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2013 The last breath


2013 was a great year in Astronomy. We’ve participated in many Astronomical Activities. Details of each event will be posted individually later InShaAllah (If God wills)

In 2013, I created a A Facebook Page, and I tend to share the most interesting news/pictures related to Astronomy from around the globe

Also I created a new Website related to Astrophotography, AstrOceanOmy.net (Under Construction Yet) However please have a look and drop me a line for any comments.

Yesterday (30th December 2013)  I had my second attempt in Astrophotography with a Telescope

AstrOceanOmy Observatory

The Orion Nebula – M42 / M43 (AstrOceanOmy Observatory) Details will be posted later!


The Picture Above was taken on 31st December 2013 at midnight Just before 2014 Smile. Notice the Constellation Orion just above my head.  The Telescope was pointing towards the Planet Jupiter, as we were observing the event of Ganymede, on of Jupiter’s moons pops-out from behind the Planet at 11:50pm (UTC+4)

M42 ISO800at30Sec

Live Long and Prosper Smile

Happy New Year

Lunar Eclipse Pictures

On Wednesday 15th of June @ night, I managed to take some shots of the lunar eclipse using my lil 3 inch (76mm) Catadioptric telescope and Apple iPhone 4.



The Moon was so bright in early stage, therefore I used the green Lunar filter.


Red Moon..Without the lunar filter


And yeah 🙂  some drinks, Barbican (Non-Alcoholic Drink) Just for refreshing 🙂

Lunar Eclipse Album

Technical Data:

  • Telescope: 3 inch (76mm) Catadioptric type, 600mm focal length, tabletop mounted.
  • Eyepieces: H20mm with green lunar filter
  • Camera model: Apple iPhone 4, (5 megapixels)
  • Image Type: jpeg (Width: 2592 pixels, Height: 1936 pixels)
  • Exposure Time: 1/15 sec, normal.
  • Camera Aperture Value: 2.97 EV (f/2.8)
  • Camera ISO Speed Rating: 500
  • Camera Focal Length: 3.9 mm
  • Metering Mode: Pattern
  • Camera Software: iOS 4.3.2
  • Location: Muscat, Oman. (Athaiba – Ocean area, on top of the roof surrounded with plants 🙂
  • Weather Temperature: 31°C , feels like 40+
  • Sky Condition: Haze around the horizon
  • Humidity: ~80%
  • Field Time: 22:15 (GMT+4) to 16th June 00:45 (GMT+4)
  • Refreshment Drink: Barbican ^_^