Starry sky

How to enjoy the starry sky 10 times, with the “five senses” and “five desires

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 Let’s play more with the starry sky. Playing with the stars is a long-lasting pleasure that will last a lifetime. From the light astronomy fan who has a vague interest in the starry sky to the deepest astronomy enthusiast who is fully aware that he or she has sunk into a swamp, we’ll talk about 10 tips for enjoying the starry sky!

The key words are “five senses” and “five desires”!

The starry sky for all five senses

10 Ways to Enjoy the Starry Sky , the first half five pieces are “feel with the five senses”.

The starry sky is you see with your “eyes (sight),” but there’s more to it than that. Let’s make full use of the five human senses and have a lot of fun!

Enjoying starry sky by the sense of visual

A starry sky in perfect darkness

I tried to recreate the impression of darkness and the starry sky. It’s interesting that even in a place with no artificial light at all, it’s not “perfect darkness” for humans. I can see my hands well in the “starlight” and I can walk on flat ground without a light. In the dark, the human eye hardly perceives color, so it looks like this. In Western Australia.

In an ideal location with no artificial light at all, the starry sky underneath is only about one-third of a billionth of the brightness of a clear daylight. If you have the opportunity to go to such a place, you can use your natural human abilities to the fullest and enjoy the darkness.

If you turn off the unnecessary lights as much as possible and let your eyes get used to the darkness, you will be amazed at the variety of lights you can see. Up until just a few thousand years ago, Homo sapiens spent their nights frightened by large animals in the wild , and they have an extraordinary ability to see at night. The stars in the sky seen with such high performance “eyes” are already impressively beautiful.

Note the contrast in brightness between the starry sky and the red light of the camera’s operating lamp. In Hateruma Island, Okinawa , Japan.

It is unfortunate that there are only a few places in Japan where you can experience such “true darkness”, but it is possible to experience such “ native experience of darkness to restore the wild” in the mountains deep in depopulated areas or on remote islands and overseas.

In a place with no artificial light, even a camera timer remote control or a mobile battery indicator can be quite bright and obtrusive. Don’t forget the black tape liner!

A “light pollution map” is a great way to find places where you can experience the “real darkness. I hope you’ll take a look at the following articles(sorry , Japanese only ! ) and more!


The moon shining over the rough sea. Venus is in the lower right. At Cape Erimo.

The beauty of a moonlit night is also exceptional. A bright moon that drowns out the Milky Way can be a hindrance to viewing the Milky Way and the starry sky, but dark starry skies aren’t the only thing. What’s more, on a bright moonlit night like a full moon, you can enjoy its beauty even with a many street lights.

Waiting for the moon to rise. At midnight, the eastern sky began to turn red. The human eye has a hard time perceiving the color of dark places, but the red color of the horizon just before the moon rises is clearly visible. In Umi-Kongo, Wakayama Japan.

A moonlit night in a place with little artificial light is exceptional. At moonrise, the sky turns red as if it were a morning glow. On a bright moonlit night that rises high, pay attention to the “moonshade” rather than the shade. If you walk along the boardwalk in the forest on a moonlit night, you can experience the “moon through the trees” rather than the “sun through the trees”.

If you add a different enjoyment to the moonlit night, your satisfaction with your “astronomical QOL(quality of life)” will increase further!!

Feeling the presence of the earth, clouds and twilight sky

The “H2O” molecular cloud surrounding Vega in the constellation Lyra. When there is no light pollution, the stars illuminate the clouds, which is the beauty of photography. In Mongolia.

Clouds are a nuisance when looking at the dark, pale starry sky, but how about reversing the idea and enjoying the clouds themselves? Clouds are proof of the existence of the irreplaceable “atmosphere” and “water” of the planet Earth, where we live. Using a photo or high-sensitivity video camera(*), you can capture the image as if it were a living thing.


The North Star of the twilight. At this time of day, the brightness and color of the sky is changing in a blink of an eye. In Hateruma Island, Okinawa Prefecture.

