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THE IRIS NEBULA (NGC7023)

NGC7023 (Iris Nebula) taken last August 26, 2018 from Al Sadeem Astronomy Observatory using GSO RC 8-inch telescope and ZWO1600MC-Cool CMOS camera; processed in Pixinsight (Image Credit: Aldrin B. Gabuya/Al Sadeem Astronomy)

Caldwell 4 (more commonly known as Iris Nebula) is a bright reflection nebula situated about 1300 light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Cepheus. It was discovered by the English astronomer William Herschel on October 18, 1794. read more

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WHAT’S UP IN THE SKY THIS OCTOBER 2018?

Summer of 2018 is officially over. Though it remains generally hot during the day, weather conditions across the UAE in night time is starting to gradually cool down. Wondering what’s going to be up in the sky for the coming month? The following is a list of astronomical events for October 2018. All dates and times were given in UAE Local Time. read more

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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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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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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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WHAT’S UP IN THE SKY THIS JUNE 2018?

The very hot summer season in the UAE is indeed approaching. Wondering what’s going to be up at the sky for the new month? The following is a list of astronomical events for June 2018. All dates and times were given in UAE Local Time. read more

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RHO OPHIUCHI OBSERVATION LOG

Here are the final stacked and post-processed images (different color edits) of the Rho Ophiuchi cloud complex by Al Sadeem Astronomy Observatory’s owner/co-founder Thabet Al Qaissieh taken on the clear evening of May 20, 2018 using the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Samyang 135mm lens mounted on IOptron sky tracker mount. read more

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EAGLE NEBULA OBSERVATION LOG

Here is the final stacked and post-processed image of Messier 16 (Eagle Nebula) using Vixen ED115S mounted on Skywatcher EQ6 Pro mount, and ZWO1600MC-cool camera taken last May 19-20, 2018 from Al Sadeem Observatory by resident astronomer Aldrin B. Gabuya. read more

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MARKARIAN’S CHAIN OBSERVATION LOG

Al Sadeem Astronomy’s resident astronomer Aldrin B. Gabuya took the opportunity to image the Markarian’s Chain on a clear, calm night of May 18, 2018. This is the final stacked and post-processed image of just a portion of the galaxy chain taken using Vixen ED115S refractor mounted on Skywatcher EQ6 pro mount, and ZWO1600MC-cool camera from Al Sadeem Observatory. read more

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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