Tagged: astronomy in Karachi

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My success story at Karachi Astronomers Society

I have been a nature lover since childhood. I started gardening at an age of 10 years. I love mountains and rain. I loved stars and so I loved Moon. It was 2007 when the spark of Astronomy got to its peak and from there on wards a journey of Astronomy and leadership started. I founded Astronomy club at my university SZABIST and later...

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Astrophotography Exhibition at T2F

Astronomy is my hobby and passion and so is photography. When both combined makes me an Astrophotographer. In 2007, I first saw photos of Moon and planets. Then I found a book practical sky watching in which I found some really awesome photographs of Orion Nebula, Milky way, Andromeda galaxy and wide field photos of the sky and earth. I started capturing photos with...

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Partial lunar eclipse from Karachi – 7 Aug 2017

Lunar Eclipse in Karachi – We have been hearing about a partial Lunar eclipse from various news paper, channels and news blogs such as DAWN.com, Earth Sky and NASA. A lunar eclipse happens when the Earth comes in between Moon and Sun during or near Full Moon while obstructing the Sun light on the Moon making it dark. Last year we had penumbral lunar...

The rising moon and constellation of Scorpio 4

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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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...

Milky Way and the blazing Venus 13

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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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...

Me and my Milky Way 6

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...

Abubaker(me) and Ramiz and observatory 6

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. Please note all photos are copyrighted and are property of Abubaker Siddiq (me). If you want to use...

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My Journey in Astronomy

A nature lover Since my childhood I am close to nature and that made me a good observer and allowed me to ponder over the existence and the reason of why something is like it is. At age of 12 years, I started to take care of my garden myself. In class 4, I created a volcanic mountain model and types of mountains (shows...

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Star Gazing trip to Badro Jabal – Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter Conjunction

On 7th May 2011, we planned to leave for Badro Jabal, Sind, Pakistan. This is one of the most amazing trip, not because of the location but because it has significance from Astronomy point of view. This is the only dark sky session in which all the planets that are visible to naked eye were visible, the one and only dark sky session in...

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A photographic journey to Moon – The Amazing Lunar Surface

Obsession to Moon Earth’s Moon is the only celestial object that can be seen easily with naked-eye at night. One doesn’t need to have a black transparent sky to observe it. I had been observing Moon since my childhood but at that time I didn’t have a Binoculars, or a Telescope to observe it or a camera to capture the beautiful Moon and its...