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.”

What's New

SUNSPOT MONITORING – MAY 15, 2018

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Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, May 15, 2018. The sky was slightly hazy with intermittent light to moderate breeze making the seeing and transparency average to poor at the time these images were taken.

LAGOON NEBULA OBSERVATION LOG

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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.

MARS & JUPITER OPPOSITION OBSERVATION LOG

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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.

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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