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)


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:
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.