Not the Star Trek you’re thinking about, but taking STAR gazing and TREKKING all in the same road. I came along with my good old friends and tried trekking on Mt. Batulao located in Nasagubu, Batangas.
Determined that I’ll do some astronomical observation, I brought a pair of binoculars but with a certain feeling of discontent, perhaps due to aperture addiction, I also packed my ETX 125 with me , talk about a spine breaking feat!
And just like all astronomical hard work and en devour of bringing a heavy telescope up in the mountains, nature will always humble man’s desire – in short, clouds and a bit of rain came T_T. It was really, REALLY frustrating to have clouds devour every bit of star in the sky, NOOOOOOOO! is all that I could say.
But at the end of it all, having a good time with friends and loved ones, reconnecting with nature and appreciating its work is satisfying already.
Watching sunrise, breathing fresh air.
Moon Over Mountain Peek
As a consolation,the moon gave us a show at dawn.
(Afocal shot of Moon taken from Nokia N8)
Asking me if I would bring a telescope up in the mountains? Haha that I do not know!
*Images courtesy of Ronald and Alex