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In search of clear skies for Perseids Shower in Pakistan 2016

The Perseids meteor shower is one of the best with average rate of 80 meteors per hour and they are very fast. In Pakistan, the summer season has been quite cloudy since May and the weather is still cloudy with heavy rains during first week of August. The Perseids peak from 11 – 13 August and it was Friday the 12th, when I took...

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Solar Astronomy Project by KAS Pakistan

Solar Astronomy is an important part of Astronomy whether it is hobby or profession. Solar Astronomy means observing our star “Sun” also known as Solar and Zodiac. The observation includes observing the Sun spots with a  white light filter and observing the prominences with an Hydrogen-Alpha telescope. Recently Karachi Astronomers Society of Pakistan has launched a project named KAS-SAP particularly for Solar observation and...

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Transit of Mercury on 9th May 2016 from Pakistan

There was a rare event on 9th May 2016 on hot sunny Monday around 4pm. The planet mercury passed between us and we saw the silhouette of the planet using specialized telescopes and projection method at the urban observatory of Karachi named as Kastrodome. A transit of Mercury across the Sun takes place when the planet Mercury passes directly between the Sun and a superior planet, becoming visible...

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A night stay trip to Gorakh Hill station

Since after Eid, I had been very busy with work and was feeling quite depressed. I needed a break. Mr. Hanif bhatti had invited me for a 1 night trip at Gorakh Hills station on the 9th and 10th August 2014. I managed to get ready for the trip. Departure from Karachi The coaster came an hour late and by that time around 40...

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Pakistan cities for Developers

While developing a website or web application, often we are in hurry and need things ready at our disposal. We just want to copy and paste and use it. While developing app, I couldn’t find cities of Pakistan that I can copy paste and use. I spent a few minutes in order to make the cities according to my needs. In order to save...

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Healthcare revolution in Pakistan

This article is about health care in Pakistan. Many companies are utilizing technology for making lives easier and work faster. Similarly, many tech companies in Pakistan are working in different domains and industry to cater specific needs. There are healthcare websites available in Pakistan but are not maintained properly. You can find doctors, hospitals, clinics, pharmacies and similar resources in Pakistan by using such platforms...

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Astrophotography and shooting COMET Lovejoy in Pakistan dark skies

In January 2015, it is winters 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, Running man nebula, Flame Nebula and Horse head nebula. This was the 24th Rutjaga of Karachi Astronomers’ Society therefore named R-24 Al-Tusi. It...

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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...