Imperfect first attempt

Hi everyone, we finally had a beautiful night sky here in Dallas, TX. The weekend as disappointing as it was led us into a gorgeous night. I made some good progress today with regards to setting up the telescope yet, there are so many unknowns. I think it is about time. I will be giving a call to Vince or Issac at High Point Scientific tomorrow and try to align the telescope. I spent a decent amount of time trying to align it to the Polaris star and then using other techniques but in vain.

There’s also good news, I was able to get a great view of the moon in my eye-piece. That view was worth all the hard work and time. I did capture a picture which is actually the image of this post. I did not connect a camera, I looked at the eye piece, got a great view, took my cell phone out and immediately captured this picture. Surprisingly the moon travels at an amazingly fast pace and my hands were shaking which might have caused a little blur and put the moon a little out of focus, but nevertheless, we still have out very first picture.

Hopefully, tomorrow, I will be able to get the scope aligned, hook the camera up and weather holds up and will pave a way to another great night sky.

But if the image isn’t displayed well there, you can see it below.

Moon-iPhone
Moon-iPhone

And to mark out imperfect first time, we have “Today” by Ethel Romig Fuller.

Today

I have spread wet linen
On lavender bushes,
I have swept rose petals
From a garden walk.
I have labeled jars of raspberry jam,
I have baked a sunshine cake;
I have embroidered a yellow duck
On a small blue frock.
I have polished andirons,
Dusted the highboy,
Cut sweet peas for a black bowl,
Wound the tall clock,
Pleated a lace ruffle. . .
To-day
I have lived a poem.

 

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