A whole night Star Gazing and Astrophotography session at The KaAStrodome

KaAStrodome is a privately owned observatory, designed, built and conceived by Dr. Akbar Hussain of Karachi Astronomers Society. I was lucky to have a camera with me that night and so I was able to record the unforgettable memories of the first rutjaga at The KaAStrodome.

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The first privately owned observatory of Karachi, Pakistan

The KaAStrodome at night

The KaAStrodome at night

The KaAStrodome - Whole night session

The KaAStrodome – Whole night session

 

Abubaker’s Homemade Telescope first light

Abubaker's homemade Telescope

Abubaker’s homemade Telescope

Abubaker's homemade Telescope

Abubaker’s homemade Telescope

Abubaker's Homemade telescope first light by Imran Rasheed. Hand Held

Abubaker’s Homemade telescope first light by Imran Rasheed. Hand Held.

 

Photo shoot with the KaAStrodome

Abubaker(me) and Ramiz and observatory

Abubaker(me) and Ramiz and observatory

The KaAStrodome and models

The KaAStrodome and models

 

Jupiter viewing with Skywatcher

Jupiter with Skywatcher

Jupiter with Skywatcher

Moon (Luna) observation and photography with 100ED Sky watcher

Moon captured using 100ED SkyWatcher

Waning Gibbous Moon captured using 100ED SkyWatcher

The Awesome Orion Nebula – Astrophotography at its best, a dream came true

I had camera, we had Skywatcher maksotuv with us and it was ready for observation. We were lucky. I was lucky. Everything went perfect. I attached my camera with the 7inch Maksotuv and was able to get an awesome photograph of the Orion Nebulae. And yes from city, light polluted, moon-lit city Karachi.

Orion Nebula by Abubaker at KaAStrodome

Orion Nebula by Abubaker at KaAStrodome

Watching comet ISON from the KaAStrodome

One of our fellow Amateur Astronomer was able to find the Comet ISON just as the saturn and mercury rises from the eastern horizon. It was hard to see it as it was very faint.

Observing Comet ISON from KaAStrodome

Observing Comet ISON from KaAStrodome

An amazing experience

It was an amazing experience. We enjoyed each and every moment with our fellow Astronomers friends. It was cold at night and the sky was very clear and transparent and also Moon. Yet, we were able to have great views of the planets, Moon and a few Nebulas. The great thing was that we had Mehdi bhai and Ashraf bhai all with us at the KaAStrodome.

 

Abubaker Siddiq Shekhani

Abubaker Shekhani is an IT Entrepreneur and Full Stack Developer. He is the co-founder and the Developer behind Mytabeeb, a health care solution. He has worked for 3 years in Microsoft Dynamics AX space with Techno-functional role and lucky to be one of few Microsoft Dynamics AX developers in Pakistan. He is TEDx speaker and likes to speak in public. He is an Astrophotographer and has captured Milky way and other night sky objects. He is the founding member of Karachi Astronomers Society. He is a Bonsai Artist and a Gardener. He can be reached at me@abubakershekhani.com.

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