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13/08/2017 19:06
Recent Publication: Recent Publication: Deshmukh, Prasanna, , et al. "Primary Mirror Active Control Simulation of Prototype Segmented Mirror Telescope." 2017 Indian Control Conferenc (ICC). IEEE, 2017.   Deshmukh, Prasanna, et al. "A soft actuator for prototype segmented...

Hair-crested Drongo

14/02/2017 19:20
Here is the first fruitful outcome of my birding adventure... In my recent visit to VBO Kavalur I sighted a pair of Hair-crested Drongo. (a rare bird species in TN, India sighted after 1993). The last and only known sighting of this bird in this region (TN State SE part of India) according to...

“The Essence of a Friend”

29/12/2016 11:11
"The language of friendship is not words but meanings." -- Henry David Thoreau Have you ever considered what your life would be like without a friend?  When I think about the few people I am privileged to regard in such a way, I realize how lucky I am to have them and how...

Best Poster Award in ASI 2015

20/02/2015 11:43
Received the Best Poster Award for the year 2015 in Astronomical Society of India Meeting 2015 in Instrumentation category : For the poster “Dynamic loading assembly for performance testing of Segmented Mirror  Telescope Actuators” . Ref: ASI Website

Poster on LELIO @ Pro-Am 3

21/10/2013 22:09
On 25-26th October 2013 Ill be presenting LELIO project poster at 3rd Professional-Amateur Meeting in Astronomy (Pro-Am 3)   which will be held during Oct 26-27, 2013 at Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE), Mumbai.   Read More about LELIO: CLICK HERE  

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse of 18-19 October 2013

17/10/2013 19:08
The last lunar eclipse of the year is a relatively deep penumbral eclipse with a magnitude of 0.7649. It should be easily visible to the naked eye as a dusky shading in the southern half of the Moon. The times of the major phases are listed below (Indian timings in...

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20/09/2013 19:28
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My article on 'Comet ISON' DIY activity in Bangalore Mirror

28/08/2013 11:23
My article on 'Comet ISON' DIY activity in Bangalore Mirror ...   Thanks to Tapasya Mitra (Reporter, Bangalore Mirror) for compiling it.        Click Here: Online Article from Bangalore Mirror Website.   HOME page:

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse of 25-26 April 2013

21/04/2013 01:58
      This is a deep penumbral eclipse with a penumbral magnitude of 0.9866 ( For comparison full moon has magnitude of -13 which can be seen at the end of this eclipse). It should be easily visible to the naked eye as a dusky shading in the northern half of the Moon. The...


09/03/2013 00:01
  How to Observe Comet PANSTARRS: Find out the nearby place from which you can see the western horizon without any obstruction. Step out just before the sunset time in your locality. And mark the Sunset point as reference (In the figure below sunset point is the centre of TREE behind the W...
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