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Deep Sky Observers and Messier Marathon group

Deep sky observations are carried out by JVP members as JVP has its own 3" and 4" refractor telescopes. In order to make collective efforts towards deep sky observation and as a first step towards comet hunting, 'Deep Sky Observers' Group has started working in JVP since year 2000. Monthly observing sessions are carried out by the members.

Few messier marathons were conducted by the members. The reports of the marathon:

Meteor Shower Observer Group

In 1997 for the first time in India region, JVP started a Scientific observation of Meteor Showers. JVP formed a separate group named "Meteor Shower observer group" in collaboration with Mr. Arvind Paranjape, Scientific Officer, IUCAA. Following the guidelines by International Meteor Organisation (IMO), members of the group reported observtions of several major and minor showers with IMO. The group remained active till the year 2001. JVP plans to revive this activity. Interested members are requested to contact the office.

Based on the observations submitted by several observers around the globe IMO has analyzed the showers. In following bulletins by IMO in the Journal of the IMO, observations of JVP members are reported:

 

B.Sc. Projects done at JVP in 1984-85

  1. Mr. Charuhas Deshpande, Garware College: Romer Experiment: By observing eclipses of Jupiter's Satellites and calulating difference between the timing between actual happening of eclipse and observation from earth, speed of light can be calculated. The project was successfully completed.
  2. Mr. Aniruddha Deshpande, S.P. College: Helley's comet visited in 1986. The project was about the mathematical calculations of positions (Alt. Az.) of Comet Halley. The project was successfully completed.
  3. Ms. Moghe, S. P. College: Using Theodolite observations of stars were reported and latitude of Pune city using the star positions were calculated. The project was successfully completed.
  4. Mr. Prasad Kathe, S. P. College: Using Theodolite observations of stars were reported and refraction of light due to atmosphere was measured. The project was successfully completed.