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When to Observe Ramadan Waxing (NEW) Crescent ?


The geocentric conjunction (Geocentric New Moon) will occur Inshalla on (Saturday 30 July 2011) at 18:40 UT.

Sighting the new crescent on (Saturday 30 July 2011) and (Sunday 31 July 2011) is shown in the below graphs using the program Accurate Times by Mohammad Odeh according to Odeh criterion. Where:-

Saturday 30 July 2011

Sunday 31 July 2011

According to the Universal Hejric Calendar (UHC), which is based on the calculated crescent visibility, the start of this month in the Eastern Region will be on Monday 01 August 2011 and in the Western Region will be on Monday 01 August 2011. Kindly notice that the UHC is a pre-calculated calendar, which adopts a certain criterion to start the new Hejric month. Your country/organization might adopt different criterion to start the new Hejric month. So it is highly advised to read the UHC website before giving any judgment.

- Results of seeing the crescent, and the first day of the month in different countries will be added here Inshalla as we receive the reports from ICOP's members. If you wish to be a member in ICOP, or to know more about it, kindly click here.





Ramadan Waxing (NEW) Crescent Observation Results




Sun 31 July 2011



Algeria


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen: ICOP member Mr. Hocine Chikh Aissa from Ghardaia City in Ghardaia State mentioned that the sky was clear, the atmospheric condition was clear, the crescent was not seen by naked eye, the crescent was not seen by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Mr. Hocine Chikh Aissa said: "More than 75 persons were prensent in N'tissa station. Ramadan 1432 crescent was not seen neither by naked eyes nor by binoculars (03) and telescop. Ramadan 1432 Mubarek for all Muslimeen." "



2 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen: ICOP member Mr. Omar Tadjrouna from Ghardaïa City in Ghardaïa State mentioned that the sky was clear, the atmospheric condition was clear, the crescent was not seen by naked eye, the crescent was not seen by binocular, the crescent was not seen by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Mr. Omar Tadjrouna said: "رصد هلال رمضان 1432 هـ من منطقة "لنتيسة"
 [32°28’N، 3°37’E]
 حوالي 5 كم غرب مدينة غرداية يوم الأحد 29 شعبان 1432 هـ 
31 جويلية 2011م. 
كان البرنامج لفائدة أصدقاء من جماعة "إينارن" (أضواء) للحراسة الليلية بالتنسيق مع نادي "عمي سعيد" لعلم الفلك. 
اجتمعنا بعين المكان حوالي 30 دقيقة قبل غروب الشمس وكانت السماء صافية والجو حار نوعا ما، حيث جلسنا باتجاه معاكس للشمس لتفادي نورها أثناء الغروب محافظة على قدرة العين على التمييز، حيث قدمت معطيات حول الهلال. ولما أفلت الشمس عند الأفق (تقريبا 0° من عين المكان) اتجهت الأنظار جهة الغرب بعد حصر زاوية الرصد على الدائرة الأرضية. 
بعد 21 دقيقة من الرصد وهو زمن مكث الهلال في الأفق، لم يتمكن راصدٌ من رؤية الهلال.. لا بالعين المجردة ولا بالمنظار ولا بالتلسكوب.. وكان الجميع يدرك صعوبة الرصد، إذ كان ارتفاع الهلال أقل من 4° (في حدود 3.5°) لحظة الغروب. 
صلينا المغرب جماعة ثم قُدّم بعدها تقرير العملية لينصرف الجمع على أمل اللقاء في 29 رمضان ليلة الشك. 
كان عدد الراصدين أكثر من 60 نفرا من أعضاء جماعة إينارن والنادي ومهتمين.. جمعهم الأمر التعبدي الشرعي والفضول ومتعة الرصد.
 
 
 

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3 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen: ICOP member Eng. Kacem Bankih from Beni Isguen City in Ghardaïa State mentioned that the sky was clear, the atmospheric condition was clear, the crescent was not seen by naked eye, the crescent was not seen by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Eng. Kacem Bankih said: "More than 20 peoples have tried, from Merkiche station, to observe the Ramadan 1432 crescent but it wasn't seen. We have used some binoculars and the western sky was clear with a fine haze.
Ramadan mubarek for all."



