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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 day

Contrary to what is generally believed, days and nights are not of equal duration on the equinoxes though the EQUINOX itself means the epoch on which and day are of equal duration everywhere on the Earth. The equinox that occurs … Continue reading

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Close up on Orion

Orion pronounced as ओरायन and not as ओरीयोन Area-wise it ranks 26th, it occupies 594 square degrees of sky Number of bright stars (in magnitude range) up to 2.4 >>>  7 2.5 to 4.4 >>>19 4.5 to 5.5 >>>51 total >>>77 … Continue reading

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