Everyone loves the sunset/morning sunrise. The sky tinted by the bright red sun. But if you go to a famous spot, you’ll see that many people leave as soon as the sun goes down.

Um… Why? The fun is just beginning. After the sun has set, the real showtime begins when the first star begins to shine in a sky that at first glance looks like the sunset is over (*).

(*)Between 30 minutes after sunset and about 70 minutes after it

The navy blue sky is quickly becoming darker, and the sky to the west continues to turn red even though it is darker. And the stars start to appear one after another. The change in brightness and color is so much that you can’t get tired of seeing it again and again. When the human eye no longer sees the colors of the sunset, the stars become even brighter and the Milky Way begins to show. Even at such a time of day, the sky is still beautifully colored by the eye of a camera.

It’s already great when there are subtle clouds at this time of day. The change in color of the sky and clouds at this time of day is so beautiful that words cannot describe it anymore!!


The blue light of Hakata Port on a moonlit night.

The beauty of the starry sky, the moonlit night and the twilight is best experienced in the dark, where there are no city lights. But unfortunately, in most places in Japan, such conditions are not available.

But that’s called “light pollution”! Instead of hating it, why don’t you change your mind and think of it as a “night view” or a “city light” and enjoy it. Even in the middle of downtown, you can see the moon and the stars if they are bright.

Clouds underneath the clouds, illuminated by the lights of Shiojiri City. The couple came here as a memento of his departure abroad. At Mt. Takabocchi, Nagano Prefecture.

In most places in Japan, the sky is illuminated by the lights of a city somewhere. I don’t want the city to be illuminated by wasted light, but that’s where people live under this sky. If you look up at the sky with this feeling, you will feel a different kind of emotion.

If you make good use of the street lights, you can get the close-ups and people not only in silhouette, but also with a certain amount of light turned in!

Enjoying starry sky by the sense of hearing

The Sound of Waves

In the ocean with coral reefs, you can hear the sound of waves crashing against an atoll off the coast (barrier reef: a thin white spot above the horizon). Unlike the chugging waves from the ocean in front of us, it’s a go-go roaring sound. In Ishigaki Island, Okinawa Prefecture.

The sound of the waves goes well with the starry sky. The gentle sound of the waves is soothing. The sound is different for all of them, with a wave that draws in, a wave that pulls in, a small wavehead, and a large wavehead. The time of the eternal universe and the time of the short repeating waves. You can feel the presence of a large nature in the contrast of its scale.

The tide melody played by the ebbing tide on the shallow beach. The seawater flowed with what sounded like a stream. In Nagura Bay, Ishigaki Island.

In the shallow waters, the sound of water currents can be heard as the tide level changes at high and low tides. If you listen to your ears, you can hear all kinds of sounds.

The sounds of the river and waterfalls are also graceful and dynamic. However, if you’re stargazing by the water, be very careful about the safety of your surroundings!

The Sound of the Wind

The lights of the lighthouse illuminated the snowflake flying at an amazing speed under the wind speed of over 30 meters. Mixed with the sound of snow hitting your face, it’s a bit of an extreme experience. At Cape Erimo, Hokkaido.

The sound of the wind. The wind brings with it a variety of sounds, from strong winds that seem to blow you away to pleasant breezes.

Large Magellanic Cloud and Canopus. Along with the sound of the wind, you can hear the branches of the trees rustling and the leaves rubbing against each other. In Western Australia.

The various sounds caused by the wind shaking something. The sound of leaves scraping against each other, the rustle of power lines, the clatter of silver mats, the sound of fallen leaves being washed away. It’s an irrelevance to the faraway starry sky, which in turn increases the sense of separation between the universe and oneself.

I’d like to make a video of a starry sky with good environmental sounds…

The sound of living things

I encountered a little fox that is not afraid of people. He kept a constant distance and looked at us the whole time. For a moment, when he showed an opening, he dashed to the convenience store bag. I almost got robbed of my snack. In Koishiwara, Fukuoka Prefecture.

