Place: Mumbai, India
Camera- Pentax Xg -1
Camera settings used – f2.8, Shutter speed – 20 seconds, ISO- 1600
For me, Star gazing is more than just looking at the star. It is about slowing down from pace of life and looking up to much bigger and important part of life. On earth, we think,we human controls everything. Night sky with stars tells different story. Dots we see up in the night sky as stars , Astronomy tells us that, earth is even smaller than those dots. As one learns more about astronomy, questions come in mind -Who controls movements of the planets and stars? Science will give hundred answers behind movement of planets. But one thing science will agree clearly that, there is energy that moves solid mass like earth. Then question arises who created such energy? Big bang? Who did that? Things just don’t happen as their own? Can rock on the road move by itself? Human didn’t make big bang happen. Its beyond our reach. And still we think,we control everything? What we call as science, is nothing but exploring all aspects of nature which is created and run by unknown. Universe is infinite and expanding. But still there is consistency such as spiral galaxies, birth and death of stars, planets moving around stars. Consistency can only be created by planning. It doesn’t happen automatically. eg. Similar kind of buildings can be created by planning their blueprints accordingly. So how is it possible to have consistency in the universe, without someone’s planning?Not just in Universes, but inside every living being,there are systems that are continuously working without that being’s control. On earth we see life supporting systems such as rain cycle, soil support for trees etc. Inside human being, heart continuously beat, breathing happens without human intervention. At the end, all the systems from living being to universes, are run by unknown in perfect way. Has earth stopped due to some mechanical error? Its hard to imagine if trees start taking oxygen and giving carbon dioxide. Everything in universes are governed and run by unknown perfectly. One may call it as god, other may call it as nature.What we can observe is how the system works,which we call it as a science. For me, star gazing is about learning about the creations of that unknown.
Following are the photos of constellations clicked during my recent star gazing trips.