Sunday, 23 May 2021

Astronomy Visual Observation Report - 18 May 2021

Date: 18-May-2021
Time: 9PM to 12AM IST 
Location: Bengaluru, India 
Equipment: Orion SkyQuest XT8g GoTo Dobsonian Telescope; 12.5mm eyepiece

In previous two observations, I mainly concentrated on open clusters and double stars. So this time, my objective was globular clusters. But I also observed a few OCs and nebulae.

Sunday, 16 May 2021

Breath and Meditation workshop from Art of Living

I had watched breathing and meditation techniques in YouTube videos. But wanted to learn from a Guru (teacher) so that I get a satisfaction that I learnt with a proper technique and I get to ask questions and get clarifications. When my engineering classmate Guruprasad mentioned that the Art of Living is conducting a workshop on the same through online, I decided to enroll for this program. Especially during these covid times, it was more than necessary to learn proper breathing techniques and meditation.

Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Astronomy Visual Observation Report - 7 Feb 2021

Date: 7-Feb-2021 
Time: 7pm to 10pm IST
Location: Bengaluru, India
Equipment: Orion SkyQuest XT8g GoTo Dobsonian Telescope with 12.5mm eyepiece

Last time my observation was mainly focused on clusters. This time it was double stars. Here's the list of double stars observed. 

19 Lyncis

38 Gemini Castor (looked beautiful) 

Acamar (Eridanus)

32 Eri

Beta Monocerous (this was tripple stars)

Eta puppis

Kappa puppis

Beta Andromeda

Delta Cephei

Eta Cassiopeiae (white and reddish stars)

Gamma Ari (2 bright stars together)

Lambda Ari

Psi piscium

Zeta piscium

Rigel (beautiful sight)

Mintaka

Iota Cancri

Zeta Cancri (very close to each other)

145 Canis Majoris aka Winter Albireo

54 leonis (very close to each other)

Gamma leonis (very close to each other)

However I couldn't resolve the following double stars:
Adhara
Gamma Cet
Sigma Cassiopeiae

Tuesday, 26 January 2021

Astronomy Visual Observation Report - 24 Jan 2021

This is the report of the Visual Observation through my new Telescope.

Saturday, 23 January 2021

How did I choose my first telescope

This post is about my first telescope and specifically would like to share how did I choose the first telescope and what factors played a role in deciding a specific model or type.

Tuesday, 22 December 2020

Jupiter Saturn Conjunction 2020

On 21st December 2020, people on Earth witnessed the great conjunction of the two biggest planets in our Solar System Jupiter and Saturn. Though they are separated by a greater distance, as seen from the Earth they appeared closer to each other.

Tuesday, 8 December 2020

Gundimane Homestay Review

With lockdown and travel restrictions all around for almost 9 months, we were desperate to go out of Bengaluru but to a safe place. After a lot of research, we got to know about Gundimane homestay. It ticked all the boxes so we decided to visit this homestay. This post is a review of this homestay. Towards the end of this post, I have also provided more information in Q&A format.