When I look at the starry sky outdoors, I notice that there are many different sounds of living things. The sound of insects in autumn, the fluttering of mosquitoes in summer, the “beep! A deer cries out, an unidentified animal shakes in the grass, and the voice of a frog in early summer. Listen closely and feel the signs of living things.

It’s indoors, but I’ve heard “gecko chirps” on Ishigaki Island. Geez! It was a rather loud and shrill sound.

The whisper of the machine

Sky-Watcher’s EQ5GOTO equatorial mount. You can change the speed of manual introduction to 9 levels with the controller, but they all sound different, so the feedback is intuitive. You can tell how many times the speed is now by the sound of the operation. I like it quite a bit^^

Lastly, a bit of a maniacal “sound”. In the silence of the starry sky, even the subtle sounds made by the machine can be heard as a steady breath.

A loud roar when mount works GOTO, and a very weak  sound of “tick” when it quietly tracks. It sounds like an elevator when you move the roof of a dome or sliding roof. Camera shutter sound, remote controller sound.

By listening to the sounds of these machines in action, you will feel that they are a dear friend to you under the stars.

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I know someone who can imitate the sound of a floppy disk’s operation perfectly. MS-DOS startup, disckcopy, and format” each make a distinctive sound.

Enjoying starry sky by the sense of smell

Scent of flowers

The number one scent of flowers is cherry blossoms.  At Shirakimine Peak, Nagasaki Prefecture.

Of all the five senses, there is probably no one more easily linked to memory than the sense of smell. The experience of being accompanied by a scent is one in which just smelling it brings back memories of that moment in time.

The moment when the rape blossoms are illuminated by the car lights. In this area, it is already in full bloom in January. At the shore of Lake Ikeda, Kagoshima Prefecture.

Even in the dark, if a flower is in bloom, you will be aware of its presence by its scent. ”Sniff and then something smells good!!”. When you find a flower, gently bring your nose close to the petals.

If you love nature, you should cherish it. Flowers are something you love with your eyes, and you shouldn’t touch them too much!

Scent of the earth

On a midsummer night, the road to the beach. There was a smell of mellow grass from the sugar cane fields. In Hateruma Island, Okinawa Prefecture.

Summer is a time when you can strongly feel the earthy scent. The smell of grass, the smell of earth. It smells like sand dust on a dry day, dirt after a rain, and even natural perfume drifting from the ranch^^;;

Just when I thought I could smell rain for some reason, suddenly there was an evening shower. In Mongolia.
In the tropics, there are times when a squall would arrive, even in the middle of the night, and you could smell the rain. The smell of wet earth and air washed away by the wind.

The smell of the wind

At night, the exhaust of the engine and the scent of the tide mingle, stirring up a sense of travel. At sea on the ferry from Kyushu to Osaka.

The wind brings in various smells. The sea breeze and the smell of the tide are representative of this. The “wind” is not only a set of senses of smell, but also touch, hearing, and sometimes taste (*). Feeling the wind in the starry sky is an experience that engages all five senses.

(*)On the shore when it’s damp, the splash of seawater flies with the wind. It will stick to your lips and you may feel the taste of the tide.

When you’re in the same smell for a long time, you get used to it and don’t feel it, but I wonder if the air being disturbed by the wind makes it easier to feel the difference in smell.

Smell of people

It smelled good in the dark. After a while, two lovely couples appeared.. At Daikanbou, Aso.

When we sharpen our senses in nature, we can sense the “smell” of people. ”Sniff and then something smells good!!”. In such a case, you may find a new encounter not only by looking at the starry sky, but also by casually calling out to them (*^^*).

Three travelers who met on a night road. Sitting on the still tepid road. The smell of freshly washed hair in the subtle distance.  in Hateruma Island, Okinawa Japan.
I’d like to cherish our encounters under the stars. In the dark, you can barely see a person’s face, but in such a situation, it may be possible to say that scent is one of the ways to communicate.

Enjoying starry sky by the sense of taste

Warm food and drink

A star party with friends and a moment of dinner (kimchi nabe with udon). In Ise-Shima.

