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COMET 21P – GIACOBINI/ZINNER

Comet 21P taken from Al Sadeem Observatory last September 11, 2018 using GSO RC 8” telescope mounted on Skywatcher EQ6 pro, and astro-modified Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR camera. Stacked and processed in DeepSkyStacker and Pixinsight respectively. read more

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THE MESSIER 33 – TRIANGULUM GALAXY

The Triangulum Galaxy taken from Al Sadeem Observatory taken on September 5, 2018 using Vixen ED115S refractor telescope and ZWO1600MC camera, 1 hour and 30 minutes total exposure time, stacked and post-processed in Pixinsight. read more

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THE DUMBBELL NEBULA (MESSIER 27)

The Dumbbell Nebula (Messier 27) taken from Al Sadeem Observatory on the night of August 18-19, 2018 using GSO RC8 Telescope and ZWO1600MC-Cool CMOS Camera. Total exposure time is 51 minutes, Image stacking and processing were done in Pixinsight and Photoshop. read more

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WHAT’S UP IN THE SKY THIS SEPTEMBER 2018?

The “Ber” months have come. Summer is about to end soon. Wondering what’s going to be up in the sky for the coming month? The following is a list of astronomical events for September 2018. All dates and times were given in UAE Local Time. read more

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THE RING NEBULA (MESSIER 57, NGC 6720)

Image from Al Sadeem Observatory on the night of August 16-17, 2018 using the observatory’s Meade LX850 16” SCT and SBIG STT-8300MM CCD camera. Total exposure time is 1 hr 30 min (30 mins per filter). Image stacking and processing were done in Pixinsight and Photoshop. read more

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AL SADEEM ASTRONOMY: PERSEIDS 2018 OBSERVATION

Last August 12 -13, 2018, Al Sadeem Astronomy (ASA) Observatory performed visual monitoring of the Perseid Meteor Shower.

The weather condition during the celestial event was generally warm and humid. read more

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THE BODE’S AND CIGAR GALAXIES

 

The Constellation Ursa Major – In the sky.org

M81 and M82 are a pair of galaxies in the constellation Ursa Major. The pair is located approximately 10 degrees northwest of the “Big Dipper” pointer star Dubhe (Alpha Ursae Majoris). The apparent separation of the galaxies is 31 arc-minutes but at a distance of 12 million light-years, their actual distances from each other are 150,000 light years. They are the largest members of the M81 Group, a physical association of 34 galaxies. read more

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WHAT’S UP IN THE SKY THIS AUGUST 2018?

We are in the middle of summer. Hot to very hot weather will persist in the UAE this August. Wondering what’s going to be up at the sky for the new month? The following is a list of astronomical events for August 2018. All dates and times were given in UAE Local Time. read more

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ASA OBSERVATION LOG – CRESCENT NEBULA

The Crescent Nebula taken from Al Sadeem Observatory last July 17, 2018 (Image Credit: Aldrin B. Gabuya/Al Sadeem Astronomy)

 

The Crescent Nebula (known as NGC 6888) is a spectacular emission nebula situated about 5000 light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Cygnus (the swan). The name was derived from the well-defined crescent shape; some considered it as the “Euro Sign Nebula” resembling the shape of the Euro sign. It was discovered in 1792 by the British astronomer Friedrich Wilhelm Herschel. read more

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AL SADEEM ASTRONOMY OPEN HOUSE: JULY 2018 TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE AND MARS OPPOSITION

Under the patronage of the UAE Space Agency, Al Sadeem Astronomy (ASA) conducted an open house public observation of the longest total lunar eclipse of the century held at Al Sadeem Observatory, Al Wathba, Abu Dhabi from July 27, 2018, 8 PM and ended at around 3 AM July 28, 2018. It was one of the 5 public observation stations in the Emirates designated by the space agency for this celestial event. read more