Yesterday I took a series of photos of M31, the Andromeda Galaxy. Today I processed this photo. I learned a few things from this experience: 1. I still don’t know what I’m doing when taking deep sky photos. 2. I don’t know how to process the photos I’ve taken. 3. I need an equitorial mount for my telescope. Unfortunately, they are very expensive.

Kris @Alligator

Although I have many years of formal education, most of what I've learned has come from experimenting and trying to solve problems on my own. Once an idea for a project is set in my mind, it is all-consuming and one must learn everything possible about the subject on the way to the outcome. For learning is more than reading books and spoken word, it is hours of frustration, trial and error, and one sudden flash of insight when the world magically makes sense. It is during this moment when I am truely alive.