Australia


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen: ICOP member Mr. Afroz Ali from Perth City in Western Australia State mentioned that the sky was partly cloudy, the atmospheric condition was hazy, the crescent was not seen by naked eye, the crescent was not sought by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging



Brunei Darussalam


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen: ICOP member Dr. Mohammed Hussain Ahmad from Bandar Seri Begawan City in Brunei State mentioned that the sky was partly cloudy, the atmospheric condition was clear, the crescent was not seen by naked eye, the crescent was not seen by binocular, the crescent was not seen by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Dr. Mohammed Hussain   Ahmad said: "The new moon was not sighted in Brunei Darussalam today 31st July 2011, therefore 1st Ramadan 1432 will start on Tuesday, 2nd August 2011"



2 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen: ICOP member Mr. Hazarry Haji Ali Ahmad from Bukit Agok City in Tutong State mentioned that the sky was partly cloudy, the atmospheric condition was clear, the crescent was not seen by naked eye, the crescent was not seen by binocular, the crescent was not seen by telescope, the crescent was not seen by CCD Imaging
Mr. Hazarry Haji Ali Ahmad said: "Some members of the Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam were at Agok Hill but failed to see the 15.6 hour old new moon crescent. The lag time after sunset was about 24 minutes before the moon set. We had some cloudless views in the sky at the position of the moon through the scope, but the cresent was not visible. 

Ramadhan in this country commences on Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 and the result of the sighting was officially announced on Radio and Television Brunei."



Iran


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen: ICOP member Mr. Nima Mossayebi from Esfarjan City in Isfahan State mentioned that the sky was clear, the atmospheric condition was superb, the crescent was not sought by naked eye, the crescent was not seen by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Mr. Nima Mossayebi said: "Observers:Nima Mossayebi, Hesam Moradi, Yekta Mohammadi, Hajar Aahmadzadeh (2nd team of Mahtab crescent observation group,Adib astronomy center) - Equipment:one 20*90 and one 20*120 binaculars,GPS, theodolite
we were trying to see the moon starting from 14:30 local time until the moon went below horizon at 19:55

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2 . Time of observation: After sunset. Seen: ICOP member Mr. Abbas Ahmadian from Esfahan City in Esfahan State mentioned that the sky was clear, the atmospheric condition was superb, the crescent was not sought by naked eye, the crescent was not sought by binocular, the crescent was seen by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Mr. Abbas Ahmadian said: "I saw the crescent by 17mm Ultra Wide Angle & three colored filters on this eyepiece! It was seen at daytime from 12:43 to 17:40 LT (Sunset 20:11)! The atmospheric conditions were very nice! I used 10" Dobsonian telescope on the LX200 Meade GOTO mount, and I made the alignment at daytime! I could see Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, Arcturus & Sirius at daytime!The elevation of the site  is 3350 meters above sea level."



3 . Time of observation: After sunset. Seen: ICOP member Eng. Seyyed Ghasem Rostami from Taft (my personal observatory) City in Yazd State mentioned that the sky was clear, the atmospheric condition was clear, the crescent was not sought by naked eye, the crescent was not sought by binocular, the crescent was seen by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Eng. Seyyed Ghasem Rostami said: "We started at the 12.00 o'clock. I selected a 40 mm (wide angle view 72 degrees) ocular for 1.44 degrees of view field and magnitude equal to 50.
The first I go to Jupiter to determination of GoTo error of Celestron telescope. Then I saw the Venus easily but the Mercury has seen hardly. We could not see the crescent until 17:00. I saw the crescent of Mercury easily at this moment. Immediately I go to the moon and saw its crescent in behind of ocular finally. The crescent was very thin.  Mr Ali Omani Saw the crescent also. The last time of sighting of the crescent was 18:15. Because the crescent was near of horizon and the dust did not allow to seen the crescent again. I took several photos by Nokia mobile phone (X6 model) from back of ocular at the 17:10 to 17:13. The crescent detected in one of those that I attach it in this report.
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Jordan


