Exploring the Night Sky

Over the years I explored so many beautiful objects in the night sky with telescope, binoculars and dslr thanks to my twitter friend Ramiz he was the one who introduced me to the Astronomy. I usually spent my nights on my roof just looking at the stars and try to capture some pictures if the sky is clear cos sometimes it bit hazy or too much light pollution. Here are some of my best photographs and some of them has been featured on different websites or on their facebook or twitter accounts.

First one is the Mercury and the Venus conjunction at the beginning of this year. This was the first time I've seen Planet Mercury. I've seen the path of Mercury and on the 11th Jan. they became close enough so I took an early off from my office just to capture this beautiful picture from my roof.

Venus and Mercury Conjunction on 11th Jan. 2015
I posted this picture on Karachi Amateur Astronomers Society (FB Group) but no one liked it. Here is the link

Waxing Crescent captured on 25th Jan. 2015
But when I submitted that picture on Earthsky website and they posted it on their twitter account, it got 21 RTs and 31 favs. and that was my picture featured on any website and I was so excited about this.

After that I captured an ISS (International Space Station) pass in Karachi and I posted it on my instagram from their ISS on instagram liked my picture

And after that they posted it on the album featuring all the photos of the pass from around the world mentioning my instagram handle and the place. This was something huge for me, official account of ISS on facebook has included my photo from instagram. Here is the link

Recently I submitted Mars and Venus conjunction with the crescent moon photo and they featured that photo on 20 favorite photos of February 20 planets and moon This is one lucky year for me, Alhamdulillah!


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