Thabet Al Qaissieh - Co-Founder

“If after 10 years, one student ends up going to university to study astronomy and astrophysics and goes on to pursue a career in that field, and their inspiration was from the observatory, then I have reached my goal.”

Alejandro Palado - Co-Founder

“Once I moved here, I immediately bought a telescope and started looking for astronomy groups. I was having a hard time finding people with similar interests, so I decided to start my own group; Abu Dhabi Astronomy.”

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SUNSPOT MONITORING – OCTOBER 19, 2018

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Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, October 19, 2018. The sky was partly cloudy with light to moderate air turbulence making the seeing and transparency average at the time these images were taken.

SUNSPOT MONITORING – OCTOBER 18, 2018

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No solar images taken today, October 18, 2018, due to unfavorable sky condition (mostly cloudy) at the proposed time of observation. Solar activity remains at very low levels over the past 24 hours. AR2725 has re-emerged after a day of disappearance,

SUNSPOT MONITORING – OCTOBER 17, 2018

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Here is the monochrome visible solar imagery taken, October 15, 2018 taken from Al Sadeem Observatory. Equipment used are Skywatcher 120mm refractor telescope with Baader filter and unmodified Canon EOS 1D Mark IV DSLR camera for visible imagery. Pre-processing of visible solar images was performed in PIPP, stacking in Autostakkert, slight wavelet adjustments in Registax 6…

Whether you are a keen night watcher or are just looking to explore astronomy as a hobby, the group will gladly give you the basics and get you started on this journey.

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