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen: ICOP member Ms. Basma Dhiab from Amman City in Amman State mentioned that the sky was clear, the atmospheric condition was hazy, the crescent was not sought by naked eye, the crescent was not seen by binocular, the crescent was not seen by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Ms. Basma Dhiab said: "There were 25 persons at the site of the observation, Some of them are ICOP and JAS members in addition to some guests.
We were aware that the crescent couldn't be seen ( 3,5 degree above the horizon ), We took the opportunity to observe Saturn using the telescope and to observe the constellation. Our guestst were happy for that ... and there were firework too! 

Ramadan Mubarak :-)"



Lebanon


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen: ICOP member Mr. Ibrahim Merhebi from Bhamdoun City in NA State mentioned that the sky was clear, the atmospheric condition was hazy, the crescent was not seen by naked eye, the crescent was not seen by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Mr. Ibrahim Merhebi said: "Note: Sighting wasn't actually with a binoculars but it was with a Meade finder scope (8x50)."



Malaysia


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen: ICOP member Mr. Kassim Bahali from Tg Bidara City in Melaka State mentioned that the sky was partly cloudy, the atmospheric condition was hazy, the crescent was not seen by naked eye, the crescent was not seen by binocular, the crescent was not seen by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Mr. Kassim Bahali said: "About 300 people including the hilal observation committee led by Mufti, the Governor and chief minister of Melaka gathered at Al-Khawarizmi Astronomy centre to obseserve hilal of Ramadhan. The hilal was not seen due the western sky was cloudy.
I wish to you all Ramadhan Kareem, may Allah accept our doa and fast."



Nigeria


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen: ICOP member Mr. Qamarudeen Muhammad from Abuja City in Abuja State mentioned that the sky was partly cloudy, the atmospheric condition was hazy, the crescent was not seen by naked eye, the crescent was not sought by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Mr. Qamarudeen Muhammad said: "At about around 8 degree of western horizon was cloudy hence inspite of keen interest show by many people at observation spot new Hilal was never visible and from Information from some individual contact around the country, Hilal was never sighed by them."



2 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen: ICOP member Mr. Abdul-Rasaq Abdul-Azeez Ishola from Ikorodu City in Lagos State mentioned that the sky was totally cloudy, the atmospheric condition was hazy, the crescent was not seen by naked eye, the crescent was not sought by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Mr. Abdul-Rasaq Abdul-Azeez Ishola said: "Asalam aleikun we tried to look for ramadan crescent today 31-7-11 at jubilee estate area of ikorodu but was not seen due to total cloud of wester horizon. same Report from kaduna,Maiduguri,Ilorin.some of our member with telescope and binoluer were unable to to sight it too at leventis marina. kudos to sulton of sokoto who had courage to rejected the false sighting yesterday when even the moon is still in the east. we appreciates all truth knowledge lovers expecially leage Imams and alfas of south west for their schorlatic understanding.happy ramadan to u all"



Norway


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen: ICOP member Mr. Milad Ali Ershaghi from Oslo City in Oslo State mentioned that the sky was totally cloudy, the atmospheric condition was clear, the crescent was not seen by naked eye, the crescent was not sought by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Mr. Milad Ali Ershaghi said: "On Sunday, July 31, 2011 I attempted to sight the new crescent moon of Ramadan from Oslo, Norway. Sunset time was 9:50pm and Moonset was at 9:22pm - before sunset, which made it impossible to see the moon."



