars that look like a gossamer swarm of bees is the
seven sisters of the pleiades. they are above the bull of taurus,
with its vee shaped horns, aldebaran is the bright red horn. legend
has one of the stars being thrown to ursa major, the big dipper in the
north. the dipper was said to gain the star mizar, at the kink in the
handle. its actually a system of 4 stars, two binary stars, that
appear as one star to the naked eye.
next follow the long neck of cygnus the swan to its head star.
with power it resolves to a binary star, one of blue and the other of
gold, very pretty to behold.
soon virgo will be prominent. spring is a holy season.
in a way, the stars might be considered like eternal books or gods. star gazing helps one to advance spiritually. some say that each of us will enliven aMessage 1 of 3 , Aug 27, 2011View Sourcein a way, the stars might be considered like eternal books or gods. star gazing helps one to advance spiritually. some say that each of us will enliven a star eventually. the lore of stars is rewarding to read, to identify the gift or danger of each.there are holy times, like dawn and sunset, and there is a transfer of thought thru the light beam, imho. ursa major has 7 stars, one named mizar, crook of handle, is a double binary, the horse and the rider. they represent the seven sages of greece. the nation under its stars is favored. when lemuria was under ursa major, it was the highest culture on earth. atlantis assumed that role after 50,000 bce.the leading edge of high culture, advances westward across the northern hemisphere. it may be somewhere in the pacific now, leaving our west coast.check out the pleiades, like a bunch of grapes. a telescope is nice, but not necessary to benefit from gazing.learn a sign of the zodiac each month. in a year you know all 12 signs, which can help you find other delights. its easy to do, after you learn the scale and general outline of the sign. about 30 degrees per sign.the head of cygnus the swan, at the end of her long neck, is a beautiful binary, gold and blue.mike