Everyone loves warm food and drink on a cold night. Hot pot, cup ramen, hot coffee, etc… It’s a time when our survival instinct, which is linked to one of the three major human desires, appetite, comes into play ^^.

The blue flame of the gas burner and the sound of burning are also soothing. Enjoying a hot pot under the starry sky and taking pictures of the scene is also becoming a major genre of stargazing. This is also a combination of the five senses.

Dare I say, it’s better to choose a menu that is “easier to clean up after” and “not much left to eat”^^


Cigarettes are not food…but…a smoke for a long night’s rest. In Gokase, Miyazaki Prefecture.

When star gazing, bring your “favorites” with you. Sweets, candies, chocolates, potato chips, etc. My favorite foods are convenience store’s “onigiri (rice balls)”, chocolates, and throat lozenges, which I can eat without getting my fingers dirty.

I was treated to a cup of coffee by someone I met at the observation site. What a mill to run over the beans and a homemade alcohol lamp in a dedicated coffee pot. It was already 200% perfect coffee! In Higotai Park.
There’s nothing like being under the stars and doing what you love best.


Under the starry sky, we set out the table and sipped our Islay whiskey. Beer is best when it’s muggy, red wine is best when it’s sunny and balmy, but on a slightly cooler night, a “strong one” is the best^^ in Western Australia.

Alcohol is one of the best things to enjoy under the starry sky. Unfortunately, I can’t drink at the site because I often drive a car alone. But , when I go abroad, I’m supremely happy because I can drink it down without any worries.

After getting home before dawn, there’s nothing like a moment before going to bed with a cup of shochu^^

Enjoying starry sky by the sense of touch

Lying on the ground

Feeling the cold, tightening snow on your back, a pleasant moment.

When you lie down on the ground, everything in front of you is a starry sky. The feel of the earth on your back. Meadows, dirt, paved roads, gravel, rocks, and sandy beaches. Everyone feels differently depending on the surface of the earth. Why don’t you engrave the memory of various places on your back with each starry sky? A sheer mat is a must-have so that you can lie down anywhere.

Don’t you feel like laying down in a big place?


A child of a “palm crab”. Ishigaki Island, Okinawa Prefecture.

You wouldn’t want to run into a “bear,” a “viper,” or a “scorpion(*). Even though they look cute like red foxes, they can be at risk of contracting a bad parasite if they come in contact with them. For this reason, it’s advisable to basically avoid animals, but sometimes you’ll encounter unexpected creatures.

(*)Australia is said to be home to poisonous scorpions.

One of them is the image above. Something crawled up on the body when I slept in the sand and looked at a star. The sharp claws are quite wild. I let them play for a while and let them escape to a remote place so that they wouldn’t step on it by mistake.

A cat in a Mongolian gel camp. They come and go all day and night.

One more thing: domestic and stray cats sometimes come by. The cat in the image above “accompanied” us all the way to the top of the hill, about a 10-minute walk from the campground^^.

A spirited kitten that not only clings to my legs when moving in the dark, but also rests on a tripod to block shot. But it’s so cute that I forgave it all (*^^*).
This is a bit of a bad experience. A swarm of wasps came close to us while we were away from the car on location… Black cloths and gums emit strong infrared rays that insects love to use. I couldn’t get close until the sun was shading. At Mt. Nyu-kasa, Nagano Japan.

The touch of the equipment

Finally, the equipment that is your sidekick to seeing the stars. The touch of the equipment also changes a lot depending on the season and climate. The balance weight and the cable which became hard like a stick is a poem in the middle of winter^^ The night dew in the spring and the autumn when the temperature difference between morning and evening is severe is troublesome, but if you take measures to prevent the dew, you can enjoy the touch of the lens barrel with dew as if it is the season.

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I think you’ll get more attached to it by feeling the touch of your favorite equipment^^

The “Five desire” of Astronomy Fans

10 Ways to Enjoy the Starry Sky , The second half of the five is “How to Deal with the Five Desires”. Man is a “greedy” being. In Japan, “appetite, sexual desire, and desire to sleep” are called the “three major desires”, but in addition to these “survival of the species” level desires, there are various social desires such as “to be respected”, “to be recognized”, “to be better than others”, and “to be loved”(*).

