Moon Observation with Celestron 8" on EQ Mount - 11/11/11

By Rajib Bahar at November 10, 2011 18:00
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This is my 1st telescopic footage. Previous footages were using super telephoto lens and spotting scope.

Using the EQ Mount, you could clearly see the moon moving in the FOV ("Field of View"). It was fun learning how to use RA ("Right Ascension" or terrestrial longitude), and DEC ("declination" or astronomy's geographical latitude) values. I could have gone for a go-to computerized telescope, but, this one made me learn more. Some of the key lessons I learned include setting up the telescope facing north, estimating or calculating the path of an object whether it be moon, star, or anything else, making sure the scope and tripod are leveled so that the measurement is not off.

Enjoy the fun fact below:

Moon Phase on Nov. 11th, 2011

The stats below is from [ http://www.timeanddate.com ]

Moonrise: 5:14 PM
Moonset: 7:58 AM
Azimuth Moonrise: 59°
Azimuth Moonset: 300°
Time: 12:13 AM
Altitude: 64.5°
Distance: 403,709KM
Illuminated: 99.8%

The stats below is from [ http://aa.usno.navy.mil ]

The following information is provided for Eagan, Dakota County, Minnesota (longitude W93.2, latitude N44.8):

Friday
11 November 2011 Central Standard Time

SUN
Begin civil twilight 6:33 a.m.
Sunrise 7:04 a.m.
Sun transit 11:57 a.m.
Sunset 4:49 p.m.
End civil twilight 5:20 p.m.

MOON
Moonrise 4:36 p.m. on preceding day
Moon transit 12:13 a.m.
Moonset 7:57 a.m.
Moonrise 5:14 p.m.
Moonset 8:53 a.m. on following day


Phase of the Moon on 11 November: waning gibbous with 99% of the Moon's visible disk illuminated.

Full Moon on 10 November 2011 at 2:17 p.m. Central Standard Time.

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Test Footage - Canon 5d mark II + Nikula 6000mm - Moon

By Rajib Bahar at October 31, 2011 18:00
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Feel free to use this "Creative Commons Attribution" clip. There are other ones here.

Moon Phase on October 31st, 2011

The stats below is from [ http://www.timeanddate.com ]

Moonrise: 1:02 PM
Moonset: 10:35 PM
Azimuth Moonrise: 119°
Azimuth Moonset: 242°
Time: 5:46 PM
Altitude: 24.5°
Distance: 379,846 KM
Illuminated: 32.2%


The stats below is from [ http://aa.usno.navy.mil ]

U.S. Naval Observatory
Astronomical Applications Department

Sun and Moon Data for One Day

The following information is provided for Eagan, Dakota County, Minnesota (longitude W93.2, latitude N44.8):

Monday
31 October 2011 Central Daylight Time

SUN
Begin civil twilight 7:19 a.m.
Sunrise 7:49 a.m.
Sun transit 12:56 p.m.
Sunset 6:03 p.m.
End civil twilight 6:33 p.m.

MOON
Moonset 9:28 p.m. on preceding day
Moonrise 1:02 p.m.
Moon transit 5:46 p.m.
Moonset 10:36 p.m.
Moonrise 1:39 p.m. on following day


Phase of the Moon on 31 October: waxing crescent with 30% of the Moon's visible disk illuminated.

First quarter Moon on 2 November 2011 at 11:38 a.m. Central Daylight Time.

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Test Footage - Canon 5d mark II + Opteka 650-2600mm - Moon in Eagan October 14th - Part 2

By Rajib Bahar at October 13, 2011 18:00
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Correction: Oct. 14th was not full moon, but, Oct. 11th was. See related statistics below.

Moon Phase on October 14th, 2011

The stats below is from [ http://www.timeanddate.com ]

Moonrise: 7:34 PM
Moonset: 10:06 AM
Azimuth Moonrise: 60°
Azimuth Moonset: 298°
Time: 2:29 AM
Altitude: 62.9°
Distance: 405,313 KM
Illuminated: 95.6%


The stats below is from [ http://aa.usno.navy.mil ]

U.S. Naval Observatory
Astronomical Applications Department

Sun and Moon Data for One Day

The following information is provided for Eagan, Dakota County, Minnesota (longitude W93.2, latitude N44.8):

Friday
14 October 2011 Central Daylight Time

SUN
Begin civil twilight 6:57 a.m.
Sunrise 7:27 a.m.
Sun transit 12:59 p.m.
Sunset 6:30 p.m.
End civil twilight 7:00 p.m.

MOON
Moonrise 7:01 p.m. on preceding day
Moon transit 2:29 a.m.
Moonset 10:05 a.m.
Moonrise 7:35 p.m.
Moonset 11:03 a.m. on following day


Phase of the Moon on 14 October: waning gibbous with 94% of the Moon's visible disk illuminated.

Full Moon on 11 October 2011 at 9:07 p.m. Central Daylight Time.

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This clip was shot prior to the 1st one posted here...

I am planning to shoot similar footages in future and grant reuse permission to others using "Creative Commons License"... If anyone wishes to use this clip then they may.

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Test Footage - Canon 5d mark II + Opteka 650-2600mm - Moon in Eagan October 14th - Part 1

By Rajib Bahar at October 13, 2011 18:00
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Correction: Oct. 14th was not full moon, but, Oct. 11th was. See related statistics below.

