All posts tagged: astronomy

The night sky…

… somewhere in the backwoods of New York state… Well, I mean… I know where I took the shot… But if I tell all you guys, then it’d just be a madhouse of cars with out-of-state plates… Garbage from impromptu barbecues strewn all about… … a whoopin’ and a hollerin’… The next thing you know there’s a Gov. LePettime through-way being built, and all kind of shenanigans… And then someone’s gotta go back for a boat-load of dimes…   The stated goal of beginning the journey of shooting deep sky objects is still the thing I wish to do… but you know that journey that begins with but a single step…? Yeah, they never mention how tall that first step is gonna be… It’s really been kicking my patootie all over the place, what with the technical demands of the equipment, the complexity of the subject matter, and my own native lack of patience… But I’ll get there… *AHEM* As far as the above picture… As you might be able to tell, I’m having some …

Earliest Photograph Ever Found…

Chichen Itza – Yucatan, Mexico AP – In a discovery described as one of the most baffling finds in archeological history, scientists today announced they had uncovered the first known example of photography, created by the Mayan civilization centuries before the technique was discovered elsewhere. “Perhaps we should say centuries before the technique was re-discovered,” said Dr. Snoddly Thumpernickle, lead scientist at the Kato Institute, at a news conference hurriedly arranged to announce the find. Thumpernickle seemed obviously shaken by the news, and at times was at a loss for words. “I mean… what can I say? The state of their painting, and art, at this time in their history was still of a primitive nature. And yet, here we find an actual photograph. That the photograph is of an astronomical nature is certainly in keeping with the accepted reason for many of the buildings to have been built in the first place.” In reply to questions concerning the authenticity of the photo, or what the Mayans might have used as emulsifiers, in an age when chemistry was an unknown …