Oman


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen: ICOP member Prof. Mohammed Al-Bussaidi from MUSCAT City in Muscat State mentioned that the sky was totally cloudy, the atmospheric condition was hazy, the crescent was not seen by naked eye, the crescent was not seen by binocular, the crescent was not seen by telescope, the crescent was not seen by CCD Imaging
Prof. Mohammed Al-Bussaidi said: "Most of the adjoining areas aound Muscat the western sky was covered by clouds. As such the crescent Moon was not sighted. "



2 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen: ICOP member Eng. Martin Elsaesser from Sohar City in al-Batina State mentioned that the sky was partly cloudy, the atmospheric condition was very hazy, the crescent was not sought by naked eye, the crescent was not sought by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not seen by CCD Imaging
Eng. Martin Elsaesser said: "Clouds and strong haze destroyed all hope to see the difficult crescent. Having arrived late, we could only start to observe when the sun and moon were already very low. Some unexpected problem with the power-supply als hindered our efforts.

Lessons learned (hopefully):
- choose a good spot and visit it beforehand
- arrive early
- test all components thoroughly at home before you start, in just the configuration as you plan to use them. test all the steps you will need once on site
- good infrastructure (firm ground, power supply, shelter) is more important than a scenic location"



Qatar


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Seen: ICOP member Eng. Mohammad Odeh from Doha City in Doha State mentioned that the sky was clear, the atmospheric condition was hazy, the crescent was not sought by naked eye, the crescent was not sought by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was seen by CCD Imaging
Eng. Mohammad Odeh said: "The crescent was seen by CCD imaging only (during daytime). It was not seen by naked eye or telescope. We started our observation by CCD imaging from the Roof of Aljazeera Space Channel at 12:30. I was observing along with my friend Mr. Mohammad Qariesh. At 12:55 we started seeing what we though is the crescent, however, because it was not really clear we couldn't confirm it, so we used several filters and we did several other trials. We always used to get the same shape at approximately the same location and the curve opening is identical to the crescent opening. So we decided to move the telescope to the Moon itself instead of the crescent, so if what we used to see will move to the edge of the photo, then definitely this is the crescent, so at our last attempt we moved the scope to the Moon, and the curve that we used to see moved to the edge of the frame as expected, so definitely it was the crescent. However, with some image processing later on, the crescent was clear in our last attempt. Below are two photos one is for the crescent at 14:17 and the other one at 14:27. Actually the hot weather prevented us from continuing the observation as the temperature was around 44 degrees Celsius!"



Saudi Arabia


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen: ICOP member Mr. Saleh Al-Saab from Riyadh City in Riyadh State mentioned that the sky was clear, the atmospheric condition was hazy, the crescent was not seen by naked eye, the crescent was not seen by binocular, the crescent was not seen by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Mr. Saleh Al-Saab said: "Happy Ramadhan for you all.
The crescent was only (4) degrees above horizon at sunset ,so it was not seen even by any optical aid.
"



South Africa


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Seen: ICOP member Dr. Abdurrazak Ebrahim from Cape Town City in Western Province State mentioned that the sky was clear, the atmospheric condition was hazy, the crescent was seen by naked eye, the crescent was seen by binocular, the crescent was seen by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging



United Kingdom


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen: ICOP member Eng. Qamar Uddin from York City in North Yorkshire State mentioned that the sky was totally cloudy, the atmospheric condition was very hazy, the crescent was not seen by naked eye, the crescent was not seen by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Eng. Qamar Uddin said: "On Sunday 31 July 2011 (29 Shaban 1432 AH) many people from throughout UK have attempted to sight the crescent moon (Hilal) of Ramadan after sunset. None of the groups were able to sight the Hilal, as most places were cloudy.

However, we have received verified/reliable (Muhaqaq-Ruyat-Basari) sighting reports from South Africa that the Hilal has been sighted in may places. Therefore, the Wifaq/Batley Ulama have decided that the month of Shaban 1432 AH will have 29 days and the month of Ramadan 1432 AH will start from Monday 1 August 2011, Insha-Allah.

The York group of observers included Maulana Imran Lunat and Vasiullah Bodiyat from Batley, plus Qamar Uddin and three astronomers from York Astronomical Society.

