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Mirikot Fort, Sindh, with rare sight of Milky Way Sagittarius arm and Perseus arm 1

Milkyway galaxy from Ranikot fort – Pakistan

Ranikot Fort is located in Sindh about 250Kms from Karachi. I went once for a day trip and loved the place. I found that was no light pollution in that area so it should be perfect for #Astronomy and #Astrophotography. I like to travel and love to stay up at night observing galaxies and nebulas. In Oct 2015, I led a group of 50+...

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An adventurous and memorable trip to Sehr Bagla, Murree

It was Mid-December 2012 when one of my friends invited me for a trip to Murree and Kashmir. He knew that I love adventure and traveling especially the nature, the mountains, the trees and the snow. I got excited but had a few commitments. The commitments were managed and I made up my mind to join them as I had taken vacations from office....

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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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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...

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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...

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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 trip to Sindh’s highest reachable peak Gorakh Hills – To witness billions of stars

You might have heard about Gorakh Hills station in Pakistan. You have to pass through Sehwan Sharif, and Dadu and through the unpaved paths on the mountain where only 1 vehicle can pass at a time. Want to know more? About Gorakh Hills From Wikipedia, “It is situated at an elevation of 5,688 ft (1,734 m). in the Kirthar Mountains Range’s Sindh Segment, 94...

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Watching the Geminids Meteor Shower (Kalri Lake, Sind, Pakistan)

2 days before the peak of Geminids Meteor Shower back in December 2010, I was sitting on my seat while programming, I got an email. It was an email in which we planned to go to Kalri Lake, Sind for watching the Geminids meteor Shower. The peak of Geminids Shower is on 13 Dec. Unfortunately, the 13 was Monday and considering the work load...

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Dark Sky trip to Hingol National Park, Pakistan

YET some active souls of our land have been witnessing these dimensions for years, alhamdolillah, and have well-learnt how to blend regular busy lives with overnight picnics, I would say, arranged for under dark skies for astronomical observations … Ratjagas with exciting learning ventures .. Navigate through the re-done article underneath, and you will discover what “Sky is not the limit” really means… if...

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