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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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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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WHAT’S UP IN THE SKY THIS APRIL 2018?

With clear sunny skies and temperatures gradually rising, we are now in the transition period towards the summer season 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 April 2018. All dates and times were given in UAE Local Time. read more

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WHAT’S UP IN THE SKY THIS MARCH 2018?

Winter is about to end soon! Wondering what’s going to be up in the sky for the new month? The following is a list of astronomical events for March 2018. All dates and times were given in UAE Local Time. read more

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THE LUNAR TRIFECTA – SUPER BLUE MOON ECLIPSE 2018!

Right after sunset of January 31, 2018, a rare lunar phenomenon known as the Super Blue Blood Moon was seen at moonrise by numerous astronomy enthusiasts in the UAE. read more