Thursday, November 20, 2008

Bangladeshi Young Guy Builds Observatory

Bangladeshi young Astronomer got recognition in the British Astronomical Association.

Naimul Islam Opu has set example by building Astronomical Observatory as well as telescope with limited resource. Earlier on 9/13/2005
Opu took picture of sky that was selected as picture of week in British Astronomical Associaltion site. Opu constructed his telescope with 8-inch lens from Zeiss and started observation of Mars throughout the apparition in 2003. On 13 February 2008 Opu finished this observatory with scrap materials in his own design and then installed the 8-inch f/10 SCT and a Meade DSI (2) CCD on an altazimuth mount.

His observatory is located in 23º 42'.55 N, 90º 29'.48 E. The telescope is used visually but he connected a Laptop with CCD unit. Dr Dipen Bhattacharia who is Astrophysicist and senior member of Anushandhitsu Chokro helped Opu for remote control system using Autostar software suite. For his project he took help from members of Anushandhitsu Chokro Science Club. You Can visit Opu's profile in British Astronomical Association here.

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