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A solar eclipse will occur on March 9, 2016, from 8 am to 10 am (Philippine Time), visible from anywhere in the Philippines.

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Solar Eclipse on March 9, 2016, visible from anywhere in the Philippines. Warning: Use welder’s glass #14 to safely view the eclipse. Without proper filters, looking directly at the Sun will result to permanent eye damage. Image generated using Stellarium.

A special filter–such as a welder’s glass no. 14— is needed to safely view the eclipse. Such a filter is available in most local hardware stores. Without proper filters, looking directly at the Sun will result to permanent eye damage.

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Related link: Solar Eclipse Observation featured on GMA 7 (May 21, 2012)

© Anthony Urbano (Manila, Philippines)

Astronomy Convention 2015

A lecture on Teaching Astronomy in the Philippine K to 12 Curriculum during the 2015 Astronomy Convention held on November 7-9, 2015 in Olongapo City, Zambales. Photo Credit: UP Astronomical Society

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© Anthony Urbano (Manila, Philippines)

This is an update to my previously-built Logitech 4000 SC1 modification in 2011. Note that the modification was originally designed to work with Parallel ports. Since such ports are now obsolete, changes to the circuitry have been implemented to allow the modified camera to be connected to newer laptops via USB ports (by using a USB-to-Serial Port adapter).

DIY Guide Camera (Logitech 4000 SC 1 modification)-post

Modified Logitech 4000 web camera

It is strongly recommended that you read the article about the previous version of this camera (link provided above) along with the comments left by the readers as this will give you a brief background as to why this update is necessary. A lot of details in this article will not make sense if you are not familiar with the history of the project.

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© Anthony Urbano (Manila, Philippines)

 

 

Waxing_Gibbous_Moon_January 28, 2016

Waxing Gibbous Moon (January 28, 2016). Sky-Watcher 4-in f/9 refractor, Kenko NES mount, Canon 1100D DSLR, 1/3200 sec exp, ISO 800. Photo Credit: Anthony Guiller Urbano. For more photos of the moon, click here.

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© Anthony Urbano (Manila, Philippines)

Miguel_Bacaoco_Nov8 2015_Bataan

Stargazing with some of the participants of UP Astronomical Society’s 2015 Astronomy Convention held on November 7-9, 2015 in Olongapo City, Zambales. Photo Credit: Miguel Bacaoco

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© Anthony Urbano (Manila, Philippines)

SkyandTelescope_OrionNebulaSeries

To celebrate the end of 2015, Sky and Telescope (S&T) featured close to a hundred Orion Nebula (M42) photos submitted in their online image gallery–posting one random photo every hour until they have posted all the photos in the collection (started on December 24 and lasted until December 28, 2015).

Shown here is my M42 photos, as part of the S&T’s Orion Nebula Series.

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© Anthony Urbano (Manila, Philippines)

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