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MESSIER 11 – THE WILD DUCK CLUSTER

 

 

Messier 11 or the Wild Duck Cluster, Catalogue as NGC  6705 is an open cluster in the constellation Scutum (the shield).   Discovered by a German Astronomer Gottfried   Kirch in 1681 at Berlin Observatory. The cluster was appeared as nothing more than a fuzzy blob through the telescope. It wasn’t until 1733 that the blob was first resolved into separate stars by the Reverend Willian Derham of England and Chales Messier included it in his catalogue in 1764.

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SUNSPOT MONITORING – MAY 31, 2018

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, May 31, 2018.

The sky was clear but experienced intermittent light to moderate breeze making the seeing and transparency average at the time these images were taken.

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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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SUNSPOT MONITORING – MAY 30, 2018

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, May 30, 2018.

The sky was clear but experienced intermittent moderate breeze making the transparency good but with average seeing, at the time these images were taken. read more

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SUNSPOT MONITORING – MAY 29, 2018

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, May 29, 2018.

The sky was clear but experienced intermittent light to moderate breeze making the seeing and transparency average at the time these images were taken. read more

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SUNSPOT MONITORING – MAY 28, 2018

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, May 28, 2018.

The sky was clear but experienced intermittent light to moderate breeze making the seeing and transparency average at the time these images were taken. read more

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SUNSPOT MONITORING – MAY 27, 2018

Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, May 27, 2018.

The sky was partly cloudy with intermittent light to moderate breeze making the seeing and transparency average to poor at the time these images were taken. read more

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SUNSPOT MONITORING – MAY 26, 2018

No solar images were taken today, May 26, 2018, from the observatory due to unfavorable weather condition (overcast) at the proposed time of observation.

An isolated weak B-class solar flares originated from AR2711 was recorded by space weather agencies. A slight structure decay was observed at its intermediate and trailer spots. read more

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SUNSPOT MONITORING – MAY 25, 2018

Due to unfavorable weather condition (overcast sky) at the proposed time of observation, no solar images were taken from the observatory.

As of posting time, there are two sunspot groups currently visible in the Sun’s disk. 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