Personally, I think the happiest thing for me is to be able to think “as long as the pleasures of the five senses are satisfied, the rest is just a bonus“, but it’s hard to reach such a “state of enlightenment”.Everyone has his own worldly desires. The secret to living happily in today’s society may be to stay true to one’s “desires” at times, and to take a step back from them at other times.

That’s why I tried to summarize the “five desires of an astronomy fan” and how to enjoy them!

Desire for knowledge ,  ” I want to know more! “

Knowing the universe makes it more interesting, feedback from knowledge to the senses


The edge-on appearance of our Milky Way galaxy, the planets and ecliptic light showing the orbital plane of our solar system, and the atmospheric phenomenon of our earth, twilight. Three completely different scales of the rotational axis are pointing in different directions. A scene that allows you to experience the relative sense of yourself and the universe. Western Australia.

There’s an emotion that you feel just because you know it. In the section on “The Starry Skies with the Five Senses”, I talked about “excitement” and “emotions” at the level of the senses before knowledge, but when you add knowledge of “what the universe is” to this, the excitement spreads even further.

What is the true nature of the stars and the Milky Way that shine in the night sky? Why do planets move so differently from stars? Throughout its history, the human race has answered the question, What is the universe really all about?

Those of us who live in the modern era can easily see the results. What was a “mystery” to the ancient people is no longer a mystery. The sun and the stars are the same mass of gas, and the Milky Way Galaxy is a spiral of those countless stars. And there are countless galaxies like the Milky Way here and there in the universe.

the Universe , why are you the Universe ?

So, what good is such knowledge? To put it vaguely,it amplifies the “love of the universe”^^

And let’s feel  the universe with our five senses. Even if you can’t reach it, you are in the universe and the universe that is there is for you. Then “knowledge” becomes an aphrodisiac that enhances the pleasure of communion with the magnificent universe.

Rediscovering Yourself in the Universe

A thin moon in the evening. In Western Australia.

The moment I realized that the earth is round.

Do you notice something different about the “evening” crescent moon in the image above? Yes, the shiny part is on the left side. If you’re in the northern hemisphere, that’s where the moon is at dawn. There’s a good reason for these little differences(*) and it shows where you stand on the round earth.

(*)Even in the southern hemisphere, celestial bodies sink to the “west”, but diagonally to the left, opposite to the northern hemisphere. Since the sun is just beyond setting, the direction in which it is illuminated is also reversed.


Downward passage of the North Star. In Mongolia at 48 degrees north latitude. A 10-degree difference in latitude will give you a different impression of the starry sky.

One of the most beautiful asterisms in the entire sky (*), the Big Dipper. The angle and time indicate the season, and the altitude indicates the observer’s location on Earth. When you look up at the Big Dipper, you can also realize your own existence with the Earth in the universe.

(*)asterism: a sequence of stars, a group of stars

I’d like to see the starry sky from Antarctica and the North Pole at least once before I die^^

Desire for Experience ,” I want to see and do various things! “

the best night of your life

On the first day of my first overseas trip, the sky was clear in the morning. I’ve never felt Mercury (the lower right of Venus) so bright. We all felt like we had a “the greatest night,” but the “the greatest night” continued night after night. In Western Australia.

Superb starry skies in the best conditions, including the 2001 Leonid meteor shower, giant comets, and a total solar eclipse. If you’re an astronomical hobbyist, I’m sure you’ve experienced one of the best nights (moments) of your life. Once you’ve experienced such “the best night of your life,” you’ll begin your journey to meet the best night again.

One of the great things about the astronomical hobby is that no two experiences are ever the same and you can experience the best as many times as you want. The weather may not be so good, but a total solar eclipse will definitely happen on a certain day, and the big comet will come sooner or later. If it’s a starry sky in the southern hemisphere, you can always go. If you are patient with the whims of the weather, you are sure to have a “the best night of your life”.

“There will always be a better day than today.” A astronomical hobby that can be believed in this way is the best hobby ever!