Moon Phase on October 14th, 2011

The stats below is from [ http://www.timeanddate.com ]

Moonrise: 7:34 PM
Moonset: 10:06 AM
Azimuth Moonrise: 60°
Azimuth Moonset: 298°
Time: 2:29 AM
Altitude: 62.9°
Distance: 405,313 KM
Illuminated: 95.6%


The stats below is from [ http://aa.usno.navy.mil ]

U.S. Naval Observatory
Astronomical Applications Department

Sun and Moon Data for One Day

The following information is provided for Eagan, Dakota County, Minnesota (longitude W93.2, latitude N44.8):

Friday
14 October 2011 Central Daylight Time

SUN
Begin civil twilight 6:57 a.m.
Sunrise 7:27 a.m.
Sun transit 12:59 p.m.
Sunset 6:30 p.m.
End civil twilight 7:00 p.m.

MOON
Moonrise 7:01 p.m. on preceding day
Moon transit 2:29 a.m.
Moonset 10:05 a.m.
Moonrise 7:35 p.m.
Moonset 11:03 a.m. on following day


Phase of the Moon on 14 October: waning gibbous with 94% of the Moon's visible disk illuminated.

Full Moon on 11 October 2011 at 9:07 p.m. Central Daylight Time.

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I wanted to find out the pros and cons on this lens and didn't find enough web footage. After the 2200mm the lens shook a lot. It was challenging with mono-pod today, and will use a good tripod next time. Thanks to my neighbors for being kind and understanding when I shot the footages.

I made some correction in description. There was an additional 2x-teleconverter attached between the lens and t-mount adapter. So it's actually double the measurement of what I wrote previously.

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Volunteering my time with Mike Stapp, Geoffrey & Michael Fischbein, Patricia Nelson & Mark Fridell

By Rajib Bahar at September 24, 2011 18:00
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Twice a year KFAI radio (the home-of-400-plus-volunteer-run non-profit radio) hosts their pledge drive...

Mike Stapp arranged an energy filled pledge drive session joined by Rajib Bahar, Jeffrey Fischbein, Patricia Nelson and Mark Fridell. We had fun sharing music, and humor.

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Kahar Interviews CEO of BRAC Bank - KFAI Radio - Part 2

By Rajib Bahar at August 30, 2011 18:00
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Kahar Interviews CEO of BRAC - KFAI Radio - Part 2

The following bio was pulled from BRAC Bank's website:


Mr. Syed Mahbubur Rahman
Managing Director & CEO
Mr. Syed Mahbubur Rahman has been working with BRAC Bank limited since November 2008, prior to joining BRAC Bank Limited, he served with Prime Bank Limited as Deputy Managing Director. He also worked with IDLC, Standard Chartered. ANZ Grindlays Bank and Citibank, NA in different capacities. He started his career in Saudi Bangladesh Agricultural and Industrial Investment Co. (SABINCO).

He has 22 years of experience in Banking & Financial Institutions. During his banking career, he attended numerous trainings, seminars and workshops on different aspects of banking held in the country and abroad. Mr. Rahman obtained MBA from the Institution of Business Administration, Dhaka University.

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Kahar Interviews CEO of BRAC Bank - KFAI Radio - Part 1

By Rajib Bahar at August 30, 2011 18:00
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Kahar Interviews CEO of BRAC - KFAI Radio - Part 1

The following bio was pulled from BRAC Bank's website:


Mr. Syed Mahbubur Rahman
Managing Director & CEO
Mr. Syed Mahbubur Rahman has been working with BRAC Bank limited since November 2008, prior to joining BRAC Bank Limited, he served with Prime Bank Limited as Deputy Managing Director. He also worked with IDLC, Standard Chartered. ANZ Grindlays Bank and Citibank, NA in different capacities. He started his career in Saudi Bangladesh Agricultural and Industrial Investment Co. (SABINCO).

He has 22 years of experience in Banking & Financial Institutions. During his banking career, he attended numerous trainings, seminars and workshops on different aspects of banking held in the country and abroad. Mr. Rahman obtained MBA from the Institution of Business Administration, Dhaka University.

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MJ & Rajib interviews M.A. Shoeb - Art Matters - KFAI Radio - Part 2

By Rajib Bahar at August 18, 2011 18:00
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M.A. Shoeb is well known for his amazing voice and the release of first bengali audio album in the history of Bangladesh. Some of his mega hit bangla songs include "Aj Theke Baroti Bochor", and "Africa". One of the memorable song "Ei Brishti Veja Rate" was sang by him and Runa Laila. In this interview, MJ and Rajib collaborates to learn more about him.

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MJ & Rajib interviews M.A. Shoeb - Art Matters - KFAI Radio - Part 1

By Rajib Bahar at August 17, 2011 18:00
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M.A. Shoeb is well known for his amazing voice and the release of first bengali audio album in the history of Bangladesh. Some of his mega hit bangla songs include "Aj Theke Baroti Bochor", and "Africa". One of the memorable song "Ei Brishti Veja Rate" was sang by him and Runa Laila. In this interview, MJ and Rajib collaborates to learn more about him.

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MJ Gilmore of "Art Matters" Interviews Ahmed Naumaan - Part 3 - KFAI Radio

By Rajib Bahar at August 05, 2011 18:00
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MJ Gilmore of "Art Matters" Interviews Ahmed Naumaan - Part 3 - KFAI Radio

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