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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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THE ONSET OF WINTER: SUHAIL AND THE SEPTEMBER EQUINOX

Suhail (Lambda Velorum) observed from Al Sadeem Observatory

The most pleasant season for the UAE is about to come. The air temperatures being experienced across the UAE are slowly getting cooler compared to the previous very hot and uncomfortable temperatures in which we tend to stay much of our time indoors without switching off our air conditioning units. read more

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THE STARS FOR ALL SEASONS

At the time of this writing, we’re approaching to the period when we experience scorching hot days in the Northern Hemisphere, when many are heading to the beach to have fun or some who stay indoors, irritated with the intense heat and chilling inside their air-conditioned rooms. We generally call this as the “summer season”. However, the proper interpretation of the season we’re in varies from where you are Earth. Specifically, only 2 (dry and wet) in the tropical regions and 4 (winter, spring, summer, autumn/fall) in the temperate regions.

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