I want to use that equipment!

It’s a lot of assembly and disassembly of equipment. A time of bliss for astronomical maniacs^^

Such “desire for experience” is not only in the field , but also for equipments. “I want to take a picture with that camera,” “I want to see with that telescope,” “I want to combine that and that”.

It’s a common phenomenon among astronomy maniacs that new equipment with similar specifications has been added to the fleet…. This must be the result of this desire.

An “equipment harem” is a dream^^;;;

Desire for equipments, I want that, I want this, I want that

How to live with the desire for things

The astronomical hobby is left to the weather. You want to see the stars, but you can’t. Having such frustration is a daily occurrence. (Especially in areas with humid climates such as Japan.)

At times like this, the desire for things picks up a lot of steam. I want that too, I want this too^^. In Japan, these symptoms are referred to as “potilinum(*) infection”.

(*)It’s a paronomasia of “botulinum”. “Poti” is an onomatopoeia for the CLICK operation to purchase an item in your cart.

I have nothing to say about how to deal with material desire.
Buy as much or as little of what you want as you want without ruining your life^^^

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Let’s take equipment portraits!

My favorite SWAT EQ, my favorite RedCar51. Buck is also my favorite Corvus.

But it would be a bit boring to get what you want and end your desire for things. So here’s what I’d like to suggest. Why don’t you take a picture of your favorite machine or equipment?It’s good to shoot beautifully with careful lighting indoors, or it’s fun to shoot outdoors with actual equipment in use(*).

(*)Just like we do with people, try our equipment to be “cool” and “get to the inner truth”!

The way in which the machines play their “natural role” so blandly is picturesque.

I love to take pictures with this equipment, which is a part of my work^^ When I go on a field, I always take them.

Desire for approval, ” I want to be recognized and respected!!”

Is a star something you see alone?

Alone under the stars.. My partner is a camera and a tripod. In Tara-cho, Nagasaki Japan.

Akira Fujii, one of the contributors of Sky&Telescope ,  the leading amateur astronomers, quietly affirms in his book , If you really enjoy the stars, you should see them alone(*).

(*)Kawade Shobo Shinsha, “Fabulous Starry Feast,” published in 1979.

In this day and age where SNS  have become so widespread, it is necessary to reconsider the words of Dr. Fujii, who has loved the starry sky with all his heart. The phrase “you should see stars alone” can also be a question of “why do you see the stars?” and an answer to “I see the stars because I like them and because they are fun”.

You will be happy to be selected for an astronomical magazine, and you will be  happy to have a lot of favs on your SNS posts. That’s right. Everyone is happy to be complimented. But it should be a result, a reward , and not just an end in itself.

You didn’t start this hobby out of necessity, nor did anyone force you to do so. You have to be very careful about your desire for approval.

When you can experience the best night , you don’t need anyone to approve of it anymore!

Let’s write Blog!!

“Astronomical Reflections” is a service that allows you to list active astronomy blogs at a glance. It’s interesting to look at the information sent out by enthusiastic bloggers^^^

So I have one suggestion for you. Would you like to write a blog? It’s been said that blog service has become less and less popular than at one time or another, but that’s not true(*).

(*)I don’t think the needs and motivations of bloggers have changed just because the business model of simple free blogging services has collapsed.

The good thing about blogging is that it allows you to have your own world (place). Although SNS is suitable for communicating with many people in the present moment, posts and comments quickly disappear from the timeline.

In this respect, a blog is the best tool for a personal lifelog (diary) that accumulates information around “me” over a long time axis. A blog basically only has information that you have written. What you experience, what you feel, what you think, write for yourself first.

(*)It is sometimes said that the IT architecture is old, but this is a complete misunderstanding. Unlike the closed SNS, the open blogging system such as wordpress is evolving day by day.

For your blog, the most important and best reader is yourself. Let’s “approve” yourself first^^

This is the author’s personal blog. “Reflections” has been the name since we opened this.
I’ve been blogging since about 2004, and I’m still looking forward to seeing the old logs. It’s a bit of an overstatement, but I feel like it’s a part of my life.