Note that a fax from Morocco Awqaf Ministry was also received, confirming negative sighting from all the 278 observation points in the country."



United States


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen: ICOP member Eng. Mohammad Rahman from Houston City in Texas State mentioned that the sky was clear, the atmospheric condition was clear, the crescent was not seen by naked eye, the crescent was not sought by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging



2 . Time of observation: After sunset. Seen: ICOP member Dr. Javad Torabinejad from Loma Linda City in CA State mentioned that the sky was clear, the atmospheric condition was hazy, the crescent was not seen by naked eye, the crescent was seen by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Dr. Javad Torabinejad said: "My son and daughter arrived at their sighting location at 7:59 pm (sunset: 7:50 pm PDT).  The western horizon was hazy.  Using a pair of binoculars (7X50), my son  sighted the crescent at 8:08 pm followed (my daughter sighted the moon at 8:09, using the same pair of binoculars).  The crescent elevation was about 3 degrees.  The horns were at 1:00 and 5:30 O'clock (1:00;3:30;5:30).  The moon was not sighted by naked eye, however."



3 . Time of observation: After sunset. Seen: ICOP member Dr. John Caldwell from McDonald Obs City in TX State mentioned that the sky was clear, the atmospheric condition was hazy, the crescent was seen by naked eye, the crescent was seen by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Dr. John Caldwell said: "a bit hazy, but was reasonably easy"



4 . Time of observation: After sunset. Not Seen: ICOP member Dr. Mosleh-Uddin Ahmed from Freehold City in New Jersey State mentioned that the sky was partly cloudy, the atmospheric condition was hazy, the crescent was not seen by naked eye, the crescent was not seen by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Dr. Mosleh-Uddin Ahmed said: "The western horizon was cloudy - could not swee the crescent."



Mon 01 August 2011



Bangladesh


1 . Time of observation: After sunset.Seen by others: ICOP member Mr. ABM Ruhul Hassan from Dhaka City in Bangladesh State mentioned that the sky was clear, the atmospheric condition was clear, the crescent was seen by naked eye, the crescent was not sought by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging



Germany


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Seen: ICOP member Eng. Gerhard Ahmad Kaufmann from Moerlenbach City in Hessen State mentioned that the sky was clear, the atmospheric condition was hazy, the crescent was not seen by naked eye, the crescent was seen by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Eng. Gerhard Ahmad  Kaufmann said: "Crescent was seen by binoculars only for about ten minutes. The contrast to the surrounding sky was weak. As the lag time was only 24 minutes and the horizon a little bit hazy, there was no success in seeing it by naked eyes."



Iran


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Seen: ICOP member Eng. Seyyed Ghasem Rostami from Taft City in Yazd State mentioned that the sky was partly cloudy, the atmospheric condition was clear, the crescent was seen by naked eye, the crescent was not sought by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Eng. Seyyed Ghasem Rostami said: "I have interesting for crescent sighting at the daytime about 5 years ago. I predicted the crescent is visible by naked eye on the 13:41 (or 9:11 GMT). Because The IR-Model parameter equal to 30 at this moment (ir-m=27.13*W+0.139*h-0.493*[dh]).
The first I seen the crescent in 8" Telescope (celestron SE)  and tried to search it by naked eye using finder and open sight of telescope.
The first time of sighting was 15:30 by me and then Mr khademi seen the crescent by naked eye also at the 15:40. "



2 . Time of observation: After sunset. Seen: ICOP member Mr. Alireza Mehrani from Esfahan City in Esfahan State mentioned that the sky was clear, the atmospheric condition was clear, the crescent was seen by naked eye, the crescent was not sought by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging



United States


1 . Time of observation: After sunset. Seen: ICOP member Dr. Javad Torabinejad from Blacksburg City in VA State mentioned that the sky was partly cloudy, the atmospheric condition was hazy, the crescent was seen by naked eye, the crescent was seen by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Dr. Javad Torabinejad said: "My son and I were able to sight the crescent in Blacksburg, VA.  My first binocular sighting was at 2:40 pm EDT followed by naked eye sighting at 2:44 pm.  Later, my son was able to sight the moon without using the pair of binoculars.  To find the crescent's location, I used the AstroViewer Interactive Night Sky Map.  The horns were at 11:30 and 4:30 O'clock (11:30;2:00;4:30).

