As Above So Below

According to wikipedia, the actual text of that maxim, as translated by Dennis W. Hauck from The Emerald Tablet of Hermes Trismegistus, is: “That which is Below corresponds to that which is Above, and that which is Above corresponds to that which is Below, to accomplish the miracle of the One Thing.” Thus, whatever happens on […]

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Blissfulness in failing

Hi all, Tonight we succeeded and failed at the same time. Let me explain. Success! We found great success in viewing Jupiter, Saturn and Mars from the scope and I was euphoric! Truly, if you guys haven’t seen them through a telescope, I would really recommend seeing Saturn and it’s(or should I call his – […]

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The first taste of success!

Finally, I tasted success tonight. It’s a little late, it was a lot of work, but in the end all’s well that ends well. It’s a long and tiresome process and the weather was not so great either, but I got some decent shots of the craters of moon, a couple of shots of Venus and a couple of shots of Jupiter and his moons(I got only three, my guess is the fourth moon is not in a visible orbit from Earth.

Shots of Moon:

Shots of Venus:

Shots of Jupiter

Equipment Used for photography:

  1. Cannon T3i,
  2. Celestron – Cannon T-ring adapter
  3. Celestron Edge HD 800
  4. Celestron Ultima duo 13mm for imaging.

And as always poem of the day is “Ulysses” by Alfred Lord Tennyson

It little profits that an idle king,
By this still hearth, among these barren crags,
Match’d with an aged wife, I mete and dole
Unequal laws unto a savage race,
That hoard, and sleep, and feed, and know not me.
I cannot rest from travel: I will drink
Life to the lees: All times I have enjoy’d
Greatly, have suffer’d greatly, both with those
That loved me, and alone, on shore, and when
Thro’ scudding drifts the rainy Hyades
Vext the dim sea: I am become a name;
For always roaming with a hungry heart
Much have I seen and known; cities of men
And manners, climates, councils, governments,
Myself not least, but honour’d of them all;
And drunk delight of battle with my peers,
Far on the ringing plains of windy Troy.
I am a part of all that I have met;
Yet all experience is an arch wherethro’
Gleams that untravell’d world whose margin fades
For ever and forever when I move.
How dull it is to pause, to make an end,
To rust unburnish’d, not to shine in use!
As tho’ to breathe were life! Life piled on life
Were all too little, and of one to me
Little remains: but every hour is saved
From that eternal silence, something more,
A bringer of new things; and vile it were
For some three suns to store and hoard myself,
And this gray spirit yearning in desire
To follow knowledge like a sinking star,
Beyond the utmost bound of human thought.

This is my son, mine own Telemachus,
To whom I leave the sceptre and the isle,—
Well-loved of me, discerning to fulfil
This labour, by slow prudence to make mild
A rugged people, and thro’ soft degrees
Subdue them to the useful and the good.
Most blameless is he, centred in the sphere
Of common duties, decent not to fail
In offices of tenderness, and pay
Meet adoration to my household gods,
When I am gone. He works his work, I mine.

There lies the port; the vessel puffs her sail:
There gloom the dark, broad seas. My mariners,
Souls that have toil’d, and wrought, and thought with me—
That ever with a frolic welcome took
The thunder and the sunshine, and opposed
Free hearts, free foreheads—you and I are old;
Old age hath yet his honour and his toil;
Death closes all: but something ere the end,
Some work of noble note, may yet be done,
Not unbecoming men that strove with Gods.
The lights begin to twinkle from the rocks:
The long day wanes: the slow moon climbs: the deep
Moans round with many voices. Come, my friends,
‘T is not too late to seek a newer world.
Push off, and sitting well in order smite
The sounding furrows; for my purpose holds
To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths
Of all the western stars, until I die.
It may be that the gulfs will wash us down:
It may be we shall touch the Happy Isles,
And see the great Achilles, whom we knew.
Tho’ much is taken, much abides; and tho’
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are;
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

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As Above So Below

According to Wikipedia, the actual text of that maxim, as translated by Dennis W. Hauck from The Emerald Tablet of Hermes Trismegistus, is: “That which is Below corresponds to that which is Above, and that which is Above corresponds to that which is Below, to accomplish the miracle of the One Thing.”] Thus, whatever happens on […]

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Out of focus

After it felt like forever, we received our scope yesterday. Everything was well packaged and shipped on time. Thanks to Vince and Issac at We did our first unboxing video. Sigh, it was tough, not to laugh when your best friend is right by your side and when this is your first time. I am […]

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So, after a lot of research and expert guidance from Vince @highpointscientifc (, I exchanged the telescope. We previously had a  CPC Deluxe 800 with Edge HD Optics and we swapped it for Celestron Advanced VX Series 8″ EdgeHD Go To Telescope. The primary reason for me to make this change is the mount. Our OTA’s also play […]