Desire to achieve, “I want to be who I want to be!”

Getting closer to the person you want to be.

The final “five desire”. Wanting to achieve something is the most “serious” of desires.

You’ll be able to do things you couldn’t do yesterday. The scenery appears to be a little different from the one before yesterday. Where You are standing is a little further forward than it was last year. Envision the goal you want to reach and get closer to it. This is very positive happiness, isn’t it?

However, I believe that as long as it’s a hobby, the fulfillment (or lack thereof) of the “desire for achievement” is not something that others can meddle with. Do what you want to do. Do what you want, when you want, how you want, as much as you want!

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As “Astronomical Reflexions” is also a part of the media, I’ll do my best to promote interesting achievements and goals for the revitalization of the industry (= my own survival^^;;).  

When I’m about to break my heart…

Five years of my progress. The left image is the result of my early days of astrophotography, which I tinkered with for days. On the right is the latest reprocessing, a handy 10-minute version. It was a long way, but I’m glad I was able to continue patiently without breaking^^ At home on the veranda.

However, the more you try to achieve something positive in your astronomical hobby (especially astrophotography), the more masochistic you become. It seems to be a long and painful apprenticeship. But seems to get little results. There’s a lot of noise, the color balance is weird, the stars aren’t showing to be, I’m sick of it!

When you feel like you’re about to give up, let’s go back to the starting point. Out of the wide variety of games out there, Why did I choose the “astronomical hobby” ? Remember your memories of “the best night”. First of all,You started this hobby and you’re here because something sparked in you in the first place.

Despite the fact that it’s a completely different genre, it’s a great book that delves into “why people run” from a variety of angles based on a long marathon experience, and has many suggestions for both runners and non-runners alike.

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The desire for achievement, like the desire for approval, can be exhausting when it becomes the only goal. There are 10 things to enjoy the starry sky, “five senses” and “five desires”, so let’s use them well depending on the time and situation^^

Desire to be lazy

Laziness to enrich your life

One more thing. As the sixth desire, I would like to add one more important desire if you enjoy it as a hobby. It’s “Lazy greed“. I want to slack off and take it easy. It is one of the “seven desires” that both Buddha and Christ listed.

”I used to do it all the time when I was young, but I’m done. There’s nothing better than going to an easy place to have fun, drinking wine under the stars, and zoning out!” Is it only me who feels the convincing power of the words of the brave man who has fought many battles?

No, that’s okay. It’s not a job for day-to-day sustenance. As long as you don’t maliciously interfere with people or drag their feet, “laziness” will enrich your life.

Creativity that comes from “Laziness”


“GOTO Telescope”‘s IoT-enabled MX-HD Equatorial Mount. You call “Goto M42!” , then it goto by voice recognition.

And furthermore. When laziness turns in the direction of “coming up with ways and tools that make it easier, this is already one of the biggest creatives. Goto through voice recognition is the most obvious example.

Where do you put the normal value of laziness? How often do you trigger “MAX Lazy”? How do you deal with people who are in “lazy mode”? Do you want to do “positive laziness”? It’s your choice.^^

Conclusion: Enjoy the five senses and the five desires

“Star through the trees. In the forest, the starlight is blocked by the trees and becomes real darkness. In the midst of all this, the stars seen through the trees are inspiring. In Kaikingo, Wakayama Prefecture.

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The astronomical hobby is a great hobby. It’s fun to watch, fun to be greedy with. The object is infinite and eternal. We can never touch it directly, but the cosmos that is there can be felt by all five human senses and all five desires.

The depth and distance of the enjoyment is also at your disposal. You can get into it in full force, or you can take it easy on the light side. Now, let your imagination run wild and enjoy your own astronomical life in your own way ! .

May tonight be ”the best night” ever!

This article was transcribed from a talk I gave at “The Star Banquet 2019 in Ubuyama”! The word “イケメン” means “Handsome” in Japanese, but I’ve never heard it said. Maybe it’s because of the silhouette….

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