Later in the evening, the crescent was easily spotted at 8:28 pm in a partly cloudy western horizon (sunset: 8:29 pm EDT).  The horns were at 1:00 and 6:00 O'clock (1:00;3:30;6:00).  The moon was still above the horizon when I left my sighting location at 9:10 pm (moonset: 9:28 pm EDT).  At 8:35 pm, the temperature, relative humidity, and pressure were 27 C, 51%, and 1018 millibar, respectively."




The OFFICIAL First Day in Different Countries



Mon 01 August 2011


1 . Algeria
2 . Bahrain
3 . Egypt
4 . Indonesia
5 . Iraq
6 . Jordan
7 . Kenya
8 . Kuwait
9 . Lebanon
10 . Libya
11 . Malaysia
12 . Nigeria
13 . Oman
14 . Palestine
15 . Qatar
16 . Saudi Arabia
17 . South Africa
18 . Sudan
19 . Syria
20 . Tanzania
21 . Thailand
22 . United Arab Emirates
23 . United Kingdom
24 . United States
25 . Yemen


Tue 02 August 2011


1 . Australia
2 . Bangladesh
3 . Brunei Darussalam
4 . Iran
5 . Morocco


When to Observe Sha'ban Waning (OLD) Crescent ?


The geocentric conjunction (Geocentric New Moon) will occur Inshalla on (Saturday 30 July 2011) at 18:40 UT.

Sighting the OLD crescent on (Saturday 30 July 2011) and on (Friday 29 July 2011) is shown in the below graphs using the program Accurate Times by Mohammad Odeh according to Odeh criterion. Where:-

Saturday 30 July 2011

Friday 29 July 2011




Sha'ban Waning (OLD) Crescent Observation Results




Fri 29 July 2011



Jordan


1 . Time of observation: Before sunrise.Seen:ICOP member Ms. Basma Dhiab from Amman City in Amman State mentioned that the sky was clear, the atmospheric condition was clear, the crescent was seen by naked eye, the crescent was seen by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Ms. Basma Dhiab said: "The crescent was seen easily before sunrise by the naked eyes through the window of my room. The sky was dark and clear so the Orion constellation and Pleiades were very bright. It was a nice time for stargazing :-)"



Oman


1 . Time of observation: Before sunrise.Seen:ICOP member Eng. Martin Elsaesser from muscat City in muscat State mentioned that the sky was clear, the atmospheric condition was very hazy, the crescent was not seen by naked eye, the crescent was not sought by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was seen by CCD Imaging
Eng. Martin Elsaesser said: "I rose to late from my hotel bed, almost at sunrise, to see the easy crescent during twilight. The eastern horizon was extremely hazy and the sun only appeared some time after sunrise, as a very faint disk.

The enhanced camera system showed the crescent easily at 21° elongation, even with only a very small lens. I also tried to see it with the naked eye, sighting along the lens, but am not certain of having really seen it in the blue sky.
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Sat 30 July 2011



Oman


1 . Time of observation: Before sunrise. Not Seen:ICOP member Eng. Martin Elsaesser from Muscat City in Muscat State mentioned that the sky was partly cloudy, the atmospheric condition was very hazy, the crescent was not sought by naked eye, the crescent was not sought by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not seen by CCD Imaging
Eng. Martin Elsaesser said: "Looking out from a 5th floor window over the city, i tried to spot the crescent with a small lens and the enhanced imaging system. I did not know the precise location so i had to scan back and forth. Due to clouds and strong haze near the horizon, i could not detect the crescent. Also, the focal length of the lens was to small to get the most out of the imaging system, but with just a tripod i could not use a bigger lens."



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