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WHAT’S UP IN THE SKY THIS JULY 2018?

The summer season in the UAE has just started. It will be unpleasantly hot during the day but is expected to have more clear skies at night. Wondering what’s going to be up at the sky for the new month? The following is a list of astronomical events for July 2018. All dates and times were given in UAE Local Time.

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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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MESSIER 107 OBSERVATION LOG

Here is the final stacked and post-processed image of Messier 107 taken by Al Sadeem Astronomy’s resident astronomer Aldrin B. Gabuya last May 21, 2018, using the observatory’s Meade LX850 16-inch SCT mounted on Skywatcher EQ8 pro and SBIG STT-8300MM CCD camera. 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

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LAGOON NEBULA OBSERVATION LOG

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. 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