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.

Sunday, 8 November 2020

Dabbaguli - A picnic spot near Bangalore

During this covid time and restrictions on travel, we were looking for a place where there is not much crowd and we can enjoy the fresh air without wearing mask. We got information about this place called Dabbaguli from YouTube channels and Facebook posts. The place looked ideal (riverside as well) during these times and we decided to visit this place. As rightly mentioned in the YouTube channels, this place was really awesome and it was worth all the effort. In this post, I'll provide details about this place and tips.

Saturday, 5 September 2020

A story behind ATM invention and why security PIN is 4 digits

How & why ATM (Automated Teller Machine) was invented and why the ATM security PIN is 4 digits by default.