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C/2018 W2 Africano

Here’s C/2018 W2 Africano imaged using SBIG STT-8300MM CCD with Johnson V filter, Meade LX850 16 inch SCT last September 11, 2019. Its apparent magnitude was measured at +11.6 at the date and time of capture. read more

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Comet C/2018 N2 (ASASSN)

Comet C/2018 N2 (ASASSN) (center) taken from Al Sadeem Observatory last September 10, 2019, using GSO RC8 telescope and ZWO1600MC camera. Comet’s apparent magnitude is at +12.82 at the date and time of capture. read more

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C/2017 T2 PanSTARRS

We caught sight of C/2017 T2 (PANSTARRS) last January 17, 2020!

The comet was discovered on October 2, 2017, by the PanSTARSS survey when it was just inside Saturn’s orbit, about 8.5 AU away from the Sun; measured approximately between 19th – 20th magnitude. read more

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SUNSPOT MONITORING – MARCH 12, 2020

The sky was mostly cloudy (imaged through a brief sky window) with intermittent light to moderate winds which average to poor seeing and transparency at the time these images were taken.

Here is today’s white-light imagery taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, March 12, 2020. read more

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SUNSPOT MONITORING – MARCH 11, 2020

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, March 11, 2020.

The sky was generally clear but with intermittent moderate winds which provided good transparency but average seeing at the time these images were taken. read more

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Betelgeuse

Betelgeuse is a bright red supergiant in the Orion constellation located between 400-650 light-years away. With an average apparent magnitude of +0.4, it is previously the 9th brightest star in the night sky. read more

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Epsilon Aurigae

We got an interesting gem in the Auriga constellation— Epsilon Aurigae, an unusual eclipsing binary star that remained a mystery to scientists and experts in the field of #astronomy for over two centuries! read more

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SUNSPOT MONITORING – MARCH 10, 2020

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, March 10, 2020.

The sky was generally clear but with intermittent moderate winds which provided good transparency but average seeing at the time these images were taken. read more

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SUNSPOT MONITORING – MARCH 9, 2020

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, March 9, 2020.

The sky was slightly hazy with moderate winds which provided average seeing and transparency at the time these images were taken. read more

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495 Eulalia

Asteroid 495 Eulalia is a minor-planet discovered by Max Wolf from Heidelberg Observatory on October 25, 1902. It was named after the discoverer’s wife’s grandmother. read more