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SUNSPOT MONITORING – APRIL 17, 2018

No solar images were taken today, April 17, 2018, due to unfavorable condition (thunderstorm) at the proposed time of observation.

Solar activity remains at very low levels over the past 24 hours. During the past 24 hours, space weather agencies designated the area of pores observed in the central region of the Sun’s visible disk as AR2705 (refer to the previous post) but decayed shortly. read more

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SUNSPOT MONITORING – APRIL 16, 2018

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, April 16, 2018.

The sky was mostly clear but experienced moderate to fresh breeze making the seeing and transparency average to poor at the time these images were taken. read more

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SUNSPOT MONITORING – APRIL 15, 2018

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, April 15, 2018.

The sky was clear with light air turbulence making the seeing and transparency good at the time these images were taken. read more

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SUNSPOT MONITORING – APRIL 14, 2018

No solar images were taken today, April 14, 2018, due to unfavorable weather condition (overcast sky with moderate breeze) at the proposed time of observation.

Solar activity remains at very low levels over the past 24 hours. read more

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ASA OBSERVATION BLOG: MESSIER 13

It has been cloudy for the past 2 nights in the observatory, halting Messier Object observation for a short while. At around midnight, fortunately, the night sky cleared out and had a chance to image one prominent star cluster.

For today’s observation log, here is the Great Globular Cluster in Hercules (also known as Messier 13, or NGC6205) taken from Al Sadeem Observatory using Meade LX850 16″ SCT and SBIG STT-8300MM CCD camera. read more

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SUNSPOT MONITORING – APRIL 13, 2018

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, April 13, 2018.

The sky was mostly clear but experienced intermittent moderate to fresh breeze making the seeing and transparency poor at the time these images were taken. read more

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SUNSPOT MONITORING – APRIL 12, 2018

No solar images were taken today, April 12, 2018, due to unfavorable weather condition (overcast sky with intermittent moderate to fresh winds) at the proposed time of observation.

Solar activity remains at very low levels over the past 24 hours. read more

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MESSIER 5

Falsoe-color image of M5. Image taken from Al Sadeem Observatory with Meade LX850 16 inches telescope and SBIG STT-8300M CCD camera.

Black and White image of M5. Image taken from Al Sadeem Observatory with Meade LX850 16 inches telescope and SBIG STT-8300M CCD camera.

 

Messier 5 (M5) is a bright globular cluster can be seen in the northern constellation Serpens.

The cluster located at a distance of 24,500 light years from Earth, in the galactic halo of the Milky Way. It is designation as NGC 5904 in the New General Catalogue.

M5 has an apparent magnitude of 6.65, and it can be seen without binoculars, only under extremely dark skies and it only viewed as a faint star near the star 5 Serpentis. M5 revealed as a fuzzy patch of light with binocular, and it will show a bright glowing core on a small telescopes.

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SUNSPOT MONITORING – APRIL 11, 2018

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, April 11, 2018.

The sky was slightly hazy with moderate to fresh breeze making the seeing and transparency poor at the time these images were taken. read more

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SUNSPOT MONITORING – APRIL 10, 2018

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, April 10, 2018.

The sky was clear but experienced intermittent light to moderate breeze making the seeing and transparency average at the time these images were taken. read more