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Good luck to all of you for the transit of Venus 2012

The day for which we have been waiting and preparing for has finally arrived at our doorstep. In the US, the weather forecast is not looking good  due to two sharp dips in the jet stream, over the eastern and northwestern U.S. I will still keep up my hopes and I urge you all to do the […]

It’s only 7 more days and the weather Gods are being merciless

Summary: What can you do if it is a cloudy day? My attempt at practicing solar photography yesterday evening was a mega disaster! I had only taken 3 to 4 photographs, when the western sky was filled with thick layer of dark clouds (rain came later in the night). So I came back home feeling […]

Gearing up: Received Baader AstroSolar film

The last time I pointed my camera towards the Sun to photograph the 2009 Total Solar Eclipse, which is also a “once in a lifetime experience,” I had used a piece of a $9.00 Mylar Thermal Blanket instead of a proper solar filter in front of my lens. Well, that was not by choice but by chance […]

Invitation to join the blog

Celestial events (apart from solar and lunar eclipse) occur rarely in our lifetime. We often read about such events, which occurred eons back, with great curiosity and astonishment.  But now we have an opportunity to witness one of such significant and rare celestial events which will happen on June 5/6, 2012. On this day, Venus […]