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Discussion about the event of 28Nov19

I am trying to put a collection of discussion (comments or questions etc.) from different groups here. Kedar SoniWhat can you observe? Therefore what can you infer? Dhruv NayakTime of beginning and ending of ocultation, as seen through naked eyes, … Continue reading

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Moon – Jupiter – conjunction 31Oct19

Opportunity for a trial for the event of occultation of Jupiter by the Moon is coming up on 31st of October. Just at the sunset it will be easy to spot the Moon. Jupiter will be less than two degrees … Continue reading

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Moon Occults Epsilon Tauri Jan 07, 2020

**** All times in IST **** On the night of January 07 the Moon passes from the north of Hyades cluster. That night it will occult seven stars brighter than 8th magnitude. <check this link>The first event is at 7 … Continue reading

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Minima of Algol for India

The season for observing minima of Algol for India is now over.  The next one to start in October 2019. Minima of Algol = β Persei for 2019/20 season ( good for Indian observers) Shall update the times of minima … Continue reading

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Lunar Occultation of Aldebaran – 9JAN17

{This page is still under construction but the correct data is given below} On January 9, 2017 Aldebaran (Alpha Tauri – Rohini) would be occultated by the Moon.  Bangaluru will be the southern most large city in India on the … Continue reading

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22 Kalliope Occults a 9 mag star

This note is essentially written for those amateur astronomers who do not have prior experience in observing such events. On the night of 24th of December 2016 asteroid 22 Kalliope will occult 9th mag star. The star is bright enough … Continue reading

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Observing Lunar Occultations

This post deals with the observations of Lunar Occultations – Recording exact time of the occultation – eyes method: We would require at least two stopwatches.  One of this has to be accurately synchronized with a standard time. Two Smart or Android phones.  … Continue reading

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Moon to eclipse a bright star

Moon to hide the bright star Aldebaran or Rohini Nakshtra On March 14, 2016 Arvind Parnajpye email: paranjpye.arvind@gmail.com There is no copyright here –  please feel free to use this information. You may choose not to acknowledge the source but … Continue reading

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Phases of Venus in 2015 (March to August) – Marathi

जानेवारी २०१५ च्या सुरवाती पासून सूर्यास्तानंतर आपल्याला पश्चिम क्षितीजावर शुक्राचे सुंदर दर्शन घडत आहे. आता येते दोन अडीच महीने सूर्यास्ताच्या वेळी शुक्र आपल्याला दिवसेंदिवस क्षितीजावर वर वर चढताना दिसेल. तसेच तो किंचीत उत्तरेला पण सरकत आहे. छोट्या दुर्बिणीतून बघताना आपल्याला … Continue reading

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Equinox days – equal or otherwise

It has been taught and generally believed that on the day of EQUINOX  daytime hours and nighttime hours are of equal duration. The EQUINOX itself means the epoch on which duration of day hours are of equal the duration to … Continue reading

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