Abubaker Siddiq Shekhani Blog Blog

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Astronomical journey – A night in the dark skies of Pakistan

Astronomy is at its peak in Pakistan. It was February 2015 and my 3rd dark sky trip within 3 months. In Feb, it is winters here in Pakistan (in the northern hemisphere) and so skies are quite clear at night with many deep sky objects available in sky throughout the night. Some of them includes Andromeda Galaxy, double cluster, Pleiades, Orion Nebula, Flame Nebula and...

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Planets conjunctions from Karachi, Pakistan

In this post I will share photos of planet conjunction taken by me from Karachi and Mirpur sakro, Pakistan. Let me explain conjunction so you may have an idea about it. A conjunction occurs when two astronomical objects have either the same right ascension or the same ecliptical longitude, normally when observed from the Earth. This implies an apparent close approach between the planets as seen in the...

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10 key success factors for an ERP Implementation

  ERP selection is a tedious and time consuming task which takes a lot of decision making and consideration.  ERP Implementation strategy and success is as important as the ERP selection. ERP Implementation is not easy and at majority of the companies the implementation gets delayed or it is a complete failure. ERP Implementation takes about 6 months to 1 year depending upon the...

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Cave City – An ancient place in Pakistan

Cave City is a mountainous region in Balochistan and is situated at a distance of more than 200Kms from Karachi. When I saw the photos captured by one of friend, I asked him to take me there as it is not possible for every person to go there. No one knows the history of this mysterious place so we tried to find the history...

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Spider in my life

One of my hobbies used to look for Spiders in my garden. I got interested in finding spiders when I used to work in my garden. Within a few months after I started, I found many spiders in my house (apart from the ones that are found in washrooms). I was lucky to have a 12x Zoom digital camera borrowed from my friend. That...

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Astrophotography from Karachi, Pakistan

Astrophotography is my hobby that started with Astronomy. Astrophotography includes capturing photos of the night sky, planets, satellites, galaxies, nebulaes and star clusters. The photos is this post are captured by myself using different equipment at different places in Sindh, Pakistan. I have very basic equipment and basic knowledge of post-processing and I apply that to my best. For the past 1.5 years I...

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5 should-have Astronomy apps for Amateur Astronomers

Are you an Amateur Astronomer? Are you a nature lover? Do you look up in the sky and wonder what are the stars called? Do you love Astronomy? Put your smart phones to some good use and get these smart phone applications that will make your Astronomy experience and learning better. Our ancestors used to have sky charts, Astronomy books and atlas to find their way into the sky and learn the features on Moon. We are lucky to have some state of the art Astronomy mobile...

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Microsoft’s Scenario Focused Engineering (SFE)

Drive end user excitement “Consumers influence key technology trends at home and at work and we must deliver exciting and innovative products that win customer loyalty through greatdesign” Steve Ballmer (August 3, 2009) Consumer or the end-user is very important in defining the key trends and for that a software company should deliver innovative products to meet end-user expectations. To win customer loyalty is...

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Buy affordable telescopes from Pakistan… A dream came true

Astronomy is a great field and a great hobby. It is peaceful, interesting, and lovely hobby. The night sky gives us thousands of objects to observe. There is the Moon, there are planets up in the sky, there are stars, and then there are galaxies, nebulas and star clusters. In order to see the amazing objects, we need a Telescope. They are visible and in...

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A day with the exotic birds and animals in Karachi

Being a nature lover, I love birds and want to keep them as pets but due to my busy schedule I am afraid they will suffer. After watching the Blue Yellow Macaw in the Pirates of the Caribbean  movie, I wanted to meet the Macaw. One day in DHA, I saw the Macaw in real. Then saw RIO movie in which once again I saw...

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A few things you should know about Microsoft OneNote

Microsoft OneNote is one of the products that is quite uncommon at workplace if you compare with Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook. One thing I would like to clear is that I am not a Microsoft employee. I am a Microsoft Products user and OneNote is one of my favorite products that have helped me organized during my work in and out of...