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The greater the mega pixel, the better the photo quality – Right or wrong?

Mega pixel is a term used to buy and sell the cameras. This term is not only a term but rather a defining feature of digital camera. People say the greater Mega Pixel the better. There 2 main types of camera: Digital SLR and Point-n-shoot. An example of Digital SLR is Canon 60D and point-n-shoot PowerShot A4000 IS. There is one more type of...

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Use affordable solar powered portable lights and home system

Solar powered watches and calculators have been there since years and in our childhood we have seen such calculators by Casio. I still have that calculator and after 15 years it is working perfect. This is the power of solar powered electronics, long life and free source of charging/input. This was a very small example. In my previous article, I have given a few...

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Renewable energy and its applications in Pakistan

A introduction to renewable energy The word renewable energy (also known as alternate energy) used to be a topic of discussion but many people don’t actually know much about it. The word is a whole world. Solar energy, solar panels, wind turbine, and biogas are some words that you might have heard. The following definition has been taken from Texas renewable energy: “Renewable energy: Any...

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Adding your copyright in a digital camera

Often photographers add watermarks on their photos which is a good way. There is one more way of copyrighting is to add it into the EXIF information of your photos. This can be done by adding it once in your Digital SLR like below. It could your own name, company name, or website link of your company or anything. Advantages of adding copyright into...

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Companies offering Dynamics AX in Pakistan

In one of my post about Microsoft Dynamics AX, I described that this ERP is a complete business solution. Pakistan is a growing country in which companies are being founded every year or multinational company opens up a branch to run operations or operate as a whole company. Be it an IT company, FMCG, Oil industry, this ERP is a complete business solution for...

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Microsoft Dynamics AX frameworks

Microsoft Dynamics AX is a whole world having its own programming language (X++), client, components, patterns, thousands of tables, forms and hundreds of classes shipped with the core product and you can add more. Like classes have methods, the tables in Dynamics AX has methods and override methods. Even the tables can be inherited like a class can be inherited. For a software engineer...

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In search of Milky Way and the starry skies of Pakistan

In Dec 2013, I went for an astronomy dark sky session for star gazing in a village in Sindh, Pakistan. That event was a success and I learned a lot of stuff there with regards to Astronomy and Astrophotography. Since then I had been waiting anxiously for another such trip and with me lots of Astronomy enthusiasts were waiting for it. Finally, we decided...

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Constellations – The sky maps

Constellations were the most difficult thing to understand when I started Astronomy as a hobby. The night sky is always filled with hundreds and thousands of stars. All looks the same. I got lot of information on constellations after reading the book “Practical Sky Watching” but it wasn’t completed without looking those constellation in the night sky myself. Constellations are a very important concept...

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A good car engine oil can increase efficiency

I have been interested in the cars engine since I first read about it back in 2004 in 11th grade in Physics chapter. It was a small topic in a chapter but I tried my best to learn from the least information. I didn’t have access to internet those days so I went to my teacher to learn more about engine and he said...

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All you need to know about Moon – Lunar Phenomenon

New Moon This is the time when the Moon is in its orbit such that the side facing towards Earth is not lit up by the Sun. After this moon phases starts from 1 till next new Moon. You cannot see new Moon. To learn about Moon phases please see below: Full Moon Full Moon occurs every month and is a period when Full...

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Star gazing at Kalri Lake, Sind, Pakistan – Starry Skies

Planning a trip to Kalri Lake in the dark skies It was more than a year I haven’t had a star gazing session in dark skies of Pakistan like I had in 2011 and 2012. Being an active member of Karachi Astronomers Society, people were asking me for a star gazing trip in the dark skies. I went to the KaAStrodome in October for...

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Star gazing astronomy session under dark skies of Sindh, 100Km from Karachi

The Destination The destination is a beautiful place around for astronomy 100Kms far from Karachi. The destination is somwhere in Mirpur Sakro, Sind, Pakistan where there is a lovely landscape and awesome dark skies. We had with us Meade Schmidt Cassegrain Telescope 8inch, Sky Watcher’s 6inch f/8 dobsonian.  The surroundings of the location were filled with small lakes, birds and most importantly dark sky at night with...