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ASTEROID 2010WC9 CLOSE FLY-BY

Al Sadeem Astronomy’s resident astronomer Aldrin Gabuya captured the path of the asteroid in spite of poor sky condition early in the morning of May 16, 2018, at 00:20 local time when it was about 17 above the horizon in the constellation of Scorpio. Below is the time-lapse animation of the asteroid fly-by in 10 sec exposure per frame using the observatory’s Celestron 11-inch SCT mounted on Skywatcher EQ6 pro mount and ZWO1600MC cooled camera. read more

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LAGOON NEBULA OBSERVATION LOG

These are the images of the Lagoon Nebula (Messier 8/NGC 6523) (different edits) using the observatory’s Meade LX850 16-inch SCT, Skywatcher EQ8 mount (guided) and unmodified Canon EOS 700D taken by Al Sadeem Astronomy’s director Alejandro Q. Palado last May 9, 2018. read more

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MARS & JUPITER OPPOSITION OBSERVATION LOG

On the late evening of May 9 until the early morning of May 10, 2018, Al Sadeem Astronomy Observatory imaged the red planet Mars and the largest planet Jupiter in opposition. Equipment used are Meade LX850 16-inch SCT mounted on Skywatcher EQ8 mount, ZWO120MC uncooled camera, and GSO 2.5x Barlow lens. read more

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ASA OBSERVATION LOG: JUPITER AND SATURN

On the evening of May 7 until the early morning of May 8, 2018, we performed planetary imaging of the two Jovian planets Jupiter and Saturn using the observatory’s 16-inch Meade LX850 SCT and ZWO1600MC cooled camera.  read more

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ASA OBSERVATION BLOG: MESSIER 105

For today’s observation blog, here is our image of Messier 105 (also known as NGC 3379) taken from Al Sadeem Observatory on May 7, 2018, using RC8″ Telescope, EQ6 pro mount, and unmodified Canon EOS 1D Mark IV. read more

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WHAT’S UP IN THE SKY THIS MAY 2018?

Weather is starting to get even warmer now as the season transitioning to summer here in the UAE. Wondering what’s going to be up in the sky for the new month? The following is a list of astronomical events for May 2018. All dates and times were given in UAE Local Time. read more

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ASA OBSERVATION LOG: MESSIER 108

For today’s observation blog, here is our take of Messier 108 (also known as the Surfboard Galaxy or NGC 3556) taken from Al Sadeem Observatory on April 20, 2018, using RC8″ Telescope, EQ6 pro mount, and modified Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. 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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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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