The stars that round the Queen of Night
Like maids attend her
Hide as in veils of mist their light
When she, in full-orbed glory bright.
O’er all the earth shines from her height,
A silver splendour.
– Sappho, trans. Arthur S. Way
(For the image at the top, click here.)
What a joy to be able to personally see these images. I love your pictures. Are you in some way connected with Nasa or a scientific laboratory? Do you have a personal telescope?
No – just the magic of Google.